Walensee east side, searching a lost mine

From Quinten (434 m) towards east, the path follows the shore of the lake. The stony landscape, the reflection of the morning heat and the forest lined with pine trees gives a southern smell and feel. Along the way, the 'Gand' beach offers an opportunity to take a break and enjoy the calm of the shoreline. The path then climbs to Garadur (829 m), where you can enjoy an exceptional view over the whole of Lake Walen. The rest of the route towards Walendstadt (426 m) is marked by the history of the former limestone quarry, which shaped the region for a century.

 

One day walk, canton of St-Gall

 

Having reached Quitten from Wesen and spent the night there, we set off in the opposite direction heading east to reach Walenstadt, in a somewhat Mediterranean atmosphere.

 

 

Walking time : around 4 hours 15 minutes.