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Mindful in the mountains — Kleinwalsertal for nature lovers

© Frank Drechsel/Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Mindful in the mountains — Kleinwalsertal for nature lovers

Hiking Collection by Kleinwalsertal

7

Tours

28:04 h

49.2 mi

10,450 ft

A small Austrian valley with great nature: Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg is an ideal terrain for nature and outdoor lovers of all kinds at any time of year – whether athletic mountaineers, via ferrata fans or enthusiastic families. But it's not just us humans who feel at home in Kleinwalsertal. There are vital habitats for a diverse and unique alpine fauna and flora.

So that you can get to know it, we present seven hikes to some of the most beautiful nature spots in Kleinwalsertal. They take you to the unique Gottesacker plateau, along the Schwarzwasserbach stream and around the highest peak in the valley – the Großer Widderstein.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy this diversity and uniqueness in the future, Kleinwalsertal has launched the initiative ‘Experience nature consciously’. Because our passion for the mountains is inextricably linked to the preservation of the natural environment, protecting what we love is the essence of ‘Experience nature consciously’. If we all abide by a few rules, observe protected areas and concentrate on designated open spaces, we make an important contribution to the protection of this sensitive region.

For more information on ‘Experience Nature Consciously’ and the measures, offers and events related to the project, please visit kleinwalsertal.com/natur-bewusst-erleben.

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    To a stone bridge and kettle holes — Kleinwalsertal for nature lovers

    Easy
    01:31
    3.18 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful route follows the versatile Schwarzwasserbach and shows you its special features. With many shady sections and plenty of opportunities to cool off, it's perfect for hot summer days.

    

    It starts above Riezlern. With the Walserbus line 2 you come to the district of Egg. From the Erlebach stop

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    6.25 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This beautiful hike takes you into a geologically and botanically very interesting mountain world. You hike through the Schwarzwassertal, which is an important retreat for endangered animal species, including capercaillie, black grouse and hazel deer, sparrowhawks, rock partridge, eagle owls, dippers

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  • Intermediate
    03:33
    7.82 mi
    2.2 mph
    375 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this refreshing half-day tour you will experience the elixir of life water in all its facets. You start at the terminus of the Walserbus line 5 at the valley station of the Ifenbahn. Past the snow-making pond - also called Herzsee due to its shape - the hiking trail leads you over the Wildmoos and

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    5.05 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The lush green of the Alps and the view of rocky peaks make this hike a feast for the eyes. You can expect fantastic views and a new perspective on the Großer Widderstein, the highest mountain in the valley.

    

    Hidden at the end of the Kleinwalsertal, the trail starts directly at the hiking car park in Baad

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    7.68 mi
    2.2 mph
    850 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this round you will get to know the high moor on the Hörnle Pass. You cross the border between Austria and Germany several times. On the way you can enjoy nature and wonderful views over the Kleinwalsertal.

    

    Via the Ausserschwende (Walserbus line 2, Schwende Bergblick stop) it goes up to the Gasthof

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  • Difficult
    06:25
    10.1 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,825 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike takes you around the highest peak in the Kleinwalsertal, the 2,536 meter high Großer Widderstein. Even if it does not lead to the summit, this route is still a sporting challenge. Climbing the summit is of course possible, but only recommended for experienced mountain hikers who have a head

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  • Difficult
    06:21
    9.17 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,875 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Uniquely beautiful: This day tour for persevering hikers leads across the rugged karst landscape of the Gottesacker plateau and is therefore of particular geological and botanical interest. In addition, you can expect magnificent views of the Ifen and the wide mountains.

    

    The starting point is at the valley

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    49.2 mi
  • Duration
    28:04 h
  • Elevation
    10,450 ft

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