This time we were hiking around the Rothenflue: a wonderful area close by the Grosser Mythen, with stunning views.
The map below shows the trail: Ibergeregg – Müsliegg – Rothenflue – Stäglerenegg – Müsliegg – Ibergeregg.
The numbers reference to the pictures used in this post (click to enlarge).
We started from the Ibergeregg (1406 m), with warm and beautiful weather.
From above the Alpwirtschaft Zwäcken: the Rothenflue in the background. On the right the Grosse Mythen (1889 m).
From there down to the Müsliegg. There is always time to rest or build one a small stone monument.
From the Müsliegg it goes up to the Rothenflue, with the Mythen peaks in sight.
With going up, a beautiful view back from where we came from:
Getting up to the Rothenflue, which is a popular starting point for paragliding:
There are several starting points, one just below the old cable car station:
Reminds me that I wanted to do this for a long time too. Maybe finally I get the time to learn paragliding.
From the Rothenflue, a wunderful view over the valley of Schwyz:
View to the Grosse Mythen: I was up there about 7 years ago, so definitely would like to get up there again, but not this time.
Paragliding is very popular. For delta wing gliders there is dedicated starting platform on top of the Rothenflue:
Instead starting from the Ibergeregg, another way is to take the Gondola from Schwyz up to the Rothenflue:
If you plan to use the Gondola or getting up to the Grosse Mythen, then have a read at Hiking the Grosser Mythen (by Slovenian Girl Abroad).
From the station, the trail descended down returning to our starting point
On the way back, there is small but beautiful and exposed spot, the ‘Känzeli’:
It was a wonderful hike: around 3 hours with breaks, full of stunning views. I hope you find this inspiring.
Happy Hiking 🙂
- Rothenflue Mythen Region: http://www.mythenregion.ch/sommer/region/rotenflue/
- Hiking the Grosser Mythen: https://sloveniangirlabroad.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/hiking-the-grosser-mythen/