|Begin of tour:||Rapperswil station|
|End of tour:||Richterswil station|
|Access starting point:||Trains from Zurich, St. Gallen, Lucerne|
|Access point of arrival:||Trains to Zurich, Rapperswil|
|Total altitude meters:||Approx. 50 m|
|Hiking time:||2 hrs. 50 min|
|Season:||January to December|
|Gastronomy:||Rapperswil, Hurden Freienbach, Bäch, Richterswil|
|Overnight:||Rapperswil, Pfäffikon, Richterswil|
|Various:||Wooden footbridge by Rapperswil, Rapperswil Castle, Old Town of Rapperswil, Alpamare in Pfäffikon|
Rapperswil - Holzsteg - Hurden - Pfäffikon - Freienbach - Richterswil
The wooden footbridge is an absolute highlight and is crossed right at the outset of your ramble. Numerous animals can be observed in the reed belt that skirts the shore zone. On the other side of the causeway you stroll though Freienbach , a village with the status of a tax haven. Befitting its importance, the parish hall of Freienbach is situated within a castle. Finally, wonderful views across Lake Zurich accompany the last section of the walk which leads from Bäch into Richterswil, which forms part of greater Zurich.
Taking the trail in the direction of Pfäffikon from Rapperswil station will bring you to the start of the 841-metre-long wooden footbridge. The views across the Obersee are stunning. From Pfäffikon, the route follows the walking trail towards Freienbach. Walking in the direction of Bäch will take you to a forest periphery. Turn off to the left here and then follow the path through the forest. The main road is reached after the railway tracks are crossed. The walk then follows this road for a good 2 km before a beautiful shore walk brings you back to Richterswil station.
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.