People with disabilities

The slowUp route and the festival grounds are easily accessible for people with disabilities. slowUp Zürichsee offers a whole range of services specially for participants with handicaps.


The slowUp route is flat and paved with asphalt. It is perfect for people in wheelchairs. There won't be any car traffic and it is very safe. Narrow sections with traffic coming in the other direction are marked. Please go slowly. In sections with pebbles, you will be able to bypass them on a different marked route. The entire stretch has traffic running in the opposite direction so you can shorten your trip and turn around whenever you want. 

Seedamm underpass in Rapperswil: 33m 9.3% and 6m 10%, otherwise no notable obstacles. 

In Rapperswill, there is a section with stone slabs. An alternative route is recommended for skaters between Jona and Wurmsbach. Since this way has uphill and downhill sections and is longer, we recommend the normal route with its hard natural surface.


Arrival by rail and by ferry
Arrival from the left bank of the lake: Ferry from Horgen to Meilen, runs every 15 minutes, takes 20 minutes. You can find the railway and transport connections on the electronic schedule of the SBB. Meilen is a support station. For more information: Call Center Handicap SBB, 0800 007 102 (free).

Lake Zurich boat ride
The boats are operated by Zürichsee Schifffahrt and are generally accessible by wheelchair. Since there is always a very large crowd on the slowUp day and space on the boats cannot be reserved, a boat ride on the slowUp day is not really recommended.

Parking spaces
There will be parking spaces exclusively for handicapped people with disabled badges (make sure you bring it!) in Meilen near the reformierte Kirche (Reformed Church). The parking spaces cannot be reserved individually. Since access to these parking spaces runs a little way along the slowUp route, you will need to arrive before 10:00 am. Departure will be possible at walking speed in the direction of the ferry during the closed hours from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Special bikes

Reservations for Special bikes from Cerebral must be made by phone at Rent a Bike +41 41 925 11 70 (Deadline Friday 5:00 pm before slowup), pickup and drop off in Meilen.


Special bikes

Wheelchair-accessible WCs

There are signs for the wheelchair-accessible WCs, and they are marked on the map and included on the WC list.

Electricity outlets

In order to charge up your wheelchair battery, 230 volt electricity outlets will be available in Meilen, Rapperswil and Schmerikon.



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