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Oberschan - Alvier - Oberschan

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Demanding mountain hike along partly steep alpine and forest paths.
difficult
Distance 20.1 km
8:11 h
1,753 m
1,752 m
2,342 m
668 m
The starting point of the hike is the Oberschan post bus stop. From Oberschan to the Kurhaus Alvier we use the cable car. The old mountain path leads us through the shady forest to the Hübschen Waldboden, then we reach the clearing in the Letzi and cross the road to the Gonzen. Via Skihaus Gauschla we go to Labria and past the holiday home settlement to Chamm. In front of us is the former Walser settlement of Palfries with the late-medieval town hall, one of the oldest wooden houses in the canton. We admire the magnificent panoramic view into the Seeztal valley and the Flumserberge mountains, then we descend to the Palfries mountain house. The trail continues across lush alpine meadows, over the steepest section, the "Chemi-Leiter", to the Alvier. The magnificent panoramic view rewards our efforts.A steep descent leads us to the Barbieler Grat and over the Schaneralp to Alp Stofel, where we once again enjoy the view of the Rhine Valley. Then we hike back to the Kurhaus Alvier and take the cable car to Oberschan. Those who descend to the valley on foot have to allow an additional 35 minutes.

Author’s recommendation

Geniessen Sie die wunderschöne Aussicht aufs Sarganserland und Rheintal.
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Nadja Schlegel
Update: January 27, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,342 m
Lowest point
668 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 35.64%Path 52.62%Road 11.46%Unknown 0.26%
Forested/wild trail
7.2 km
Path
10.6 km
Road
2.3 km
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0.1 km
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Safety information

Die Tour ist nur für geübte Wanderer geeignet!

Tips and hints

Heidiland Tourismus
Infostelle Bad Ragaz
T +41 81 300 40 20
www.heidiland.com

Start

Oberschan, Postautohaltestelle Seilbahn (670 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'754'476E 1'218'351N
DD
47.098139, 9.473641
DMS
47°05'53.3"N 9°28'25.1"E
UTM
32T 535942 5216178
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Destination

Oberschan, Postautohalestelle Seilbahn

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberschan - Kurhaus Alvier - Purlifenz - Hübschen Waldboden - Letzi - Labria - Berghaus Palfries - Chemi-Leiter - Alvier - Barbieler Grat - Stofel - Kurhaus Alvier - Oberschan

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug bis Sargans oder Trübbach. Anschliessend mit dem Bus Sarganserland-Werdenberg bis Haltestelle Oberschan Museum. Aa. 2 Minuten Fussweg zur Alvier Luftseilbahn.

Getting there

Autobahnausfahrt Trübbach/Balzers nehmen. Dann Richtung Trübbach-Azmoos-Oberschan, in Trübbach Wegweiser Oberschan folgen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'754'476E 1'218'351N
DD
47.098139, 9.473641
DMS
47°05'53.3"N 9°28'25.1"E
UTM
32T 535942 5216178
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung, stabile Bergschuhe.

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Rating

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Daniela Leuenberger 
July 29, 2022 · Community
Wunderschöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour! Der Aufstieg zum Alvier ist fantastisch. Das nächste Mal werde ich die Wanderung allerdings in Palfries starten. Die Richtung würde ich so empfehlen wie auf dem Plan.
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When did you do this route? July 10, 2022

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.1 km
Duration
8:11 h
Ascent
1,753 m
Descent
1,752 m
Highest point
2,342 m
Lowest point
668 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Scenic

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