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From Malbun through the Valorsch Valley to Steg

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  • Der Weiler Steg
    / Der Weiler Steg
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  • / Aussicht Richtung Saminatal in Steg
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  • / Blick auf das Valünatal
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  • / Der Galinakopf ist von weitem her sichtbar
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  • / Kurz vor dem Galinakopf
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  • / Aussicht vom Galinakopf
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  • / Malbun
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The Galinakopf is the most remote of Liechtenstein's panoramic mountains – a mighty throne full of globeflowers and gentians towering high above the wild and idyllic Valorsch Valley.
moderate
Distance 19.4 km
7:00 h
875 m
1,176 m
2,198 m
1,262 m
The lengthy but varied ascent follows comfortable, up-and-down mountain trails and roadways. The descent to Steg leads through the wild and romantic Valorsch Valley. Trail sign posts below the Chapel of Peace in Malbun point to our destination. Sassförkle, Mattaförkle and Guschgfieljoch are the most famous passages on our route. Via the steeply ascending pastureland, which is visible from far, we approach the cross on the summit of the mountain. On arrival, we look out at the numerous peaks in the wider surroundings. From the alp cabins of Guschgfiel, we follow the descending, marked trail through sparse mountain forest to the Valorsch Valley, and hike on the shady, north-facing slope around the Schönberg.

Alternative A:

Possibility to shorten the tour right after Sassförkle, via Güschgle and Hintervalorsch (658 m of elevation less to master).

Author’s recommendation

Ascend in the early hours and take sufficient drinks with you, especially on hot summer days .
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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: April 27, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,198 m
Lowest point
1,262 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Alpenhotel Malbun
Alpenhotel Malbun - Restaurant
Restaurant Bergstübli Steg

Start

Malbun (1,599 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'764'639E 1'219'147N
DD
47.102843, 9.607759
DMS
47°06'10.2"N 9°36'27.9"E
UTM
32T 546116 5216772
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Destination

Steg

Turn-by-turn directions

Malbun - Sassförkle - Mattaförkle - Guschgfieljoch - Galinakopf - Mattaförkle - Rietle - Valorschtal - Steg

Note

Wildlife refuge Schlucher: December 15 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus bis Malbun ab Haltestelle Vaduz Post, bei der Abreise ab Steg die Haltestellen Hotel oder Tunnel verwenden.

Parking

Am Dorfeingang von Malbun befinden sich genügend Parkplätze

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'764'639E 1'219'147N
DD
47.102843, 9.607759
DMS
47°06'10.2"N 9°36'27.9"E
UTM
32T 546116 5216772
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.4 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
875 m
Descent
1,176 m
Highest point
2,198 m
Lowest point
1,262 m
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