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Winterthur Bike Rides

Anyone live in Winterthur and interested in cycling?

I love riding up the Tösstal on my Mountain Bike and exploring the country and forest roads around there.

I often do 1 hour circuits but I'm keen on pushing myself a bit harder and wondering if anyone here is interested in some evening after-work rides?

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Anyone live in Winterthur and interested in cycling?

I love riding up the Tösstal on my Mountain Bike and exploring the coutnry and forest roads around there.

I often do 1 hour circuits but I'm keen on pushing myself a bit harder and wondering if anyone here is interested in some evening after-work rides?
I don't live in Winti (yet), but will be based there (Seen actually, which is right along the Tösstal) while visiting during the last two weeks in May. I enjoy cycling, and if I can rent a bike I'd be delighted to join you for an outing.

...But Bettenhausen? That's nowhere near Winti...
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I don't live in Winti (yet), but will be based there (Seen actually, which is right along the Tösstal) while visiting during the last two weeks in May. I enjoy cycling, and if I can rent a bike I'd be delighted to join you for an outing.
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Re: Winterthur Bike Rides

There are weekly after work MTB rides in different areas around Zurich and we've had people from Winterthur direction join us before. We also do day trips to other areas to check out the best of what Switzerland has to offer.

If I come up with a good route we may even do one of the rides in the Winterthur area.

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I don't live in Winti (yet), but will be based there (Seen actually, which is right along the Tösstal) while visiting during the last two weeks in May. I enjoy cycling, and if I can rent a bike I'd be delighted to join you for an outing.

...But Bettenhausen? That's nowhere near Winti...
You can rent a bike at the Railway station I think.Take a trip up to bruetten .have a beer or two in the American bar
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There are weekly after work MTB rides in different areas around Zurich and we've had people from Winterthur direction join us before. We also do day trips to other areas to check out the best of what Switzerland has to offer.

If I come up with a good route we may even do one of the rides in the Winterthur area.

PM me if you want more details.
A good Mountain Bike route in Winterthur?

You cannot beak the #33!
http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/ro....cfm?id=316376

I know Section 1 quite well: Winti - Hulftegg
http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/ro....cfm?id=317086

Section 1 can be done in 2 stages:
Winti-Turbenthal on the #33, then back to Winti along the Töss
or
Winti-Turbenthal along the Töss then follow the #33 to Hulftegg, then back along the Töss

Each stage is about a 2 to 3 hr round trip from Winti, depending on your fitness level.

A beautiful combination of quiet streets, cycle tracks, and shady forest roads Gorgeous scenery, and challenging enough for anyone (from mild to serious bikers)

But no crazy off-road mad careening through fields and forest, so you don't break bones or bikes.

I've never been further than Hulftegg on the #33 - doing the entire route to Wildhaus would be fun, but that's realistically a 2 or 3-day trek

Who's keen to do it?
An evening's ride, starting at 6pm at Winti train station...?? I can be your guide...
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Re: Winterthur Bike Rides

We generally try to avoid the mountanbikeland routes as much as possible. The general concept of out rides is to try to show people new to Switzerland areas and trails that may be on their doorstep but that they don't really know or possibly wouldn't explore on their own. It's also a way of meeting like minded individuals who want to get out and explore Switzerland on two wheels. This is part of the reason we try to use different areas that are easily accessible from Zurich each week. The mountainbikeland routes are great for people who want to go out and have in idea of a route to do if they are a bit unsure and don't know the area. They are very low on singletrack and spend most of the time on paved or unpaved roads.

Our rides are generally on singletrack (narrow trails through the woods and fields) as much as possible, but we do have a mountain bike guide/instructor along who can give people pointers and help on any of the more difficult sections. We've had total beginners come on them and love them but there are also enough challenging sections to put a smile on many of the hard core crew. The weeknight after work rides are a great way to meet new people, see new trails and get some tuition thrown in as an added bonus.

I've ridden up around Huftegg and from there over to Schnebelhorn. I've also eyed a route from Schnebelhorn down to Watwill which would get you to the Toggenburg valley. Around Schnebelhorn is relatively challenging in places but the view up there is amazing, you can see from the Bodensee to the Alps and beyond on a clear day. I'll probably check out the connection to Toggenburg very soon and can then guide a lot of that route if people are interested. Huftegg to Wattwil can be relatively easily done on a day ride I reckon, definitely a bit much for an evening.

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A good Mountain Bike route in Winterthur?

You cannot beak the #33!
http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/ro....cfm?id=316376

I know Section 1 quite well: Winti - Hulftegg
http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/ro....cfm?id=317086

Section 1 can be done in 2 stages:
Winti-Turbenthal on the #33, then back to Winti along the Töss
or
Winti-Turbenthal along the Töss then follow the #33 to Hulftegg, then back along the Töss

Each stage is about a 2 to 3 hr round trip from Winti, depending on your fitness level.

A beautiful combination of quiet streets, cycle tracks, and shady forest roads Gorgeous scenery, and challenging enough for anyone (from mild to serious bikers)

But no crazy off-road mad careening through fields and forest, so you don't break bones or bikes.

I've never been further than Hulftegg on the #33 - doing the entire route to Wildhaus would be fun, but that's realistically a 2 or 3-day trek

Who's keen to do it?
An evening's ride, starting at 6pm at Winti train station...?? I can be your guide...
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We generally try to avoid the mountanbikeland routes as much as possible. ... It's also a way of meeting like minded individuals who want to get out and explore Switzerland on two wheels.
Oh well, then what you do and what I do are quite different

I prefer the bike tracks (paved and unpaved) so as to cover as much distance as possible, and to see the countryside.

Each to his own. Enjoy your dirt trails.
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