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Bike & hike in Flumserberg

Published by Roald , 11 November 2018, 21h20.

Region: World » Switzerland » St.Gallen
Date of the hike:11 November 2018
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Mountain-bike grading: F - Easy
Geo-Tags: CH-SG   Spitzmeilengruppe 
Time: 7:45
Height gain: 1300 m 4264 ft.
Height loss: 1300 m 4264 ft.
Route:See waypoints and GPS track (30 km)
Access to start point:By car to Tannenbodenalp.

This time of the year the Flumserberg area is pretty much deserted. Currently none of the lifts are operating. I only met a few people while biking, and during the hike I didn't meet anyone, even though I mostly followed the white-red-white (wrw) marked trails.

I started off with the mountain bike from Tannenbodenalp at 8:30 AM. The weather was a bit grey, but it was already about to improve. I followed the designated bike route from Tannenbodenalp via Prodalp, and Panüöl up to Machgenkamm. In the steepest areas I had to walk the bike. Next, I continued by bike to Zigerfurgglen, and left the bike there. (During the summer season when lifts are operating, I would definitely not use the bike between Machgenkamm and Zigerfurgglen though).

My hike took me across the mountains Leist, Rainisalts, Gulmen, and all the way to Erdisgulmen. For the most part I followed the wrw marked trails. It was quite windy on the ridge, and on the peaks due the Föhn. I think the maximum wind speed must have been 40-50 km/h. On the way back I passed the small lake Sächserseeli, and followed the wrw marked trail to Zigerfurgglen. I have rated this hike T2, even though I left the trail in one or two places and the difficulty was briefly T3-. But if you stay on the trail, it's really not more than T2. I did not use hiking boots, but sneakers all the way, and that was perfectly fine.

The bike ride down took me past Seebenalp and back to Tannenbodenalp.

Total tour distance: 30 km, thereof:
- Biking uphill (and walking the bike in the steepest areas): 10.5 km
- Hiking: 10.5 km
- Biking downhill: 9 km

Hike partners: Roald

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