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”.
Distance 99.8 km
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 Monastery
- Lovely restaurants in the Hoch-Ybrig and Mythen region
- Accommodation in the Ybrig or Mythen region for the more easygoing two-day alternative
Update: July 06, 2021
Rest StopBerggasthaus Sattelegg
Restaurant Zunfthaus Bären und Bäckerei Schefer
Restaurant St. Georg
Gasthaus St. Meinrad
Die Iron Bike Route darf nur am Rennwochenende Ende September komplett befahren werden.
Jegliche Haftung wird durch der Verein Iron Bike Race Einsiedeln abgelehnt.
Tips and hintswww.iron-bike.ch/home
Getting thereEinsiedeln is 40 km from Zurich and 55 km from Lucerne. The drive from the Richterswil or Schindellegi exits of the A3 Zurich – Chur motorway to Einsiedeln takes 15 minutes.
ParkingParking is available at Brüel AG and the MM Center Einsiedeln, as well as many other places. All are chargeable.
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Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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