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Switzerland / Liechtenstein
St. Gallen

Rheintal - Sarganserland

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
C2 Vaduz » Sargans
  |   4h50   |   17.7 km   |   407 m   |   383 m

Leave Vaduz and head towards the south west, first crossing the Rhine plain and the national border to Switzerland. From Sevelen, head slightly uphill through the wood to Gretschins. Pass the villages of Fontnas, Azmoos and Vild heading alongside the foot of the Gonzen peak to reach Sargans, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
460 m
| B  5.5 km / 1h10
471 m
| B  3 km / 1h15
605 m
| B  1.1 km / 0h15
547 m
| B  1.7 km / 0h30
498 m
| B  3.8 km / 1h10
488 m
| B  2.6 km / 0h30
484 m
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Useful topographic maps
  • 237 T Walenstadt ~ Swisstopo (1: 50'000)
  • Glarnerland Walensee ~ Hallwag Kümmerly und Frey AG / ISBN 3-259-00865-9 (1: 60'000)
  • Wanderkarte Flumserberge-Walensee ~ Kantonal st. Gallische Wanderwege / ISBN 3-906606-08-0 (1: 25'000)
  • Geodatenportal Liechtenstein (WebGIS) C2 (print/download GPX/KML)
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  • Tof - 2015-01-07
    Trieste-Monaco le 18/8/14

    Départ des ruines de Schalun pour entrer en Suisse. Ravitaillement possible à Sevelen (supermarché).

    Arrêt au-delà de Mels, bivouac en forêt sur la route au lieu dit "furstchchopf" sur la carte. Pas d'eau.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 18/8/14 out of the ruins of Schalun to enter Switzerland. Can supply in Sevelen (supermarket). Stop beyond Mels, forest bivouac on the road at a place called "furstchchopf" on the map. No water.
  • Thierry M. - 2014-01-11
    Monaco - Trieste
    Sargans - Vaduz is a transition walk that took me 6h (slowly), mostly roads to walk
  • joan - 2011-09-22
    Hotel zum Ritterhoff was the cheapest in Sargans in the summer of 2011 (Single bath with breakfast 75 Sf.), but it generates a LOT of noise: there is one train every 10' all night long in the back, AND a disco in the front. So, think it twice before going into it.
Last update : 2019-12-19