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Five castles tour with the e-bike

E-Bike · Liechtenstein
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  • Blick auf Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
    Blick auf Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
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This focuses on five castles and fortresses, which were built on hills within sight of each other. The starting point for the castle tour is Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
easy
Distance 43.5 km
3:00 h
306 m
306 m
619 m
444 m
Vaduz Castle is the Principality’s landmark building, and has presided over Vaduz from its rocky outcrop for some 700 years. It has been the official residence of the Princely Family since 1938. The River Rhine is then crossed over the Energy Bridge and the route leads to Buchs. The castle and small town of Werdenberg are for the most part still in their original state from the 13th century. The ascent to the ruined fortress of Wartau can be mastered with ease by e-bike. The route then descends to Sargans Castle. Gutenberg Castle in Balzers, also dating from the 13th century, is visible from afar and stands on a rocky outcrop that is more than 70 metres high. Finally, the castle tour takes you back to the starting point along comfortable cycle paths.

 

Ascent from Plattis to Gretschins suitable only for riders in good condition. (145 metre altitude difference over 2 kilometres) alternative route: From Sevelen follow the Föhn Skate No. 62 to Trübbach.

Author’s recommendation

Complete a tour of the Städtle district of Vaduz or cycle up to Vaduz Castle, from where you will be able to enjoy magnificent views.
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Martin Knöpfel 
Update: August 19, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
619 m
Lowest point
444 m
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Track types

Asphalt 60.64%Dirt road 7.10%Forested/wild trail 23.18%Path 0.98%Road 7.86%
Asphalt
26.4 km
Dirt road
3.1 km
Forested/wild trail
10.1 km
Path
0.4 km
Road
3.4 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Loewen
Amarone Restaurante Bar
Restaurant New Castle
Restaurant Engel
Taste of Italian Food Elisas
Red Mango
American Bagel&Coffee Co.
Dorfbeck Dörig
Centrum Grill & Cafe
Restaurant Torkel - Gourmet
Restaurant at the Prince of Liechtenstein Winery
Restaurant Schlössle Mahal
Park Hotel Sonnenhof
Park-Hotel Sonnenhof
Bäckerei Konditorei-Confiserie Wanger
Bakery Gassner AG
Subway
Restaurant Forum
Mühleholz Grill
Restaurant Rössle
Bäckerei-Konditorei Confiserie Wanger
Restaurant Scanaua
Ristorante Dolce Gusto
PUR - Grill Pasta Bar - Restaurant
La Piazza
Vibes
Restaurant Lio
Restaurant Specki
UNIKUM “My Local Pub”
Restaurant Ha Long
Pizzeria Toscana
Restaurant Da Noi
Restaurant Riet
Kafi Zentrum
Hotel Hofbalzers
Ristorante la Perla
Remo Wüst Bäckerei-Konditorei
King Pizza
Osteria Adler
Eredi Fiorini Gastronomia Italiana
Gasthof Schäfle
Restaurant Pedroni
Santana
Pizzeria Il Salento
Red Mango
Restaurant Vivid
Hornligrill
LoVino Weinbar - Restaurant
Luce
Gasthof Au

Tips and hints

Signposts: Veloland No. 35 and No. 555
E-BIKE HIRE Vaduz, Liechtenstein Center +423 239 63 00

Return mornings by 12.30 p.m. / return afternoons by 5 p.m.

Prices per person:

  •  1/2 day (until 12.30 p.m. / or from 12.30 p.m. / return to the same hire station): CHF 37.00 standard tariff, CHF 32.00 with Halbtax subscription / GA subscription / STS / children aged up to 16.
  • 1 day (return to the same hire station): CHF 50.00 standard tariff, CHF 45.00 with Halbtax subscription / GA subscription / STS / children aged up to 16.
  • Discounts are available for hires lasting several days.

Hire of e-bikes possible only from the age of 16 (or from the age of 14 with moped licence)

Free of charge: Loan of Suva helmets including hygiene insert

Start

Vaduz (Schloss Vaduz) (454 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'757'485E 1'223'093N
DD
47.140063, 9.514916
DMS
47°08'24.2"N 9°30'53.7"E
UTM
32T 539044 5220857
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Destination

Balzers (Burg Gutenberg)

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'757'485E 1'223'093N
DD
47.140063, 9.514916
DMS
47°08'24.2"N 9°30'53.7"E
UTM
32T 539044 5220857
w3w 
///vibrating.boomers.dabbling
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Question from Rudy Mumm · July 19, 2021 · Community
How long would the tour take on bicycle instead of e-bike?
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
43.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
306 m
Highest point
619 m
Lowest point
444 m
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