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Following snow-covered trails – winter hiking in Vorarlberg

© Andreas Haller | Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns

Following snow-covered trails – winter hiking in Vorarlberg

Hiking Collection by Urlaub in Österreich

6

Tours

08:12 h

16.8 mi

3,600 ft

Hiking during winter is a very special experience as nature is shrouded in an icy silence. Fresh air, shimmering snow, and white mountain peaks are found in abundance on the winter hiking trails in Voralberg, Austria’s westernmost state. A well-developed network of signposted and groomed winter hiking trails span across the entire region.

In this Collection, you find six different Tours ranging from a leisurely stroll to a demanding circular hike. The wide paths offer enough space for the whole family and you don't have to worry about refreshments – there’s at least one food pitstop on every hike. The starting points are accessible by cable car or by car directly.

If you are looking for a relaxed Tour for the whole family, then the hike on the wide Schafberg plateau in Montafon is ideal. In the Kleinwalsertal valley, you can immerse yourself in untouched high-alpine winter landscapes in the Ifen ski area at the Gottesacker plateau. In Bregenz Forest, you can look forward to magnificent views whilst the hike to Niedere Höhe peak includes two architectural highlights. A fascinating skyspace, a lightroom designed by artist James Turrell, surrounded by fairytale winter scenery, awaits you in Lech. And, if you still want to enjoy summits even in the cold season, then take a look at the Tour to the Muttjöchle summit in Voralberg’s alpine region. To escape the fog in the valley in Übersaxen in the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region, you can hike up to the panoramic Übersaxner Gulmalpe peak.

Enjoy the peace and quiet, strengthen your immune system, and hike through the wonderful winter wonderland of Vorarlberg. No matter whether you prefer snowshoes or warm winter boots, you’ll find an exciting selection of hikes in this Collection.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    00:30
    1.09 mi
    2.2 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy tour is suitable for the whole family and starts with the ascent from Gargellen up to the Schafberg plateau. Already in the gondola you can enjoy wonderful views of the winter wonderland below the Gargellner Heads.

    

    From the mountain station of the Schafbergbahn at 2,130 meters you first hike

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  • Intermediate
    01:16
    2.88 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This wonderful winter hike takes you through an untouched mountain landscape at over 2,000 meters above the Ifen ski area. There is the option of shortening the tour, which is almost five kilometers long, halfway through the route.

    

    The Ifenbahn takes you from the Auenhütte at the Ifen valley station up

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    3.55 mi
    1.8 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From Bezau you take the cable car up to the Baumgarten mountain station, the starting point of this winter hike. The architecture of the station and the adjoining mountain restaurant, which you can stop off at after your tour, is modern and straightforward.

    

    To warm up, the first ascent is imminent at

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  • Easy
    00:49
    1.57 mi
    1.9 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short winter hike starts in Oberlech, which you can reach from Lech by mountain railway, public bus or car, and takes you to the impressive Skyspace. From the mountain station you walk north past the Hotel Goldener Berg. It's easy uphill through the wonderfully snow-covered landscape - the snow

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  • Intermediate
    01:43
    4.04 mi
    2.4 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Sonnenkopfbahn takes you up into the snow-covered mountains of Vorarlberg: From the mountain station, the marked winter hiking trail leads you past the Muttjöchle mountain restaurant, where you can stop before or after your tour. You walk steadily uphill towards the summit of the Muttjöchle, the

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    3.65 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    When there is still thick fog down in the valley on the Rhine plain, Übersaxen is usually already enjoying the warm winter sun - the perfect place for a winter hike.

    

    From the village center you initially walk on Kirchstraße to the outskirts. There you dive into a fairy-tale snow-covered forest area and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    16.8 mi
  • Duration
    08:12 h
  • Elevation
    3,600 ft

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