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Winter walking and snowshoe trails in the Mythen Region

Over 40 kilometres of south-facing winter walking trails and snowshoe trails over pre-alpine mountain ranges promise you an exceptional experience.

The south-facing winter walking trails and snowshoe routes in the Mythen Region offer splendid panoramic views of Lake Lucerne, the Mythen mountains and Mount Rigi, and all the way to the Swiss Plateau. Some of them lead through Ibergeregg, Schwyz’s largest nature reserve, and therefore provide an exceptional winter nature experience.

Along the 36 kilometres of winter walking trails, which are freshly groomed each day, you will find our popular mountain restaurants with their sun terraces and regional specialities.

The valley station of the Rotenfluebahn cable car in Rickenbach ob Schwyz and the Brunni-Holzegg cable car in Alpthal are easy to reach by car and public transport. In winter, the Ibergeregg Pass between Schwyz and Oberiberg can only be reached by car.

Winter walking trails

The winter walking trails criss-cross the entire Mythen Region: from Mount Rotenflue heading towards Ibergeregg and Oberiberg along the old Schwyzerweg Way, from Holzegg towards Ibergeregg, or from Ibergeregg towards Oberberg to St. Karl, the mountain station of the Illgau-St. Karl cable car. The signposted walking trails are varied, offer a rich contrast of scenery and also suitable for families and seniors. Relax and enjoy some good food at one of the many mountain restaurants, famed for their regional specialities and situated directly by the winter walking trails.

The starting points of the winter walking trails are on Mount Rotenflue (via the Rotenfluebahn cable car in Rickenbach ob Schwyz), Holzegg (via the Brunni-Holzegg cable car in Alpthal), and Ibergeregg and Oberberg via the mountain pass from Schwyz or Oberiberg. In Brunni-Alpthal, there is a circular winter walking trail that leads past the Schlittelstübli Fryfang restaurant.

Snowshoe routes

The signposted snowshoe routes through the snow-topped forests to hidden lookout points offer a special nature experience in the Mythen Region. Some of the trails lead through Schwyz’s largest nature reserve, which is why the trails should be used with care. The Mythen Region is the last sanctuary of the critically endangered western capercaillie, a fact we greatly respect. The routes lead from Brunni up to Holzegg and on to Ibergeregg or via Furggelenstöckli back into Alpthal, or from Handgruobi via Brünnelistock to Brunni-Alpthal.

The starting points of the snowshoe trails are on Mount Rotenflue (via the Rotenfluebahn cable car in Rickenbach ob Schwyz), Holzegg (via the Brunni-Holzegg cable car in Alpthal), and Ibergeregg and Oberberg via the mountain pass from Schwyz or Oberiberg.

 

Location and contact

Mythenregion AG
Rickenbachstrasse 163
6432 Rickenbach b. Schwyz
+41 (0)41 819 70 00
infomythenregion.ch
www.mythenregion.ch