Malanser Alp

Malanser Alp

Malanser Alp is a high mountain plateau at an elevation of 1.840m (6,036ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The drive is brutally steep (average of 14.14%).

The road to the summit is gravel and narrow. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with dangerous dropoffs. The road offers spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona. High risk of rock slides. The road is usually impassable in winters.
The drive is brutally steep. Starting from Gigerwaldsee parking lot, the ascent is 3.5 km long via 10 hairpin turns. Over this distance the elevation gain is 495 meters. The average gradient is 14.14%.
Pic: Ph. Han

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.