972 Unterer Thurweg
972 Unterer Thurweg

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Unterer Thurweg

Unterer Thurweg

Ebnat-Kappel–Wattwil

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Unterer Thurweg

Unterer Thurweg

This route starts in Ebnat-Kappel and leads along the idyllic banks of the River Thur to Wattwil. An easy route in the middle of an intact natural world, which thanks to the impressive mountains on the horizon offers fascinating scenery.
From Ebnat-Kappel the route first begins on a surfaced path and quickly reaches the tranquil banks of the River Thur. The rare flowers and plants lining the river banks are particularly attractive. The picturesque, natural scene is perfectly enhanced by the mountain landscape. The easily identifiable Churfirsten, Säntis and Stockberg peaks tower majestically over the region.

Alternatingly passing pastures and meadows, you unhurriedly make your way alongside the well-known river. Time and again you come across inviting, peaceful spots where you can take a break. On the way, depending on your mood, you can also stop at the restaurant at Hotel Kapplerhof, which is well signposted.

Time and time again the views in this lush, green valley leave an impression of a tranquil region. Now and then you come across a farmstead typical of the region. Many native animals have their habitats here. Accompanied by the gently babbling Thur, you continue alongside the river until you reach Wattwil. The open, sun-drenched valley is also well worth visiting in spring and autumn.
This route starts in Ebnat-Kappel and leads along the idyllic banks of the River Thur to Wattwil. An easy route in the middle of an intact natural world, which thanks to the impressive mountains on the horizon offers fascinating scenery.
From Ebnat-Kappel the route first begins on a surfaced path and quickly reaches the tranquil banks of the River Thur. The rare flowers and plants lining the river banks are particularly attractive. The picturesque, natural scene is perfectly enhanced by the mountain landscape. The easily identifiable Churfirsten, Säntis and Stockberg peaks tower majestically over the region.

Alternatingly passing pastures and meadows, you unhurriedly make your way alongside the well-known river. Time and again you come across inviting, peaceful spots where you can take a break. On the way, depending on your mood, you can also stop at the restaurant at Hotel Kapplerhof, which is well signposted.

Time and time again the views in this lush, green valley leave an impression of a tranquil region. Now and then you come across a farmstead typical of the region. Many native animals have their habitats here. Accompanied by the gently babbling Thur, you continue alongside the river until you reach Wattwil. The open, sun-drenched valley is also well worth visiting in spring and autumn.
6 km | 1 Stage
0 m | 15 m
1 h 20 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Barrier-free travel / public transport
Arrival is made from the Wil SG support railway station directly to Ebnat-Kappel by S9/S8 low-floor train.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Wattwil railway station has a large car park but without marked parking spaces for wheelchair users. Ebnat-Kappel railway stationalso has a parking space for wheelchair users.

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km1.8 - km5.0
km1.8 - km5.0
An easily negotiable gravel path leads from km1.8 to km5.0. This stretch has uphill and downhill sections of approx. 10m each with gradients of 6% and 10% respectively, under a railway bridge to overcome. Another 15m-uphill section with a 10% gradient leads to a road bridge followed by a 15m-downhill gradient of 12%.
km5.0 - km5.6
km5.0 - km5.6
From km5.0, a surfaced path leads to the railway station.
WC Manor
WC Manor
The Manor store in Wattwil has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. This is located on level E1, which can be reached by lift. WC info: door width 77cm; movement area (DxB) 110x120cm; seat height 50cm; hand grips, left moveable right, fixed; access left; mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Manor
Bahnhofstrasse 8
9630 Wattwil
Tel. +41(0)71 987 56 99
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WC Wattwil station
WC Wattwil station
Eurokey toilet is located at Wattwil railway station, at platform 1. WC info: door width 95cm; movement area (DxB) 185x160cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; washbasin underside clearance 77cm.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Wattwil
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The return journey from Wattwil is made by S9 train (low-floor) to the support station at Wil SG.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

B&B Ramsy Ranch
B&B Ramsy Ranch
Ebnat-Kappel
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Places

Wattwil
Wattwil
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization