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Circular bike tour Sihlwald

Bicycle tour
Time required: 55 minutesLength: 11.60 km


All season


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

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald - Leisurely, one-hour circular bicycle tour for families and recreational sports people. At first the way is flat along the River Sihl and afterwards through the forest wilderness of the Sihlwald nature discovery park.



11.60 km
Altitude difference ascent
230 m
Altitude difference descent
230 m
Time required
55 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


From Zurich the journey can be made with the bicycle. It is about 15 km from the centre of the city to Sihlwald railway station. The ride on the Sihl valley cycle path (route 94) takes about 45 to 60 minutes.

  • child-friendly


The cycling route is not specially marked.

Safety advices

Take care when crossing the Sihltal road. Otherwise the route goes exclusively on traffic-free tracks and roads.

Possibilities for catering

Barbecue area at the visitor centre area, and barbecue areas along the way at Bodenmatt and Streuboden.


  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet


Starting point
Bahnhof Sihlwald (Altitude: 481 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sihlwald, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Bahnhof Sihlwald (Altitude: 481 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

Streuboden barbecue area

There is a barbecue area with three benches and a table bench combination on Streuboden. The barbecue area lies directly on the Sihlwald road.

Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald

Bodenmatt barbecue area

One barbecue area directly on the banks of the Sihl river. There are two benches as well as a table and bench combination provided.

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

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.