Visit castles, historic villages, and trek through rolling hills
Independently transfer to Blazers. Overnight in a charming inn.
Today’s moderate hike starts in the southernmost part of Liechtenstein and heads north. Along the route visit Gutenberg Castle, a medieval fortress in the town of Balzers. Enjoy the pastoral rolling farmland as you walk along the old Roman road to Triesen. Ascend to the St. Mamerten Chapel for sweeping views of the valley below. Continue your climb to the Walser settlement of Triesenberg where you spend the night.
Your journey begins with a quick stop to the large boulder that has been in Triesenberg since the last Ice Age. Continuing on, you ascend to the farm settlement of Profatscheng where you experience beautiful views of the Rhine Valley. On your way to Vaduz Castle you walk by the ruins of Schalun Castel. In
Vaduz, the path leads past St. Florin’s Cathedral and over the old bridge sitting above the Rhine. Overnight in Vaduz.
Start with a steady climb through the old district of Vaduz to the Red House and your best view of Vaduz Castle. A lush forested path becomes a flatter trail on the way to the site of a mountain torrent (known as a Rüfe) before you reach the ruins of a Roman fort in the centre of Schaan. The forest path continues up to the tiny village of Planken, where you will enjoy magnificent view of the valley and the Three Sisters Mountain range.
Heading out today we walk through the center of Eschen before the trail climbs slightly, passing through several towns. The path continues past the site of Rofenberg Chapel. A quick view stop is recommended at the Krest before meeting up with a section of the Historical Eschnerberg Trail, which leads down to Bendern church hill. It is said that a church existed there as early as the 6th century. The route continues along the Rhine to Gamprin where the lake views are magical. Hike through the Kratzera forest to the centre of Ruggell, the northernmost municipality in Liechtenstein and your home for the evening.
Today’s route begins with a stroll to Ruggeller Riet, a 220-acre nature reserve featuring a variety of fauna and flora. You walk along the wetlands until you reach a steep trail that leads you to Schellenberg. You’ll pass the ruins of the Lower Castle, before reaching the village centre. From here you head towards the Austrian border. The trail winds through the forest alongside the Gantenstein Mountain to the Upper Castle in Schellenberg before heading down into the village centre of Mauren. Departing Mauren you hike to Schaanwald and spend the night.
A morning bus ride takes you to Malbun to begin the historic circular hiking tour with it’s panoramic views of the Rätikon mountain range. Hikers may want to trek to the Sareiserjoch ridge which takes about an hour. From Sareis descend the opposite side of the mountain back towards Malbun. There is quite a bit to do in Malbun including an afternoon ride up the Sareis Chairlift to the Sareiserjoch, at 6562 feet. Panoramic views and more hiking trails await you. At the end of your visit enjoy a beverage at the mountain restaurant before descending back to Malbun for the final night.