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Lake of Wägital

Lake of Wägital

Famous for fishing

Famous for fishing

View to the Zindlenspitz

View to the Zindlenspitz

View to Innerthal and Bockmattli

View to Innerthal and Bockmattli

Tour description

Rollerbladers on the narrow and sometimes uneven little road around the Wägitalersee have to go slow. That is a good thing, for hardly any other tour offers such gorgeous views. The Wägital is a Mecca for low action athletes. Heart-attack candidates from Zurich and its agglomeration come here for prevention. Many of them enjoy the quiet of trout fishing, hikers and bikers move more slowly here than in other areas. Loose chippings, frost damage, soft tar puddles, hardly any room to move out of the way of a car: the little road around the Wägitalersee offers nearly everything that rollerbladers hate. For this reason, we advise you against such a tour. On the other hand we recommend the tour because it is one of the most beautiful. This little road is exclusive: it runs through a spectacular mountain region but has practically no ups and downs.

One alights from the post bus near the dam and straps on one’s rollerblades. For the first six kilometers the asphalt is a little rough, but not as bad as described above. The broad-shouldered Fluebrig, with its north flank still covered by snow, gives us an especially beautiful view this morning. As we approach the south end of the lake the road surface gets worse. It is good enough, though, so that practiced skaters can stay on their feet. No speeding, however! One rolls at a leisurely pace through woods and across meadows and is grateful for all the beauty that nature has to offer up here. In an hour one is back at the dam. A second circuit, just for fun, and then a stop in the «Oberhof» restaurant.

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Places along the route: Staumauer - Innerthal - Sännegg - Oberhof - Aumeindli - Brandhaltli - Staumauer


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Tour history (B02785)

First published: Freitag, 23. Juli 2010

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 12.8 km | Time requirement: 1 h
Ascent: 43 m | Descent: 43 m
Highest point: 935 m.a.s.l.

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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