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Hiking holidays Alpenpanorama Weg Appenzell to Einsiedeln

Hiking: Alpine Panorama Trail

From Appenzell to Einsiedeln

First thing you see will be the rolling green hills of Appenzell. Far behind the massive peaks of Alpstein and Churfirsten tower up proudly. On the first legs the Alpine Panorama Trail lives up to ist name. But not only the scenic hikes will enchant you, also the traditional, painted houses in Appenzell and the lively traditions of Appenzell and Toggenburg will quickly cast a spell on you.

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Itinerary

From Appenzell, the region’s capital, the trail climbs up to Alp Wasserschaffen. The path to the peak follows the Kronberg ridge, side by side with the Alpstein and with the same fantastic views. Afterwards, the route continues through typical alpine terrain down to Schwägalp, the base station of the Säntis cable car.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'150 m
580 m

Splendid hike to Lutertannen and over the Risipass vantage point to Stein in Toggenburg. Meadows and Alpine pastures, near-to-nature low-moor marshes and coniferous forests alternate in colourful sequence. 

approx. 4 h
approx. 12 km
485 m
990 m

The rather long ascent from Stein to the Vorderen Höhe is finally rewarded with wonderful views of the Glarner mountain peaks. A diverse high-level hike leads around the Gulmen, across to the Mattstock and down to Amden.

approx. 6 h
approx. 19 km
875 m
1'290 m

By bus down to Ziegelbrücke and with the train to Siebnen. A tough climb to Stöcklichrüz and a superb high-level hike around the northern end of Sihlsee lake to Einsiedeln. The St. Meinrads Chapel on Etzelpass and the house where Paracelsus was born are popular resting places, not just for pilgrims.

approx. 6 h
approx. 19 km
1'100 m
600 m

Tour character

The regions Appenzell and Toggenburg are hilly and you will have to master some steep ascents. Good stamina is needed for the walk. The trails are in a very good condition and easy to walk on. A good tour for beginners that are in a good shape.   

The Alpine Panorama Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Appenzell
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Appenzell to Einsiedeln TO, CH-OSWAE-06X
Base price
689.-
735.-
Surcharge Single Room 215.- 215.-

Category: 1 x 4**** hotel (Schwägalp), 3 x 3*** hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Appenzell to Einsiedeln TO, CH-OSWAE-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
689.-
215.-
735.-
215.-

Category: 1 x 4**** hotel (Schwägalp), 3 x 3*** hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Appenzell
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
115.-
75.-
115.-
75.-
115.-
75.-
115.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Appenzell
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Appenzell
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled route instructions
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service Hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Rides with public transport on day 6 not included (approx. CHF 10.- per person).
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking in Appenzell. Approx. CHF 8.- per day.  
  • Return travel by train via Biberbrugg and Herisau back to Appenzell. Duration: approx. 2 hours.  
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • Maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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