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Five castles tour with the e-bike

E-Bike · Liechtenstein
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  • Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
    / Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
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  • / Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
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  • / Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
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  • / Auf der Alten Landstrasse zwischen Balzers und Triesen
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  • / Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Blick auf Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Startpunkt Liechtenstein Center in Vaduz
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  • / Die alte Rheinbrücke in Vaduz
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  • / Schloss Werdenberg in Buchs
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  • / Signalisation der 5-Schlössertour
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  • / Schloss Werdenberg in Buchs
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  • / Burg Wartau
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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.
moderate
43.5 km
3:00 h
306 m
306 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
Updated: September 07, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
619 m
Lowest point
444 m
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Tips, hints and links

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:
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

DD
47.140063, 9.514916
DMS
47°08'24.2"N 9°30'53.7"E
UTM
32T 539044 5220857
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
43.5 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
306 m
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