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Heart Route - Section 8 Einsiedeln-Rapperswil - SwitzerlandMobility Route 99

E-Bike · Canton of Schwyz
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Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee Explorers Choice 
  • Lachen in der Region Ausserschwyz
    / Lachen in der Region Ausserschwyz
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  • / Kirche entlang der Strecke
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Milchmanufaktur Einsiedeln
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  • / Sihlsee im Hochtal von Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Sihlsee im Hochtal von Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
m 1000 800 600 400 50 40 30 20 10 km Kloster Einsiedeln Gasthaus St. Meinrad Visitor Center Rapperswil Restaurant Johannisburg Bahnhof Rapperswil
The Heart Route leads through some of the loveliest parts of prealpine Switzerland. The secluded trails, far from traffic noise and all hustle and bustle, are particularly appealing for exploring by electric bike. The route offers heart-warming encounters with the countryside and people.
moderate
Distance 50.3 km
3:50 h
537 m
1,014 m
From the highlight of Einsiedeln, the route follows the north shore of Lake Sihl. After the steep climb to the highest point of the Heart Route and a fast descent to Lake Zurich, you reach the tranquillity of the Buechberg forest. Rapperswil welcomes travellers with its southern charm.

Author’s recommendation

  • Old Etzelstrasse
  • Restaurant Johannisburg
  • Einsiedeln Dairy
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Schwyz Tourismus 
Update: August 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
949 m
Lowest point
407 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Krone
Restaurant Johannisburg
Restaurant Marina
Restaurant Strandbad Seefeld
Restaurant Flugplatz
Gasthaus St. Meinrad

Tips and hints

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Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee Tourismus

Start

Einsiedeln (881 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'699'054E 1'220'459N
DD
47.127703, 8.744169
DMS
47°07'39.7"N 8°44'39.0"E
UTM
32T 480596 5219387
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Destination

Rapperswil

Turn-by-turn directions

Einsiedeln – Willerzell – Sattelegg – Rinderweidhorn – Lachen – Buechberg – Schmerikon – Rapperswil

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Taking the train to Zug is a particularly attractive proposition, since it brings you to the heart of the town.

Getting there

Auf der A4a von Luzern oder Zürich die Ausfahrt «Zug/Baar» nehmen.

Parking

Es empfiehlt sich in einem der Parkhäuser der Stadt Zug zu parken; kostenpflichtig. Signalisationstafeln an den Verkehrsknoten zeigen die Anzahl freier Parkplätze und den Weg zu den Parkhäusern an.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'699'054E 1'220'459N
DD
47.127703, 8.744169
DMS
47°07'39.7"N 8°44'39.0"E
UTM
32T 480596 5219387
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Sandra Hirt · June 28, 2021 · Community
Als Dauer für die 50, 1 km werden 25:01h angegeben - ich vermute einen Tippfehler? Wie ist die tatsächliche Dauer für diese Route?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
50.3 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
537 m
Descent
1,014 m
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