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477 Palfries-Panoramabike

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    Photo: Cordula Seiler, Graubünden Ferien
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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).
difficult
Distance 42.1 km
4:00 h
1,250 m
1,250 m
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.

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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: July 27, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,720 m
Lowest point
456 m
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Safety information

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

Signalization
 
This route is only signposted in one direction: Sargans-Kurhaus Alvier-Palfries-Sargans.

Start

Sargans (481 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'752'339E 1'212'465N
DD
47.045705, 9.443531
DMS
47°02'44.5"N 9°26'36.7"E
UTM
32T 533690 5210338
w3w 
///hobbyists.before.quietest

Destination

Sargans

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'752'339E 1'212'465N
DD
47.045705, 9.443531
DMS
47°02'44.5"N 9°26'36.7"E
UTM
32T 533690 5210338
w3w 
///hobbyists.before.quietest
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

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Rating

4.7
(3)
Jim Devos
June 03, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 01, 2020

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
42.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,250 m
Descent
1,250 m
Circular route Scenic

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