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B Dirt track
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R56 Feldkirch » Gafadurahütte
  |   5h15   |   15.33 km   |   1212 m   |   221 m

Mountain meadows offering many views, shady mixed mountain woods and the Höhenweg (high-altitude trail) over the Sarojaalpe pasture await you. You will already be sleeping on the Liechtenstein side of the border, at the Gafadura Hut, which can be reached in half an hour from the Sarojaalpe meadow.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
437 m
|   2.8 km / 0h45
578 m
|   2.9 km / 0h50
787 m
| BCD  1.8 km / 1h20
Feldkircher Hütte
1205 m
|   4.8 km / 1h25
1477 m
| CD  1.5 km / 0h30
1632 m
| D  1.53 km / 0h25
1421 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
02 - Zentralalpenweg
Useful topographic maps
  • WK 364 Bregenzerwald ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • WK 371 Bludenz, Klostertal, Brandnertal, Montafon ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • T238 Montafon ~ Swisstopo (1:50'000)
  • Nr. 21 Feldkirch - Vaduz ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 140, 141, 1223 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Geodatenportal Liechtenstein (WebGIS) R56 (print/download GPX/KML)
Useful guidebooks
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 02 "Zentralalpenweg", Sekt. Weitwanderer ~ Sekt. Weitwanderer (ISBN )

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  • Piet Clerinx - 2022-08-15
    Gafadurahütte does not provide blankets anymore. In case you didn't bring a real sleeping bag, you better prepare for a cold night. No showers neither.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-04
    Mardi 3 juillet 2018
    Etape commencée depuis la Fedkircher Hütte, interrompue à midi à Gafadurahütte pour cause de mauvais temps, puis poursuivie jusqu'à Sücka.
    Une longue étape de 21km parcourue par un temps malheureusement peu amène, mais superbe (voir R57).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Stage started from Fedkircher Hütte, interrupted at noon in Gafadurahütte due to bad weather, then continued to Sücka. A long stage of 21km traveled by a time unfortunately little, but superb (see R57).
  • Daniel - 2018-08-27
    In Feldkirch, try to get your CHF's here. If you can't, all the Liechtenstein and Swiss places you will stay next, will accept euro's as well.

    If you think this day is boring, don't worry, this will be compensated tomorrow. The Gafadura warden prefers that everyone books in advance, because she wants to plan the beds. No wifi or showers in this place.
  • tof - 2015-01-07
    Trieste-Monaco le 16/8/14

    Bon accueil. Nuit + repas soir=41,5 CHF
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 16/8/14 Good reception. Night + evening meal = 41.5 CHF
  • Thierry M. - 2014-01-11
    Monaco - Trieste
    Gafadurahutte offers a warm and comfortable bed for 20CHF. Friendly owners. Great location for sunset.
    From Gafadurahutte, Feldkirch can be avoided, catching up the Via alpina at Brugger Torkel 473m by the water stream/highway

    Gafadurahutte down to the valley takes about 3h
  • Margy - 2012-02-09
    1/7/11 Steep climb to the border, then steep descent to Gafadura. Warm rooms and good food, many marmots to watch from the patio.
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-11-04
    Feldkircherhuette is a cozy place to stay after a steep climb from Feldkirch. And because it's still in Austria, prices are much more reasonable than at Gafadurahuette.
Last update : 2019-12-16