481 Farner Bike
481 Farner Bike

Mountainbiking

Farner Bike

Farner Bike

Uznach–Uznach

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Farner Bike

Farner Bike

From the Uznach stork colony to Oberricken and Farner: the Farner route offers unspoilt nature and a lot of altitude on the edge of the agglomeration of Zürich.
The starting point for this tour is the village of Uznach, which has a large colony of storks. It is quite possible that you might see one of these black and white creatures along the first few metres of the route. However, you won’t be able to cover the climb up to Oberricken as effortlessly as these birds can on a bike: over the 2.5 kilometres between Ernetschwil and Bildhus, you will cover a total climb of nearly 300 metres.

The route continues through the highland moors on the way to Ricken, which show their most luxuriant side during the blossoming season (May/June). From the village of Ricken, the route rises again for another 150 metres up to Oberricken. The following four kilometres, travelling downwards on tarmac, gravel and grassland, provide an opportunity to gather your strength.

You will need it for the climb up to Farner, at a height of 1157 metres. A beautiful view of the Linth plain, Lake Zürich and the Alps awaits you there. The descent to Goldingen is the most technically demanding part of the tour. On the remaining section to the end of the route in Uznach, you casually glide down into the valley along side roads and field tracks.
From the Uznach stork colony to Oberricken and Farner: the Farner route offers unspoilt nature and a lot of altitude on the edge of the agglomeration of Zürich.
The starting point for this tour is the village of Uznach, which has a large colony of storks. It is quite possible that you might see one of these black and white creatures along the first few metres of the route. However, you won’t be able to cover the climb up to Oberricken as effortlessly as these birds can on a bike: over the 2.5 kilometres between Ernetschwil and Bildhus, you will cover a total climb of nearly 300 metres.

The route continues through the highland moors on the way to Ricken, which show their most luxuriant side during the blossoming season (May/June). From the village of Ricken, the route rises again for another 150 metres up to Oberricken. The following four kilometres, travelling downwards on tarmac, gravel and grassland, provide an opportunity to gather your strength.

You will need it for the climb up to Farner, at a height of 1157 metres. A beautiful view of the Linth plain, Lake Zürich and the Alps awaits you there. The descent to Goldingen is the most technically demanding part of the tour. On the remaining section to the end of the route in Uznach, you casually glide down into the valley along side roads and field tracks.
38 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 31 km
Natural surface: 7 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
1300 m | 1300 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Uznach
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Uznach – Ernetschwil – Ricken – Goldingen – Uznach

Contact

Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourismus
Fischmarktplatz 1
8640 Rapperswil
Tel. +41 (0)55 225 77 00
zuerichsee@zuerich.com
www.zuerich.com

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Hotel Restaurant Metzgerei Frohe Aussicht
Uznach
BnB Entensee
BnB Entensee
Uznach
Heubett
Heubett
Kaltbrunn
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Diemberg
B+B Stigweid
B+B Stigweid
Wald ZH
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Places

Uznach
Uznach
Ricken
Ricken
Chrüzegg
Chrüzegg
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming pool Sunnetal Wald
Outdoor swimming pool Sunnetal Wald
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Signalization

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