The landscape surrounding Lake Zurich is not only one of the world’s most prestigious areas to dwell, but in addition a greatly contrasting hikers’ paradise that cradles a multitude of pleasant surprises.


The Linth glacier shaped the lake basin in the surrounding countryside of Zurich around 12,000 years ago. And the picturesque legacy left by the ice - originally appreciated by the Hapsburgs, Romans, and Alemannians alike - today represents one of Switzerland’s most prestigious addresses.

The Zürichsee-Weg shows the versatile region at its best; passing historical towns and villages, castle parks, settlements with noble villas, unspoilt shorelines, extensive woods and wild, bubbling streams. And on its ten attractive legs, the Zürichsee route offers additional palatable pleasures: with a variety of restaurants ranging from simple country restaurant, to gourmet restaurants and first-class wineries literally on the sidewalk. A number of sport and recreation areas, museums, cinemas and platforms are also discovered.

This route offers enjoyment pure for hikers, bikers, culture and nature lovers; not forgetting historians and gourmets with a love for good food! Hikers are spoilt for choice with ten ideal departure points along the route – and each leg of the journey holds individual highlights of its own.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Zürich, Bürkliplatz
Zürich, Bürkliplatz
Round trip
2900 m
2900 m
130 km
Multiday route
10 days
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
All year
Elevation profile
2900Meter ascents
2900Meter descents
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Along Water, Food along the road
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route84

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Route number

No. 84
Stages: 10


130 km


2900 m