Altstätten SG: Rheintal

Altstätten SG: Rheintal

This bike tour from the historical market-place of Altstätten up to the Hirschber offers spectacular panoramic viewpoints. The view stretches from the lake of Constance over to Bregenzer Wald and Säntis. The picturesque houses of Gais and the old core of Altstätten are the cultural highlights of this tour. The Hirschberg loop is more for the recreational biker than for single trail experts.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Altstätten Train Station
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 30.8 km
Total altitude meters: 980 m
Biking time: 02:30 - 04:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 462 m
Season: April - November
Gastronomy: Altstätten, Ruppen, Gais, Hirschberg
Overnight: Altstätten
Access starting point: By train to Altstätten
Access point of arrival: Altstätten Train Station
Literature: Bike-Explorer

Tour Overview

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Altstätten - Chornberg - Landmark - Schwäbrig - Gais - Hirschberg - Brand - Altstätten.

The medium heavy round tour from Altstätten up to Hirschberg will surprise you mainly because of the wonderful view.

From Altstätten climb the old Ruppenstrasse up to Landmark. Follow the ridge way to Schwäbrig and go down to Gais. Here starts the uphill to Hirschberg. After some tecnical demanding tracks, a fast downhill takes you to Brand. Finally, dash back to Altstätten on a flat path track.

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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.

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