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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.
Following on from the previous stage of the Lake Zurich Trail, stage 8 takes you further up into the foothills of the Pfannenstiel.
You will wind through vineyards and climb through forests and pastures until you hit Meilemer Tobel.
Throughout the hike, you can enjoy the contrast between the views of the sprawling city of Zurich below and the thriving nature that surrounds you.
**Sources** https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/routes/route/etappe-01477.html https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sport/lake-zurich-circular-tour