76 Ibergeregg–Sattelegg-Linth
76 Ibergeregg–Sattelegg-Linth

Cycling in Switzerland

Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth

Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth

Schwyz–Uznach

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Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth

Ibergeregg–Sattelegg–Linth

Steep and high, not for weak calves and faltering hearts, the Ibergeregg and Sattelegg are a treat for amateur bike racing buffs. In between, the charming Sihlsee lake is also easy on the eye for all others.
The two craggy limestone Mythen mountains tower up defiantly from the lush green fields and dark firs of the valley floor. And there lies Schwyz, guardian of Switzerland’s historic heritage, the Federal Charter of 1291, and from where five million perfectly polished Swiss Army Knives are exported across the world.

Past Switzerland’s oldest wooden house (1287) along the flanks of the Gr. Mythen, climbing endlessly – an almost 900m height difference and up to 14% gradient - to Ibergeregg, at each bend a beautiful view back to the Vierwaldstättersee. On the other side of the pass, in Ybrig, in the valley of the Minster, flower-filled moorland increases as you approach the shallow Sihlsee. Today’s serene reservoir was created between 1900 - 1938 in a fierce tug of war between traditionalists and modernists: over 60 farmsteads, land and houses, were drowned, but as was said at the municipal meeting as early as 1900 «the spark of electricity has powerfully flashed into the new century.» Today around 270 million kWh is delivered to the SBB (Swiss Federal Railway).

Goodbye to the lake, another 300 m climb to the Satteleggpass, a patchwork landscape of woodland and pastures and an Alpine panorama. A tough descent to the Satteleggstrasse, built by prisoners of war in 1940-42, through the Wägital valley in the extensive March plains, where the Linth correction created precisely set-out fields.
Steep and high, not for weak calves and faltering hearts, the Ibergeregg and Sattelegg are a treat for amateur bike racing buffs. In between, the charming Sihlsee lake is also easy on the eye for all others.
The two craggy limestone Mythen mountains tower up defiantly from the lush green fields and dark firs of the valley floor. And there lies Schwyz, guardian of Switzerland’s historic heritage, the Federal Charter of 1291, and from where five million perfectly polished Swiss Army Knives are exported across the world.

Past Switzerland’s oldest wooden house (1287) along the flanks of the Gr. Mythen, climbing endlessly – an almost 900m height difference and up to 14% gradient - to Ibergeregg, at each bend a beautiful view back to the Vierwaldstättersee. On the other side of the pass, in Ybrig, in the valley of the Minster, flower-filled moorland increases as you approach the shallow Sihlsee. Today’s serene reservoir was created between 1900 - 1938 in a fierce tug of war between traditionalists and modernists: over 60 farmsteads, land and houses, were drowned, but as was said at the municipal meeting as early as 1900 «the spark of electricity has powerfully flashed into the new century.» Today around 270 million kWh is delivered to the SBB (Swiss Federal Railway).

Goodbye to the lake, another 300 m climb to the Satteleggpass, a patchwork landscape of woodland and pastures and an Alpine panorama. A tough descent to the Satteleggstrasse, built by prisoners of war in 1940-42, through the Wägital valley in the extensive March plains, where the Linth correction created precisely set-out fields.
60 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 60 km
Natural surface: 0 km
1400 m | 1550 m
difficult

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Arrival / return travel Schwyz
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Schwyz
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
Ferienhof Rüti
Ferienhof Rüti
Morschach
Seminar- & Wellnesshotel Stoos
Seminar- & Wellnesshotel Stoos
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Ferienhof am See
Ferienhof am See
Willerzell
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Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
Marina Lachen
Marina Lachen
Lachen SZ
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Bauernhof Rosenbergerhof
Tuggen
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Uznach
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BnB Entensee
Uznach
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Haggenegg
Haggenegg
Schwyz
Schwyz
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Stoos
Hoch-Ybrig
Hoch-Ybrig
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Einsiedeln
Siebnen
Siebnen
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
Uznach
Uznach
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Rotenflue cable car
Rotenflue cable car
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Funicular Stoos
Funicular Stoos
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
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