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 can be conquered no matter the time of day: whether it’s a sunrise hike, a family tour in the afternoon or a romantic sunset stroll at 2,000 metres above sea level. And the best part? It’s totally up to you if you want your hike to be relaxed, adventurous or sweat-inducing because Silvretta Montafon offers the right setting for every type of hiking experience in nature. 

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 
  • guided hikes by local guides; for instance, “hiking for herbs”   

 

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 for families

  • Jumping over roots, climbing on rocks and balancing over rocking stones: Hochjoch Adventure Mountain with its “nature’s obstacle course” offers everything that makes your kids’ hearts beat faster.
  • On the Vier Barga themed trail at Nova Alpine World, little explorers learn about regional products and life on an alpine farm. 

 

In the mood for even more hiking highlights? Browse mountain activities you can do in Silvretta Montafon  and start planning memorable moments with your whole family! 

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! 

The early bird … catches the delicacy! In Silvretta Montafon, getting up early is duly rewarded: Once a week, you’ve got the opportunity to go on a guided culinary hike for herbs. At the crack of dawn, you’ll collect herbs with an herb expert and later prepare them together as a group. Fascinating and informative background knowledge surrounding local plant life is an added bonus. 

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

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 the Kropfen glade route

2. Innerkapell mountain hike 

The best time of year for this hike? When the first alpine roses start to bloom at the beginning of June. The route leads you all the way to the Innerkapell alp. 

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Distance: 5.6 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 207  
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: those who want to see the alpine roses in full bloom and families with young children (the trail is suitable for strollers) 

More info on the Innerkapell mountain hike

 

3. Seebligasee hike

On “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: 2.6 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑ 159 ↓ 162  
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: inquisitive hikers and families (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on the Seebligasee hike

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: 4.9 kilometres
  • Difference in altitude: ↑ 64 ↓ 435
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: leisure hikers (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on the 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: 2.5 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 455  
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Perfect for: scenic view lovers (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on the 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 the Gantakopf panorama route

 

7. Vier Barga hike

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: 2.6 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 32  
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: families (The themed trail is suitable for strollers) 

More info on the Vier Barga hike

8. Hike to Alp Nova

It hardly gets any more idyllic: The hike to Alp Nova offers you fascinating views and deep insights into Montafon as a natural environment and living space. 

  • Duration: 1.5 hours 
  • Distance: 5 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 290
  • Difficulty: easy 
  • Perfect for: those who want to learn more about the authentic Montafon and for families (suitable for strollers)

More info on the hike to Alp Nova

 

9. Versettla Mitte hike 

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: 3.3 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↓ 529
  • Difficulty: easy 
  •  Perfect for: those interested in wild herbs (not suitable for strollers)

More info on the Versettla Mitte hike

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: 10.8 kilometres 
  • Difference in altitude (in metres): ↑↓ 830
  • Difficulty: medium 
  • Perfect for: summiteers (not suitable for strollers) 

More info on the Madrisella summit route 

 

You’re looking for even more hiking inspiration? 
All hiking routes in Silvretta Montafon

As you can see: No matter which mountain adventure you’re in the mood for – in Silvretta Montafon in Vorarlberg, a suitable tour isn’t hard to come by. Find out more about hiking holidays in the Montafon region, and look forward to the most beautiful time of the year!