32 Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
32 Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

Stage 1, Kaiserstuhl–Zürich

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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

From cheerful, sleepy little Kaiserstuhl am Rhein through the turbulent Wehntal and Furttal industrial landscapes. After a stop at the Chatzensee lake, on to Switzerland’s throbbing business heart, «we are living Zurich» to plagiarize Zurich’s Euro 2008 slogan.
From cheerful, sleepy little Kaiserstuhl am Rhein through the turbulent Wehntal and Furttal industrial landscapes. After a stop at the Chatzensee lake, on to Switzerland’s throbbing business heart, «we are living Zurich» to plagiarize Zurich’s Euro 2008 slogan.
29 km
Asphalted: 28 km
Natural surface: 1 km
380 m | 340 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Kaiserstuhl AG
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Arrival / return travel Zürich HB
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km1 - km10
The route leads along tranquil byways and an asphalted cycle track through the idyllic Bachsertal valley. The entire valley was placed under protection in 1969.
Diversion, Bachs
Duration
21.06.2021 - 30.09.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
km10 - km14
The route features a separate cycle track along the busy Hauptstrasse and through quiet residential streets.
km14 - km16
The route features a separate cycle track along the busy Hauptstrasse and through quiet residential streets.
km16 - km19
The route leads along quiet residential streets and mostly asphalted country paths to the upper of the two Chatzensee lakes. The lower lake has a bathing beach about one kilometer south of the route.
km19 - km27
The route leads along streets with little traffic (except for Bucheggplatz) and crosses the river Limmat.
km27 - km29
The route leads through the Platzspitz Park. The park is colsed at night. The route crosses the Limmat via the Drahtschmidlisteg footbridge.
Opening hours Platzspitz
Connection to Zürich Nord
90
Connection to Zürich Nord
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Zürich–Zürich Oerlikon
or
Zürich Oerlikon–Zürich
Reason: connection Zürich Nord.
Cycle transport: accompanied bikes: only allowed on S-Bahn trains between 8 00-16 00 and 19 00-6 00. No limitations on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
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Hints

Hint
Those wishing to visit the small mediaeval town of Kaiserstuhl down on the banks of the Rhine will have to add a few more meters to their climb – but the effort is well worth while.
Hint
It's worth taking a detour from Steinmaur to the stork colony located on the Fischbach stream, barely 1 km to the east of the route. Pairs of storks breed here regularly.
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Hint
The hamlet of Chrästel is located barely 1 kilometer to the west of the route (a sign marked «Bergwerk» points the way). The Buchs quartz sand mine is to be found here. Between 1894 and 1922, quartz sand for the famous Bülach glass was quarried here. The sand was carried to Bülach on the Schipka Pass Railway, as it was known. The railway has now been closed down but it can still be seen in the nearby forest to the east of the «Bösbuck» («Bahnweg» forest path). This interesting mine can be visited with advance notice.
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Kaiserstuhl AG
Propstei Wislikofen
Propstei Wislikofen
Wislikofen
B&B Siglistorf
B&B Siglistorf
Siglistorf
Huebhof
Huebhof
Bachs
Gasthof Hirschen
Gasthof Hirschen
Regensdorf
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
Watt bei Regensdorf
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Zürich
Sorell Hotel Rex
Sorell Hotel Rex
Zürich
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Zürich
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Bookable offers

Swiss
Swiss "Schoggi"-Tour
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Places

Kaiserstuhl AG
Kaiserstuhl AG
Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Zurich
Zurich
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Places of interest

Neeracher Ried
Neeracher Ried
Pumptrack Zürichberg
Pumptrack Zürichberg
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Kunsthaus Zürich
Kunsthaus Zürich
Grossmünster
Grossmünster
Lindenhof
Lindenhof
Fraumünster Church
Fraumünster Church
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Bikepark Allmend Zürich
Bikepark Allmend Zürich
Chinese Garden Zürich
Chinese Garden Zürich
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Swimming

Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Frauenbadi river bath Zurich
Frauenbadi river bath Zurich
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization