The slowly ascending hiking path from the Alp Egg parking lot runs eastward, at first through meadows on up to the Regelstein, altitude 1315 meters. From now on the path itself is the border dividing the Linth area from the Toggenburg. Sometimes through meadows, sometimes in the woods, up and down but without much difference in altitude, one reaches in approx. 40 minutes the signpost pointing to Alp Wielesch (shortcut 1) as well as straight on to Alp Oberbächen. From the latter one hikes through the woods in the Stotzweid direction, and then on a meadow path that becomes gradually steeper via «Tschochen» and soon reaches Tanzboden (1443m). After a rest one returns on the same path to the «Tschochen» signpost. From here one hikes southwest via Alp Stock to the Bergstrasse, which leads to the Cholwald alpine restaurant at 950m. A few meters beyond the Cholwald, the paved road branches off to the right. At the end of this road lies the Wielesch summer restaurant (1167m). From here one crosses a meadow in a northerly direction, and then, after approx. 100 meters, turns onto a path through the woods. One soon crosses the first forest road and shortly thereafter comes to the second forest road, on which one continues, going northwest. At the end of this gravel road one arrives at the hiking trail created in 1988 by the Gommiswald men’s sports club, leading to the Chlosterberg alpine restaurant (1025m). Now comes the last stretch, namely the approx. 20 minutes climb back to our starting point at Alp Egg.
Alternative A: Shortcut 1: shortly before reaching Alp Oberbächen, a hiking path signpost points to the direct trail to Alp Wielesch. Hiking time can thus be reduced by a good 2 hours.
Alternative B: Shortcut 2: a bit beyond Alp Oberbächen the path branches in two different directions. Straight on is the path to the Riedner Alp Tanzboden. Here is another possibility to choose the path to the right, down to Hinteren Cholwald (1000m), where one reaches the forest road that climbs up to the Wielesch summer restaurant.
Ideal pre-summer, summer and autumn hike at an altitude varying between 1200 and 1444 meters. An early winter storm in late autumn can make this hike impossible.
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Tour history (B01081)
First published: Montag, 16. Juli 2007
Last updated: Dienstag, 8. April 2014
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