Appenzell - Toggenburg

First thing you see will be the rolling, green hills of Appenzell. Far behind the massive peaks of Alpstein and Churfirsten tower up proudly. On the first legs the Alpine Panorama Trail lives up to its name. But not only the scenic hikes will enchant you, also the traditional, painted houses in Appenzell and the lively traditions of Appenzell and Toggenburg will quickly cast a spell on you.

Tour character: Normal physical condition and good stamina are needed for these easy hike. The trails are well-maintained and easy to walk.

Tour Program (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Valid: May 2 – October 18, 2020

1st Day: Arrival in Appenzell

2nd Day: Appenzell - Urnäsch
The route from the Innerrhoder main town of Appenzell to Gontenbad (with natural moor bathing pool) is level. From there along the «Barfussweg» (barefoot path) to Jakobsbad and through forest and meadows to Urnäsch (AR).
Details: approx. 3.5 hours, 13 km ↑ 380 m ↓ 315 m

3rd Day: Urnäsch - Schwägalp
Along the small Urnäsch river, across meadows and fields, through dark coniferous forests and past cascading waterfalls up to Schwägalp - bottom station of the aerial cableway to the Säntis with its fantastic summit panorama.
Details: approx. 3.5 hours, 10 km ↑ 565 m ↓ 45 m

4th Day: Schwägalp - Stein / Alt St.Johann
Splendid hike to Lutertannen and over the Risipass vantage point to Stein in Toggenburg. Meadows and Alpine pastures, near-to-nature low-moor marshes and coniferous forests alternate in colourful sequence.
Details: approx. 4 hours, 12 km ↑ 485 m ↓ 990 m

5th Day: Departure or extra nights
Return travel by bus and train from Stein via Nesslau, Wattwil and Wil to Zurich  in approx. 1.5 hours.

No minimum number of participants

Prices per Person in CHF

Double 3* Single 3*
May 2 – 15, 2020; Oct 10 – 18, 2020 585 777
May 16 – June 14, 2020; Aug 29 – Oct 9, 2020 600 792
June 15 – Aug 28, 2020 620 812

Supplements per person in CHF

Extra nights in Appenzell 82
Surcharge single room 44
Extra nights in Stein 88
Surcharge single room 44

Our Price Includes

  • 4 nights including breakfast at 3* hotels and 4* hotel in Schwägalp
  • Daily Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed route instructions
  • GPS data available
  • Service Hotline

Not included

Transfers with trains and buses, tourist tax

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Alpine Panorama Trail

May until October
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Double: CHF 585
Single: CHF 777