Begin and end of tour: Elm
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 19.1 km
Total altitude meters: 900 m
Biking time: 01:30 - 02:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 977 m
Season: May - October
Panorama: Very beautiful views of the Glarner Alps
Gastronomy: Elm, Ämpächli, Winter hut Obererbs
Access starting point: By train to Schwanden. From there by bus to Elm
Access point of arrival: Elm
This tour, which has a medium level of difficulty, leads across the Obererbs Alp (where the ski hut entices visitors to make a rest stop), via majestic trails past Ämpächli, down to Elm. The enormous mountain giants of the Glarus Alps in the center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona Tectonic Arena form the backdrop for the tour.
Elm - Unter Empächli - Hängstboden - Obererbs - Steinibach - Stäfeli - Elm - Unter Empächli - Hängstboden - Obererbs - Steinibach - Stäfeli - Elm
From Elm 700 meters of difference in altitude over the Empächli to the mule track of Obererbs are expecting you. The whole ascent is accompanied by a unique panorama over the Tschingelhörner with Martinsloch, Voralp and Hausstock. Further, riding on the delicate ridge-way over to Obererbs, a good alp track takes you down to Steinibach. On the bottum of the valley the itinerary leads you along the little river Sernf back to the starting point Elm.
Natural phenonemon Martinsloch: Twice a year, on 12 th/ 13th March at 08.53 o'clock a.m. and on 30th September / 091st October around 08.33 o'clock a.m. the sun is shining thorugh the 20 m high rock window, direct on the village church.
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.