410 Riau Skate
410 Riau Skate

Skating in Switzerland

Riau Skate

Riau Skate

Buchs–Rheinau–Sevelen–Buchs

Route report
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Riau Skate

Riau Skate

As its name suggests, this route mainly follows large areas of the Rhine meadows from Buchs to Sevelen. The long straight route along the Rhine is ideal for speed skaters or for a leisurely runout in the evening. The way back leads past Räfis with its unique bird of prey park.
The town of Buchs in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley is at the centre of the Werdenberg region. It is located in the border triangle of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Vorarlberg; Buchs is an important border station. This is also where the Riau skate route starts, which is characterised by the view across the mountains in the border triangle. Besides the town of Buchs and a few villages and hamlets, it is mainly a rural environment along the way.

The route first takes you through residential districts to the Werdenberger inland canal, which runs through the forest. Always by the river, it continues on the Rhine dam. The view opens up here onto the Principality of Liechtenstein and Vaduz Castle. The long, straight sections are tempting for speed skating. If you wish, you can make a detour to Liechtenstein via the old wooden bridge over the Rhine.

After the journey through rural landscapes is the village of Sevelen. Ceramic finds prove that the region was settled by famers as early as the Neolithic period. You cross the village around the Herrenberg castle ruins on the Storchenbüel, which is known today as the “thought mountain” (walk-in art installation). Räfis, a district of Buchs, is reached through the next hamlet of Rans. Passing the bird of prey park there, which is unique in Switzerland with around 70 different species of birds of prey and owls, the route ends back in Buchs. There is a connection here to national Skating in Switzerland route no. 1, “Rhein Skate”.
As its name suggests, this route mainly follows large areas of the Rhine meadows from Buchs to Sevelen. The long straight route along the Rhine is ideal for speed skaters or for a leisurely runout in the evening. The way back leads past Räfis with its unique bird of prey park.
The town of Buchs in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley is at the centre of the Werdenberg region. It is located in the border triangle of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Vorarlberg; Buchs is an important border station. This is also where the Riau skate route starts, which is characterised by the view across the mountains in the border triangle. Besides the town of Buchs and a few villages and hamlets, it is mainly a rural environment along the way.

The route first takes you through residential districts to the Werdenberger inland canal, which runs through the forest. Always by the river, it continues on the Rhine dam. The view opens up here onto the Principality of Liechtenstein and Vaduz Castle. The long, straight sections are tempting for speed skating. If you wish, you can make a detour to Liechtenstein via the old wooden bridge over the Rhine.

After the journey through rural landscapes is the village of Sevelen. Ceramic finds prove that the region was settled by famers as early as the Neolithic period. You cross the village around the Herrenberg castle ruins on the Storchenbüel, which is known today as the “thought mountain” (walk-in art installation). Räfis, a district of Buchs, is reached through the next hamlet of Rans. Passing the bird of prey park there, which is unique in Switzerland with around 70 different species of birds of prey and owls, the route ends back in Buchs. There is a connection here to national Skating in Switzerland route no. 1, “Rhein Skate”.
18 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 18 km
70 m | 70 m
easy | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Buchs SG
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Detour

Route not signposted, Riau Skate
Duration
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The route is not yet signalised.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Route not signposted, Werdenberg Skate
Duration
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The route is not yet signalised.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Route not signposted, Werdenberg Skate
Duration
until further notice
The route is not yet signalised.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Route not signposted, Werdenberg Skate
Duration
until further notice
The route is not yet signalised.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Route not signposted, Riau Skate
Duration
until further notice
The route is not yet signalised.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Route not signposted, Riau Skate
Duration
until further notice
The route is not yet signalised.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Contact

Werdenberg Tourismus
Städtli 42
9470 Werdenberg
Tel. +41 (0)81 740 05 40
tourismus@werdenberg.ch
www.werdenberg.ch

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Schaan
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
B+B Starennest
B+B Starennest
Werdenberg
Hotel Buchserhof
Hotel Buchserhof
Buchs SG
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Places

Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Vaduz
Vaduz
Triesenberg (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
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Places of interest

Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein art museum
Schloss Vaduz
Schloss Vaduz
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Liechtenstein state museum
Liechtenstein state 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
Buchs falconry park
Buchs falconry park
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
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Signalization

Signalization
For skating, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization