The hike leads through the "Mythenbann", the oldest hunting ban in Switzerland dating from 1492, where, depending on the season, wild animals such as chamois, eagles and marmots can be seen.
Mountain restaurants are along the way
Between the Rotenflue and "Zwüschet Mythen" there are four mountain restaurants along the trail: the Gipfelstubli restaurant on the Rotenflue, the Skihaus Holzegg, the Berggasthaus Holzegg and the alpine restaurant Zwüschet Mythen.
More ambitious variant with ascent
Start of the excursion is in Rickenbach: Take the Rotenfluebahn to the "Rätigs" to the middle station, where the hike via "Trogeli" over the sheep pasture and through the forest to the "Günterigs" begins. From there the hike leads over a short steep ascent on a well-maintained trail through forest sections and over rock rubble to "Zwüschet Mythen", overcoming an altitude difference of about 300 metres. Afterwards the more relaxing part of the hike begins, where chamois are also most common. From the alp "Zwüschet Mythen", the trail leads behind the Grosse Mythen towards "Holzegg". With a bit of luck, it is not too rare to see a marmot family at Holzegg. From "Holzegg" there is a last ascent to Rotenflue, where the cable car takes you back down to the valley.
The starting point is Rickenbach above Schwyz, where both the Rotenflue cable car and the starting point for the hiking variant without the cable car are located.
Option 1: Take the gondola lift directly to the Rotenflue. From there on foot via Holzegg-Alp Zwüschet Mythen- to the vantage point Zwüschet Mythen and via the Günterigs to the middle station of the Rotenfluebahn in the "Rätigs".
Option 2: From the Rätigs middle station continue via Hasli-Günterigs-Zwüschet Mythen-Alp Zwüschet Mythen-Holzegg- on foot back via Hasli-Rätigs-Huserenberg-Rickenbach.
Option 3: Take the cable car directly to the Rotenflue. From there on foot via Holzegg-Alp Zwüschet Mythen- to the vantage point Zwüschet Mythen and back to the Rotenflue or from Holzegg to Rickenbach on foot.
- 13 Waypoints
- 13 Waypoints