Baar Höllgrotten to Oberwil via Zugerberg in the snow

Baar, Zug, Switzerland

Trails - Hilly

This frosty January ride transports you to central Switzerland. Starting near the town of Baar, the ride first follows the river Lorze upstream through its wooded valley, past the Höllgrotten caves, below bridges towering far above. As the road becomes a restricted forest road, and with increasing elevation, snow coverage increases leading to a crunchy uphill ride. Eventually, re-emerging onto public roads, the ride continues to Allenwinden and from there up the Zugerberg with blue skies and the PIlatus und Rigi mountains visible in the distance with the Zugerlake visible below. Arriving at the top of Zugerberg, the road is again closed to car traffic, snow is on the ground and kids are on sledges. Riding across the Zugerberg in the snow, the ride eventually leads back to clean roads just before the steep and spectacular descent to the town of Walchwil with gorgeous mountain and lake views below the sunny blue sky. The ride finishes with a last relatively flat section along the lake. Long sections of this ride are on ice and snow; for the best ride experience we recommend that you enable Real Road Feel (RRF) in Settings.