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Gafadura Tour

Mountainbiking · Liechtenstein
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  • Blick auf das Liechtensteiner Unterland von Planken aus
    / Blick auf das Liechtensteiner Unterland von Planken aus
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  • / Aussicht auf das Rheintal von der Gafadura
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  • / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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  • / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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  • / Fahrt zur Gafadurahütte
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  • / Die Gafadurahütte ist ein beliebtes Ziel für Mountainbiker
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  • / Abfahrt von der Gafadura
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This bike tour, for well trained mountain-bikers, begins in lively Schaan and ends in the idyllic Alp Gafadura. 
moderate
Distance 22.2 km
3:02 h
991 m
991 m
At the foot of the imposing Drei-Schwestern (The Three Sisters) massif, you come to the road which leads to the village of Planken which lies on a mountain platform around 800 meters above sea level. Once past the last houses the route branches off into the forest and continues on an even climb to the pastures of Alp Gafadura.

From May to October the Gafadura hut invites you to linger at your destination before you tackle the descent. 

Author’s recommendation

Food & drink, accommodation

Gafadura hut (from mid May to mid October)

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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: June 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,428 m
Lowest point
446 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

Gafadurahuette
PUR - Grill Pasta Bar - Restaurant
Restaurant Rössle
Restaurant Specki
Restaurant Lio
Pizzeria Toscana
Restaurant Scanaua
Ristorante Dolce Gusto
Restaurant Da Noi
La Piazza
Bäckerei-Konditorei Confiserie Wanger
Vibes
UNIKUM “My Local Pub”
Restaurant Ha Long

Safety information

It is advised to ride slowly through Planken.

Start

Schaan (448 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'756'908E 1'226'216N
DD
47.168280, 9.508399
DMS
47°10'05.8"N 9°30'30.2"E
UTM
32T 538529 5223990
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Destination

Schaan

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'756'908E 1'226'216N
DD
47.168280, 9.508399
DMS
47°10'05.8"N 9°30'30.2"E
UTM
32T 538529 5223990
w3w 
///coupler.shorts.shackles
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Mountainbike-Karte 1:50'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein und Region Werdenberg

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.2 km
Duration
3:02 h
Ascent
991 m
Descent
991 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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