560 Schützenried-Rundweg
560 Schützenried-Rundweg

Winter hiking

Schützenried-Rundweg

Schützenried-Rundweg

Unteriberg–Studen–Höhenport–Unteriberg

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Schützenried-Rundweg

Schützenried-Rundweg

Water and a view of the mountains are the main features of this hike, which leads over bridges and along rivers and streams to Lake Sihl – always surrounded by the mountains of the Sihl Valley and Ybrig.
The winter hiking trail stretches over the wide plain between Unteriberg, Studen and Lake Sihl. It begins in the heart of the small holiday resort of Unteriberg, established in 1884 and the newest municipality in the canton of Schwyz. Part of the route to Studen runs alongside the river Minster, whose gurgling sounds are accompanied at times by the swish of cross-country skis on the nearby tracks. Upstream of the Sihl Valley and Ybrig mountains, wooded slopes form mighty arches.

Beyond Studen, the route follows another river: the Sihl. This leads to Lake Sihl, Switzerland's largest reservoir in terms of area. On the outward journey as well as the return, hikers pass a number of barns that reflect the agricultural use of the wide plain, where marshes and meadows lie beneath the carpet of snow. Shortly before Unteriberg, the trail follows the historic “alte Gasse” country lane past the chapel of St. Odile (patron saint of the poor and blind), built in 1758.

At the suspension bridge, hikers reach the third watercourse on the route: the Nidlaubach, where wooden sculptures by local artists adorn the path. A walk through the Nidlau district finally brings them back to the starting point.
Water and a view of the mountains are the main features of this hike, which leads over bridges and along rivers and streams to Lake Sihl – always surrounded by the mountains of the Sihl Valley and Ybrig.
The winter hiking trail stretches over the wide plain between Unteriberg, Studen and Lake Sihl. It begins in the heart of the small holiday resort of Unteriberg, established in 1884 and the newest municipality in the canton of Schwyz. Part of the route to Studen runs alongside the river Minster, whose gurgling sounds are accompanied at times by the swish of cross-country skis on the nearby tracks. Upstream of the Sihl Valley and Ybrig mountains, wooded slopes form mighty arches.

Beyond Studen, the route follows another river: the Sihl. This leads to Lake Sihl, Switzerland's largest reservoir in terms of area. On the outward journey as well as the return, hikers pass a number of barns that reflect the agricultural use of the wide plain, where marshes and meadows lie beneath the carpet of snow. Shortly before Unteriberg, the trail follows the historic “alte Gasse” country lane past the chapel of St. Odile (patron saint of the poor and blind), built in 1758.

At the suspension bridge, hikers reach the third watercourse on the route: the Nidlaubach, where wooden sculptures by local artists adorn the path. A walk through the Nidlau district finally brings them back to the starting point.
14 km | 1 Stage
140 m | 140 m
4 h 15 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Unteriberg, Nidlau
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to beginning of April.

Signalization

Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in one direction: Unteriberg–Studen–Höhenport–Unteriberg

Contact

Ferien- und Sportregion Ybrig
Jessenenstrasse 5
8843 Oberiberg
Tel. +41 (0)55 414 26 26
info@ybrig.ch
www.ybrig.ch

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Signalization

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