Visit the Arlberg in a lounge on wheels
Whether in a stylish van or classic caravan: camping enthusiasts and aspiring happy campers will find the best conditions for holidays in mobile accommodation in the Austrian region of St. Anton am Arlberg. In addition to private wooden biological bathhouses and exclusive lodges, holiday guests also appreciate the ideal location of the sites as starting points for tours into the surrounding Tyrolean mountains.
Camping fans welcome:
#vanlife or trailer, glamping or tent
Pettneu in the idyllic Stanzertal Valley is only a few kilometres from St. Anton am Arlberg, where you will find two ideally situated 4-star campsites. Camping Arlberg is directly accessible from the Arlberg S16 highway via a separate access road. Highlight: all 145 pitches have their own multifunctional eight square metre private bathroom in a biological wooden cabin, equipped with shower, toilet, washbasin, stainless steel sink and individually adjustable heating. Guests can also reside at ArlBerglife Ferienresort on Pettneu’s southern slope. In addition to camping facilities with state-of-the-art sanitary facilities, the Gröbner family also offer exclusive apartments and three lodges measuring 60 square metres each - perfect accommodation for every type of holiday. The range of amenities is rounded off by a cafeteria, a launderette and a drying room. Moreover, there is a daily bread roll service and free high-speed internet. Bus services shuttle regularly from Pettneu to St. Anton am Arlberg (free with the summer ticket).
Tips for trips north:
Hike to the Nessler Alm along the Stöcklweg trail
This meadow and forest tour dedicated to the “Forces of Nature” extends from Pettneu am Arlberg to Nessler Alm Farm, home to goats, chickens, pigs and some 60 head of cattle. Stöcklweg trail extends over 7.5 kilometres (414 metres in elevation difference) past Gridlonbach, Pleißereck and finally the Old Nessler Thaja, where it seems time has been suspended in the in-house museum: Historical copper kettles, butter churns and alpine dairy equipment bear witness to the rural history of the Stanzertal Valley, which goes back to the 12th century. After savouring the house speciality of spinach-cheese-dumplings at Nessler Alm Farm, around 200 metres to the east, holidaymakers can make their way back to Pettneu via Mount Kalvarienberg. A well-known place of peace and reflection, together with its listed chapel. Total duration: approx. 3.5 hours, degree of difficulty: easy to moderate, refreshments available: Nessler Alm (1,600 metres), Gasthof Almfrieden (1,530 metres). For more hikes to the Nessler Alm and trail descriptions, please visit www.stantonamarlberg.com
Tips for trips south:
Hiking or (e-)bike tour to Malfon Alm
The 7.6 km long hike (1,207 m elevation difference) to the scenic Malfon Alm begins on the banks of the Rosanna and alongside Malfonbach Stream, south of Pettneu. The path becomes increasingly steeper through the shady forest, and, after crossing the brook, the mountain world opens up and offers stunning views of the Lechtal Alps. Possible shortcuts across meadows are signposted for hikers, while bikers stay on the wider forest road. After a few hairpin bends and around two hours walking time, the picturesquely situated Malfon Alm appears. From there, it is also worth walking up to the small Malfonteich pond. Ambitious hikers can continue the tour to the Edmund Graf Hut (another 2 hours) or to the Hoher Riffler (another 2.5 hours). Level of difficulty: medium, refreshments available: Malfon Alm (1,687 m), Edmund-Graf-Hut (2,408 m). Video of the tour on YouTube, detailed route description under www.stantonamarlberg.com
Summer Card: your holiday ticket
Hotels, accommodation providers and camp sites welcome their guests to the St. Anton am Arlberg holiday region with the incredible Summer Card from just one overnight stay. While some guests visit free yoga sessions, others enjoy a spot of archery or take an e-bike tour. (2 h bike hire included). Rides on all buses between Landeck and St. Christoph, one admission to the outdoor swimming pool at Arlberg WellCom and use of the St. Anton cable cars for one day are also included. For a fee, guests can ”upgrade“ their ticket to a Premium Card and enjoy extra services. The St. Anton Summer Card is valid until the end of the summer season on 11th October 2020.