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Alpine Mosaic Montafon — Austria’s Rätikon adventure area

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Alpine Mosaic Montafon — Austria’s Rätikon adventure area

Hiking Collection by Montafon

9

Tours

44:16 h

69.2 mi

15,500 ft

In Austria’s Montafon Valley, you’re immersed in a geologically phenomenal area. Millions of years ago, the largest geological diversity in the Alps was formed here in a small area. The Alpine Mosaic Montafon adventure leads you along themed trails, on valley and mountain circuits, and on local routes through the many facets of the region with its four adventure areas: the lively valley, the quiet Verwall, the adventurous Silvretta and the rich Rätikon mountain ranges.

The Montafon Alpine Mosaic is bracketed by the Montafon Hut Circuit. Across 13 stages, you hike from hut to hut through all four areas. You can find more information about this wonderful long-distance hiking trail in this Collection: komoot.com/collection/1576938.

We have created a Collection for each adventure area and in this one, you’ll find the Tours for the Rätikon adventure area, which stretches across the borders of Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. With its rugged rock formations and characteristic limestone walls, this mountain world is similar to the Dolomites. Mighty peaks like the Drei Türme, Sulzfluh or Schesaplana challenge your endurance and at the same time inspire with magical views.

This Rätikon experience area awakens pure joie de vivre and scores high not only with its landscape, but also with its hospitality and culinary delights. In this Collection, we’ve put together nine hikes for you – eight day Tours and one multi-day Tour. Some require sure-footedness and a head for heights while others are ideal for families. Variety is never in short supply in the Rätikon: you can expect magnificent panoramic views, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, fun themed trails and, of course, alpine food from gröstl to strudel.

If you’re planning an overnight stay in one of the huts, it’s best to reserve your place in advance. The cable cars in the region make ascents easier and enable even the youngest hikers to experience the incredible mountain world. There’s something for everyone in the Rätikon!

You will find the Collections of the other three adventure areas here:
Valley: komoot.com/collection/1534794
Verwall: komoot.com/collection/1534796
Silvretta: komoot.com/collection/1534799

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Tours & Highlights

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    Aqua trail — Rätikon adventure area

    Intermediate
    03:12
    7.07 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The name of the tour already suggests it: This hike is all about the element of water and how its power is used. The Montafon is blessed with an abundance of water and so many mills were built as early as the Middle Ages. The first hydroelectric power station to generate electricity was built at the

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  • Intermediate
    03:53
    6.96 mi
    1.8 mph
    200 ft
    3,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Along the Gauertaler AlpkulTour you can not only enjoy wonderful views of the Montafon mountains, but also of thirteen installations by the artist Roland Haas. This gives you an insight into the way of life and work in the Montafon, such as alpine culture and three-stage agriculture.

    

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  • Intermediate
    01:21
    2.58 mi
    1.9 mph
    0 ft
    2,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike for the whole family combines games, fun and enjoying nature. From the mountain station of the Golmerbahn it goes to Golmi's research trail with interactive stations about the animal and plant world in the Montafon. The path runs gently downhill and offers wonderful views of the valley.

    

    On the

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  • Difficult
    03:34
    5.37 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This tour is a true borderline experience: you hike in the footsteps of the smugglers between Austria and Switzerland. From the beginning of the 19th century until well into the 20th century, smuggling represented an important source of income for the population, especially in the Montafon. In nightly

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  • Intermediate
    01:48
    3.77 mi
    2.1 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Lünersee is a turquoise pearl at 1,600 meters above sea level, surrounded by the impressive peaks of the Rätikon. In 2019, the reservoir was voted the most beautiful place in Austria in the program "9 places - 9 treasures".

    

    The relaxed and easy circular hike starts at the Lünerseebahn mountain station

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  • Intermediate
    03:00
    4.54 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Views of the imposing limestone cliffs of the Rätikon with the Three Towers and the Vandanser Steinwand with the Zimba are guaranteed on this scenic high-altitude trail. Nature is particularly beautiful when the alpine roses are in bloom. You start at the Grüneck mountain station and from there you follow

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  • Intermediate
    03:00
    4.93 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This circular hike is characterized by picturesque torrents, of which there are so many in the Montafon. You hike through washed-out gorges, shady valleys and past small waterfalls and torrent barriers. Especially on hot summer days you will find cooling on this tour. Starting at the valley station of

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  • Difficult
    05:51
    6.55 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This summit tour takes you to the highest mountain in the Rätikon, the Schesaplana. Breathtaking panoramas on the border between Austria and Switzerland are guaranteed. You can cover the first meters of altitude in a relaxed manner with the Lünerseebahn. When you arrive at the Lünersee, you initially

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  • Difficult
    18:39
    27.4 mi
    1.5 mph
    6,750 ft
    9,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Montafoner Rätikonrunde is a 44-kilometer high mountain tour that takes you through the fullness and beauty of the Rätikon. The rugged limestone of the Rätikon often stands in contrast to the blooming alpine meadows on the steep slopes. In addition, impressive peaks such as Sulzfluh, Drei Türme and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    69.2 mi
  • Duration
    44:16 h
  • Elevation
    15,500 ft

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