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Hummel Tour - SwitzerlandMobility Route 970

Mountain Biking · Canton of Schwyz
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Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee Explorers Choice 
  • Traumhaufte Aussicht auf den grössten Stausee der Schweiz.
    / Traumhaufte Aussicht auf den grössten Stausee der Schweiz.
    Photo: Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee AG
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    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Blick ins Hochtal von Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Sihlsee Richtung Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Sihlsee Richtung Einsiedeln
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
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    Photo: Einsiedeln-Ybrig-Zürichsee AG
  • / Hummel mit Grosser Mythen im Hintergrund
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
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The Hummel tour offers a wealth of fine views. Much of the route follows that of the Einsiedeln Iron Bike Race held every September.
moderate
Distance 36.9 km
4:02 h
841 m
841 m

From the railway station we ride to the abbey and then along the main road in the direction of Gross. At the Steinbach restaurant we bear right of the small viaduct over Lake Sihl and follow the side road across the Ahorenweid pasture to Rütirank. From here, it is less than one kilometre before the ascent through Schräwald forest. After climbing the first three kilometres on asphalt, there is an interesting, relatively flat stretch of about five kilometres to Unterer Hummel.

From here you can enjoy magnificent views of Lakes Sihl, Zurich, Pfäffikon and Greifen. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Black Forest. After the long ascent to Hummel, there is a rapid descent towards Gross. At the crossroads (bridge) before the Steinauer sawmill, we turn left and arrive, after one kilometre, at Chälen.

Here we bear left and leave the road, then after a good ten minutes we reach Chüeboden. This is followed by the final descent to Eigen; the gentle descent back to Einsiedeln is via Trachslau and the Au Convent. As an alternative, it is possible to return directly to Einsiedeln from Chälen via Wäni.

Author’s recommendation

  • Einsiedeln Monastery
  • Goldapfel Gingerbread Museum
  • Bethlehem Diorama
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Schwyz Tourismus 
Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Räss Eggen, 1,329 m
Lowest point
881 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Café-Restaurant Tändli
Restaurant Zunfthaus Bären und Bäckerei Schefer
Restaurant St. Georg
Restaurant Walhalla

Safety information

The route is waymarked in one direction only: Einsiedeln - Unteriberg - Unter Hummel - Trachslau - Einsiedeln.

Tips and hints

The Hummel tour is accessible by e-bike.

Start

Einsiedeln (909 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'699'826E 1'220'584N
DD
47.128709, 8.754374
DMS
47°07'43.4"N 8°45'15.7"E
UTM
32T 481371 5219496
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Destination

Einsiedeln

Turn-by-turn directions

Einsiedeln – Unteriberg – Unter Hummel – Trachslau – Einsiedeln

Note

Nature protection area Ibergeregg: December 01 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Swiss Federal Railways and Südostbahn railway company (SOB) run a half-hourly service between to Einsiedeln from Zurich. An hourly service to Einsiedeln is provided by the Voralpen Express railway company, which runs between Romanshorn in eastern Switzerland and the Lucerne conurbation.

Getting there

Einsiedeln is 40 km from Zurich and 55 km from Lucerne. The drive from the Richterswil or Schindellegi exits of the A3 Zurich – Chur motorway to Einsiedeln takes 15 minutes.

Parking

Parking is available at Brüel AG and the MM Center Einsiedeln, as well as many other places. All are chargeable.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'699'826E 1'220'584N
DD
47.128709, 8.754374
DMS
47°07'43.4"N 8°45'15.7"E
UTM
32T 481371 5219496
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • 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 Mountain Biking

  • 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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
36.9 km
Duration
4:02 h
Ascent
841 m
Descent
841 m
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