53 Töss–Jona-Route
53 Töss–Jona-Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Töss-Jona-Route

Töss-Jona-Route

Eglisau–Rapperswil

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Töss-Jona-Route

Töss-Jona-Route

From Tösstal with its meadows, vineyards and evidence of industrialization, through the outskirts of Winterthur and on into Tössbergland, a narrow main valley with rugged side valleys. The landscape opens out with an Alpine panorama, the Zürichsee is getting close.
Tössegg is a lovely, much-visited excursion destination on the Rhine. The route runs through the untere Tösstal valley with its cultivated fields and vineyards, first rural then with signs of industrialization creeping in. Winterthur, Switzerland’s sixth-largest city is touched to the west, where the large Rieter Engineering Works was created from a monastery. Workers’ houses were built in the Chrugeler quarter, now a lovely, flower-filled residential district.

The Töss becomes more and more winding. Often a raging torrent after a thunderstorm and now tamed by numerous factory canals, generating a lot of power and also sorrow. The 17th-century world of the booming cotton industry can be experienced in the Neuthal Industrial Museum.

Tössbergerland is a narrow main valley with forested summits and steep molasse slopes, its side valleys rugged ravines. After the Fischenthal fens, the river becomes the Jona, the landscape opens out with panoramic views of the Alpine chain and you reach your goal, the Zürichsee at Rapperswil.
From Tösstal with its meadows, vineyards and evidence of industrialization, through the outskirts of Winterthur and on into Tössbergland, a narrow main valley with rugged side valleys. The landscape opens out with an Alpine panorama, the Zürichsee is getting close.
Tössegg is a lovely, much-visited excursion destination on the Rhine. The route runs through the untere Tösstal valley with its cultivated fields and vineyards, first rural then with signs of industrialization creeping in. Winterthur, Switzerland’s sixth-largest city is touched to the west, where the large Rieter Engineering Works was created from a monastery. Workers’ houses were built in the Chrugeler quarter, now a lovely, flower-filled residential district.

The Töss becomes more and more winding. Often a raging torrent after a thunderstorm and now tamed by numerous factory canals, generating a lot of power and also sorrow. The 17th-century world of the booming cotton industry can be experienced in the Neuthal Industrial Museum.

Tössbergerland is a narrow main valley with forested summits and steep molasse slopes, its side valleys rugged ravines. After the Fischenthal fens, the river becomes the Jona, the landscape opens out with panoramic views of the Alpine chain and you reach your goal, the Zürichsee at Rapperswil.
77 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 70 km
Natural surface: 7 km
760 m | 740 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Eglisau
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Arrival / return travel Rapperswil
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Eglisau
Hotel Sleep & Stay
Hotel Sleep & Stay
Eglisau
Rhii B&B
Rhii B&B
Eglisau
Begegnungszentrum Rüdlingen
Begegnungszentrum Rüdlingen
Rüdlingen
TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
Flaach
Bauernhof Wyden
Bauernhof Wyden
Teufen ZH
Haus „zum Sternen“
Haus „zum Sternen“
Bülach
Puurehof im Rüedi
Puurehof im Rüedi
Freienstein
Camping am Schützenweiher
Camping am Schützenweiher
Winterthur
Depot195
Depot195
Winterthur
B&B Hueb 14
B&B Hueb 14
Winterberg ZH
Gasthof Gyrenbad swiss historic hotel
Gasthof Gyrenbad swiss historic hotel
Turbenthal
Alpaka Zürich Oberland
Alpaka Zürich Oberland
Bauma
Gasthaus Hulftegg
Gasthaus Hulftegg
Mühlrüti
B+B Stigweid
B+B Stigweid
Wald ZH
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Bed and Breakfast Diemberg
Diemberg
Werni’s Ruhepause
Werni’s Ruhepause
Eschenbach SG
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

Glattfelden`
Glattfelden`
Eglisau
Eglisau
Rüdlingen
Rüdlingen
Bülach
Bülach
Winterthur
Winterthur
Girenbad
Girenbad
Turbenthal
Turbenthal
Hulftegg
Hulftegg
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
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Places of interest

Naturzentrum Thurauen
Naturzentrum Thurauen
Old Town Winterthur
Old Town Winterthur
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart «Am Römerholz»
Sammlung Oskar Reinhart «Am Römerholz»
Centre for photography
Centre for photography
Pumptrack Reitplatz Winterthur
Pumptrack Reitplatz Winterthur
Kyburg Castle
Kyburg Castle
Hörnli
Hörnli
House of the Knights of St. John
House of the Knights of St. John
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
The Frauenwinkel
The Frauenwinkel
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Pump track Altendorf
Pump track Altendorf
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Swimming

Flaach outdoor swimming pool
Flaach outdoor swimming pool
Swimming pool Engelburg in Rikon
Swimming pool Engelburg in Rikon
Outdoor swimming pool Sunnetal Wald
Outdoor swimming pool Sunnetal Wald
Rüti swimming pool
Rüti swimming pool
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
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Signalization

Signalization
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Signalization