479 Churfirsten Panoramabike
479 Churfirsten Panoramabike

Mountainbiking

Churfirsten-Panoramabike

Churfirsten-Panoramabike

Walenstadt–Weesen

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Churfirsten-Panoramabike

Churfirsten-Panoramabike

This challenging and in some places exposed panoramic tour makes a lot of demands on the cyclist and his/her mountain bike. It is completely under the spell of the Churfirsten and Lake Walen and is only recommended for experienced cyclists.
From Walenstadt the route initially takes you on the mountain road to Walenstadtberg. At Schrina-Hochrugg a detour to the temple-like «Paxmal» monument is well worth it - Karl Bickel's lifework rests on the basic concept of peace. On unmade roads directly below the Churfirsten the tour continues to Alp Schwaldis and Alp Säls.

The route poses no difficulties as far as Säls; from this point, however, only experienced cyclists should continue. The steep ascent with breathtaking views of the nearby rock faces and the lake is followed by a flat section, before the first ravine is crossed on a rough and stony path. After some 10 minutes of pushing/carrying the bike, you will reach the highest point.

The subsequent trail to Laubegg is narrow, exposed in places and technically demanding. However, the panorama is unforgettable. The further descent includes an initial passage of «bike-pushing», but then becomes more flowing with the exception of a blocked passage shortly before Betlis. A detour to the Seerenbach Falls is worthwhile. From Betlis, follow the lakeside road to Weesen.
This challenging and in some places exposed panoramic tour makes a lot of demands on the cyclist and his/her mountain bike. It is completely under the spell of the Churfirsten and Lake Walen and is only recommended for experienced cyclists.
From Walenstadt the route initially takes you on the mountain road to Walenstadtberg. At Schrina-Hochrugg a detour to the temple-like «Paxmal» monument is well worth it - Karl Bickel's lifework rests on the basic concept of peace. On unmade roads directly below the Churfirsten the tour continues to Alp Schwaldis and Alp Säls.

The route poses no difficulties as far as Säls; from this point, however, only experienced cyclists should continue. The steep ascent with breathtaking views of the nearby rock faces and the lake is followed by a flat section, before the first ravine is crossed on a rough and stony path. After some 10 minutes of pushing/carrying the bike, you will reach the highest point.

The subsequent trail to Laubegg is narrow, exposed in places and technically demanding. However, the panorama is unforgettable. The further descent includes an initial passage of «bike-pushing», but then becomes more flowing with the exception of a blocked passage shortly before Betlis. A detour to the Seerenbach Falls is worthwhile. From Betlis, follow the lakeside road to Weesen.
26 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 15 km
Natural surface: 11 km
of which Singletrail: 7 km
1350 m | 1350 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Walenstadt
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Season

Season
For reasons of safety and wildlife protection, the section between Alp Sälis and Alp Laubegg is only open to cyclists from the beginning of May to the end of November, from 9 am to 3 pm.

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Hint
In order to prevent erosion, only cycle on existing paths and don't cycle with your brakes locked. In difficult places please push your bike.
Consideration
One-way traffic Betlis – Fly: The stretch has limited access and is traversable solely during the following times 00.15–00.20 / 00.45–00.50 every hour.
Hint
The section between Alp Sälis and Betlis is used by both hikers and mountain bikers at the same time. Therefore please note: Cycle considerately and give way to hikers.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Weesen
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Contact

Ferienregion Heidiland
Infostelle Flumserberg
Flumserbergstrasse 196
8898 Flumserberg Tannenboden
Tel. +41 (0)81 720 18 18
flumserberg@heidiland.com
www.heidiland.com

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Löwen
Hotel Löwen
Walenstadt
Hotel Seehof
Hotel Seehof
Walenstadt
Marina Walensee
Marina Walensee
Unterterzen
lofthotel
lofthotel
Murg
Hotel Arvenbüel
Hotel Arvenbüel
Amden
Naturfreundehaus Tscherwald
Naturfreundehaus Tscherwald
Amden
Hotel-Restaurant Flyhof
Hotel-Restaurant Flyhof
Weesen
Seminarhotel Lihn
Seminarhotel Lihn
Filzbach
Parkhotel Schwert
Parkhotel Schwert
Weesen
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Places

Walenstadt
Walenstadt
Murg
Murg
Amden - Weesen
Amden - Weesen
Filzbach
Filzbach
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
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Places of interest

Bikepark at the lake
Bikepark at the lake
Paxmal
Paxmal
Walensee (Lake Walenstadt)
Walensee (Lake Walenstadt)
Hinterbetlis–Amden
Hinterbetlis–Amden
Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin
Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin
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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