Begin and end of tour: Nesslau Train Station
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 35.8 km
Total altitude meters: 1190 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 04:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 759 m
Season: May - October
Panorama: Fantastic view s of the Säntis and the Churfirsten
Gastronomy: Nesslau, Stein, Schwägalp
Access starting point: By train to Nesslau
Access point of arrival: Nesslau Train Station
The tour of Risipass gives you views into the far and hidden residential areas of the Toggenburgs. In stark contrast is the wide and open pasture on the top of the smooth heights. The huge rock of Säntis massif, the symbol of this area, attracts excursions from far and wide.
Nesslau - Stein - Steinerberg - Risipass - Lautertannen - Schwägalp Passhöhe - Hornalp - Ellenbogen - Rietbad - Ennetbühl - Neu St. Johann - Nesslau
From the station of Nesslau xou follow the Thurweg to Stein. Here starts the pleasant but long ascent to Risipass. During the uphill, you will discover enchanting views over Toggenburg. Over it, you can see the majestic Säntis. The downhill to Lautertannen asks some skills in its upper part. On a good road, passing Säntiseralp you will reach the pass Schwägalp. After a short downhill you will come to Hornalp, where a very steep downhill is waiting for you. Tecnically not too skilled bikers will have to hop off the saddle now and then. Arrived on the bottom, an asphalted road will take you back to the point of departure.
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.