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Hummel Tour - SwitzerlandMobility Route 970

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
37.2 km
Travel time
4 ½ h
Hummel
Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
Hummel mit Sihlsee im Hintergrund
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
Hummel mit Sihlsee im Hintergrund
Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
Rastpause Hummel
Photo: Jonas Ulrich, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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.

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.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Einsiedeln
Point of arrival
Einsiedeln
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
807 m
Descent
807 m
Best Time of Year
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

Einsiedeln – Unteriberg – Unter Hummel – Trachslau – Einsiedeln

Safety information

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

Author’s advice
  • Einsiedeln Monastery
  • Goldapfel Gingerbread Museum
  • Bethlehem Diorama
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Good to know

Parking
Parking is available at Brüel AG and the MM Center Einsiedeln, as well as many other places. All are chargeable.
Arrival / Return journey
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.
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

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.

Further information & links

www.schweizmobil.ch/de/mountainbikeland/routen/route-0970.html