St.Gallen Skate is a challenge for experienced skaters who want to put their skills to the test. The starting point on the lake is Rorschach. The Abbey District of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in St.Gallen lies around 250 metres higher than Lake Constance. However, overall the topography is not very difficult because the ascent occurs gradually over several kilometres.
A small footpath is integrated into the route, but the fun continues on wheels, e.g. on the section on the A1 motorway bridge where the skate trail is suspended under the bridge above the Sitter Ravine. In Bischofszell, St.Gallen Skate merges with the Mittelland Skate route, thus linking it with the other national route, Rhine Skate.
Safety informationImportant: Steep incline in St.Gallen (Feldlistrasse). You have to remove your skates (up to the motorway bridge).
Getting thereA1, direction of Rorschach. Exit at Meggenhus.
ParkingVarious parking spaces / car parks in Rorschach (paid parking).
EquipmentRoadworthy inline skates, bike or skate helmet, knee, wrist and elbow pads, small daypack if necessary (approx. 15 litres), shoes to change into, weather-proof, lightweight sports clothing that can be worn in layers, skate poles, sun and rain protection, snacks and drinking water, first aid kit, mobile phone, head lamp and reflectors, if necessary.
Basic Equipment for Inline Skating
- Knee and elbow pads
- Vest pack or small rucksack for longer distances
- Wrist guards
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Kit para bolhas
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- 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.