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From Planken (or Schaanwald) to the Gafadura hut

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  • Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
    / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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  • / Blick auf das Liechtensteiner Unterland von Planken aus
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  • / Blick von der Gafadura
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  • / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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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
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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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 28, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,428 m
Lowest point
456 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

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

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


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
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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
  • Blister kit
  • 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
12.8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
727 m
Descent
1,056 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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