Ten well-signposted mountain bike trails make the Principality of Liechtenstein accessible for all keen cyclists. The sheer range of landscapes in the small country offers a great deal of variety and different degrees of challenge for all sporting aptitudes.
One feels the flow of air in the face, hears one's own breath and the rhythm of the pedals. The destination gets nearer with every turn of the wheels. The interaction between light and shadow in the quiet forest exudes a strong fascination, and the surroundings are appreciated with all five senses. A wonderful mountain panorama then opens up before the gaze of the mountain biker the most fantastic reward following a demanding ascent.
Travelling through a landscape by bicycle or mountain bike is probably the most intensive way of encountering a country, its special features and its inhabitants. One obtains very different insights and views from a bike saddle to those seen through the window of a car, can stop wherever one wishes, can take a break to enjoy the beautiful views. The Principality of Liechtenstein has many attractive tours to offer keen cyclists.
The sheer range of landscapes in the country offers a great deal of variety and different degrees of difficulty for all aptitudes. The mountain bike 2 country tour leads over 80 kilometres and 2,300 metres of altitude right across the Rhine Valley and the whole of Liechtenstein. The route from Altstätten in Switzerland via Ruggell and the Walser village of Triesenberg to the Swiss Bad Ragaz can be completed with ease in three days. In the high alpine regions, passing mountain streams and green meadows, accompanied at all times by impressive mountain panoramas, the tour leads to the Pfälzerhütte at an altitude of 2,108 metres. There are sights to discover on the Eschnerberg tour through Liechtenstein's Unterland, such as the Birka Avian Paradise in Mauren or the Pilgrimage Church of St. Corneli.
Casual cyclists and families will find many enchanting routes amongst the 90 kilometre-long network that passes through vineyards, villages and nature reserves. Those who want to take the effort out of pedalling can switch to e-bikes. Several hire and battery replacement stations offer their services in Liechtenstein, for the Principality is part of the E-Bike Park Eastern Switzerland & Principality of Liechtenstein. The 5 Castles Tour, for example, is ideal for an e-bike excursion. Castles, ruins and little towns are strung along like pearls on a chain. Steep ascents are overcome with ease with electrical support leaving more time to admire and enjoy the scenery.