2 Panorama Bike
2 Panorama Bike
2 Panorama Bike
2 Panorama Bike

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Panorama Bike

Stage 1, Rorschach–Trogen

Route report
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Panorama Bike

Lake Constance dominates the first stage of the Panorama Bike route: its imposing size becomes clear on the ascent to the Rorschacherberg. Then the view changes and the expanse of the Lake Constance region contrasts with the narrow valleys and pretty villages. The route ends amid the picture-perfect Appenzell region.
The higher you climb up Rorschacherberg, the more impressive Lake Constance looks. We still remember the sound of its waves lapping at the shore and now we see it from the top as it appears in all its glory.

While we still look down at the lake in awe, another eye-catcher looms in front of us: the Säntis mountain. The rocky giant overlooks the lovely Appenzell region which we are crisscrossing on rural and gravel roads – past farmhouses lovingly decorated with flowers, grazing cows, accompanied by gurgling creeks and birdsong. All seems right with the world here and our first destination, the village of Trogen, is just as idyllic.

The first stage typifies the entire Panorama Bike route from Rorschach to Montreux. It is not the abundance of spectacular single trails and downhill runs that makes it so attractive. It is the beauty of the countryside, pure and simple.
Lake Constance dominates the first stage of the Panorama Bike route: its imposing size becomes clear on the ascent to the Rorschacherberg. Then the view changes and the expanse of the Lake Constance region contrasts with the narrow valleys and pretty villages. The route ends amid the picture-perfect Appenzell region.
The higher you climb up Rorschacherberg, the more impressive Lake Constance looks. We still remember the sound of its waves lapping at the shore and now we see it from the top as it appears in all its glory.

While we still look down at the lake in awe, another eye-catcher looms in front of us: the Säntis mountain. The rocky giant overlooks the lovely Appenzell region which we are crisscrossing on rural and gravel roads – past farmhouses lovingly decorated with flowers, grazing cows, accompanied by gurgling creeks and birdsong. All seems right with the world here and our first destination, the village of Trogen, is just as idyllic.

The first stage typifies the entire Panorama Bike route from Rorschach to Montreux. It is not the abundance of spectacular single trails and downhill runs that makes it so attractive. It is the beauty of the countryside, pure and simple.
23 km
Asphalted: 16 km
Natural surface: 7 km
of which Singletrail: 1 km
1100 m | 580 m
medium | medium (opposite direction: easy)

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rorschach
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Ascent Heiden
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Ascent Heiden
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Rorschach–Heiden
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 400m.
SBB Timetable
Diversion, Rorschach
Duration
until autumn 2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Trogen
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Rorschacherberg
Eggen-Hof
Eggen-Hof
Walzenhausen
Hof Hohenwiesen
Hof Hohenwiesen
St. Gallen
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Trogen
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Bookable offers

2 Panorama Bike Eastern Switzerland
2 Panorama Bike Eastern Switzerland
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Places

Rorschach
Rorschach
Heiden
Heiden
Trogen
Trogen
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Places of interest

Bathing hut of Rorschach
Bathing hut of Rorschach
Meeting place «Kellen»
Meeting place «Kellen»
Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Outdoor swimming pool Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
Unterrechstein spa Heiden
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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