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Walking in the Bregenzerwald

The Bregenzerwald offers an unimaginable number of fabulous walking possibilities, ranging from enjoyable short strolls to longer walks and challenging mountain hikes. Many walking destinations are easily accessible by public bus, and there are cable cars to whisk you up to the sunny mountain tops in no time at all. From May till October, holders of the Bregenzerwald Guest Card are entitled to free use of local cable cars, public buses and swimming pools. Guests staying in the Bregenzerwald for three nights or more qualify automatically for this card, which is included in the accommodation price.

Walking with Nicole, the hotel proprietress

Nicole, the owner of the hotel, is delighted to offer her guests a selection of guided walks.

Nicole's walking tips:

Walking with Nicole, the hotel proprietress
Walking with Nicole, the hotel proprietress

Tip 1

An agricultural walk through time, visiting grazing meadows, mountain farms, Vorsäss houses, almlands and natural hayfields.
Even today local farming is typified by nomadic grazing practices based on an age-old annual calendar unchanged since millennia. This traditional system of agriculture is dependent on the movement of stock between the valley and the high alm. Take a walk through time and space and familiarise yourself with our almlands. Learn about local culture and traditions, and what life was like on the alm. In 14 sections, the walk takes you past smallholdings, grazing meadows, mountain farms, hayfields, Vorsäss houses and almlands on the south-facing slopes above Au. On your way you will acquire a better understanding of the local people, their society and traditions. All together, the designated symbols on the stone route markers between Rehmen via Berngat and on over the saddle to Liegstein and Berbigen, give you a total of 14 feet….(in the meadow at Rehmen there are 5 cows at the most!) From Liegstein return to the saddle and continue to Alpe Sattelegg, pass Stöggele and walk down to Wika. From Wika continue via Holand to finally return to Rehmen. The route markers also have information boards telling you about the countryside and everyday local life. The small additional symbols on the route markings are there to help walkers get their bearings.
Route description Alpgang - long circuit:
Rehmen - Vorsäß Berbigen - Obere Sattelalpe - Liegstein - Untere Sattelalpe - Alpe Sattelegg - Wika - Holand - Rehmen
Path identification: white-red-white markings
Route description Alpgang - short circuit:
Rehmen - Vorsäß Berbigen - Kohloweg - Wika - Holand - Rehmen
Path identification: white-red-white markings

Tip 1
Tip 1

Tip 2

Wonders of nature walk: Argen ravine - Auer Ried
Route and walk description:
Walk from the car park in the centre of Au and descend to the Bregenzerach river, turning left to follow the stream. Cross the road by the bridge, then turn left and follow the footpath markings to "Argenschlucht - Auer Ried".
Highlights/tips: Information points along the walking route feature a number of different themes of interest to nature lovers, such as water power, geology, environmental protection, local traditional customs and the towering Kanisfluh mountain itself. More than 50 rare plants thrive on the Auer Ried. The wet grazing meadows and grasslands with their many traditional hay huts are criss-crossed by streams, gallery forest and marshy biotopes.

 

Tip 2
Tip 2