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Through the Valüna Valley

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  • Berggasthaus Sücka
    / Berggasthaus Sücka
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  • / Alp Valüna in Steg
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  • / Aussicht Richtung Saminatal in Steg
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  • / Gänglesee in Steg
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  • / Familie im Valünatal
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  • / Valünatal in Steg
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  • / Valünatal
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Easy but extensive round trip through the Samina valley, crossing over the Rätikon hillside with its ample display of alpine flowers. 
moderate
Distance 12.7 km
4:30 h
487 m
487 m
Especially nature lovers will enjoy the mountains surrounding the valley and the Maiensäss (summertime pastureland with cabins) in Steg. From the North of the Gängle pond (reservoir), there is a moderately ascending roadway leading to the Sücka. Then half way up, our track crosses the right side of the Samina valley, consistently offering great views. At the Fula Felsa, we can experience the erosion of the rocks. Also, the exuberant splendour of the alpine flora fully evolves up here. Passing by beautiful pastureland depressions and sparse pinewoods, we are heading down to the Valüna Alp (services), finally reaching the four-grouped cabins in Steg.

 

Alternative A: The Rappenstein (2222 m), accessible within 1 hour on well marked trails.

Author’s recommendation

The mountain ponds of Gapfahl-Obersäss are very pretty in spring - with the snowdrifts on the mountains, and the flowers down in the valley.

Family tip: Have a BBQ and play by the Samina brook. Or take a cool bath in the Gängle lake or brook.

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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: June 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,732 m
Lowest point
1,276 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Sücka hut
Alp Valuena
Mountain Guesthouse Sücka
Restaurant Bergstübli Steg
Restaurant Seeblick

Start

Steg (1,298 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'762'121E 1'220'153N
DD
47.112510, 9.574956
DMS
47°06'45.0"N 9°34'29.8"E
UTM
32T 543619 5217827
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Destination

Steg

Turn-by-turn directions

Steg - Sücka - Alpelti - Waldboden - Valüna - Steg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Bus die Haltestellen Hotel oder Tunnel in Steg verwenden.

Parking

Parkplätze befinden sich in Steg, nach dem Tunnel

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'762'121E 1'220'153N
DD
47.112510, 9.574956
DMS
47°06'45.0"N 9°34'29.8"E
UTM
32T 543619 5217827
w3w 
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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.

Questions and answers

Question from Sam Jamke · August 03, 2020 · Community
Assuming the "S" on the map is supposed to indicate the start and the arrows indicate walking in the counterclockwise direction, the description does not make sense. It says that one starts south of the reservoir and I am not able to match the map with the words.
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Answered by Martin Knöpfel · August 10, 2020 · Liechtenstein Marketing
You are right, it is north of Lake Gängle (reservoir). Thank you for this hint, we will correct it.

Rating

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Roland Priester 
September 18, 2021 · Community
Die Bilder sind total irreführend, suggerieren sie doch, dass man auf naturbelassenen Wegen wandert. Das Gegenteil ist der Fall: bis auf einen kleinen Pfadanteil auf dem „Gipfel“ der Wanderung geht es zunächst auf Schotterpisten eintönig bergaufwärts und anschließend wieder runter. Beim Abstieg kommt man sich auch immer wieder mit Autos und Landmaschinen ins Gehege, da das Tal stark bewirtschaftet ist. 2 Sterne nur wegen der natürlich tollen Aussichten auf die wunderschönen Bergwände. Mehr kann ich dafür aber dieser Wanderung nicht geben.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
487 m
Descent
487 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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