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Their eye is soon drawn by the colourful sight of the Schwantenau moorland reserve. Later, they will enjoy the distant view across the Rothenthurm moorland. Covering more than 100 hectares, this is Switzerland's largest upland moor and heathland, traversed by the small and meandering river Biber.
On the ridge of the Höhronen hills stands the border stone, marking the boundary between the cantons of Zurich, Schwyz and Zug. The route runs through the middle of the forest, but not all the way up: instead, it leads towards the Raten Pass and St. Jost Chapel with a magnificent view of the Ägeri Valley. Crossing the Rothenthurm moorland, which we admired from above earlier on, it takes us to Altmatt. Now comes the final obstacle on the tour: the Chatzenstrick. At the top, bikers are rewarded with a view across the monastery village of Einsiedeln with Lake Sihl and the Ybrig mountains in the background.
Einsiedeln - Horgenberg - Waldweg - Tüfelsbrugg - Enzenau - Büel - Schindellegi - Höhronen - Raten - Bibersteg - Dritte Altmatt - Katzenstrick - Einsiedeln
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The Swiss Federal Railways and Südostbahn railway company (SOB) run a half-hourly service to Einsiedeln from Zurich.
An hourly service to Einsiedeln is provided by the Voralpen Express railway company, which runs between Romanshorn in eastern Switzerland and the Lucerne conurbation.