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Road Cycling

Pfäffikon SZ - Sattelegg - Zug

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  • The top of Sateleggpass
    / The top of Sateleggpass
    Photo: Dave O'Riordan, Swiss Alpine Adventure
  • / The end of the descent to Willerzell
    Photo: Dave O'Riordan, Swiss Alpine Adventure
  • / Scenery on the Ratenpass
    Photo: Dave O'Riordan, Swiss Alpine Adventure
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This is quite a scenic ride to be done either early in the season or when you don't have enough time to head out for a full day ride. On sunny weekends there can be a considerable amount of traffic on the Sattelegg and Raten passes.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 62.3 km
2:30 h
1,388 m
1,363 m
The tour starts off on the main road from Pfäffikon to Lachen, but fortunately there is a bicycle lane for much of the way. In Lachen it's possible to get away from the traffic and use some not very frequented roads to get to Sonne via Vorderberg. Once in Sonne we hit Satteleggpass properly and climb through some almost Alpine style hairpins for the first few hundred metres of the climb.

Once over the top there is a nice descent to Willerzell before we cross the bridge to Einseideln and ride through the town. Once again we can take quiet roads to Biberbrugg where we start the short climb to the Ratenpass. A coffee overlooking the Aegerisee at the Ratenpass gives some time to take in the amazing views of the valley and surrounding mountains before starting the descent to Zug.

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Author
Dave O'Riordan
Update: April 14, 2015
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,190 m
Lowest point
407 m
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Start

Pfäffikon (Sz) Train Station (412 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'701'546E 1'228'853N
DD
47.202814, 8.778893
DMS
47°12'10.1"N 8°46'44.0"E
UTM
32T 483253 5227726
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Destination

Zug Train Station

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Public transport

There are regular trains to Pfäffikon Sz. Do not confuse with Pfäffikon Zh

Getting there

As this tour does not start and end in the same place it's probably best to use public transport or ride to and from the start/end points of the ride.

Parking

There is ample parking available in both Pfäffikon Sz and Zug train stations if you do decide to take a car.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'701'546E 1'228'853N
DD
47.202814, 8.778893
DMS
47°12'10.1"N 8°46'44.0"E
UTM
32T 483253 5227726
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
62.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
1,388 m
Descent
1,363 m
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