998 Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
998 Appenzeller Aussichtsroute

Cycling in Switzerland

Appenzeller Aussichtsroute

Appenzeller Aussichtsroute

Heiden–St.Gallen

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Appenzeller Aussichtsroute

Appenzeller Aussichtsroute

The scenic Appenzell route leads from Heiden through the hilly Appenzell landscapes to the Gallus town of St. Gallen – passing known and lesser known points of interest on the way.
Discover the diversity of Appenzellerland by bicycle or electrobike – including sweeping views over Lake Constance from Heiden! From the first vantage point, take in the vistas of the St. Galler Rheintal and Alpstein. Roaming over hills and dales, the tour reveals all the various facets of this lovely region situated between Lake Constance and Säntis.

There is also a great deal to discover on the route in addition to the magnificent panorama and exceptional scenic attractions. At the Pestalozzi childrens' village in Trogen, gain an insight into the life experienced by more than 220,000 kids and teenagers from all over the world that are supported each year by the Pestalozzi Foundation. In Stein, see how the famous Appenzeller cheese is made. Talking of cheese: numerous restaurants along the way will delight in boosting your energy levels with tasty regional specialities.

At the end of the tour, the 99 meter-high «Ganggelibrugg»- and thus Europe's highest foot-bridge - lies at the threshold to St. Gallen. And on arriving in this Gallus town a stroll through the Old Town with its famous cloister district is well worth the time.
The scenic Appenzell route leads from Heiden through the hilly Appenzell landscapes to the Gallus town of St. Gallen – passing known and lesser known points of interest on the way.
Discover the diversity of Appenzellerland by bicycle or electrobike – including sweeping views over Lake Constance from Heiden! From the first vantage point, take in the vistas of the St. Galler Rheintal and Alpstein. Roaming over hills and dales, the tour reveals all the various facets of this lovely region situated between Lake Constance and Säntis.

There is also a great deal to discover on the route in addition to the magnificent panorama and exceptional scenic attractions. At the Pestalozzi childrens' village in Trogen, gain an insight into the life experienced by more than 220,000 kids and teenagers from all over the world that are supported each year by the Pestalozzi Foundation. In Stein, see how the famous Appenzeller cheese is made. Talking of cheese: numerous restaurants along the way will delight in boosting your energy levels with tasty regional specialities.

At the end of the tour, the 99 meter-high «Ganggelibrugg»- and thus Europe's highest foot-bridge - lies at the threshold to St. Gallen. And on arriving in this Gallus town a stroll through the Old Town with its famous cloister district is well worth the time.
39 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 39 km
Natural surface: 0 km
840 m | 950 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Heiden
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Hints

Hint
Ideal day excursion starting at Romanshorn-Rorschach: with bike carriage courtesy of Appenzell rail, all the way up to Heiden to then enjoy the less strenuous Appenzell scenic route.
Hint
E-Bikes available for rent at the Romanshorn railway station can be returned in St. Gallen. And diverse guest facilities in Appenzell facilitate swapping batteries once these are exhausted!

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St. Gallen
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Contact

Rent a Bike AG
Steinmatt 1
6130 Willisau
Tel. +41 (0)41 925 11 70
info@rentabike.ch
www.rentabike.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Rorschacherberg
Eggen-Hof
Eggen-Hof
Walzenhausen
Gasthaus und Speiserestaurant Lindenhof
Gasthaus und Speiserestaurant Lindenhof
Altstätten
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
Altstätten SG
Ribelhof
Ribelhof
Lüchingen
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Trogen
B&B Orion
B&B Orion
St. Gallen
Hof Hohenwiesen
Hof Hohenwiesen
St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
Jugendherberge St. Gallen
St. Gallen
BnB Oberdorf 9
BnB Oberdorf 9
Bühler
Hotel Linde
Hotel Linde
Teufen AR
Hof Fendrig
Hof Fendrig
Haslen
Strohgade
Strohgade
Appenzell
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Places

Heiden
Heiden
Altstätten
Altstätten
Trogen
Trogen
St. Gallen
St. Gallen
Stein AR
Stein AR
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Places of interest

Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum
Abbey District of St.Gallen
Abbey District of St.Gallen
Bridge building in Eastern Switzerland
Bridge building in Eastern Switzerland
City Lounge
City Lounge
Historical and Ethnological Museum SG
Historical and Ethnological Museum SG
Old Town of St.Gallen
Old Town of St.Gallen
Textile Museum
Textile Museum
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
The A.Vogel Show Garden at Teufen
Appenzell tourist cheese factory
Appenzell tourist cheese factory
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Drei Weieren St. Gallen
Drei Weieren St. Gallen
Säntispark Abtwil
Säntispark Abtwil
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization