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Rhine Valley Tour

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Liechtenstein
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  • Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
    / Burg Gutenberg in Balzers
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  • / Auf der Alten Landstrasse zwischen Balzers und Triesen
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  • / Silum oberhalb von Triesenberg
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  • / Pfarrkirche Triesenberg
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  • / Blick von Masescha auf Triesenberg und das Rheintal
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  • / Radfahren in Vaduz
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  • / Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Eschnerberg
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  • / Radfahren auf dem Rheindamm in Ruggell
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  • / Hütte im Ruggeller Riet
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  • / Lilienblüte im Ruggeller Riet
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The SwitzerlandMobility Rheintal-Bike Route 48 leads from Bad Ragaz to Sennwald.

 

What makes this route so special is that it leaves Switzerland and runs the whole length of Liechtenstein from Balzers to Ruggell. 

moderate
Distance 33.5 km
3:30 h
1,009 m
1,046 m
Whilst the south route mainly takes you along the mountainside of the Rätikon, the north route leads along the flat marshlands and down the gentle west slope on the ridge of the Eschnerberg (Eschen mountain).

The route proceeds mainly along Liechtenstein's usual bike network and is marked with «Rheintal Bike 48».

The Rheintal-Bike route (Rhine Valley Tour) is accessible from all areas of Liechtenstein, making it possible to take the shortened routes rather than the more demanding complete route.

Author’s recommendation

The bike tour leads directly past the Vaduz Castle.

The flowering lilies in Ruggell at the beginning of June are an exceptional natural phenomenon.

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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: June 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,100 m
Lowest point
433 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Hofbalzers
Restaurant zur Alten Eiche
Hotel Restaurant Kulm
Berggasthaus Masescha
Café Conditorei Guflina
Hotel Kulm - Restaurant
Restaurant Edelweiss
Residence Hotel
Gasthof Loewen
Landgasthof Roessle
Restaurant Kainer
Restaurant Specki
Ristorante la Perla
Restaurant Riet
Restaurant TANG
Kafi Zentrum
Restaurant Heusträffli
Restaurant Da Noi
Matu
Gaflei Stuba
Hotel kommod
Amarone Restaurante Bar
Bakery Gassner AG
Balu bakery & pastry shop
Burg Brasserie
Café Etagere
CAFE im Kunstmuseum
Café Restaurant Amann
COA Asia Take Away
Esquire Bar & Bistro
Frederick im Kokon II
Gasthof Au
Restaurant at the Prince of Liechtenstein Winery
Hotel Kommod - Restaurant
Made in Italy
PUR - Grill Pasta Bar - Restaurant
Restaurant Adler Vaduz 1908
Park-Hotel Sonnenhof
Restaurant New Castle
Restaurant Rössle
Restaurant Schlössle Mahal
Restaurant Torkel - Gourmet
Ristorante Cesare
Subway
Vanini Café
Restaurant Lio
Pizzeria Toscana
Restaurant Scanaua
Ristorante Dolce Gusto
Restaurant Forum
Restaurant Engel
Luce
Taste of Italian Food Elisas
Trattoria Pizzeria "La Dolce Vita"
Restaurant tenn
Red Mango
Mühleholz Grill
La Piazza
Bäckerei Konditorei-Confiserie Wanger
Bäckerei-Konditorei Confiserie Wanger
Vibes
UNIKUM “My Local Pub”
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Remo Wüst Bäckerei-Konditorei
American Bagel&Coffee Co.
Dorfbeck Dörig
Restaurant Ha Long
Pizza Napoli
Centrum Grill & Cafe
King Pizza

Start

Balzers (471 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'756'821E 1'214'583N
DD
47.063706, 9.503214
DMS
47°03'49.3"N 9°30'11.6"E
UTM
32T 538211 5212366
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Destination

Ruggell

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'756'821E 1'214'583N
DD
47.063706, 9.503214
DMS
47°03'49.3"N 9°30'11.6"E
UTM
32T 538211 5212366
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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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Peter Hefti
April 16, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 16, 2017

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
33.5 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,009 m
Descent
1,046 m
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