140 years ago, Swiss author Johanna Spyri coined her wonderful book, Heidi. The novel, which went on to become one of the most famous children’s books in the world, has had a lasting impact on Switzerland’s image. With gentle hills, rugged mountain peaks, and luscious meadows, the picture painted in the books comes to life in Heideland. In this Collection, you will explore the area around the spa town of Bad Ragaz, including the Rhine Valley and Lake Walen.
Aside from its picturesque alpine pastures, Heideland has much to discover. The region boasts magnificent alpine scenery as well as vineyards, crystal-clear lakes, and historic castles overlooking the Rhine Valley. After your ride, you can enjoy local delicacies or unwind in a thermal spa. So what is the best way to explore all these wonderful places? On an electric mountain bike, of course!
Here, you’ll find varied routes ranging from beginner paths to flowing trails and rapid descents. If you have always dreamed of exploring lofty mountain heights on your bike, but never dared, then we would like to introduce you to a new possibility. With an e-MTB, you can experience magnificent mountains without pedaling up countless vertical metres. With no gradients standing in your way you can truly relax and Feel the Flow! Heideland has three Bosch e-bike charging stations where you can recharge your battery, get expert advice, and even rent an e-bike.
In this Collection, we present nine varied routes for every level of rider and to suit any taste. You can take the leisurely route to Lake Walen or follow the gourmet trail through the Rhine Valley’s vineyards. On the ride to Gigerwald reservoir, you can explore Heidiland and fully experience what it is like to ride an e-MTB. All routes start from the Bosch e-bike charging station in the town of Bad Ragaz at Tamina Thermal Spa. You can also easily start your adventure from one of the other two Bosch charging stations which you can find here: komoot.de/highlight/1383476
This tour takes you to the protected natural paradise around Lake Chapf, past the historic Sargans Castle and offers a full load of driving fun. With an e-bike, this difficult mountain bike tour becomes a medium-difficult tour and you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape with fewer sweat beads on your forehead.Shortly after Bad Ragaz, the climb to Vilterserberg begins. On the way you have a great view of the Rhine and Seeztal. There is a short descent for relaxation before you take the second climb up to the picturesque Chapfensee. You will find pure idyll around the dammed mountain lake, because the area is protected.After enjoying the tranquility at the lake, a rapid descent brings you back down to the valley. On varied paths you cycle to Sargans Castle, where you can take a leisurely break and stop off. Then you cycle via Vilters back to Bad Ragaz and to the starting point at the Tamina Therme.
The round tour into the Tamina valley leads in a constant up and down past the picturesque mountain scenery and the Gigerwald reservoir to the mysterious Walser settlement of St. Martin from the 14th century. With an e-bike, this moderately difficult mountain bike tour becomes an easy tour and a really flowing pleasure.It starts at the e-bike station right next to the Tamina Therme. You cycle up the car-free former access road into the Tamina valley to Valens. Via Vasön you drive to the Mapragg reservoir. On the dam you get to the other side of the lake and drive towards Vadura. Shortly after the place you reach the highest point of the tour and a beautiful viewpoint. From here you can let your gaze wander over the valley and up to the Tamina bridge. From now on it is comfortably downhill.
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This beautiful circular tour takes you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the region. From above you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Rhine Valley and the Principality of Liechtenstein as well as the surrounding mountains.The tour starts in Bad Ragaz at the e-bike station. From here you cycle through the Giessenpark and then along the Rhine. From the wine-growing village of Fläsch, the route continues uphill to the Sankt Luzisteig, whose pass height is 713 meters. Here you can take a break in the inn and strengthen yourself a little. Then you continue on gravel and finally on wide hiking trails uphill to the Regitzer Spitz. Here you will be rewarded with the magnificent view over the Churer and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley as well as over the Seeztal and into the mountains for the ascent.
This circular tour takes you from Bad Ragaz to the shore of the beautiful Walensee. The tour is extremely easy, especially if you ride an e-bike. Then it doesn't matter where the wind blows, because with the motor you always have tail wind. First you drive a short distance along the Rheindamm through the Seez valley.After around 25 kilometers you will reach Walenstadt and thus the breathtaking Walensee. The lake lies like a fjord between the steep slopes. Of course there is nothing to be said against a refreshing dip in the cool water. You can also take a boat to Quinten, a place that can only be reached by water and on foot.After you have had enough of the panorama, you usually drive back along the Seez. On the way you can discover some highlights, such as enchanted castle ruins or a beautiful waterfall.