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