A beautiful trip from the iberg ski lift car park in Riedholz village, up the Riedholzer Kugel Mountain and through the surrounding woodlands, heading back down the iberg.
Distance 6.2 km
Highest point1,056 m
Lowest point733 m
This magnificent, medium length, circular woodland/mountain hike begins at the easily accessible car park situated at the foot of the iberg, in Riedholz village. There it is possible to park your car free of charge, and head down to the base of the Riedholzer Kugel Mountain. You will ascend up to the peak of this well maintained and wonderfully equipped mountain climb, passing two small childrens play areas and rest stops, one located at the highest point. If the weather permits, it is from here you will discover a stunning view of the mountain range. On reaching the peak you will make the gradual woodland descent east, towards Hohenegg. Another rest stop can be found at the top of the iberg slope, here you can enjoy another fantastic view of your surroundings, as you head down you will eventually phase out of the woodlands and down the iberg summit, always following a clearly marked path, towards the car park where this adventure began.
This tour can be completed by most ages and fitness levels. Understand, though, that the ascent up the Riedholzer Kugel is rather steep and tiring.
Ascention up the Riedholzer Kugel may be tricky in winter or very cold conditions, where the surface can be incredibly slippy and icey. For these conditions, it is to be advised that both children and those without sure footedness do not attempt this hike.
Tips and hints
Save your breakfast\Lunch\snacks for the top of the Riedholzer Kugel summit, where picnic benches and a stunning view will await you.
From the Iberg car park, head down the hill into riedholz, on meeting the road, take a sharp right and head up hill through the field towards the entrance of the Riedholzer Kugel (here you will see a bench, and a small red gate). Enter the gate, and head up the ascent, follow signs for 'Kugel' until you reach the peak, once here, head to the right following the path that leads downwards (not over the mountain and down the opposite side of the summit) but more like a hair pin turn, when you get to the T in the path turn right, keep following the path, and keep to the left when there is a small split in the path, keep following this path, and you will need to take a right off the main path as your next action, avoiding continuing straight to seltmans, this path will head down the iberg and to the car park where you started.
all notes on protected areas
The iberg car park is free of charge, but very limited in size.