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Motorcycle touring near St. Gallen

I will be renting a motorcycle in Lichtensteig and staying in St. Gallen at the end of July. Can you recommend some scenic routes in the area? Almost anywhere there is scenic to me as where I live in the US is flat and no curvy roads. I don't care to ride too far as I am limited to 600 km for the weekend on the rental.
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Re: Motorcycle touring near St. Gallen

Head down to GR and do the passes (Julier, Abula, Stelvio, Bernina, Ofen, etc.)

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Re: Motorcycle touring near St. Gallen

How about a couple from these?

1st of August is our national holiday (our 4th of July), lots of stuff will be closed, and retail shops are likely to close early the day before.
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Re: Motorcycle touring near St. Gallen

What will you get? A Triumph/Indian from American Bikes or KTM/Kawasaki from Destimoto?

Not sure when you will get the bike. If on Friday evening here a short "test ride" tour to get familiar with the bike and Swiss roads.
https://goo.gl/maps/UCrMFucrus7fi4Ja7
or a bit less curvy
https://goo.gl/maps/BMfVirvorispUJHR9
In both cases I added the picturesque town of Appenzell.

Here one possible route which takes you through 4 countries.
https://kurv.gr/lqlPV
(Be aware that the Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse and the Kaunertaler Gletscherstrasse are toll roads.)

Here an other one which would be good for a two day trip, but it brings you over your 600 km budget:
https://kurv.gr/jTW05

And here one which is, including the "test ride", within the 600 km budget.
https://kurv.gr/hLc6d

Be aware about speed limits and fines. If you drive on Austrian Highways you will need a toll sticker, the bike should have the Swiss highway toll sticker.
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Re: Motorcycle touring near St. Gallen

Thank you all for the suggestions. Renting a KTM 790 from Destimoto. I may be able to pick it up on Friday. My flight arrives in Zurich at 2 pm. It depends on how long it takes to get to my AirBnB in St. Gallen and then to Destimoto.
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