Biking in the Sihlwald forest


Most people only know the valley of the Sihl from the traffic jams there that are reported on the radio nearly every day. Squeezed in between the Albis mountain range and Lake Zurich, it forms a natural bottleneck on the route from Zurich into Central Switzerland.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Adliswil station
End of tour:Adliswil station
Access starting point:S4 from Zurich
Access point of arrival:S4 to Zurich
Technical requirements:Easy
Physical fitness:Easy
Distance:29.2 km
Difference in elevation:
375 m
Biking time:Approx. 2 to 3 hrs.
Season:February to November
Gastronomy:Adliswil, Sihlbrugg, Langnau
Various:Sihlwald forest nature centre


However, despite all the traffic, there is still unspoilt natural beauty to be found in the lower Sihl valley. On the far side of the Sihl, a lovely trail meanders along beside the river. Beautiful forests line the river-bank. The Sihlwald forest is the largest single area of mixed woodland in Central Switzerland. Nowadays, the forest is protected, but is open to the public thanks to an extensive network of paths. The cycling route from Adliswil along the Sihl up to Sihlbrugg and down on the other side of the valley through the forest to Langnau shows the Sihlwald forest at its best.

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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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