29 Glatt-Route
29 Glatt-Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Glatt-Route

Glatt-Route

Glattfelden (Rheinsfelden)–Rapperswil

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Glatt-Route

Glatt-Route

The route follows the meandering River Glatt in the Zurich Unterland, only briefly interrupted by the noise from the airport. Urban activity gives way to the rolling countryside of the Zurich Oberland, then gently on down to Rapperswil.
The route follows the winding river, passing quietly and unobtrusively through the bustle of the flourishing urban areas in the Zurich Unterland. Remains of marshlands from before the age of aviation can still be seen at Neeracher Ried. On emerging, the cyclist is caught up in the unmistakable aerial ballet and inevitable noise of the airport.

The route soon drops again and escapes to the protection of the meandering River Glatt, with a mocking mixture of idyllic riverbank paths and monstrous concrete overhead motorway bridges which cross unchecked through Zurich’s outskirts. The Glatt drains the Greifensee, the route follows the reed-rich shores, urban activity gradually gives way to the rolling countryside of Zurich Oberland.

Now only small streams lace through the former marshland, from afar on a rocky outcrop, the tiny town of Grüningen comes into view, a wonderful panoramic view followed by a gentle descent to Rapperswil, the lively town on the Zürichsee.
The route follows the meandering River Glatt in the Zurich Unterland, only briefly interrupted by the noise from the airport. Urban activity gives way to the rolling countryside of the Zurich Oberland, then gently on down to Rapperswil.
The route follows the winding river, passing quietly and unobtrusively through the bustle of the flourishing urban areas in the Zurich Unterland. Remains of marshlands from before the age of aviation can still be seen at Neeracher Ried. On emerging, the cyclist is caught up in the unmistakable aerial ballet and inevitable noise of the airport.

The route soon drops again and escapes to the protection of the meandering River Glatt, with a mocking mixture of idyllic riverbank paths and monstrous concrete overhead motorway bridges which cross unchecked through Zurich’s outskirts. The Glatt drains the Greifensee, the route follows the reed-rich shores, urban activity gradually gives way to the rolling countryside of Zurich Oberland.

Now only small streams lace through the former marshland, from afar on a rocky outcrop, the tiny town of Grüningen comes into view, a wonderful panoramic view followed by a gentle descent to Rapperswil, the lively town on the Zürichsee.
64 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 55 km
Natural surface: 9 km
520 m | 480 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Eglisau
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Diversion, Glattbrugg
Diversion, Glattbrugg
Duration
22.08.2022 - 30.09.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

General safety

Consideration
The Greifensee is very popular for leisure activities and the routes can be crowded. Please adapt your speed.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rapperswil
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Eglisau
Rhii B&B
Rhii B&B
Eglisau
Hotel Sleep & Stay
Hotel Sleep & Stay
Eglisau
Bauernhof Wyden
Bauernhof Wyden
Teufen ZH
Haus „zum Sternen“
Haus „zum Sternen“
Bülach
Sorell Hotel Rex
Sorell Hotel Rex
Zürich
Jugendherberge Fällanden (nur für Gruppen)
Jugendherberge Fällanden (nur für Gruppen)
Fällanden
Hotel Landgasthof Wassberg
Hotel Landgasthof Wassberg
Forch
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Pfäffikon SZ
Seedamm Plaza
Seedamm Plaza
Pfäffikon SZ
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Places

Eglisau
Eglisau
Glattfelden`
Glattfelden`
Bülach
Bülach
Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Kloten
Kloten
Dübendorf
Dübendorf
Greifensee
Greifensee
Uster
Uster
Wetzikon
Wetzikon
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
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Places of interest

Neeracher Ried
Neeracher Ried
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Pumptrack Zürichberg
Pumptrack Zürichberg
Zoo Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Naturstation Silberweide
Naturstation Silberweide
House of the Knights of St. John
House of the Knights of St. John
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
The Frauenwinkel
The Frauenwinkel
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Pump track Altendorf
Pump track Altendorf
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
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Swimming

Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Rüti swimming pool
Rüti swimming pool
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
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Signalization

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