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E-Bike Chapfensee

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  • Chapfensee
    Chapfensee
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The tour climbs over the Vilterserberg to the idyllic Chapfensee. After a long descent, we return to Bad Ragaz via the castle, enthroned above Sargans.
moderate
Distance 40.1 km
3:10 h
1,100 m
1,100 m
1,097 m
475 m
The challenging tour leaves the small town of Bad Ragaz and climbs past the Freudenberg castle ruins with views of the Rhine and Seez valleys to the Vilterserberg. After a short descent, the tour climbs the road from Mels to the idyllic Chapfensee. The bike must be parked at the kiosk, as there is a general ban on riding for the last 300m to the lake. The dammed mountain lake and its surroundings are under nature protection and a popular destination for nature lovers. A rapid descent leads back to the valley floor and varied paths continue to Sargans Castle. The castle embodies two hundred years of county rule and more than three centuries of varied vögtische reign. It houses one of the most important local history museums in Europe and is a witness to the history of Sargans. After a short descent to the entrance of the Gonzen iron ore mine, where the Romans already mined iron ore, the tour crosses the Sarganser Au. The route follows the Rhine dam to the Giessenpark Bad Ragaz and back to the starting point at the Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz.

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Kurt Willi
Update: March 28, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,097 m
Lowest point
475 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 43.39%Dirt road 0.56%Forested/wild trail 23.15%Path 6.51%Road 26.36%
Asphalt
17.4 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
9.3 km
Path
2.6 km
Road
10.6 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Sonne
Café Confiserie Fässler

Tips and hints

Start

E-Bike Station Bad Ragaz (516 m)
Coordinates:
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2'757'135E 1'207'442N
DD
46.999417, 9.504874
DMS
46°59'57.9"N 9°30'17.5"E
UTM
32T 538383 5205223
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Destination

E-Bike Station Bad Ragaz

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Note

Wildlife refuge Matells: December 16 - March 31
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'757'135E 1'207'442N
DD
46.999417, 9.504874
DMS
46°59'57.9"N 9°30'17.5"E
UTM
32T 538383 5205223
w3w 
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Question from Ann Hendrickx Heritier · June 07, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Olga Shostak · June 08, 2021 · Heidiland Tourismus

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
40.1 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
1,100 m
Descent
1,100 m
Highest point
1,097 m
Lowest point
475 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Flora and fauna

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