Many adventurous hikers often overlook the small but magnificent country of Liechtenstein when searching for stunning mountain excursions. Here's your chance to expand your horizons! We invite you to explore uncharted mountain trails with Active on Holiday and discover Liechtenstein as an exhilarating hiking destination through our guided hiking tours. Embrace the challenge and beauty of this remarkable Alpine paradise.
Liechtenstein, nestled in the heart of the Alps, offers a serene escape for walking holidays. With its pristine landscapes, well-marked trails, and charming villages, this tiny principality is a hidden gem for walkers. Explore lush meadows, traverse mountain paths, and savor breathtaking vistas while immersing yourself in the country's rich culture and history. Liechtenstein's compact size makes it easy to traverse on foot, and its peaceful ambiance is ideal for those seeking a tranquil walking adventure amidst stunning alpine scenery.
With Active on Holiday, you can book perfectly organized hiking tours through Liechtenstein that leave nothing to be desired in terms of adventure. The individually organized tours form the exciting core of an unforgettable hiking holiday in Liechtenstein.
Detailed hiking descriptions will help you familiarize yourself with all the tours in advance, and with us, you won't have to worry about anything. We handle all accommodation bookings, ensuring that you can unwind each day in a typically rural atmosphere.
With Active on Holiday, you can hike carefree, as we take care of transporting your luggage from one accommodation to another.
Liechtenstein, Switzerland's little sister, is situated in the heart of the European Alpine region. To the west, the adventurous world of the Rhine Valley forms the border with Switzerland, and to the east, benevolent nature with steep mountain peaks encloses the principality. At first glance, Liechtenstein may appear quite compact, but this mini-state boasts more than 30 mountain peaks, rendering it a genuine hiking paradise. The Principality shares many similarities with Switzerland: they use the same currency, speak the same language, and, like Switzerland, are not members of the European Union but belong to the Schengen Agreement.
The main attractions of Liechtenstein are its stunning natural scenery and exceptional mountainous terrain, complemented by a well-constructed network of hiking trails. One notable trail, the Liechtenstein Way, was inaugurated in 2019 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
The Via-Alpina, which spans eight countries in the Alpine region, includes three stages passing through this miniature nation, offering a glimpse of the magnificent Liechtenstein mountain realm.
Another unforgettable hiking experience involves ascending protected rock paths high above the Rhine Valley, making it a classic mountain adventure. For those seeking a quintessential Liechtenstein hike, the Fürstin-Gina-Weg is the ideal choice. This picturesque journey takes you along a flower-strewn ridge, leading to the Liechtensteiner Alpenclub's Pfälzerhütte (2108 m) at the base of the Naafkopf mountain.
In a small country that boasts an impressive presence, Liechtenstein, measuring just 26 km in length, but it certainly makes up for it with its abundance of castles, ruins, and breathtaking vistas. Perched atop the mountains, the Vaduz Castle serves as the residence of the royal family, though its interior remains off-limits to visitors. As you stroll along Städtle Street in the heart of Vaduz, you'll encounter three consecutive museums: the Liechtenstein National Museum, the Stamp Museum, and the strikingly cube-shaped Art Museum.
Within the Gothic Cathedral of St. Florin, be captivated by the exquisite stained-glass windows and the neo-Gothic organ. On the southern fringes of Vaduz, a remarkable 135-meter-long wooden bridge remains accessible to pedestrians, standing as the last of its kind to span the Rhine.
In Liechtenstein, it's not just the fresh mountain air, time-honoured traditions, and cultural attractions that beckon; it's also the culinary scene that has been elevated to an art form, promising a delightful treat for your taste buds during your hiking holiday. The Principality's gastronomy spans from exquisite gourmet dishes served in luxuriously adorned restaurants to the hearty, traditional fare found in cosy "rustic pubs" and alpine huts. Original Liechtenstein specialities, including Käsknöpfle with apple sauce and dishes crafted from Rheintaler Ribelmais, will tantalize your palate.
For over 2,000 years, wine has thrived in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The combination of an excellent climate and the centuries of experience held by local vintners has led to the production of exceptional wines such as Pinot Noir and Riesling. With over a hundred wineries to explore, a visit to one is a must during your hiking holiday, adding a flavorful dimension to your adventure.