Mountain Biking Highlight
Planned by Österreichs Wanderdörfer
September 1, 2017
In this approximately ten-kilometer hike, it goes on the Versalspitze in the European protected area Verwall. With your four-legged friend, you can best take the first 700 meters in altitude with the Tafamuntbahn, which starts from Partenen. For dogs, the transport is even free, but they must wear a muzzle while driving.At the entrance, the path starts relatively steep through a beautiful forest section. Once you have reached the tree line, you cross a small torrent several times, which offers both you and your four-legged friend an optimal drinking opportunity. From the hill you can see quite early the summit cross of the Versalspitze. The path leads past the Versalhaus to Jöchli (2,405 m). Here the way divides. Links to Augstenberg (about 15 minutes), straight on towards Verbellaalpe and on to Kopssee. Now follow the signpost to the right (south) and reach the summit cross of the Versalspitze in about 10 minutes. The view on the Versalspitze is excellent - here you can admire the highest mountains of Vorarlberg and the impressive Kopssee with the curved dam wall. Retour leads the way back to Jöchli and continue on the Verbellaalpe to Kops, from where you can take the public bus back to the valley station Tafamuntbahn drive (muzzle). The entire hike takes between 4 and 5 hours, depending on the choice of the way back. Alternatively you can go from the Verbellaalpe via the European protection area Wiegensee back to the middle station Tafamuntbahn. As the Wiegensee is a sensitive bog habitat, dogs must be kept on a leash in the area around Lake Wiegensee or not bathed in the Wiegensee.Sure-footedness and good condition are required (it is about 820 vertical meters in the climb and 680 vertical meters in the descent to master) and correspondingly good footwear. Your four-legged friend should have already collected first Bergerfahrung. It will probably be the best gassie output of all time for your four-legged friend!
August 10, 2017