Hike From Gaflei to Alpspitz summit in Liechtenstein: Position on map

Hike From Gaflei to Alpspitz summit

From Gaflei to Alpspitz summit

Elevation

Min: 4770 ft
Max: 6552 ft
Uphill: 1781 ft
Downhill: 1781 ft
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The principality of Liechtenstein is considered to be an exotic country compared to its bordering neighbours. Yes, Liechtenstein is way smaller than Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Being inhabited by approximately 37,000 people, Liechtenstein might surely not be the largest country, but has certainly 160 km² of beautiful mountainous land to offer.

 

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last update on Oct 28, 2019
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Difficulty
Moderate
Distance: 3.73 miles
Duration:3 h
Loop trail
Min: 4770 ft
Max: 6552 ft
Uphill: 1781 ft
Downhill: 1781 ft

Trail characteristics

Hiking trail
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Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 4 miles on this moderate trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in Liechtenstein is 10 miles.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 543 vertical meters on this hike. The highest point of the track is 6552 ft above sea level.
  • Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Route description

The hike starts in Gaflei. Gaflei is a resort and popular excursion destination in Liechtenstein and was the first health resort in the Principality.

An alpine path leads to the Bärgälla-Alp and the Bärgälla-Sattel. The geographical centre of the Principality offers a panoramic view of the entire Liechtenstein Alps. Now the ascent to the Alpspitz begins. At the highest point of the hike you can take a break at the oldest summit cross of Liechtenstein.

We continue through the dense Legföhren forest to the chimney, which is also signposted as "Chemi". The saddle descends steeply until it joins the Liechtensteiner Panoramaweg (Via Alpina) at Gafleisattel. Now the hikers have to decide: either walk the Fürstensteig or walk back to the starting point on the same route.

Sturdy shoes necessary
Eating options available

Where to eat

You should bring sufficient food with you

Equipment

Sturdy shoes are essential. 

Getting here

By car

Coming from Switzerland on the A13 take the exit Sevelen direction Vaduz and turn onto Zollstraße and continue in direction Triesenberg/Gaflei.

Coming from Austria on the A14 you take the exit Feldkirch and drive in the direction of Nendeln and Vaduz. In Gaflei there are parking possibilities

With public transport

Alternatively take the bus line 21 in Vaduz and change to bus line 22 at Triesenberg Post.

Contact

Liechtenstein Marketing
Äulestrasse 30
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Vaduz
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Phone+423 239 63 63
Fax+423 239 63 01
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