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Escape the noise – river valleys & open lakes around Zurich

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Escape the noise – river valleys & open lakes around Zurich

Hiking Collection by adidas TERREX

7

Tours

20:03 h

44.9 mi

3,500 ft

Your new hiking shoes are waiting for their first use? You want to get out and spend a whole day in nature? And all that immediately and without a long journey? Then we have put together the perfect tour package for you here: the wide hills and mountains of the Zurich Oberland and the elongated Albis ridge extend around Zurich. In this picturesque landscape, lakes, streams and rivers lure you to varied day tours.

We have selected a total of seven tours for you, on which you can explore the waters and nature of the Zurich hinterland. Cross Lake Zurich on the "Holzsteg" and enjoy wide views from Bachtel and Uetliberg. Observe rare birds on the picturesque Flachsee. Circle the Pfäffikersee and stop at the Juckerhof adventure farm. Or you can discover the picturesque river valleys of the Küsnachter Dorfbach and the Sihl.

As befits Switzerland, all our tours can be easily reached by bus and train. Just get on the train and out into nature – that's what a hiking day must be like.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    04:28
    9.72 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Uetliberg forms the northern end of the Albis mountain range, which rises in the west of Lake Zurich. The Zurich local mountain is proud 870 meters high and thus a magnificent viewpoint. From here, many hikes over the wooded slopes of the mountain range and through the quaint Sihlwald are worthwhile

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    6.60 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Pfäffikersee east of Zurich is perfect for a leisurely day trip. The lake is not too big, so even leisurely hikers and families can easily walk around it. In the cold months, you can enjoy the quiet nature and the beautiful views of the mountains and in the summer, many free swimming spots to jump

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    8.38 mi
    2.3 mph
    250 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Sihl rises in the Schwyz Prealps and winds from there down the valley until it opens in the middle of Zurich in the Limmat. On her way she has created picturesque valley landscapes. A particularly beautiful section of the river can be explored south of the hamlet of Seebrugg. So that the hike becomes

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  • Easy
    01:12
    2.97 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    0 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Before the Seedamm was built in 1873 over Lake Zurich between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon, a wide wooden walkway led across the lake for many years. In 2001 it was decided to partially rebuild the footbridge. Since then, hikers and cyclists from Rapperswil can follow the old course of the footbridge and

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    5.90 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Granted, apart from the detour to the small Bachtelweiher this tour is not right on the water. But you have from the lookout tower on the summit of the Bachtels an incomparable view of the surrounding lakes: To the south, the elongated Lake Zurich and northeast, you can admire the Pfäffikersee and the

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    7.33 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Above Küsnacht, at the end of the last ice age, the village stream cut a romantic gorge into the hilly landscape of the Zurich Oberland: the Küsnachter Tobel. Over many smaller and larger waterfalls, the stream splashing down to the valley, until it joins Lake Zurich at Küsnacht. On our round trip we

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  • Easy
    01:38
    4.02 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    West of Zurich, the Reuss ripples through a vast, meadow-lined valley landscape. Through the construction of the hydroelectric power plant between Bremgarten and Zufikon in the 1970s, an elongated artificial lake has formed above the weir. Fauna had quickly accepted the new lake and today live and breed

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    44.9 mi
  • Duration
    20:03 h
  • Elevation
    3,500 ft

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