986 Kaien-St. Anton-Weg
986 Kaien-St. Anton-Weg

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Kaien-St. Anton-Weg

Kaien-St. Anton-Weg

Kaien AR–St. Anton

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Kaien-St. Anton-Weg

Kaien-St. Anton-Weg

Enjoy this route through the unspoilt Appenzell landscape with captivating views over the Bodensee (Lake Constance), as far as Vorarlberg and into Allgäu. Information panels along the route hold interesting facts about local medicinal plants.
The route begins in Kaien and passes through the rolling, lush green hills of the Appenzell borderland. It offers fascinating far-reaching views over a picturesque landscape. You soon discover the impressive Bodensee, framed by the magnificent Alps in the background. The variety of plants and herbs growing here are used for natural remedies.

The atmosphere is peaceful and you can literally immerse yourself in an untouched natural world. Flower-filled meadows line the route. The hills are dotted with small settlements and individual farms that enhance and round off the idyllic scene. Once again you enjoy extensive views of the enchanting region, the sparkling lake and the captivating mountain panorama.

The dreamlike idyll accompanies you to the end. As you reach the small village of St. Anton, that tingling feeling of a wonderfully restorative natural experience remains.
Enjoy this route through the unspoilt Appenzell landscape with captivating views over the Bodensee (Lake Constance), as far as Vorarlberg and into Allgäu. Information panels along the route hold interesting facts about local medicinal plants.
The route begins in Kaien and passes through the rolling, lush green hills of the Appenzell borderland. It offers fascinating far-reaching views over a picturesque landscape. You soon discover the impressive Bodensee, framed by the magnificent Alps in the background. The variety of plants and herbs growing here are used for natural remedies.

The atmosphere is peaceful and you can literally immerse yourself in an untouched natural world. Flower-filled meadows line the route. The hills are dotted with small settlements and individual farms that enhance and round off the idyllic scene. Once again you enjoy extensive views of the enchanting region, the sparkling lake and the captivating mountain panorama.

The dreamlike idyll accompanies you to the end. As you reach the small village of St. Anton, that tingling feeling of a wonderfully restorative natural experience remains.
4 km | 1 Stage
200 m | 64 m
1 h 00 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (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

Arrival / return travel Kaien
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Barrier-free arrival / public transport
A low-floor postbus No. 121 takes you from St.Gallen railway station to Kaien. The bus driver will provide assistance with boarding and alighting.

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The route begins with an 8% uphill gradient for about 400m. The road is asphalted and wide enough so that farm vehicles can easily cross.
km0.4 - km1.0
km0.4 - km1.0
This section has no inclines of any note. The road is still asphalted.
km1.0 - km1.6
km1.0 - km1.6
The road now changes from asphalt to hard gravel in a stretch of woodland. Several rainwater channels with gaps of 5cm now follow. Maximum uphill gradient of 8% along the entire stretch.
km1.6 - km3.2
km1.6 - km3.2
You now reach a rise called Tannen. From here you can enjoy wonderful views of the Alps and Bodensee (Lake Constance). This section has various uphill and downhill gradients, the steepest descent is 8% for 400m. After this you reach a 200m level section followed by a gentle ascent of 6%. The surface is asphalt.
km3.2 - km3.7
km3.2 - km3.7
In Büelen there is a 9% downhill gradient (150m), followed by an around 400m ascent with a maximum 19% gradient on an asphalted surface. This is followed by another ascent with a 12% gradient (150m).

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Oberegg AI, St. Anton Kapelle
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Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The return journey is made by low-floor postbus No. 229 that first goes to Trogen, from where you can take the low-floor train to the St Gallen support station.

Contact

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

Services

Swimming

Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
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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