973 Obersee-Uferweg
973 Obersee-Uferweg

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Obersee-Uferweg

Obersee-Uferweg

Rapperswil SG–Schmerikon

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Obersee-Uferweg

Obersee-Uferweg

The section from Rapperswil to Schmerikon is a true feast for the eyes. For all who appreciate peaceful, remote paths through idyllic countryside, romantic villages and lush vegetation on the shores of a glistening lake.
The route begins in Rapperswil, a popular town with many attractions on the Zürichsee lake. The route leads mostly along gravel paths in the direction of Schmerikon, at first along the side of the lake with views of charming, small landing stages with colourful boats, the beautiful lake, and then past the Strandbad (lido).

The route then turns inwards revealing an agricultural region with lush fields, grazing pastures and meadows. Now and then you catch glimpses of the lake on the horizon. In Jona you turn towards the lake again at a small yacht harbour, to again pass verdant meadows with individual gnarled trees before reaching Bollingen.

In Bollingen the route continues at a higher level, affording spectacular views of the lake and countryside all the way to Schmerikon. The untouched lakeside areas make a wonderful sight. An ancient chapel surrounded by greenery on the outskirts of Bollingen is the crowning glory of this idyllic route before you finally reach Schmerikon.
The section from Rapperswil to Schmerikon is a true feast for the eyes. For all who appreciate peaceful, remote paths through idyllic countryside, romantic villages and lush vegetation on the shores of a glistening lake.
The route begins in Rapperswil, a popular town with many attractions on the Zürichsee lake. The route leads mostly along gravel paths in the direction of Schmerikon, at first along the side of the lake with views of charming, small landing stages with colourful boats, the beautiful lake, and then past the Strandbad (lido).

The route then turns inwards revealing an agricultural region with lush fields, grazing pastures and meadows. Now and then you catch glimpses of the lake on the horizon. In Jona you turn towards the lake again at a small yacht harbour, to again pass verdant meadows with individual gnarled trees before reaching Bollingen.

In Bollingen the route continues at a higher level, affording spectacular views of the lake and countryside all the way to Schmerikon. The untouched lakeside areas make a wonderful sight. An ancient chapel surrounded by greenery on the outskirts of Bollingen is the crowning glory of this idyllic route before you finally reach Schmerikon.
12 km | 1 Stage
10 m | 10 m
3 h 00 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rapperswil
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
Rapperswil railway station is a support station.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Two parking spaces for wheelchair users are located on the north side of the station building. The yacht harbour in Jona also has a parking space for wheelchair users and two more are found at Schmerikon railway station.

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WC Rapperswil railway station
WC Rapperswil railway station
Rapperswil railway station has a wheelchair-accessible toilet for ladies and gents. WC info: door width 78cm; movement area (DxB) 140x145cm; seat height 46cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
WC Rapperswil boat jetty
WC Rapperswil boat jetty
If you go from the north side of Rapperswil railway station in the direction of the lake, you reach the boat jetty and another wheelchair-accessible toilet, which however is not on the route. WC info: door width 84cm; movement area (DxB) 95x170cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips left fixed, right none; mirror height 90cm; washbasin underside clearance 75cm.
km0 - km7.5
km0 - km7.5
The route from Rapperswil to Bollingen is mostly on gravel paths (approx. 75%) with three short surfaced sections. At the swimming pool in Rapperswil you meet an uphill and then a downhill section, both 25m long with a 10% gradient. At km7.1 you reach a 40m-long uphill section with an 8% gradient followed by a 40m-long section with a 7% gradient. At km7.3 you meet a 30m-long uphill section with a 10% gradient with a drainage channel running across it.
WC Jona Stampf yacht harbour
WC Jona Stampf yacht harbour
A wheelchair-accessible public toilet is located at the Stampf yacht harbour in Jona at km3.1. WC info: door width 75cm; movement area (DxB) 110x110cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
WC Bollingen fire station
WC Bollingen fire station
The fire service station in Bollingen at km7.7 has a parking space for wheelchair users and a wheelchair-accessible public toilet. This is not marked as such on the door and is located on the east side of the building. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB): 180x105cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left fixed, right none; access right; no mirror; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
km7.5 - km11.5
km7.5 - km11.5
The route from Bollingen to Schmerikon alternates between half gravel and half asphalt. On the outskirts of Bollingen is a 100m uphill section with a 10% gradient. Another 100m uphill section with a 6% gradient follows at km9.1.
WC Migrolino railway station Schmerikon
WC Migrolino railway station Schmerikon
The Migrolino shop at Schmerikon railway station has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 165x110cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 120cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Migrolino
Bahnhofstrasse 2
8716 Schmerikon
Tel. +41 (0)55 292 13 90

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schmerikon
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
From Schmerikon railway station travels the S-Bahn (R) to the Rapperswil support railway station.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Jakob
Hotel Jakob
Rapperswil
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
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Places

Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Schmerikon
Schmerikon
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Places of interest

Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization