Fantastic views of Lake Zürich and the Linth Plain define this technically straightforward bike tour from Kaltbrunn up to the Breitenau Mountain.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour:Bahnhof Kaltbrunn
Technical requirements:medium difficulty
Physical fitness:medium difficulty
Distance:23.8 km
Total altitude meters:915 m
Biking time:2-3 h
Elevation start and end of tour:470 m
Culmination point:1260 m
Season:May - November
Access starting point:Trains from Lucerne, Zurich, Rapperswil or St. Gallen
Access point of arrival:Trains to Lucerne, Zurich, Rapperswil or St. Gallen


Once you are on the peak, the view opens up to the lovely Toggenburg region. Unmistakably, Mt. Säntis dominates the scene. Towards the south, the Glarus Mountains loom on the horizon. The cornfields and meadows of the Linth Plain present themselves to your eyes like an over-sized chessboard.

Tour Overview

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Kaltbrunn - Wilderau - Spitzmoos - Breitenau - Wielesch - Bachmannsberg - Schänerwiti - Steinenbrücke - Kaltbrunn

From Kaltbrunn a steadily rising trail leads to Breitenau. For the last 500 meters to this fabulous vantage point you have to get off your bike and walk. The first part of the descent is somewhat technical, but the last stretch of the trail makes for an easier descent. After a short uphill ride, you can cycle down to Steinenbrücke. A short ride on a flat section of the main road takes you ultimately back to Kaltbrunn, the starting point of the tour,


The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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