969 Höhronen Bike
969 Höhronen Bike

Mountainbiking

Höhronen Bike

Höhronen Bike

Einsiedeln–Einsiedeln

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Höhronen Bike

Höhronen Bike

A pleasurable, undulating tour along the pre-Alpine Höhronen hills. Between the start and finish in Einsiedeln, bikers pass two moors, look down on two lakes and enjoy the panorama of the Ybrig mountains.
Starting in Einsiedeln, a place of pilgrimage with its impressive Ab-bey, the trail soon leads to Lake Sihl, the largest reservoir in Switzerland. At Egg (SZ), it crosses the river Sihl over the Devil's Bridge, part of the Way of St. James. Fascinating fact: the physician Paracelsus was born nearby in 1493. This is followed by a short, steep ascent that branches off before the top of the Etzel Pass. With Lake Zurich in view, bikers ride downhill to Schindellegi, back across the Sihl and uphill along the Höhronen.

Their eye is soon drawn by the colourful sight of the Schwantenau moorland reserve. Later, they will enjoy the distant view across the Rothenthurm moorland. Covering more than 100 hectares, this is Switzerland's largest upland moor and heathland, traversed by the small and meandering river Biber.

On the ridge of the Höhronen hills stands the border stone, marking the boundary between the cantons of Zurich, Schwyz and Zug. The route runs through the middle of the forest, but not all the way up: instead, it leads towards the Raten Pass and St. Jost Chapel with a magnificent view of the Ägeri Val-ley. Crossing the Rothenthurm moorland, which we admired from above earlier on, it takes us to Altmatt. Now comes the final obstacle on the tour: the Chatzenstrick. At the top, bikers are rewarded with a view across the monastery village of Einsiedeln with Lake Sihl and the Ybrig moun-tains in the background.
A pleasurable, undulating tour along the pre-Alpine Höhronen hills. Between the start and finish in Einsiedeln, bikers pass two moors, look down on two lakes and enjoy the panorama of the Ybrig mountains.
Starting in Einsiedeln, a place of pilgrimage with its impressive Ab-bey, the trail soon leads to Lake Sihl, the largest reservoir in Switzerland. At Egg (SZ), it crosses the river Sihl over the Devil's Bridge, part of the Way of St. James. Fascinating fact: the physician Paracelsus was born nearby in 1493. This is followed by a short, steep ascent that branches off before the top of the Etzel Pass. With Lake Zurich in view, bikers ride downhill to Schindellegi, back across the Sihl and uphill along the Höhronen.

Their eye is soon drawn by the colourful sight of the Schwantenau moorland reserve. Later, they will enjoy the distant view across the Rothenthurm moorland. Covering more than 100 hectares, this is Switzerland's largest upland moor and heathland, traversed by the small and meandering river Biber.

On the ridge of the Höhronen hills stands the border stone, marking the boundary between the cantons of Zurich, Schwyz and Zug. The route runs through the middle of the forest, but not all the way up: instead, it leads towards the Raten Pass and St. Jost Chapel with a magnificent view of the Ägeri Val-ley. Crossing the Rothenthurm moorland, which we admired from above earlier on, it takes us to Altmatt. Now comes the final obstacle on the tour: the Chatzenstrick. At the top, bikers are rewarded with a view across the monastery village of Einsiedeln with Lake Sihl and the Ybrig moun-tains in the background.
33 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 20 km
Natural surface: 13 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
950 m | 950 m
easy | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Einsiedeln
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Einsiedeln–Egg–Höhronen–Einsiedeln

Hints

Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference).

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

Ferienhof am See
Ferienhof am See
Willerzell
Hotel St. Georg
Hotel St. Georg
Einsiedeln
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Pfäffikon SZ
Lützelhof
Lützelhof
Pfäffikon SZ
BnB Kastenegg
BnB Kastenegg
Feusisberg
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Places

Einsiedeln
Einsiedeln
Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
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Places of interest

Abbey of Einsiedeln
Abbey of Einsiedeln
Alte Etzelstrasse
Alte Etzelstrasse
Altendorf–Etzel
Altendorf–Etzel
Battle of Morgarten
Battle of Morgarten
Rothenthurm
Rothenthurm
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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