967 Hoch-Ybrig Bike
967 Hoch-Ybrig Bike

Mountainbiking

Hoch-Ybrig Bike

Hoch-Ybrig Bike

Einsiedeln–Einsiedeln

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Hoch-Ybrig Bike

Hoch-Ybrig Bike

This challenging tour is demand-ing and rewarding, with tough climbs that pack a punch. But the panorama – including the lakes of Sihl, Zurich and Lucerne, snowy Alpine peaks and the Mythen – makes all the effort worthwhile.
This bike tour starts and ends in Einsiedeln, a place of pilgrimage with its impressive Abbey. The main feature is Hoch-Ybrig: a trip to the skiing area just outside Zurich is worthwhile even in summer. It's also worth pausing to enjoy the panoramic view from the highest point on the tour: the Spirstock. On a clear day, you can see the varied landscape that characterises this region – mountains, lakes, meadows, snow and water.

The mountain trail above Lake Sihl with a view all the way to Zurich first leads to Unteriberg, where it crosses the valley floor. After the river Waag, the biggest challenge on the tour begins: a tough climb on a dirt track to the health resort of Oberiberg in its sunny location. Bikers can top up their fluid reserves at the village well before taking on the challenging ascent along the route of the Roggenstock ski lift.

Though the steepest section is now complete, the trail goes even higher, running on gravel roads past the dreamy Lake Seebli, a perfect place for fishing. The highest point on the tour, the Spirstock, offers a wonderful view of Schwyz's two local mountains, the Grosser and Kleiner Mythen. Along the ridge through the high moorlands and marshes of Ibergeregg, the Mythen peaks come ever closer before revealing their full size in Brunni. The trail finally runs out of the valley and back to the monastery village of Einsiedeln.
This challenging tour is demand-ing and rewarding, with tough climbs that pack a punch. But the panorama – including the lakes of Sihl, Zurich and Lucerne, snowy Alpine peaks and the Mythen – makes all the effort worthwhile.
This bike tour starts and ends in Einsiedeln, a place of pilgrimage with its impressive Abbey. The main feature is Hoch-Ybrig: a trip to the skiing area just outside Zurich is worthwhile even in summer. It's also worth pausing to enjoy the panoramic view from the highest point on the tour: the Spirstock. On a clear day, you can see the varied landscape that characterises this region – mountains, lakes, meadows, snow and water.

The mountain trail above Lake Sihl with a view all the way to Zurich first leads to Unteriberg, where it crosses the valley floor. After the river Waag, the biggest challenge on the tour begins: a tough climb on a dirt track to the health resort of Oberiberg in its sunny location. Bikers can top up their fluid reserves at the village well before taking on the challenging ascent along the route of the Roggenstock ski lift.

Though the steepest section is now complete, the trail goes even higher, running on gravel roads past the dreamy Lake Seebli, a perfect place for fishing. The highest point on the tour, the Spirstock, offers a wonderful view of Schwyz's two local mountains, the Grosser and Kleiner Mythen. Along the ridge through the high moorlands and marshes of Ibergeregg, the Mythen peaks come ever closer before revealing their full size in Brunni. The trail finally runs out of the valley and back to the monastery village of Einsiedeln.
56 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 26 km
Natural surface: 30 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
1800 m | 1800 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Einsiedeln
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Einsiedeln–Hoch Ybrig–Ibergeregg–Alpthal–Einsiedeln

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Push section, Unteriberg
Push section, Unteriberg
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Other
Attention: Part of the stretch (approx. 1 km) cannot be cycled over. Mountain bikes must be pushed.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Push-only passage
Pushing/carrying sections: Tubenmoos – Adlerhorst moorland, approx. 5 – 10 minutes.
Push-only passage
E-bikers can bypass the carrying section. At the moorland, ride towards Roggenegg and bypass the Roggenstock on the rear side. The routes converge again at the Fuederegg restaurant in Hoch-Ybrig.
Push-only passage
The steep climb (possible carrying section) up to the Spirstock can be bypassed on the gravel road (righthand turn by a meadow, approx. 200m before the end of the road).
Ascent Hoch-Ybrig
540
Ascent Hoch-Ybrig
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Weglosen LWS–Seebli LWS
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 410m.
Cycle transport: special ticket required.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Einsiedeln
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Contact

Einsiedeln Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 85
8840 Einsiedeln
Tel. +41 (0)55 418 44 88
info@einsiedeln-tourismus.ch
www.einsiedeln-tourismus.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Einsiedeln
Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
Muotathal
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Biking holidays Bike Central Switzerland
Biking holidays Bike Central Switzerland
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Places

Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
Hoch-Ybrig
Hoch-Ybrig
Muotathal
Muotathal
Haggenegg
Haggenegg
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Places of interest

Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
Kabi Bike Park
Kabi Bike Park
Hölloch - Muotathal
Hölloch - Muotathal
Staldenweg
Staldenweg
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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.
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