Begin and end of tour: Wildhaus Post
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 35.1 km
Total altitude meters: 1109 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 05:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1100 m
Culmination point: 1420 m
Season: Mai - Oktober
Gastronomy: Wildhaus, Berggasthaus Oberdorf, div. Alphütten
Access starting point: Busse ab Wattwil oder ab Buchs
Access point of arrival: Busse nach Wattwil oder Buchs
This fantastic mountain panorama is visible almost throughout the entire bike tour. This tour begins with a long downhill ride, which is unique for a tour's beginning, but it is nevertheless quite attractive. Equal in length, but studded with scenic highlights, is the second part of the tour: the ascent back to Wildhaus.
Wildhaus - Schönenboden - Zollhaus - Lehen - Gamperfin - Oelberg - Oberdorf - Höchi - Wildhaus
The Oelberg loop begins on the mountain pass above Wildhaus, from where you will cycle leisurely towards Schönenboden. After three kilometers your descent to Grabs begins. At first you will ride down an ancient Roman path, but later on the tour conducts you on forest trails down to the main road. In the hairpin curve of Chretzibach, the tour branches off in the direction of Simmitobel. You will cross a bridge on the Simmi rivulet before you reach Grabs. At Stockengasse in Grabs, the 14-kilometer ascent to Mt. Ölberg begins. Via Lehen it's off to Maienberg and onward to Gamperfin. A pebble road finally takes you up to the Ölberg Mountain. The last leg of the tour guides you across the Freienalp to Oberdorf and ultimately via Lisighaus back to Wildhaus.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.