490 Montfort Bike
490 Montfort Bike

Mountainbiking

Montfort Bike

Montfort Bike

Buchs–Buchs

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Montfort Bike

Montfort Bike

The «Montfort Bike» route offers panoramic views over the Rhine valley, Liechtenstein Alps and Vorarlberg. The route’s name comes from the Counts of Montfort. For a long time, they were the owners of the castle and hamlet of Werdenberg, which gives the region its name.
Starting in Buchs, the tour passes the castle and the village of Werdenberg. After Grabs, a slight climb over Studener Berg, with its scattered villages, leads to the highlands. Efforts are rewarded with a view over the Rhine and the mountains. You take the alpine road to Ivelspus, where you can have something to eat during the summer grazing season.

The descent through woods and meadows leads you to the Buchser Berg, to yet another ascent. A path through mixed woodland takes you to the Seveler Berg. Then the route descends to Hüseren. Via the Schaner Berg plateau, the Montfort Bike route leads you to Oberschan, a former mill village.

When crossing the Schaner Riet, a stretch of marshland, you pass the Magletsch fortress. A short descent leads you to the hamlet of St. Ulrich, a well-preserved Walser settlement. Another ascent follows, until the path leads out of the forest. On the way back to Buchs, the tour takes you past the birds-of-prey park (Greifvogelpark).
The «Montfort Bike» route offers panoramic views over the Rhine valley, Liechtenstein Alps and Vorarlberg. The route’s name comes from the Counts of Montfort. For a long time, they were the owners of the castle and hamlet of Werdenberg, which gives the region its name.
Starting in Buchs, the tour passes the castle and the village of Werdenberg. After Grabs, a slight climb over Studener Berg, with its scattered villages, leads to the highlands. Efforts are rewarded with a view over the Rhine and the mountains. You take the alpine road to Ivelspus, where you can have something to eat during the summer grazing season.

The descent through woods and meadows leads you to the Buchser Berg, to yet another ascent. A path through mixed woodland takes you to the Seveler Berg. Then the route descends to Hüseren. Via the Schaner Berg plateau, the Montfort Bike route leads you to Oberschan, a former mill village.

When crossing the Schaner Riet, a stretch of marshland, you pass the Magletsch fortress. A short descent leads you to the hamlet of St. Ulrich, a well-preserved Walser settlement. Another ascent follows, until the path leads out of the forest. On the way back to Buchs, the tour takes you past the birds-of-prey park (Greifvogelpark).
40 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 21 km
Natural surface: 19 km
of which Singletrail: 0 km
1400 m | 1400 m
easy | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Buchs SG
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Season

Season
Caution: Snow is possible up until spring in the «Obere Tobelbrugg» region.

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Push-only passage
Walking sections: Studener Berg – Schwendistrasse, approx. 20min./ Schwendistrasse – Studener Berg, approx. 15min.
Hint
Tip: Cool down in the Oberschan natural spa.

Contact

Werdenberg Tourismus
Städtli 42
9471 Buchs
Tel. +41 (0)81 740 05 40
touristinfo@werdenberg.ch
www.werdenberg.ch

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Schaan
Hotel Buchserhof
Hotel Buchserhof
Buchs SG
B+B Starennest
B+B Starennest
Werdenberg
Dorfengrabenhof
Dorfengrabenhof
Grabs
BnB Vorburg
BnB Vorburg
Gams
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
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Places

Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Malbun SG
Malbun SG
Vaduz
Vaduz
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Places of interest

Buchs falconry park
Buchs falconry park
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Vaduz Citytrain
Vaduz Citytrain
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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