Walensee - Tour

Difficult
26.7 km
8:25 h
918 mhd
922 mhd
Der fjordartige See und die imposanten Churfirsten
Das ehemalige Garnisonstädtchen Walenstadt mit Kirche

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Der charakterischtische Dorfbrunnen von Walenstadt
The fjord-like lake Walen and the proud Churfirsten mountains characterise the landscape of this tour. A boat trip connects the two stages of this route.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 6/6
Highest Point  843 m
Lowest Point  419 m
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Start Walenstadt, railway station
Destination Weesen, Post
Coordinates 47.119848, 9.312758

Description

The fjord-like Walensee and the steeply-rising Churfirsten form the centre point of this hike. Halfway along the route, you will be enticed by the car-free wine village of Quinten with its Mediterranean climate. A boat trip joins the two sections of this route.

of Walenstadt. Passing through the linden tree forest, you reach the Alp Garadur. Above you, the geologically interesting Churfirsten will grab your attention. As a result of a thrust fault, older layers of stone are located above newer ones here. After the descent through the woods, the path follows the edge of the lake to Quinten.

Quinten is also referred to as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. The area has an unusually mild climate due to its southern location and the fact that it is protected by almost-vertical mountains. It is not only grapes that grow here, but also figs, kiwifruits and other tropical fruits. You can enjoy an impressive view of the lake and mountains on a boat trip to Murg.

From Murg the path leads steadily upwards to Filzbach. Until 1851, it was only possible to get to Filzbach via a mule track, which parts of this route also follow. After this, the road over the Kerenzerberg was the only connection to Walenstadt, until the Walenseetrasse was opened in 1964. The end of the hike is reached in Weesen. A trip into the village with southern flair is worth the effort.

Note(s)
Regular shipping traffic Quinten - Murg (throughout the whole year).

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Schiffsbetrieb Walensee AG
Gostenstrasse 11
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 34 34
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 34 36
E-Mail: info@walenseeschiff.ch
Internet: www.walenseeschiff.ch

Geheimtipp

Die Kursschiffe fahren zwischen Quinten und Murg ganzjährig. Mit einer Übernachtung in Murg lassen sich die Etappen auf zwei Tage verteilen.

Sicherheitshinweis

Der Abschnitt zwischen Garadur und Josenhab kann nach Regenfällen stellenweise rutschig sein.

Directions

Walenstadt - Garadur - Au - Quinten - Murg - Erggeli - Geissegg - Walenguflen - Obstalden - Rütegg - Filzbach - Lihn - Weesen

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