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Tour description

GPS tours, mountain biking, Rapperswil-Zurich Oberland: steep ramps, ride trails, single trails, ravines and first-class vistas: a bike tour from Rapperswil to the Zurich Oberland region offers a lot of variety. While biking in the Alps, one must frequently get off the bike and carry it over cattle fences. In the Zurich Oberland, at the hills between the Töss valley and the upper Glattal, the ride is interrupted only to take pictures. Once you have taken a bikeride at Kiespisten and Singletrails between Bachtel and Ghöch, you have passed the steepest slopes. The ascent from Hasenstrick to Bachtel is a 20 percent grade. For the almost 900 meter climb from the start at Rapperswil-Jona, you can reward yourself with a drink at the terrace of the Bachtel-Kulm restaurant. From here, you will be able to enjoy the most beautiful views of the Alps. On a clear day, you can see the Bern Alps from Bachtel. You should make another stop at the Sunnenhof at Laupetswil. After the thrilling downhill run to Bäretswil, the interesting and varied tour offers two additional highlights. One of them is the Chämptner Tobel that poses challenges at two locations. The second one is the Oberhöflerriet that lies between Wetzikon and Bubikon. Most people can see this gem primarily from the windows of S5. The last part of the trip is a re-visit of the first kilometers of the tour in the Zurich Oberland. After Bubikon, you will pass the Egelsee for the second time during the same day and will reach again the center of Rapperswil –Jona.


Variante A: Starting the tour in Bubikon (1 hour and 140 altitude difference less)

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Places along the route: Rapperswil - Jona - Dürnten - Hadlikon - Bachtel - Ghöch - Sunnenhof - Bäretswil - Chämptne rValley - Wetzikon - Rapperswil - Jona


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Tour history (B04023)

First published: Freitag, 22. Oktober 2010

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 51.7 km | Time requirement: 4½ h
Ascent: 934 m | Descent: 934 m
Highest point: 1109 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S0

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Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com