From Lake Walen to the Castle Sargans

18.3 km
6:30 h
807 mhd
749 mhd
Schloss Sargans und im Hintergrund der Hausberg von Sargans - der Gonzen.

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Das Schloss Sargans von der hinteren Ansicht.
An easy but interesting hike over the right side of the Seeztal valley from Walenstadt to the Castle Sargans.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  828 m
Lowest Point  423 m
Best Season
Walenstadt, train station
Sargans, Railway Station
47.119879, 9.312398



From the town hall, built in 1812, we climb past the church to the Dorfhalde. Again and again we take a look back at the beauty of the Churfirsten with the Walenstadtberg. After the bridge we go down and walk on the dirt road to Tscherlach. At the mill we cross the Tscherler Bach, climb to the left and reach Berschis via Brüsis - Gela, whose pointed church tower greets us from afar. Above it, on a rugged hill, stands the chapel of St. George, which probably emerged from an early medieval fortified church. It is considered the oldest chapel in sarganserland. We walk above the village along the stream and reach the beech forest, where the path leads steeply upwards. On the left in the depths rushes the wild Berschner Bach. We follow the road along the edge of the forest, cross the Furggelswald and reach Calspert-Valaschga. Again and again we are happy about the wonderful view of the Guscha and the spa area of the Flumserberg. On a flat path you go to Langwisen, then steeply down through the forest, over the Schreien-Bach, to Gapöscha and to Poli. We bypass the gravel trap Hagerbach and take a look at the summit of the Gamidauerspitze, the outermost outpost of the Black Horns. Before March we reach the valley floor. We follow the path to Reschu near Heiligkreuz, a district of Mels. Above the vineyards at the Heiligkreuzerhalde, where the famous Melser grows, we continue to hike into the forest of Talid. In front of us greet the Käsbissenturm of the church and the castle of Sargans.


A detour to the chapel of St. Georgen is worthwhile, as you have a beautiful view of Walenstadt and the Walensee from up here.


Since the path is located on the sunny side of the valley, it can also be walked in winter. Here it is important to note, but in shady places in this season wet or slippery passages are to be expected.


For this tour a light equipment is usually sufficient, but certain path passages can be wet and slippery after rainfall.

In addition, it is recommended to take enough water and a small hiking provisions with you.


Walenstadt - Dorfhalden - Tscherlach - Brüsis - Berschis - Furggels - Valaschga - Langwisen - Poli - March - Ragnatscher Wald - Reschu - Heiligkreuz - Passati - Sargans


Public Transport

The starting point in Walenstadt is well served by train and bus.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Flums, then continue on the main road to Walenstadt station


Paid public parking is available at the starting point at Walenstadt station (P+R) or at the end point at Sargans station.

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