48 Rheintal Bike
48 Rheintal Bike

Mountainbiking

Rheintal Bike

Rheintal Bike

Balzers–Ruggell

Route report
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Rheintal Bike

Rheintal Bike

On the saddle across the Principality of Liechtenstein, from the extreme south to the north. All in all, an easy but varied ride with ascents and descents, through villages, forests and across fields. A highlight along the way: the medieval castle of Vaduz.
The Principality of Liechtenstein does full justice to its name: its villages are enthroned high above the Rhine Valley and make the "Ländle" a popular place to live. The Rheintal Bike Route leads from Balzers in the far south across the Principality in a northerly direction to Ruggell. During the initial warm-up period, the route proceeds on a level path out of the village. Those who spare their legs here will hardly regret it, because soon the longest ascent of the route begins: it leads through the shady forest up to Guggerboda, slightly above 1000 m.a.s.l., and on to Triesenberg. From far above, you get an excellent view of the St. Gallen Rhine valley, the Alvier mountain range and the Toggenburg region beyond.

After a windy downhill ride through the woods, the route leads into a clearing where the castle of Vaduz appears in full splendour. The medieval princely residence was built in the 16th century and towers high above Vaduz, the smallest town in Europe; an opportunity for a short stopover. For a more extended break, a detour to the Liechtenstein capital is worthwhile. Not only for the culinary specialities in historic restaurants, but also for a visit to the National Museum, which illuminates the history of the Principality, the seat of the Princely Family.

Above Vaduz, the route dips into the woods once more for a short climb on a gravel road. This is followed by another descent past the St. Elisabeth monastery to Schaan, the most populous municipality in the Principality. At the bottom of the valley, idyllic fields are crossed, surrounded by a magnificent mountain backdrop. Up to Bendern and back down to Ruggell, where this tour reaches its finish at the northern end of the "Ländle".
On the saddle across the Principality of Liechtenstein, from the extreme south to the north. All in all, an easy but varied ride with ascents and descents, through villages, forests and across fields. A highlight along the way: the medieval castle of Vaduz.
The Principality of Liechtenstein does full justice to its name: its villages are enthroned high above the Rhine Valley and make the "Ländle" a popular place to live. The Rheintal Bike Route leads from Balzers in the far south across the Principality in a northerly direction to Ruggell. During the initial warm-up period, the route proceeds on a level path out of the village. Those who spare their legs here will hardly regret it, because soon the longest ascent of the route begins: it leads through the shady forest up to Guggerboda, slightly above 1000 m.a.s.l., and on to Triesenberg. From far above, you get an excellent view of the St. Gallen Rhine valley, the Alvier mountain range and the Toggenburg region beyond.

After a windy downhill ride through the woods, the route leads into a clearing where the castle of Vaduz appears in full splendour. The medieval princely residence was built in the 16th century and towers high above Vaduz, the smallest town in Europe; an opportunity for a short stopover. For a more extended break, a detour to the Liechtenstein capital is worthwhile. Not only for the culinary specialities in historic restaurants, but also for a visit to the National Museum, which illuminates the history of the Principality, the seat of the Princely Family.

Above Vaduz, the route dips into the woods once more for a short climb on a gravel road. This is followed by another descent past the St. Elisabeth monastery to Schaan, the most populous municipality in the Principality. At the bottom of the valley, idyllic fields are crossed, surrounded by a magnificent mountain backdrop. Up to Bendern and back down to Ruggell, where this tour reaches its finish at the northern end of the "Ländle".
31 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 17 km
Natural surface: 14 km
of which Singletrail: 1 km
950 m | 900 m
easy | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Balzers, Alter Pfarrhof
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Arrival / return travel Ruggell, Rathaus
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Services

Accommodation

Landgasthof Rössle
Landgasthof Rössle
Ruggell
Martin + Barbara Siegrist
Martin + Barbara Siegrist
Sennwald
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Haag (Rheintal)
Gafadurahütte
Gafadurahütte
Planken
Hotel Buchserhof
Hotel Buchserhof
Buchs SG
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Schaan
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
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Places

Ruggell (FL)
Ruggell (FL)
Sennwald
Sennwald
Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Vaduz
Vaduz
Gaflei (FL)
Gaflei (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Steg (FL)
Steg (FL)
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Places of interest

Pump track Ruggell
Pump track Ruggell
Buchs falconry park
Buchs falconry park
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Liechtenstein state museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Schloss Vaduz
Schloss Vaduz
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein art museum
Vaduz Citytrain
Vaduz Citytrain
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Walser museum
Walser museum
Galina falconry
Galina falconry
Pump track Balzers
Pump track Balzers
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Signalization

Signalization
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