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Walensee Tour
Walensee Tour

Hiking

Walensee Tour

Walenstadt–Quinten

Walensee Tour

The ramble from Walenstadt to Quinten beneath the mighty Churfisten mountains commands magnificent views of the Walensee. As the route follows the southern slopes, it is also very popular during the colder seasons.
The fjord-like Walensee and the steeply-rising Churfirsten form the centre point of this hike. The starting point is the historical «garrison town» of Walenstadt. Passing through the linden tree forest, you reach the Alp Garadur. Above you, the geologically interesting Churfirsten will grab your attention. As a result of a thrust fault, older layers of stone are located above newer ones here. After the descent through the woods, the path follows the edge of the lake to the car-free wine village of Quinten.

Quinten is also referred to as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. The area has an unusually mild climate due to its southern location and the fact that it is protected by almost-vertical mountains. It is not only grapes that grow here, but also figs, kiwifruits and other tropical fruits. Quinten can only be reached on foot or by boat. The boat trip to Murg with stunning views of the lake and mountains provides the perfect finish to the hike.
The ramble from Walenstadt to Quinten beneath the mighty Churfisten mountains commands magnificent views of the Walensee. As the route follows the southern slopes, it is also very popular during the colder seasons.
The fjord-like Walensee and the steeply-rising Churfirsten form the centre point of this hike. The starting point is the historical «garrison town» of Walenstadt. Passing through the linden tree forest, you reach the Alp Garadur. Above you, the geologically interesting Churfirsten will grab your attention. As a result of a thrust fault, older layers of stone are located above newer ones here. After the descent through the woods, the path follows the edge of the lake to the car-free wine village of Quinten.

Quinten is also referred to as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. The area has an unusually mild climate due to its southern location and the fact that it is protected by almost-vertical mountains. It is not only grapes that grow here, but also figs, kiwifruits and other tropical fruits. Quinten can only be reached on foot or by boat. The boat trip to Murg with stunning views of the lake and mountains provides the perfect finish to the hike.
10 km | 1 Stage
420 m | 420 m
4 h 10 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

On road

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Walenstadt
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Arrival / return travel Quinten
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Signalization
Follow the signposts Walenstadt – Garadur – Au – Quinten.

Contact

FERIENREGION HEIDILAND
Infostelle Walensee-Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
8882 Unterterzen
Tel. +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax. +41 (0)81 720 17 18
unterterzen@heidiland.com
www.heidiland.com

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Churfirsten
Hotel Churfirsten
Walenstadt
Hotel Löwen
Hotel Löwen
Walenstadt
Hotel Seehof
Hotel Seehof
Walenstadt
lofthotel
lofthotel
Murg
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Places

Walenstadt
Walenstadt
Murg
Murg
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Places of interest

Bikepark at the lake
Bikepark at the lake
Paxmal
Paxmal
Walensee (Lake Walenstadt)
Walensee (Lake Walenstadt)
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