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The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 5 Pfäffikon to Schmerikon

Woodlands and a glistening lake make for a super hike!

Also in Schwyz, Switzerland

Hiking Easy

22 km
327 m
324 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
403 m
High Point
605 m
The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail): Stage 5 Pfäffikon to Schmerikon  Map

The Zürichsee-Weg (Lake Zurich trail) is a wonderful way to explore Zurich’s glistening lake and its surrounding woodlands, streams, marshlands and historical gems. Come across castles with mountain backdrops, elegant villas with sandy beaches to take a dip and medieval villages to welcome you in for a pitstop on this epic 10 stage circular hike. Follow the signposts for Swiss Mobility 84 all the way around.


This stage of the hike is great if you like to swim, as there are many sandy beaches along the shoreline to stop and take a dip. The trail eventually pulls away from the lakeside, passing the Aabach estuary and enters shady woodland at Buechberg. Sources https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/routes/route/etappe-01477.html https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sport/lake-zurich-circular-tour



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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