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Seetal: Karin Thürig Round Tour

Cycling · Retschwil· Open
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This tour features road racing champion Karin Thürig’s home patch. Living in the region, a great deal of her training took place here. Karin Thürig took Bronze in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, while in 2004 and 2005 she was World Champion in the time trials discipline.
Open
easy
Distance 11.6 km
1:30 h
232 m
232 m
638 m
469 m

The Karin Thürig Tour starts in Retschwil and is around 10 km in length; it offers views of Lake Baldegg on the flanks of the Erlosen before continuing to Nunwil and returning to Retschwil. The road is asphalted throughout, making it suitable for bicycles, roller skates, horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians.

Starting at Retschwil, the first section follows the cycle path towards Ermensee or Hitzkirch as far as the junction at Stäfligen. You then fork left and up. This is followed by a small climb on side roads. The traffic here is very light. The views at the Vorderzelg junction encompass Lake Baldegg, Heidegg Castle and, on the other side, the Lindenberg, as well as the amazing Prealps.

The tour continues from Vorderzelg, the highest point at 653 m, over the Alp and the Eigen. The descent from Sidenthal takes you via Sidenberg to Nunwil. Nunwil finds you joining the road again and riding back towards Retschwil.

Restaurants can be visited during or after the tour, or how about a cooling dip in Lake Baldegg? The lido in Baldegg is just the place! The lake would also be a good place for a picnic.

Author’s recommendation

Verpflegung: Landgasthof Mühleholz, Retschwil
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Seetal Tourismus
Update: March 29, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
638 m
Lowest point
469 m
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Tips and hints

Seetal Tourismus
Niederlenzerstrasse 25
5600 Lenzburg
+41 (0)41 920 45 29
info@seetaltourismus.ch  
www.seetaltourismus.ch

Start

Landgasthof Mühleholz, Retschwil (481 m) (481 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'661'753E 1'227'208N
DD
47.192934, 8.253507
DMS
47°11'34.6"N 8°15'12.6"E
UTM
32T 443452 5226874
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Destination

Landgasthof Mühleholz, Retschwil

Turn-by-turn directions

Retschwil - Stäflige - Vorderzelg - Eigen - Nunwil - Retschwil

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Accessible via train and bus
S9 train from Lucerne or Lenzburg to Baldegg or Ermensee

Parking

At the Landgasthof Mühleholz (restaurant)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'661'753E 1'227'208N
DD
47.192934, 8.253507
DMS
47°11'34.6"N 8°15'12.6"E
UTM
32T 443452 5226874
w3w 
///voltages.happen.wiser
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
232 m
Descent
232 m
Highest point
638 m
Lowest point
469 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Circular route

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