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Mountain Biking

Iron Bike Tour

Mountain Biking · Canton of Schwyz
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  • Stöcklichrüz mit Zürichsee im Hintergrund
    / Stöcklichrüz mit Zürichsee im Hintergrund
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Stöcklichrüz mit Zürichsee im Hintergrund
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Stöcklichrüz
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Stöcklichrüz
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Spirstock im Hoch-Ybrig
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Etzel mit Zürichsee im Hintergrund
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
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The Einsiedeln Iron Bike Race takes place every September. It is the country’s second biggest mountain bike marathon. The route is signposted so you, too, can feel like an “Iron Biker”.
difficult
99.8 km
14:33 h
3437 m
3437 m
Starting off in Einsiedeln, we pedal along the lake to Egg, where we begin our first climb via the Devil’s Bridge to the Etzel. We continue with a steep descent via St. Meinrad - Brandegg to Willerzell, where we tackle the long drawn out climb up the Sattelegg. After a fast descent to Euthal, there comes another climb, this time to the Wisstannenhütte refuge. It is then time to tackle the Spirstock, the highest point of the tour, via Studen, Unteriberg and Oberiberg. This harbours magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Time for another downhill, this time via Ibergeregg - Holzegg to Brunni. The last climb up the Eigen is the icing on the cake of this unforgettable tour.

Author’s recommendation

  • Einsiedeln Monastery
  • Dairy
  • Lovely restaurants in the Hoch-Ybrig and Mythen region
  • Accommodation in the Ybrig or Mythen region for the more easygoing two-day alternative
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Schwyz Tourismus 
Updated: July 08, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Spirstock, 1763 m
Lowest point
827 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Sattelegg
Berggasthaus Holzegg
Restaurant Fuederegg
Restaurant Zunfthaus Bären und Bäckerei Schefer
Restaurant St. Georg
Passhöhe Ibergeregg
Gasthaus St. Meinrad
Restaurant Krone

Safety information

Die Iron Bike Route darf nur am Rennwochenende Ende September komplett befahren werden.
Jegliche Haftung wird durch der Verein Iron Bike Race Einsiedeln abgelehnt.

Tips, hints and links

www.iron-bike.ch/home

Start

Einsiedeln (905 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128226, 8.751931
DMS
47°07'41.6"N 8°45'07.0"E
UTM
32T 481185 5219443
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Destination

Einsiedeln

Turn-by-turn directions

Einsiedeln - Egg - Etzel - St. Meinrad - Brandegg - Willerzell - Sattelegg - Büel - Euthal - Wisstannen - Oberstuden - Sihltalhütte - Unteriberg - Waag - Oberiberg - Spirstock - Ibergeregg - Holzegg - Brunni - Alpthal - Eigen – Einsiedeln

Note

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

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Einsiedeln is well served by public transport.

The Swiss Federal Railways and Südostbahn railway company (SOB) run a half-hourly service 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

DD
47.128226, 8.751931
DMS
47°07'41.6"N 8°45'07.0"E
UTM
32T 481185 5219443
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
99.8 km
Duration
14:33h
Ascent
3437 m
Descent
3437 m
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