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From Planken (or Schaanwald) to the Gafadura hut

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The Gafadura Hut (1428 metres above sea level) of the Liechtenstein Alpine Club is a popular destination for evening excursions or leisurely half-day hikes. The ascent leads largely through shady forest. 
moderate
Distance 12.8 km
3:00 h
727 m
1,056 m
1,428 m
456 m
The Gafadura hut is also the starting point for the long-distance hiking trail “Via Alpina” or for the ascent to the Drei Schwestern.

Four routes lead to the Gafadura Hut: An easy hike along the track (car-free) (Alternative route A) or the steeper marked mountain path from Planken. From the valley, extended, marked mountain paths lead to the Alpine Club’s popular hut: From Nendeln in 3 hours or on the long ascent from Schaanwald via Alpzinken and the Paula hut (not in operation) in 3 to 4 hours. 

 

Alternative Routes
A: Via the track from Planken to the Gafadura hut.

B: Via the hiking trail from Maurerberg to Schaanwald.

Author’s recommendation

The short ascent to Sarojasattel is rewarded with a magnificent view across the Walgau and to Walserkamm. Long evenings on the hut terrace and the sunset behind the Alpstein are particularly attractive experiences.
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Martin Knöpfel 
Update: January 11, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,428 m
Lowest point
456 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 8.06%Dirt road 10.72%Forested/wild trail 54.59%Path 25.29%Road 0.28%Unknown 1.03%
Asphalt
1 km
Dirt road
1.4 km
Forested/wild trail
7 km
Path
3.2 km
Road
0 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Weinstube
Trattoria Pizzeria "La Dolce Vita"
Gafadurahuette
1950 American Diner
Ristorante Pizzeria Sapori

Safety information

Going on a tour requires careful planning. We recommend that you discuss the routes and weather conditions with the local information points in advance. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be closed or interrupted.

Start

Planken (785 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'684E 1'228'308N
DD
47.186428, 9.545739
DMS
47°11'11.1"N 9°32'44.7"E
UTM
32T 541345 5226026
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Destination

Schaanwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Planken - Gafadurahütte - Paulahütte - Schaanwald

Note

Wildlife refuge Saroja: January 01 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parkplätze gibt es am Dorfeingang von Planken, beim Gemeindezentrum oder bei der Schule. Falls die Tour in umgekehrter Richtung erfolgt, finden Sie Parkplätze bei der Post in Schaanwald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'684E 1'228'308N
DD
47.186428, 9.545739
DMS
47°11'11.1"N 9°32'44.7"E
UTM
32T 541345 5226026
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
727 m
Descent
1,056 m
Highest point
1,428 m
Lowest point
456 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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