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Zurich–Sihlwald

Bicycle tour
Time required: < 2hLength: 14.80 km

Season

All season

Contact

Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich
Alte Sihltalstrasse 38
8135 Sihlwald
Tel. +41 (0)44 722 55 22

www.wildnispark.ch

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - This cycling route leads from Zurich's town centre to the wilderness in Sihlwald and for most of the way on car-free tracks, always follows the bank of the River Sihl (regional cycle route 94).

Route-information

Route-information

Length
14.80 km
Amount untarred route
7.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
103 m
Altitude difference descent
31 m
Time required
< 2h
Level technique
Easy
Level condition
Easy
Height profile view map

Details

There is also the possibility on continuing with a cycling circuit through the Sihlwald, see the route proposal "Sihlwald circuit".

Equipment rent

Bicycle hire possible at the ""Rent a Bike"" rental station at Zurich main station.

Signalization

Red signpost of Veloland Switzerland with the route number 94.

Safety advices

The route runs practically the whole way on cycle paths, residential area roads and forest tracks, and only a few main roads have to be crossed.

Possibilities for catering

Sihlwald restaurant

Infrastructure

Visitor centre with information, museum and shop

  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet

Arrival

Starting point
Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Sihlpost) (Altitude: 408 m)
Arrival by public transport
Zürich HB Timetable SBB
Destination
Sihlwald, Areal Besucherzentrum (Altitude: 485 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sihlwald, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families

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Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Glögglifrosch pond

The cleaned-up ponds along the River Sihl between Langnau am Albis and Sihlwald offer a home for the Glögglifrosch (midwife toad).

FaunaWaters
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Visitor centre in Sihlwald

There is information, a souvenir and bookshop at the visitor centre in Zurich's wilderness park, and it also has a museum with interactive exhibitions about nature and the wilderness.

Visitor center
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Information im Besucherzentrum

Bei der Informationsstelle des Wildnispark Zürich im Besucherzentrum in Sihlwald erhalten Sie hilfreiche Informationen zu den Angeboten des Parks sowie nützliche Karten für Ihren Ausflug in die Wildnis.

Information center
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Naturmuseum im Besucherzentrum

In den Ausstellungen des Museums des Wildnispark Zürich im Besucherzentrum in Sihlwald treffen Kultur und Natur auf- und zueinander. Dies ermöglicht vertraute Zugänge zu neuen persönlichen Naturerlebnissen.

Museum / Exhibition
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Shop im Besucherzentrum

Im Shop im Besucherzentrum des Wildnispark Zürich in Sihlwald erhalten Sie Stofftiere, Postkarten, Feldstecher, Lupen sowie zahlreiche Sach- und Geschichtenbücher zu Naturthemen für Kinder und Erwachsene.

Shop
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Visitor centre barbecue area

There are three barbecue area with several benches in front of the Visitor centre in Sihlwald. Firewood is available in wooden crates.

Fireplace
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Sihlwald wilderness playground

Branch nests, suspension bridges, an hollow silver fir trunk, a snake made of wood - these are the centrepieces of the wilderness playground at the visitor centre in Sihlwald. The exciting play wilderness offers challenges for young and old.

Playground
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Restaurant Sihlwald

Where wood from the Sihlwald was processed earlier, today the guests of the wilderness park Zurich can enjoy easy meals and refreshments with look on the forest and the Sihl.

RestaurantCafé