Hiking the most beautiful trails up in the Montafon mountains
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High peaks, green Alpine meadows, and small mountain villages — the Montafon offers the perfect Alpine idyll. And while this picturesque valley on the western edge of Austria offers more than just extraordinary photography opportunities. Here, in the valleys between Rätikon and Silvrettamassiv, active nature lovers can experience a plethora of Alpine pleasure: awesome mountain hikes lead you through remote, high mountain valleys, themed hiking trails bring you closer to the culture of Alpine farming, and Alpine huts offer a perfect respite complete with homemade mountain cheese. Thanks to the dense network of cable cars, the region is also perfect for hikers of all levels, with everything from solo walkers to families being catered for here in Montafon.
To help you experience the best this region has to offer, we have chosen ten wonderful hikes in the Montafon mountains. You can choose to go on a leisurely walk along the lakeshore, enjoy an Alpine hike and sporty summit trek – there is something for every Alpine holidaymaker.
No matter which hike you decide to enjoy, an authentic mountain experience awaits you. Just browse through our routes and let the charm of the Montafon enchant you.
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…
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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The Wiegensee is located within a unique moor landscape. The lake and its immediate surroundings are now a protected landscape area. On a beautiful circular hike you can discover the lake and the moors. The hiking trail leads you over lush alpine meadows and through enchanted mountain forests. In many…
The Silvretta is an impressive massif on the border between Austria and Switzerland. Many peaks are over 3,000 meters high and numerous glaciers lie in the barren high valleys. The Hohe Rad is part of the summit group and rises to an altitude of 2,934 meters. On the round trip around the Hohe Rad you…
The Hochjoch is a 2,520 meter high peak in the Verwallgebirge. Below its rocky slopes are two beautiful mountain lakes. A nice hike takes you from the middle station of the Sennigrat Bahn to the Herzsee and on to Schwarzsee. On your way, you will also walk past the reservoir lake Seebligasee. The hike…
The 2,089 meter high Itonskopf is the local mountain of Bartholomäberg. The summit is the highest elevation of a small mountain range between the Silbertal and the Klostertal. So on top of the Itonskopf you have a wonderful 360-degree all-round view. From the village of Bartholomäberg you can climb the…
In the Montafon, minerals and metals were mined as early as the Bronze Age. In the Middle Ages, it eventually became one of the most important mining centers in Europe. The miners were formerly called miners and dismantled iron, copper and silver. The Bergknappenweg leads on the historical path of the…
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