890 Pfäffikersee-Rundweg
890 Pfäffikersee-Rundweg

Hiking

Pfäffikersee-Rundweg

Pfäffikersee-Rundweg

Pfäffikon ZH–Pfäffikon ZH

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Pfäffikersee-Rundweg

Pfäffikersee-Rundweg

This is popular circular route around the Pfäffikersee lake in the Zürcher Oberland. It leads through exceptionally attractive nature, with typical moorland flora, passing the romantic farming village of Seegräben and back to the lively lake promenade at Pfäffikon ZH.
The starting point is Pfäffikon ZH, where within a stone's throw you find yourself in the midst of an enchanting lakeside landscape. An easy path leads past tall reed beds and splendid moorland landscapes, home to countless varieties of flora and fauna. Along the route you catch particularly appealing views across the nature reserve from attractive wooden walkways.

Especially eye-catching is the farming village of Seegräben, which is seen nestling in unspoilt natural surroundings. With it's timber-framed houses in the typical style of the region, the village presents a romantic picture taking the viewer back to days of old. The peaceful, wide meadows waft in the breeze and the variety of water flora and indigenous fauna at the lakeside is most impressive.

For a rest along the way, you'll find peaceful spots surrounded by nature as well as restaurants. A detour to the experience farm, which is signposted on the route, is well worthwhile. After the village of Auslikon, another eye-catcher appears on the horizon - the stately Roman castle - before, still struck by the natural experience, you reach Pfäffikon ZH again.
This is popular circular route around the Pfäffikersee lake in the Zürcher Oberland. It leads through exceptionally attractive nature, with typical moorland flora, passing the romantic farming village of Seegräben and back to the lively lake promenade at Pfäffikon ZH.
The starting point is Pfäffikon ZH, where within a stone's throw you find yourself in the midst of an enchanting lakeside landscape. An easy path leads past tall reed beds and splendid moorland landscapes, home to countless varieties of flora and fauna. Along the route you catch particularly appealing views across the nature reserve from attractive wooden walkways.

Especially eye-catching is the farming village of Seegräben, which is seen nestling in unspoilt natural surroundings. With it's timber-framed houses in the typical style of the region, the village presents a romantic picture taking the viewer back to days of old. The peaceful, wide meadows waft in the breeze and the variety of water flora and indigenous fauna at the lakeside is most impressive.

For a rest along the way, you'll find peaceful spots surrounded by nature as well as restaurants. A detour to the experience farm, which is signposted on the route, is well worthwhile. After the village of Auslikon, another eye-catcher appears on the horizon - the stately Roman castle - before, still struck by the natural experience, you reach Pfäffikon ZH again.
10 km | 1 Stage
10 m | 10 m
2 h 15 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.

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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Pfäffikon ZH Bus
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
The railway station Pfäffikon ZH has been adapted in one direction. From the direction Zürich-Hauptbahnhof independent boarding and alighting is possible. Low-floor buses run from Uster support railways station to Pfäffikon ZH railway station (Route 830).
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Two parking spaces for wheelchair users are located behind Pfäffikon ZH railway station with another in front. Another three are found in front of the Badi am See (lakeside lido) in Pfäffikon ZH and three at the TCS car park in Seegräben.

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Eurokey WC at Pfäffikon ZH station
Eurokey WC at Pfäffikon ZH station
There is a Eurokey toilet at Pfäffikon ZH railway station. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 225x170cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 111cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
km0 - km3.2
km0 - km3.2
The first 600m of the route from the railway station to the lake is surfaced. The rest of this section is along an easily negotiable gravel path, which is mostly level. At km1.0 you move along an approx. 100m wooden walkway, which is followed by a 10m section with a 7.5%. downhill gradient. A 10m section with an 11% uphill gradient must be negotiated before the crossing at km2.3.
Juckerhof
Juckerhof
At the crossing at km3.2 you find the signpost for the branch-off to the farm Juckerhof. The distance to the farm is 700m. The route first leads up a 20m section with a 12% gradient and then up a 500m section with a 5% gradient. The farm has a restaurant with a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 100x160cm; seat height 43cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 90cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Juckerhof
Dorfstrasse 23
8607 Seegräben
Tel. +41 (0)44 934 34 84
www.juckerhof.ch
km3.2 - km9.9
km3.2 - km9.9
This part of the route leads mostly along gravel paths. A 300m-long surfaced section follows after the Auslikon camping site.After the Roman castle as you enter Pfäffikon ZH, another stretch of around 1000m is surfaced. The end of the tour in Pfäffikon ZH leads us back to Pfäffikon ZH railway station. The bridge over the River Aa between Seegräben and the Auslikon camping site is a bit tricky. The first 10m has an uphill gradient of 11%, then a 5m-long uphill gradient of 14%. At each end of the bridge is a 4cm step which has to be overcome. At km7.3 between Auslikon and Pfäffikon ZH you meet a 20m uphill section with a gradient of 8%. The remainder of the route has no up or downhill gradients of any note.
Lakeside lido
Lakeside lido
At km8.6 at the entrance to Pfäffikon ZH you pass the Badi am See (lakeside lido). The entire bathing complex is wheelchair accessible. A mobile pool lift is available for entering the swimmer and non-swimmer pools as well as a permanently installed lift for entering the lake. A Eurokey toilet is located next to the entrance. The changing cabins, showers and toilets are also wheelchair accessible. The bathing complex also has a restaurant. WC info (Eurokey toilet): door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 210x100cm; seat height 44cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 120cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Badi am See
Baumenstrasse
8330 Pfäffikon ZH
Tel. +41 (0)44 950 13 70
www.badiamsee.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Pfäffikon ZH Bus
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
From Pfäffikon ZH railway station you reach Uster support railway station by low-floor bus (Route 830).

Contact

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

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Lido Baumen Pfäffikon
Lido Baumen Pfäffikon
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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.
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