62 Föhn Skate
62 Föhn Skate

Skating in Switzerland

Föhn Skate

Föhn Skate

Sargans–St. Margrethen

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Föhn Skate

Föhn Skate

The Föhn Skate route is an easier alternative to the Rhein Skate route. It leads past famous attractions such as the medieval town of Werdenberg, and is less exposed to the often strong winds in the Rhine Valley.
The Föhn Skate route is perfect for those who prefer to travel between Sargans and St. Margrethen by rolling casually through the pretty villages of Werdenberg and the Rhine Valley rather than skating on the Rhine dam. The route leads along the foot of the Alpstein region. As soon as Weite, families will find Heuwiese, a beautiful natural paradise with barbecue spots and sanitary facilities.

The birds of prey park in Buchs with over 60 species of daytime and nocturnal birds of prey, the Naturena Experience Farm in Gams with choice regional farm specialities and the tiny world-famous medieval town of Werdenberg offer a wonderfully varied fringe programme alongside the route.

Why is the Föhn Skate route called Föhn Skate? The warm fall wind can blow very strongly down the Rhine Valley. However, in good weather with no föhn, a strong wind blows up the valley in the afternoons. Adverse winds on the Rhine dam can be a very troublesome. The smart way to avoid this wind is to take the pleasant route through lovely villages and lanes.
The Föhn Skate route is an easier alternative to the Rhein Skate route. It leads past famous attractions such as the medieval town of Werdenberg, and is less exposed to the often strong winds in the Rhine Valley.
The Föhn Skate route is perfect for those who prefer to travel between Sargans and St. Margrethen by rolling casually through the pretty villages of Werdenberg and the Rhine Valley rather than skating on the Rhine dam. The route leads along the foot of the Alpstein region. As soon as Weite, families will find Heuwiese, a beautiful natural paradise with barbecue spots and sanitary facilities.

The birds of prey park in Buchs with over 60 species of daytime and nocturnal birds of prey, the Naturena Experience Farm in Gams with choice regional farm specialities and the tiny world-famous medieval town of Werdenberg offer a wonderfully varied fringe programme alongside the route.

Why is the Föhn Skate route called Föhn Skate? The warm fall wind can blow very strongly down the Rhine Valley. However, in good weather with no föhn, a strong wind blows up the valley in the afternoons. Adverse winds on the Rhine dam can be a very troublesome. The smart way to avoid this wind is to take the pleasant route through lovely villages and lanes.
76 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 76 km
360 m | 440 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sargans
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Arrival / return travel St. Margrethen
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Services

Accommodation

Catherine’s Loft BnB
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Mels
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
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
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Haag (Rheintal)
Martin + Barbara Siegrist
Martin + Barbara Siegrist
Sennwald
Berggasthaus Staubern
Berggasthaus Staubern
Frümsen
Landgasthof Rössle
Landgasthof Rössle
Ruggell
Casa Margerita
Casa Margerita
Oberriet
Hotel Rhy
Hotel Rhy
Oberriet
Heiterhof
Heiterhof
Eichberg
Gasthaus und Speiserestaurant Lindenhof
Gasthaus und Speiserestaurant Lindenhof
Altstätten
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
Altstätten SG
Ribelhof
Ribelhof
Lüchingen
Hotel Paul’s
Hotel Paul’s
Widnau
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Places

Sargans
Sargans
Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Sennwald
Sennwald
Ruggell (FL)
Ruggell (FL)
Altstätten
Altstätten
St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
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Places of interest

Gonzen mine
Gonzen mine
Schloss Sargans
Schloss Sargans
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
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
Kobelwald crystal cave
Kobelwald crystal cave
Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
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Swimming

Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Outdoor swimming baths Widnau
Outdoor swimming baths Widnau
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
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Signalization

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