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Bad Ragaz - Vilters - Bad Ragaz

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Exciting circular hike via Vilters with start and finish in Bad Ragaz.
moderate
Distance 14.7 km
5:30 h
617 m
600 m
950 m
486 m
We leave Bad Ragaz on the Valenserstrasse and hike on the slightly ascending natural road through the forest to Padaduris. On the former "Geissenweg" we reach the covered wooden bridge and after a few minutes the Cholgrueb, where large forests were cut down and processed for charcoal around 1850. The square with the cross and the fountain invites you to take a short break.

Still in the forest, we continue on to the Herrenboden plain with many rare plants and up to the Almeiliwald, where we enjoy the magnificent view of the Rhine valley and the surrounding mountains. After the Haldenberg meadow, we follow the brown wooden signposts downhill on the "Vils Adolf Weg" to the Saartobel, which we cross on two bridges. The impressive sight of the waterfall is not easily forgotten.

We continue downhill on nature trails and roads to the Narrenberg. Above the small reservoir there are enough places to sit down and take a break. Through beech forest, over meadows, past old stables, we reach the village of Vilters, which was destroyed by a village fire on 22 April 1800. Passing the church on the right, we walk to Rosengasse and via Crestis to Saarfall. Along the edge of the forest we come to a small nature reserve, then we walk past the airfield and the Büel castle back to Bad Ragaz.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
950 m
Lowest point
486 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Wirtschaft zum Türmli
Café Huber
Sorell Hotel Tamina

Tips and hints

Leichte Bergwanderung. Eine gute Wanderausrüstung ist aber unbedingt erforderlich.

St.Galler Wanderwege
Toggenburger Strasse 20
CH-9652 Neu St.Johann
Tel: +41 (0)71 994 29 11
E-Mail: info@sg-wanderwege.ch
Internet: www.sg-wanderwege.ch

Kartenmaterial: www.sg-wanderwege.ch/shop

 

Heidiland Tourismus AG
Valenserstrasse 6
CH-7310 Bad Ragaz
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 08 20
E-Mail: spavillage@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Bestellung Wanderkarte: www.heidiland.com/de/aktivitaeten-erlebnisse/sommer/wandern-klettern/wanderkarte-heidiland

Start

Bad Ragaz, Bahnhof (502 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'757'126E 1'208'649N
DD
47.010270, 9.505170
DMS
47°00'37.0"N 9°30'18.6"E
UTM
32T 538398 5206429
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Destination

Bad Ragaz, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Bad Ragaz (516 m) - Padaduris (650 m) - Cholgrueb (830 m) - Herrenboden (925 m) - Almeiliwald (1060 m) - Haldenberg (1120 m) - Oberholz (858 m) - Vilters (520 m) - Crestis (500 m) - Saarfall (500 m) - Unterrain (496 m) - Bad Ragaz (516 m)

Note

Wildlife refuge Matells: December 16 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug nach Bad Ragaz.

Getting there

Autobahnausfahrt Bad Ragaz, dann auf der Hauptstrasse ins Dorfzentrum. Im Dorf ist der Weg zum Bahnhof ausgeschildert.

Parking

Öffentliche Parkplätze beim Bahnhof Bad Ragaz vorhanden (kostenpflichtig).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'757'126E 1'208'649N
DD
47.010270, 9.505170
DMS
47°00'37.0"N 9°30'18.6"E
UTM
32T 538398 5206429
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung, stabile Bergschuhe.

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Rating

5.0
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Steffen Simon 
March 16, 2020 · Community
Schöner Weg mit tollen Ausblicken! Wir waren in der Zeit zwischen Winter und Frühling auf dieser Tour, die man aber auch super zu jeder anderen Jahreszeit machen kann.
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When did you do this route? March 15, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.7 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
617 m
Descent
600 m
Highest point
950 m
Lowest point
486 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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