Muotathal – Höchi


Hinterthal: Muotathal

Hinterthal: Muotathal

Traversing two passes from Muotathal retracing famous footsteps. These passes were traversed by Suworow, the Russian general, in 1799. A third crossing is effortless and takes place on a slightly ascending trail across mountains, past wayside crosses and chapels. It runs through a wild and romantic valley to Riemenstalden, the tiniest community in the Canton of Schwyz. There are only 70 inhabitants, a church, a community center and the 'Kaiserstock', an inn where you can celebrate your hike with an excellent meal.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Muotathal
End of tour: Riemenstalden
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 9 km
Total altitude meters: 1334 m
Biking time: 4:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 610 m
Elevation end of tour: 1030 m
Culmination point: 1487 m
Season: -
Gastronomy: Mountain inn "Kaiserstock", Riemenstalden
Overnight: Mountain inn "Kaiserstock", Riemenstalden
Access starting point: By train to Schwyz (KB 600), from Schwyz take a bus to Muotathal (KB 600.14)
Access point of arrival: Riemenstalden


Muotathal - Hellberg - Lower Riedmattli - Höchi - Usserst Hütte - Chäppeli Mountain - Riemenstalden (-Sisikon)

From Muotathal a pleasant trail takes you across the "Höchi" to Riemenstalden, the small community in Schwyz. Here you should tarry awhile after your hike to enjoy a delicious meal at the "Kaiserstock".

Tour Overview

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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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