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Fun on every path – alpine hiking in Austria’s Vorarlberg

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Fun on every path – alpine hiking in Austria’s Vorarlberg

Hiking Collection by Vorarlberg

12

Tours

48:42 h

81.5 mi

17,300 ft

On these alpine hikes, you enjoy beautiful views and delve deeper into the alpine history of the Vorarlberg. Along the way, you can fortify yourself with cheese, fresh milk and other handmade products from mountain meadows.

About 40% of Vorarlberg's land is alpine. Today, 530 managed mountain meadows still exist in the region. Each summer, 130 alpine dairy farms produce milk that’s used to make almost 450,000kg (450 tonnes) of Vorarlberg alpine cheese.

Mountains and alps – ‘Almen’ as they’re known in Alemannic, the region’s own language – have shaped the cultural landscape in Vorarlberg for centuries. The alpine economy here still thrives today. Animals, mainly cows, move to prairies in early summer, before heading to the high alps in mid-summer. In autumn, they return to the valley ready to spend winter in the stables.

To ensure that this unique cultural landscape remains freely accessible, please observe a few rules during your stay:

– stay on the paths
– leave no trace
– don’t make too much noise
– avoid twilight hours in the morning and in the evening
– don’t pick plants

Tips on hiking safely around grazing animals can be found here:
vorarlberg.travel/en/activity/safety-around-cattle

You can also easily reach the starting points of the hikes by public transport: vmobil.at

You can find even more alpine hikes in Vorarlberg here: vorarlberg.travel/en/activity/alpine-pasture-hikes

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Tours & Highlights

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    Frastanz to the Samina Valley – alpine hiking in Vorarlberg

    Difficult
    05:47
    8.28 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this alpine hike you have a magnificent view of the 4-country corner of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany. There are also numerous places to stop for refreshments.

    

    It starts at the parking lot behind Frastanz via a narrow, wooded mountain path up to the Feldkircher Hütte, the first opportunity

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  • Difficult
    05:12
    6.43 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Faschina is the transition from the Bregenzerwald to the Große Walsertal. This alpine hike takes you around the 2,107 meter high Zafernhorn in a good 5 hours.

    

    You start at the top of the pass. You can get here comfortably by bus to the "Faschina Passhöhe/Seilbahnen" stop: vmobil.at

    

    First you go on a beautifully

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    6.13 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A scenically very impressive round in the alpine areas of Steris and Oberpartnom in the Great Walser Valley.

    

    It is best to start this tour at the car park of the Sonntag-Stein cable car.

    You can easily take the rural bus to the "Sunday-Stein cable car" stop: vmobil.at

    

    You can take the cable car to the alpine

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    7.31 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Schönenbach is a mountain pasture settlement and is still part of the traditional three-tiered farming system. The hike leads to the alpine region north of Hirschberg (1834 m) and Diedamskopf (2090 m).

    

    You can easily arrive by bus. The rural bus line 36 Bezau – Schönenbach runs from June to the beginning

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  • Intermediate
    03:00
    6.00 mi
    2.0 mph
    350 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this panoramic hike you have a magnificent view from Lake Constance, over the German plain, the Kleinwalsertal mountains, the Arlberg, the Silvretta and the Rätikon to the Swiss mountains.

    

    Several rural bus lines bring you to the "Bezau Seilbahn" stop in an environmentally friendly way. vmobil.at

    

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    7.38 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A natural round with an impressive panoramic view of the Hohe Kugel and several Alps with regional products.

    

    It is best to take the country bus to Ebnit to the last stop "Heumöser" and start your hike from there: vmobil.at

    Alternatively, you can park in Ebnit Dorf and walk to the Gasthaus Heumöster.

    

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  • Easy
    01:55
    4.13 mi
    2.2 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    An easy hike through an alpine picture book landscape. The Gemsteltal is a very natural valley in the Kleinwalsertal, framed by an imposing mountain and rocky landscape.

    

    You can easily take the Walserbus to the "Mittelberg-Bödmen" stop and start your tour directly from there: kleinwalsertal.com/de/Aktuelles-Service/Service/Walserbus-und-Allgau-Walser-Card

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    6.10 mi
    1.7 mph
    450 ft
    3,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Wildental is an idyllic side valley of the Kleinwalsertal. On this promising hike you will get a good overview of the Kleinwalsertal.

    

    It is best to travel by Walserbus to the "Kanzelwandbahn" stop: kleinwalsertal.com/de/Aktuelles-Service/Service/Walserbus-und-Allgau-Walser-Card

    

    You start your tour

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  • Difficult
    03:01
    4.55 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Rellstal is at 1,500 m and is one of the most beautiful nature and plant protection areas. The landscape is characterized by numerous plaster holes. Gypsum, which occurs here in large layers, is slightly soluble in water. Over time, this creates underground cavities. When they collapse, a funnel

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  • Difficult
    04:03
    7.60 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,025 ft
    2,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Garneratal is a southern side valley of the Montafon in the municipality of Gaschurn. Because of its originality, the valley has even served as a film backdrop.

    

    You can easily travel by bus to the valley station of the Versettlabahn in Gaschurn - the starting point of your hike: vmobil.at

    

    First you

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  • Difficult
    05:59
    9.43 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Formarinsee is located at 1,793 m above sea level at the end of the Zugertal, in the middle of the Lechquellengebirge on the European watershed and only drains underground. Its water flows via the Lech into the Black Sea, via the Marulbach and the Alfenz into the North Sea.

    

    The name Rote Wand refers

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  • Intermediate
    04:29
    8.14 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hike in the footsteps of the Walser from Warth to Schokoladegg, the highest Walser settlement in Vorarlberg, which is over 500 years old.

    

    You can easily take the rural bus to Warth and get off at the Steffisalpe stop: vmobil.at

    

    After the ascent with the Steffisalp-Express, you start your hike from the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    81.5 mi
  • Duration
    48:42 h
  • Elevation
    17,300 ft

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