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Via Alpina Green Route C2: Vaduz to Sargans

A 17.7km hike through woodlands, valleys and marshland crossing over from Lichtenstein to Switzerland.

Also in Vaduz, LiechtensteinSankt Gallen, Switzerland

Hiking Moderate

18 km
486 m
461 m
4-5 hrs
Low Point
453 m
High Point
668 m
Via Alpina Green Route C2: Vaduz to Sargans Map

Leaving Vaduz in a south-westerly direction across the Rhine, you will pass over the border from Lichtenstein into the Swiss canton of St. Gallen. The first settlement you will come across in Switzerland is the tiny town of Sevelen, where the Via Alpina merges with the Rheinauen-hiking trail, crossing Sevelen in a northwesterly direction uphill. You will pass by the Haberfeld spa, football stadium, before crossing over the Rhine on a wooden footbridge. From here, follow the main road past the train station to Sevelen’s Village centre. Finally, you will start to leave urbanisation behind you and get immersed in nature, heading uphill through a picturesque woodland, through a valley to the Oberschan plateau, and on through more woodland, marshland to Gretschins. From here climb over a ridge to the village of Fontnas, where the trail descends to the edge of the Rhine, following along the base of the Alviers massif to Azmoos village. The trail then ascends through woodland to the village Vild. Pass Vild’s small chapel, heading towards Sargans castle through a series of vineyards and meadows. Once you’ve checked out the castle, continue down the main road of the small medieval town of Sargans, to the train station.




Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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