86 Rheintaler Höhenweg
86 Rheintaler Höhenweg

Hiking

Rheintaler Höhenweg

Rheintaler Höhenweg

Rorschach–Sargans

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Rheintaler Höhenweg

Rheintaler Höhenweg

From Bodensee through orchards and vineyards through a varying cultural landscape with castles and alps. Views of the Rhine Valley and the mountain landscape are constant companions along the Rheintaler Höhenweg.
The Rheintaler Höhenweg leads between vineyards and high moorland, crosses numerous vegetation stages from the Bodensee up to the Sargans Alvier region. The route from the metropolitan Bodensee region to rural, idyllic Appenzell offers a rich variety of culture.

The trail runs mostly along scenic heights above the Rhine Valley and below the Alvier chain, with good views over the valley to the mountains in Austria and Liechtenstein. Then you find yourself between apple orchards again, cross through the main winegrowing region of Canton St. Gallen with its specialities, Riesling and Sylvaner. The hike through the protected high moorland of the Alvier region can be combined with a visit to an Alpine dairy along the way.

Those interested in history also have the chance to spend time in one of the many castles along the route, all well-worth exploring, or to visit the Roman path near Wildhaus. The Rheintaler Höhenweg is particularly popular in autumn when the Föhn wind ensures clear views.
From Bodensee through orchards and vineyards through a varying cultural landscape with castles and alps. Views of the Rhine Valley and the mountain landscape are constant companions along the Rheintaler Höhenweg.
The Rheintaler Höhenweg leads between vineyards and high moorland, crosses numerous vegetation stages from the Bodensee up to the Sargans Alvier region. The route from the metropolitan Bodensee region to rural, idyllic Appenzell offers a rich variety of culture.

The trail runs mostly along scenic heights above the Rhine Valley and below the Alvier chain, with good views over the valley to the mountains in Austria and Liechtenstein. Then you find yourself between apple orchards again, cross through the main winegrowing region of Canton St. Gallen with its specialities, Riesling and Sylvaner. The hike through the protected high moorland of the Alvier region can be combined with a visit to an Alpine dairy along the way.

Those interested in history also have the chance to spend time in one of the many castles along the route, all well-worth exploring, or to visit the Roman path near Wildhaus. The Rheintaler Höhenweg is particularly popular in autumn when the Föhn wind ensures clear views.
105 km | 6 Stages
5000 m | 4900 m
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rorschach
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Arrival / return travel Sargans
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Rorschacherberg
Hotel Paul’s
Hotel Paul’s
Widnau
Gasthaus und Speiserestaurant Lindenhof
Gasthaus und Speiserestaurant Lindenhof
Altstätten
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
Altstätten SG
Ribelhof
Ribelhof
Lüchingen
Heiterhof
Heiterhof
Eichberg
Casa Margerita
Casa Margerita
Oberriet
Martin + Barbara Siegrist
Martin + Barbara Siegrist
Sennwald
Berggasthaus Staubern
Berggasthaus Staubern
Frümsen
BnB Vorburg
BnB Vorburg
Gams
Gasthaus Friedegg B+B
Gasthaus Friedegg B+B
Wildhaus
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
Wildhaus
Panorama Zentrum und Bergrestaurant Gamplüt
Panorama Zentrum und Bergrestaurant Gamplüt
Wildhaus
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Mels
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Places

Rorschach
Rorschach
Rheineck
Rheineck
St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
Altstätten
Altstätten
Sennwald
Sennwald
Wildhaus
Wildhaus
Malbun SG
Malbun SG
Sargans
Sargans
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Places of interest

Bathing hut of Rorschach
Bathing hut of Rorschach
FFA Museum Altenrhein
FFA Museum Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
Hoher Kasten revolving restaurant
Hoher Kasten revolving restaurant
Kobelwald crystal cave
Kobelwald crystal cave
Gonzen mine
Gonzen mine
Schloss Sargans
Schloss Sargans
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Swimming

Bathing facility Speck Staad
Bathing facility Speck Staad
Rheineck swimming baths
Rheineck swimming baths
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Mineral Health Spa St.Margrethen
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Altstätten outdoor swimming baths
Nature lake Schönenbodensee Wildhaus
Nature lake Schönenbodensee Wildhaus
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization