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3 Railways Tour Rotenflue-Illgau

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Schwyz: Hike with great views

Pleasant high-altitude hike with many opportunities to stop for refreshments from Rotenflue via Ibergeregg to Illgau.
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:18 h
102 m
495 m
1,571 m
1,179 m
Start your excursion with a gondola ride from Rickenbach to the Rotenflue. Once you arrive at the mountain station, hike along a well-maintained hiking trail - always with a unique view of the Schwyz, Uri and Muotatal Alps as well as Lake Lucerne - to the Ibergeregg pass and on to the St. Karl mountain station above Illgau. Finally, enjoy the cable car once more to the idyllic mountain village of Illgau and finally to Ried-Muotathal. Return to the starting point in Schwyz or Rickenbach by bus operated by Auto AG Schwyz.

 

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Erlebnisregion Mythen
Update: August 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,571 m
Lowest point
1,179 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 97.74%Road 2.25%
Forested/wild trail
7.4 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Bergrestaurant Gipfelstubli
Alpwirtschaft Zwäcken
Restaurant Passhöhe Ibergeregg
Gasthaus Oberberg

Tips and hints

https://www.mythenregion.ch/sommer/

You can find more information about the ticket here.

Start

Bergstation Rotenflue (1,571 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'696'133E 1'208'559N
DD
47.021109, 8.703149
DMS
47°01'16.0"N 8°42'11.3"E
UTM
32T 477440 5207552
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Destination

Bergstation St. Karl

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Public transport

Located in the middle of central Switzerland, directly on the north-south axis, the Mythen region can be reached quickly from all directions, both by car and by train. From Zurich in approx. 45 minutes and from Lucerne or Zug in only 30 minutes.

Getting there

Take the A4 motorway to the Seewen/Schwyz exit. From there you can get to Rickenbach via Schwyz to the valley station of the Rotenfluebahn or to Ibergeregg.

From Zurich, you can reach the Mythen region via the A3 motorway to the Einsiedeln exit. From Einsiedeln, continue to Brunni-Alpthal.

Parking

The car parks in Brunni-Alpthal, Ibergeregg, Handgruobi and at the Rotenfluebahn valley station are all chargeable.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'696'133E 1'208'559N
DD
47.021109, 8.703149
DMS
47°01'16.0"N 8°42'11.3"E
UTM
32T 477440 5207552
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Hiking shoes with good tread or trekking shoes, rain jacket, drink, food, possibly poles. Good physical condition.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:18 h
Ascent
102 m
Descent
495 m
Highest point
1,571 m
Lowest point
1,179 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route Cableway ascent/descent

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