Slow Up 2012 along Lake Zurich from Meilen to Rapperswil and Schmerikon

Did you cycle, skate, walk or run in the Slow Up on Sunday? The sun was shining and there were all forms of non-motorised transport on display – even a horse and trap.

Slow Up Zurich 2012 from Meilen to Rapperswil, NewInZurich.comIf you missed this event or if you enjoyed it and want to take part in another Slow Up please check here for details of the next Slow Up event which takes place in Schwyz – Swiss Knife Valley.  In fact there are Slow Up events all over Switzerland.  We are at the end of the 2012 schedule but check on this link for details for the rest of the year and for future events next year.

Slow Up 2012 in Rapperswil, NewinZurich.com

Refreshment stops on the Slow Up 2012 from Meilen to Rapperswil, NewInZurich.com

The Slow Up also passed through one of the many “chilbis”taking place all over the Zurich region at this time of year.  This one was in Mannerdorf.

Chilbi in Maennerdorf, Slow Up through Maennerdorf 2012, NewInZurich.com

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Don’t miss the “Slow Up” from Meilen next Sunday 23rd September

Don’t miss the “Slow Up” next Sunday 23rd September around Lake Zurich from Meilen to Rapperswil and then on to Schmerikon.  It’s 28 km in total and you can do as much or as little of it as you like, by biking, skating, pushing a pram….. It’s mainly flat and there are refreshment booths and snack stops all along the route. The road along the lake from Meilen is shut to cars and all road traffic from 9am till 6pm – and the road is yours from 10am – 5pm!

A great family day out and for more information (in German) click here.

If that all looks a bit too easy for you, then there is the Iron Bike Run in Einsiedeln a little further away.  For information on this event (in German) click here.

Photo: Zurichsee Tourismus

Wine Tasting – Think Global, Drink Local

Hope you’re all enjoying the fabulous sunshine in Zurich this weekend. If you’ve overdone the sun and want to escape the heat later on, there is a Wine Tasting Event at Restaurant Loewen in Meilen today from 1pm 6pm.  Ahead of the Expovino Wine Tasting in Burkliplatz  on 1st – 15th November (more to follow closer to the time), why not pop by and try some local specialities from the vineyards along Lake Zurichsee? Think global and drink local as they say! Entry is CHF 10 per person (or free if you click here and print out).  Prost!

The following wine producers will be presenting their wines:

Weingut Rütihof, Uerikon

Weingut Lattenberg, Stäfa

Lüthi Weinbau, Männedorf

Weinbau Martin Schnorf, Uetikon am See

Rebgut Aebleten, Bolleter Weinbau, Obermeilen

Schwarzenbach Weinbau Reblaube, Obermeilen

Weingut Hasenhalde, Feldmeilen

Weingut Schipf Kaspar von Meyenburg, Herrliberg

Zweifel Weine, Zürich-Höngg

Eveline Heusser Rebbau – Weinhandel, Uster

Weingut Höcklistein, Rapperswil/SG

Weinbau Mühle Stäfa