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.
In summer, the mountain site Malbun turns to an excellent paradise for cyclists and hikers. The tiny and noble state is characterised by stunning nature and a multifaceted culture. You may expect to encounter 400 km (248 mi) of royal hiking paths and just enjoyable tours suiting all guests.
The principality never fails to fascinate its visitors thanks to its diverse landscapes. The natural reserve Ruggeller Riet, for instance, is directly sited along the river Rhine on a height of 430 m (267 mi) altitude, on the way to the 2,599 m (1,615 mi) high Grauspitz that is often covered in snow. Cyclists and hikers thus have an abundance of possibilities, ranging from a high Alpine mountain tour up to a placid walking path and from a family-friendly cycling tour up to a challenging mountain bike tour.
Fascinating panorama views and flourishing mountain flowers make the “Fürstin-Gina” circular hiking route a unique natural experience. It will take long-distance hikers up to three or four days to hike all the way from Malbun in the south to Ruggell in the north. Among mountain lovers, undertaking tours through the royal mountains of Liechtenstein is quite an insider's tip: experience unique summits, cosy huts and breathtaking views from the Bodensee lake up to the Rätikon mountain range.
Surefootedness is required for climbing the “Fürstensteig”, one of the most famous paths of the Rätikon mountain range. The way leads through the bizarre rock formations of the “Alpspitz” or the “Drei-Schwestern-Steig” through the flanks of rocks of the Liechtenstein mountain massif. Easy paths lead along picturesque landscapes through the Alpine Rhine valley. You may hike along, for example, through the historical “Höhenweg” via the Eschnerberg in the Liechtenstein lowlands or through the “Ruggeller Riet” that turns to an ocean of irises in early summer.
You can smoothly ride on the fantastic and even cycle lanes from the Bodensee lake to the principality. It is only a 50 km (31mi) ride by bike to get to Liechtenstein – the breathtaking Alpine landscapes always before your eyes! The cycling tours in and around Liechtenstein offer many possibilities to discover the area and cycle the three-country-triangle. Depending on the stamina, cyclists can experience the popular and flat panorama routes along the Alpine Rhine, visit the neighbouring countries or undertake challenging mountain bike tours on hefty altitudes. In total, there are 90 km (56 mi) of designated cycling lanes for cyclists taking it rather slow and also for families with children.
The Triesenberg tour from Vaduz, Liechtenstein's capital, up to the Maiensäss Silum is 29 km (18 mi) long and an ultimate challenge to any cyclist on 1,238 m (769 mi) of altitude.
On tour with children
For children and for those who've never lost their infantile spirit, the entire tour will be an adventure as it is peppered with exciting theme pathways. The “WalserSagenWeg” is shrouded in myths and legends. Additionally, the path of planets near Vaduz illustrates, true to scale, the distances of our solar system. The fairy tale path “Lisa und Max” cannot be missed under any circumstances, rounding off the holidays with your children.
Liechtenstein Adventure Pass
You want to experience the coolest of Liechtenstein's attractions and all of that with only one ticket? No problem whatsoever! Holding the Adventure Pass in your hands, you enjoy free entry to 25 attractions and offers. The pass is, among many others, valid for the Vaduz city train, the Liechtenstein Art Museum, the outdoor swimming pool Mühleholz, the “Vogelparadies Birka”, and the “Bergbahnen Malbun”.
You may purchase the ticket for just one day or several ones.