Distance 6 km
Duration 1 h 45 min
Ascent 200 m
It starts off with the most adventurous part – the ride on the Holzkistenbahn cable car from Starkenbach to Strichboden. From here, this simple route with its gentle undulations continues for two hours on the Toggenburg alpine path to Alp Sellamatt all the while keeping below the zigzagging Churfirsten peaks and passing the mysterious Wildenmannlisloch, where small cave lovers will find something to interest them.
If the trip on the nostalgic cable railway through the airy heights is just a bit too much on the adventurous side for some, there's always the option of covering the first 700 altitude metres on foot - leaving the others to float up to the Strichboden at a leisurely 3 metres per second. The stunning panorama from the Schwarzwald across the Alpstein massif and to the Austrian Alps will tempt you to linger longer - as will the welcoming Wildmannli mountain restaurant with its hearty Toggenburg specialities.
Experienced hikers can brave the ascent up the Selun, the last of the Churfirsten peaks, as an extra section to the hike. Casual hikers continue on to the Wildenmannlisloch with its 150-metre long easily accessible cave about which legends abound. The hilly alpine path up to the Alp Sellamatt is more like a walk than a hike as such. Here, right at the mountain hotel, a combined cable railway/chairlift will take you back down into the valley. On the final stretch you'll be able to read about the local myths of the past on signs along the Toggenburg Fable Trail. Sellamatt marks the start of your next adventure - the magical Sound Trail that opens up new worlds to both young and old.
There and backArriving: Bus stop Starkenbach and cable railway to the Alp Vorderselun / Strichboden
Returning: Cable railway/chairlift from the Selamatt to Alt St. Johann
An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted
Alt St.Johann (Strichboden)
Alt St.Johann (Alp Selamatt)
1 h 45 min
1 h 55 min
June - October
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With panoramic view, Food along the road
Adventure, Hiking, Nature
Signalisation in both directions