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Palfries-Panoramabike No. 477

Mountainbiking · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Aussicht von Palfries
    / Aussicht von Palfries
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Hochebene Palfries
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Berge Palfries
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Purer Genuss auf der Hochebene Palfries
    Photo: Thomas Kessler, Heidiland Tourismus AG
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Round tour with spectacular passage over the wild and original Palfries plateau. The panorama is dominated by the fjord-like Lake Walen and the Churfirsten foothills.
moderate
Distance 39.9 km
6:00 h
1,345 m
1,345 m
A round trip with a spectacular crossing over the wild and primordial Palfries plateau. The panorama features the fjord-like Walensee and the rough mountain peaks in the Speer-Churfirsten-Alvier region (a natural monument of national importance).

The start and finishing point of this route is the historical village of Sargan at the foot of the Gonzen, where iron ore was mined for a long time. It is now the location of an interesting tourist mine with its own restaurant. After shortly touching on the Rhine, the route climbs steadily to Trübbach, mostly on tarmaced roads.

Above Labria the landscape changes abruptly. A short while later you reach the Palfries plateau, where you will be stunned by the panoramic view. Travelling along the foot of the Alvier mountain chain, you can look over the entire Heidiland holiday region with Sarganserland, Walensee and the Churfirsten. There is an almost 600-year-old town hall that once belonged to the free Walser, a remnant of the former Walser settlement on Palfries, which can now be visited as a museum.

The descent begins with a beautiful single-trail and continues on an alpine road through primordial and wild natural landscapes. From the Sennis mountain restaurant, the route continues over Valaschga, passes the Hagerbach test tunnel and then crosses the motorway back to Sargans.

Note(s)
The Palfries and Stralrüfi mountain guesthouses and the historical Kurhaus Sennis-Alp offer the chance for something to eat or an overnight stay.

Rest:
Berggasthaus Palfries, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 12 24
Berggasthaus Strahlrüfi, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 11 60
Berggasthaus Gonzen, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 21 35
Berghotel Alvier, Malanser Holz, Tel. +41 (0)81 784 02 02
Restaurant Maiensäss, Malanser Holz, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 14 19
Restaurant Lavadarsch, Malanser Holz, Tel. +41 (0)81 783 11 40

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Walensee-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

Mountainbike and cycling map: www.heidiland.com/de/aktivitaeten-erlebnisse/sommer/mountainbike-fahrrad/kartenmaterial-mountainbike-fahrrad-heidiland

Author’s recommendation

Das Berggasthaus Palfries und das historische Kurhaus Sennis-Alp bieten sowohl Verpflegungs- als auch Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten. Im Berggasthaus Stralrüfi kann man sich ebenfalls verpflegen. 
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Author
Beat Blumenthal
Update: August 10, 2021
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1,717 m
Lowest point
462 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Peer Pasta Lounge
Berg-Gasthaus Sennis-Alp

Tips and hints

Heidiland Tourismus AG, Infostelle Flumserberg
T +41 81 720 18 18
www.heidiland.com

Start

Sargans, railway station (481 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'752'440E 1'212'427N
DD
47.045335, 9.444847
DMS
47°02'43.2"N 9°26'41.4"E
UTM
32T 533791 5210298
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Destination

Sargans, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Sargans - Trübbach - Malanser Holz - Palfries - Kurhaus Sennis-Alp - Valaschga - March - Mels - Sargans

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug bis nach Sargans

Getting there

Autobahnausfahrt Sargans, anschliessend weiter bis zum Bahnhof

Parking

Öffentliche Parkplätze beim Bahnhof Sargans (P+R) vorhanden

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'752'440E 1'212'427N
DD
47.045335, 9.444847
DMS
47°02'43.2"N 9°26'41.4"E
UTM
32T 533791 5210298
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Funktionelle Kleidung von Vorteil, da sich Aufstiege und Abfahrten abwechseln.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Jörg Dietrich · August 10, 2021 · Community
Anmerkung: Im Stahlrüfi kann man nicht übernachten!
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Answered by Beat Blumenthal · August 10, 2021 · Heidiland Tourismus AG
Besten Dank Jörg. Wir haben den Eintrag entsprechend angepasst.
Question from SIMON STURY · July 29, 2021 · Community
Kann Ich den Palfries-Panoramabike Nr. 477 auch mit dem E-Bike meistern? Habe ein MTB Fully Verändert sich die angegebene Zeit von 6h stark ? Vielen Dank
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Answered by Patrick Steccanella · November 11, 2021 · Community
Hallo Simon! Ich bin mit meinem eMTB Fully (625Wh Akku) am letzten Oktoberwochenende die Route gefahren. Geht alles ohne Probleme. Ich habe meine Tour noch erweitert und fuhr über Verachta nach Mels zurück.

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
39.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,345 m
Descent
1,345 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Circular route

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