How to get there
The Kerenzerberg plateau can be reached comfortably by cable car from Filzbach. This is also where you return the scooter after the descent.
Kerenzerberg and the Habergschwänd mountain inn – No. 5
cable car boarding station – No. 3
The asphalt road winding down into the valley invites you to test the speed limits. You can take the downhill ride easy, though, too, to make sure you do not miss the amazing views of the turquoise Walensee lake, which shimmers below you, surrounded by rocky peaks and green hillsides.
Whether you make the downhill ride an adrenaline experience or a scenic ride, rest assured that you will definitely enjoy the seven kilometers, even with your entire family.
In addition to the adult models (Yedoo Trexx Disc and Yedoo Mezeq Disc), the Rental Shop also offers Yedoo S2016 Disc scooters with an additional footboard for small children. For the bigger ones, who can already ride downhill on their own, the Yedoo S1616 is equipped with a child handlebar for easier handling and safer ride.
A break by the clear Talalpsee lake
Scooters can be rented for an hour, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the nearby Talalpsee lake, which is accessed by a gravel path off the road.
Swiss specialities and views you will never get tired of
But these are not all reasons why you should stop at Kerenzerberg. At the final station of the cable car, you will find the Habergschwänd mountain inn, which not only has a pleasant seating area with panoramic views, but also Swiss specialties prepared exclusively from local ingredients.
Cows have priority here
The pleasant atmosphere is enhanced by the mountain breeze and the ubiquitous tinkling of cowbells. Spotted alpine cows actually have priority here over cyclists and scooterers, too. So, if you go down on the scooter at milking time, you will need to wait for the cows to move from the pasture to the barn in their swinging stride.
The cable car terminus is also an ideal starting point for many alpine trails. Some of them lead through the tectonic area of Sardona, which is listed by UNESCO for its uniqueness.
Get a glimpse of the cheesemakers’ work
Another trail takes you to a mountain farm Nüenalp after just 30 minutes, where you can taste homemade Alpine cheeses and get a glimpse of the cheesemakers’ work.
Offroad for the brave
Off-road scooter enthusiasts can enjoy the unpaved trails down to Filzbach. However, such a descent is only for the brave and experienced, so we recommend consulting the rental company first.
Other trips in the area
For more tips on activities to do in the Glarus Alps, see glarnerland.ch
Do not miss a dip in the crystal-clear water of Lake Walensee, a trip to the Seerenbachfälle waterfall or paddleboarding on the Klöntalersee, Switzerland’s most beautiful lake, which is a 20-minute drive away.
A night on the hay or under the stars
You say it cannot all be done in one day? That doesn’t matter. At the Habergschwänd mountain inn, they will accommodate you on mattresses in a large common room.
However, you might prefer to sleep romantically on hay above a cow barn or on wooden platforms in the open air. These are in fact the only flat places in the wider area. It is beautiful to watch the stars and listen to the chimes from the Alpine slopes.
Prices are very reasonable for Switzerland. A night with breakfast will cost you only CHF 40-50. And you can actually speak Czech here, too. The cable car and the mountain inn are run by a Swiss-Czech couple, Dave and Karolína Branderberger.