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Via Alpina

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  • Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
    / Gafadurahütte 1428 Meter über Meer
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  • / Blick auf das Rheintal vom Fürstensteig
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  • / Fürstensteig
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  • / Blick von Masescha auf Triesenberg und das Rheintal
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  • / Berggasthaus Sücka
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  • / Valünatal in Steg
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  • / Pfälzerhütte 2108 Meter über Meer
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From the Pfälzer hut, the Via Alpina follows the southern Rätikon high-altitude trail to the Carschina cabin: a lovely stretch of the trail passing underneath limestone walls and along seas of flowers.
difficult
20.9 km
9:00 h
1,701 m
1,031 m
In the international year of the mountains in 2002, the alpine countries have set the target to establish a non-stop and specially marked long-distance hiking trail, linking all the countries.

In Liechtenstein, this 'Via Alpina' runs along the formerly named long-distance trail 102, from the Saroja saddle to the Pfälzer hut. The Via Alpina, connecting Trieste in a wide alpine circle to Monaco, enters Liechtenstein via the Frastanz-Saroja saddle and leaves the Liechtenstein stretch of the trail after 20 km towards Grisons (Switzerland).

 

Alternative A:

If travelling by bus to Planken, get off at the Hotel Saroja bus stop. From there, walk up to the Gafadura hut (distance: 3.5 km / elevation difference: 640 m).

Alternative B:

Alpine ascent via the Three Sisters.

Alternative C:

Descent from the Pfälzer hut to Malbun (distance: 5.5 km / elevation difference: 130 m).

Author’s recommendation

Accommodation:

Gafadura hut, Pfälzer hut, Berggasthaus Sücka mountain in

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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Updated: May 14, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,123 m
Lowest point
1,396 m
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Rest Stop

Pfaelzerhuette
Gafadurahuette
Berggasthaus Sücka hut
Alp Sücka

Start

Gafadurahütte (1,425 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.185964, 9.568456
DMS
47°11'09.5"N 9°34'06.4"E
UTM
32T 543066 5225986
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Destination

Pfälzerhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Gafadurahütte - Sarojasattel - Garsella Eck - Garsella - Garsellikopf - Gafleispitz - Fürstensteig - Silum - Sücka - Alpelti - Naaftal - Pfälzerhütte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parkplätze befinden sich am Dorfeingang von Planken, beim Gemeindezentrum oder bei der Schule.

Coordinates

DD
47.185964, 9.568456
DMS
47°11'09.5"N 9°34'06.4"E
UTM
32T 543066 5225986
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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
difficult
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
9:00h
Ascent
1,701 m
Descent
1,031 m
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