Arlberg Wanderlust Fivefold
Everyday life adieu, boots tied, backpack on - the mountains of Tyrol are calling. With a hiking network of over 300 kilometres, professional pilgrims, walkers, nature lovers and families have a plethora of hiking opportunities to choose from in the St. Anton am Arlberg holiday region. Senn's WunderWanderWeg (WonderHikingTrail) that leads through St. Christoph sharpens the senses. Rendl is ablaze with flowers, while parents can go on an interactive journey through time on Galzig. All hiking tours can be found under www.stantonamarlberg.com
For Nature Lovers:
The mountain is “ablaze” along the “Alpenrosenweg - Alpine Rose Trail
Hikers encounter a “red sea” on the southern slopes of St. Anton am Arlberg, especially during the months of June and July, when the Alpine Roses are in full bloom. The trail starts behind the top terminal of the Rendlbahn Cable car (ascent on foot or by gondola), where children can let off steam in the playground while parents enjoy fabulous views of the Verwall and Lechtal Alps. The trail then heads down to the Rendlalm - experienced tourers can extend the route to include an ascent of Zwölferkopf Peak (2,558 metres).
Duration: around 4 hours (6 hours without the cable car), level of difficulty: moderate, refreshments available: Rendl cable car top terminal (2,030 m), Rendlalm (1,791 m)
For Curious Minds:
“Mutspuren - Feel the Courage” new Panorama Trail at Galzig
Families enjoy a comfortable and scenic ride with the Galzigbahn from the centre of the village to the mountain that shares its name, in the holiday region of St. Anton am Arlberg. Guests can then embark on a little journey through time, along the paths of local pioneers: An interactive hiking tour awaits along the “Mutspuren - Feel the Courage” trail, with games, natural history and a spot of paddling in the reservoir. The round walk is around 5 kilometres long and incorporates 200 metres in elevation gain.
Duration: approx. 2.5 hours, level of difficulty: easy, refreshments available: Top terminal of the Galzig cable car (2,185 m)
For Pleasure Lovers:
Feast and be amazed along the Stöcklweg Trail in Pettneu
This meadow and forest tour extends from Pettneu am Arlberg to Nessler Alm Farm, where goats, chickens, pigs as 60 cows delight younger hikers in particular. The trail is around 7.5 kilometres long (with 414 metres in elevation gain) and takes walkers past Gridlonbach, Pleißereck and the old Nessler Alm Farm, where curious and ancient dairy equipment can be admired. After enjoying a hearty snack, or one of the “Flammkuchen - tarte flambée” house specialties, holidaymakers can walk back down via “Kalvarienberg”, known by many as a spiritual place and home to a listed chapel. Duration: approx. 3.5 hours, level of difficulty: easy to moderate, refreshments available: Nessler Alm (1,610 m
For Cross-Border Hikers:
Berggeistweg (Mountain Spirit Trail) between Tirol und Vorarlberg
The climb to Kaltenberg Hut begins in the St. Christoph sub-district of St. Anton, where the Arlberg Pass reaches its zenith. To the rear of Gasthof Valluga, hikers enter the Berggesitweg Trail and follow its many winding bends, through alpine meadows and the Maroiseen Lakes until stopping for a break in Vorarlberg. A mountain restaurant, namely, is located here with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The return route leads along the Paul-Bantlin-Weg Trail, past the Albonaseen Lakes. The round walk is 15 kilometres long with 675 metres in altitude difference.
Duration: approx. 6 hours, level of difficulty: moderate to difficult, refreshments available: Kaltenberg Hut (2,089 m)
Senn's WunderWanderWeg (WonderHikingTrail) begins at Lake Maiensee
Hiking with all your senses it what it is all about at Senn´s WunderWanderWeg, close to the Senn Hut. This adventure trail designed especially for children now begins at Lake Maiensee, above St. Christoph. The Alpine Flower and Herb Trail encircles the Sennhütte and entrances families with 1,000 plants to smell, touch, taste and admire, including the largest edelweiss of the Alps, with 80,000 blooms. Children can look forward to a “fairy tale meadow”, the “witches garden” or the “cool trail”, with exciting stories about alpine farm animals. Tip: “Herbal bread baking” and “healthy Kneipp foot bathing” also features on the Sennhütte weekly programme. The 6th Arlberg Herb Festival will also be held there on 15th August 2017. www.wunderwanderweg.at
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours, level of difficulty: easy, refreshments available: Senn Hut (ca. 1,800 m)