Hiking in a breathtaking natural setting in Silvretta Montafon

Summit adventures on the most beautiful hiking routes of Vorarlberg

Crystal-clear mountain lakes, lush meadows, rough rock formations. The mountain world of Silvretta Montafon is diverse – you’ll notice when you let your gaze wander from the valley up to the summits. And another thing happens when you first lay eyes on the Silvretta: tingly excitement all the way down to your toes. Time for your next hike! 

The spectacular mountain world is at your feet at any time of day: Either the first trip upwards with the cable car to enjoy the fresh morning air in the mountain, or an extensive full-day tour with the whole family. Sleep in, an afternoon walk to an alpine pasture and a sip of a sundowner at 2,000 meters on the way back - not bad either, right?

Up and up: Here’s how diverse hiking in Vorarlberg is:

  • signposted hiking trails from “easy” to “challenging” 
  • dozens of huts and mountain restaurants to fuel up for the next section of your hike and to savour the culinary delicacies of the region
  • themed hiking trails  for leisurely hikers and families – some of them suitable for strollers 

 

 

Did you know? The Silvretta Montafon hiking resort spans more than 500 kilometres of signposted hiking trails and more than 17,000 metres of elevation gain. And all of this space is waiting for you to indulge in your passion for hiking!

Family hiking in the Montafon region in Vorarlberg

Everyone ready? Great! Time to put your hiking boots on and to go off into your next family adventure! Numerous hiking trails – of more than a hundred trails – in the Montafon region are suitable for hikers of all ages. And what’s more: Many routes are also suitable for strollers. So there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying an eventful hiking day with the whole family! 

Hiking highlights - theme trails for families

Jumping over roots, climbing on rocks and balancing over wobbly stones: The Hochjoch Adventure Mountain with its adventure trail Seebligasee hike with elements of the forces of nature offers everything that make your kids’ hearts beat faster. On the Vier Barga theme trail in the Alpine world Nova, little adventurers get to know everything about life on the alps as well as regional products and learn to appreciate it.

Would you like more hiking highlights? Take a look at the bookable mountain experiences in the Silvretta Montafon and collect unforgetable moments with your whole family!

Seebligasee hike - theme trail

On a nature’s obstacle course trail, inquisitive kids and their parents can learn more about flora and fauna of the region, build stone cairns and conquer summits. Sounds fascinating? Well, it is!

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Distance: 3.1 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑ 118 ↓ 118  
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: families (The themed trail is suitable for strollers) 

More info on the Seebligasee hike

Vier Barga hike - theme trail

Fascinating themed trail in the Nova Alpine World: The walking trail offers inquisitive kids and their parents all the ingredients for an informative hiking day amidst a pristine natural setting. Add to that the typical Montafon Steinschafe (sheep). 

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Distance: 2.5 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 95  
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: families (The themed trail is suitable for strollers) 

More info on the Vier Barga hike

 

Treasurehunt Garfrescha

Hike in the footsteps of "Graf Hugo" the ghost of the Montafon Alps. On the adventurous hike you can meet him and his friends. Try to crack the riddles of Graf Hugo.

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Price: € 3,- (please pay directly at the Brunellawirt and get your treasure map)
  • Distance: 2.2 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 70
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: families (The themed trail is suitable for strollers) 

More info on the treasurehunt Garfrescha

 

Alpe hikes in the Silvretta Montafon

Combine your hiking tour with a visit to an Alpe and the alpine pasture surrounding. For a sip of fresh buttermilk or a piece of Montafon Sura Kees, the effort is always worth it!

Alpe Innerkapell hike

This wonderfully located route take you through blossoming rhododendrons to the Alpe Innerkapell, where, with a bit of luck, you will be able to watch cheesemakers at work in an alpine dairy. On the panoramic terrace of the Kapellrestaurant, you can treat yourself to another little snack before taking the gondola back down into the valley.

  • Duration: 2 Stunden 
  • Distance: 6 kilometers
  • Altitude difference: 207 meters
  • Difficulty: easy, suitable for strollers

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Alpe Zamang hike

This short and panoramic tour leads you to the Zamangalpe. The path leads over the alpine road and is therefore also suitable for strollers. With a magnificent view you can enjoy the Montafon Sura Kees on the alp.

  • Duration: 1,25 hours
  • Distance: 4.1 kilometers
  • Altitude difference: 226 meters
  • Difficulty: easy

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Alpe Nova hike

The panoramic hike leads you from Garfrescha over the Gantakopf to the idyllic Alpe Nova. There, the dairymaid will tell you interesting facts about the production of "Sura Kees" (sour cheese) and the love-filled, yet labor-intensive life on the Alpe.

  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Distance: 4.3 kilometers
  • Altitude difference: 290 meters
  • Difficulty: easy

More info to Alpe Nova hike

The 10 most beautiful hiking routes in Silvretta Montafon

A leisurely hike from hut to hut, a multi-hour tour through the mountains or a sweat-inducing summit conquest? The Montafon region provides the perfect route for every lover of nature. Check out the ten most beautiful hiking routes and plan your day in the mountains! 

Good to know: Every single one of these routes can also be found on the hiking map. You’ll receive the map for free at all cable car ticket offices. Especially convenient: You can tear off your favourite route and bring it along for your hike in your backpack or pocket!

1.  Kropfen glade route

Kropfen glade route is a unique panorama route, which starts at Kapell restaurant – one of the most beautiful scenic viewpoints of the Montafon region! 

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance: 2.7 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑ 8 ↓ 485
  • Difficulty: medium 
  • Perfect for: scenic view lovers and families who like to stay active (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on Kropfen glade route

2. Alpgues cicuit hike 

This fantastic situated tour leads you through untouched nature of the Verwall, an European nature reserve.

  • Duration: 4 hours 
  • Distance: 9.4 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude: 705 meters
  • Difficulty: difficult

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3. Wang hiking trail

The hike starts at 2.273 meters at the Sennigrat cable car mountain station with views of more than 200 mountain peaks and leads downhill to the Kapell mountain station.

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Distance: 2.4 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude: 418 meters
  • Difficulty: easy 

More info on Wang hiking trail

4. Seetal hike

Deep blue mountain lakes, idyllic scenic viewpoints and views all the way to Switzerland: The Seetal hike is one that you shouldn’t miss out on! Daring hikers take a dip in one of the cold and crystal-clear mountain lakes. 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 4.4 kilometres
  • Difference in altitude (in meters): ↑ 64 ↓ 435
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: leisure hikers (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on Seetal hike

5. Zamang panorama route 

Zamang panorama route lives up to its name: Look forward to spectacular 360-degree views from the highest point of Silvretta Montafon! 

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Length: 2.6 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude: 450 meters
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Perfect for: scenic view lovers (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on Zamang panorama route

6. Gantakopf panorama route 

The panorama route in the Nova offers exceptional scenic views, for instance, of the Maiensäss settlements in Garfrescha and some of the valley’s villages. 

  • Duration: 1.5 hours 
  • Distance: 4 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑ 50 ↓ 533  
  • Difficulty: medium 
  • Perfect for: mountain lovers with a passion for scenic views (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on Gantakopf panorama route

7. Lifinar hiking trail

The hiking trail starts at the Versettla cable car mountain station and leads via Lifinar to the Versettla cable car middle station.

  • Duration: 1.25 hours
  • Distance: 4.6 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in meters): ↑ 28 ↓ 546
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: families

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8. Valisera circuit hike

The panoramic circular hike leads through the Valisera area past the Rinderhütte Mad. Start and finish is the alpine village Garfrescha with further possibilities for refreshments.

  • Duration: 4 hours 
  • Distance: 11.1 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 724
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Perfect for: those who would like to get to know the Valisera area on a longer hike

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9. Versettla Mitte hiking trail

Taste testing allowed! Along this easy hiking route, you’ll find delicious alpine herbs and lots of juicy blueberries. Important: Only give something a taste, if you know what it is! 

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Distance: 3.2 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↓ 529
  • Difficulty: easy 
  •  Perfect for: those interested in wild herbs (not suitable for strollers)

More info on Versettla Mitte hiking trail

10. Madrisella summit route 

Listen up, adventurers! You’re up for another summit conquest? Well, there you go then! This tour is great for all summiteers and those wanting to push their limits. 

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Distance: 10.9 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 829
  • Difficulty: medium 
  • Perfect for: summiteers (not suitable for strollers) 

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Hiking joy and wonderful experiences in nature

When you spend your hiking day in Silvretta Montafon, there’s one thing you’ll quickly realise: The region in Vorarlberg combines the best of two worlds. In the west of Austria, hiking joy meets wonderful experiences in nature. 

In Silvretta Montafon, the motto is: Dive in, hike on and enjoy! Dive in the welcoming Montafon lifestyle! Hike on the most scenic trails of western Austria! And enjoy the best regional delicacies of Vorarlberg! 

 

Hang on! You love hiking – but it’s climbing that really makes your heart beat faster? Excellent: Climibing enthusiats, have a lot to look forward to in Silvretta Montafon. 

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Hiking in the Alpine Mosaic Montafon

The Alpine Mosaic Montafon leads you on themed trails, valley and mountain circuits 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.

As you can see: No matter what hiking adventure you are longing for - in the Silvretta Montafon in Vorarlberg the right activity for every wish is waiting. Find your favorites and look forward to your vacation in the Montafon and the most beautiful time of the year.