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Sargans - Gonzen - Hotel Alvier - Oberschan

Hiking Trail · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Schloss Sargans
    / Schloss Sargans
    Photo: Dolores Rupa, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Schloss Sargans und im Hintergrund der Hausberg von Sargans - der Gonzen.
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
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The hike leads from Sargans to the distinctive local mountain Gonzen. On the way back, the trail leads via Hotel Alvier to Oberschan.
difficult
Distance 15.5 km
6:15 h
1,348 m
854 m

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Author
Adrian Pfiffner 
Update: October 19, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,830 m
Lowest point
481 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Peer Pasta Lounge
Hotel Restaurant Post

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Sargans, Bahnhof (481 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'752'450E 1'212'438N
DD
47.045433, 9.444975
DMS
47°02'43.6"N 9°26'41.9"E
UTM
32T 533800 5210309
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Destination

Kurhaus Alvier

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'752'450E 1'212'438N
DD
47.045433, 9.444975
DMS
47°02'43.6"N 9°26'41.9"E
UTM
32T 533800 5210309
w3w 
///utensil.sleeper.telephone
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.5 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
1,348 m
Descent
854 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Linear route

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