889 Grüningen-Greifensee-Weg
889 Grüningen-Greifensee-Weg

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Grüningen-Greifensee-Weg

Grüningen-Greifensee-Weg

Grüningen–Riedikon, Kies

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Grüningen-Greifensee-Weg

Grüningen-Greifensee-Weg

The route starts in Grüningen in the Zürcher Oberland and leads through the picturesque Greifensee lake region, partly through a nature reserve and with open views of a fascinating plant, animal and aquatic world.
In Grüningen the tour first starts in the sedate old part of the village before it enters the opulent, lush green of this enchanting region. You pass wide and colourful fields and meadows before entering woodland where you'll already find a shady and comfortable rest spot. You then continue through the middle of fields and meadows.

At Mönchaltdorf you cross a small bridge over the gentle Aabach stream. The route continues through a tranquil natural world. Now and then you catch sight of a homely farmstead. The Naturstation Silberweide offers an interesting break. Here you can enjoy refreshment in comfort while admiring the renatured surroundings with shallow ponds and various species of vegetation.

The Aaspitz, where the Aabach stream flows into the Greifensee lake, is also very impressive. The sparkling lake is lined by high reed beds. Small romantic walkways afford fascinating views over the water and it's wild surroundings. After enjoying this soothing view of nature to the full, you continue on the way to your destination of Riedikon.
The route starts in Grüningen in the Zürcher Oberland and leads through the picturesque Greifensee lake region, partly through a nature reserve and with open views of a fascinating plant, animal and aquatic world.
In Grüningen the tour first starts in the sedate old part of the village before it enters the opulent, lush green of this enchanting region. You pass wide and colourful fields and meadows before entering woodland where you'll already find a shady and comfortable rest spot. You then continue through the middle of fields and meadows.

At Mönchaltdorf you cross a small bridge over the gentle Aabach stream. The route continues through a tranquil natural world. Now and then you catch sight of a homely farmstead. The Naturstation Silberweide offers an interesting break. Here you can enjoy refreshment in comfort while admiring the renatured surroundings with shallow ponds and various species of vegetation.

The Aaspitz, where the Aabach stream flows into the Greifensee lake, is also very impressive. The sparkling lake is lined by high reed beds. Small romantic walkways afford fascinating views over the water and it's wild surroundings. After enjoying this soothing view of nature to the full, you continue on the way to your destination of Riedikon.
9 km | 1 Stage
34 m | 86 m
2 h 10 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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Information for wheelchair users
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grüningen
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
Arrival is by low-floor bus from the support railway station in Wetzikon (Route 867) or Uster (Route 845) to Grüningen station.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
The railway stations in Wetzikon and Uster have parking spaces suitable for wheelchair users. Another parking option with a large car park but with no marked parking spaces for wheelchair users is at the Naturstation Silberweide.

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km0 - km0.6
km0 - km0.6
The route leads from the covered bus station into the old part of the village where there is a short (50m) cobbled section. Then follows an easily negotiable gravel path and a short, surfaced section (60m) with a 12% uphill gradient.
Restaurant Hirschen
Restaurant Hirschen
The Restaurant Hirschen in Grüningen has a ground-floor entrance and a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the lower ground floor reached by lift: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 140x95cm). WC info: door width 100cm; movement area (DxB) 100x140cm; seat height 47cm; hand grips, left & right none; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Gasthaus Hirschen
Stedtligass 16
8627 Grüningen
Tel. +41 (0)44 210 18 18
info@hirschen-grueningen.ch
www.hirschen-grueningen.ch
km0.6 - km1.0
km0.6 - km1.0
The section of route from km0.6 to km1.0 is surfaced. There is an 80m downhill section with a 10% gradient.
km1.0 - km5.3
km1.0 - km5.3
An easily negotiable gravel path leads from km1.0 to km5.3. A road has to be crossed at km3.5 and via uphill and downhill sections each 10m long with a 19% gradient to master. At km1.8 is a rest spot with barbecue grill and benches. Just before the barbecue area there is a 7cm-wide drainage channel.
km5.3 - km6.0
km5.3 - km6.0
The section through Mönchaltdorf is surfaced. A 10m section with a 10% downhill gradient has to be mastered in the centre of the village.
km6.0 - km7.5
km6.0 - km7.5
A gravel path begins at km6.0. This is 90cm wide for the first 300m. Crossing with other hikers or users is possible.
Naturstation Silberweide
Naturstation Silberweide
The Naturstation Silberweide is totally obstacle free and also has a kiosk and a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 120x74cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips left movable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 110cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Naturstation Silberweide
Seestrasse 37
8617 Mönchaltdorf
Tel. +41 (0)43 277 83 73
silberweide@greifensee-stiftung.ch
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km7.5 - km8.2
km7.5 - km8.2
The last section to the bus stop is surfaced. The road must be crossed at the Naturstation Silberweide as the underpass is unsuitable for wheelchairs and often flooded.
Boarding / alighting possibility
Boats ply the whole of the Greifensee from the Aaspitz boat station. Not all boats are suitable for wheelchairs or have a wheelchair-accessible toilet. Information on which boats are sailing can be obtained by telephone. A reservation is preferred but not obligatory.
Schifffahrts-Genossenschaft Greifensee (SGG)
Seestrasse 35
8124 Maur
Tel. +41 (0)44 982 21 11
see@sgg-greifensee-ch
http://www.sgg-greifensee.ch/
WC Aaspitz boat station
WC Aaspitz boat station
In the summer season, the Aaspitz boat station also has a wheelchair-accessible TOI-TOI toilet and a rest spot with a barbecue grill and benches. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 120x170cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips left fixed, right none; access right; mirror none: washbasin none.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Riedikon
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The return journey is made by low-floor bus (Route 842) from Riedikon, Chis, Naturstation to the support railway station at Uster.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Places of interest

Naturstation Silberweide
Naturstation Silberweide
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization