2 Panorama Bike
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Panorama Bike

Stage 3, Appenzell–Stein SG

Route report
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Panorama Bike

The route becomes more Alpine and at the foot of the Säntis leads along alp and gravel paths to the first two «real» passes on the Panorama Bike – Schwägalp Pass and Risipass – and then down into Toggenburg.
Before the masses of tourists arrive in Appenzell it is best to leave the picturesque village, heading in the direction of Weissbad and climbing along the foot of the Säntis via Potersalp to Schwägalp. On the way up it is rare to come across anybody, but Schwägalp is generally a hive of activity. No wonder: this popular recreation area is where the cable car departs for the summit of the Säntis.

But bikers soon leave the bustle behind: as you head up to Lütisalp, you will mostly be by yourself again. And most of the time, the scenery on the Risi Pass is all yours too, although nowhere else are the huge cliffs of the Säntis closer than here. Take another look at the peak before leaving, zooming down to Stein and today’s destination.
The route becomes more Alpine and at the foot of the Säntis leads along alp and gravel paths to the first two «real» passes on the Panorama Bike – Schwägalp Pass and Risipass – and then down into Toggenburg.
Before the masses of tourists arrive in Appenzell it is best to leave the picturesque village, heading in the direction of Weissbad and climbing along the foot of the Säntis via Potersalp to Schwägalp. On the way up it is rare to come across anybody, but Schwägalp is generally a hive of activity. No wonder: this popular recreation area is where the cable car departs for the summit of the Säntis.

But bikers soon leave the bustle behind: as you head up to Lütisalp, you will mostly be by yourself again. And most of the time, the scenery on the Risi Pass is all yours too, although nowhere else are the huge cliffs of the Säntis closer than here. Take another look at the peak before leaving, zooming down to Stein and today’s destination.
35 km
Asphalted: 25 km
Natural surface: 10 km
of which Singletrail: 1 km
1250 m | 1200 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Appenzell
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Push-only passage
Pushing sections: Appenzell–Stein SG approx. 5 min.
Ascent Schwägalp
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Ascent Schwägalp
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Nesslau-Neu St. Johann, Bahnhof–Schwägalp, Passhöhe
Reason: metres in height saved 440m.
Cycle transport: limited space.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Stein SG, Gemeindehaus
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Services

Accommodation

Adler Hotel
Adler Hotel
Appenzell
Café-Hotel Appenzell
Café-Hotel Appenzell
Appenzell
Strohgade
Strohgade
Appenzell
Signer's Hof
Signer's Hof
Ebenalp - Wasserauen
Waldgasthaus Lehmen
Waldgasthaus Lehmen
Weissbad
Landhaus an der Thur
Landhaus an der Thur
Alt St. Johann
Bed & Breakfast Laui
Bed & Breakfast Laui
Ennetbühl
Hotel Ochsen
Hotel Ochsen
Stein
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Bookable offers

2 Panorama Bike Eastern Switzerland
2 Panorama Bike Eastern Switzerland
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Places

Appenzell
Appenzell
Schwägalp
Schwägalp
Nesslau
Nesslau
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Places of interest

Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Main street Appenzell
Main street Appenzell
Wildkirchli caves/restaurant Aescher
Wildkirchli caves/restaurant Aescher
Säntis
Säntis
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Signalization

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