Verwall or Silvretta? You can reach the Verwall mountains from Partenen with the Tafamuntbahn. You can reach the Silvretta via the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße. Both areas feature a variety of hiking tours and nearly untouched nature.
High mountains in the Montafon
With the highest mountain in Vorarlberg, the Piz Buin, the Silvretta is also the best-known mountain range in the region. You will find an overview of the numerous hiking routes in the Silvretta-Bielerhöhe here. We have described two popular hiking tours for you in greater detail below.
Silvrettasee loop hike
An idyllic hike around the Silvrettasee with an outstanding view of the surrounding mountains and glacier. Also traversable with strollers.
Distance: 6.3 km
Walking time: approx. 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: easy
Dining and refreshment options: Restaurant Silvrettasee, Silvretta-Haus***, Berggasthof Piz Buin, Madlenerhaus
Hike to the Wiesbadener Hütte
This leads past the picturesque Silvrettasee to the Ochsental. The Wiesbadener Hütte is located there and the highest mountain in Vorarlberg, the “Piz Buin”, can be seen directly. The same trail leads back to the starting point.
Distance: 14.2 km
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours
Degree of difficulty: medium
Dining and refreshment options: Restaurant Silvrettasee, Silvretta-Haus***, Berggasthof Piz Buin, Wiesbadener Hütte, Madlenerhaus
Pleasure hiking in the Montafon
Soar to airy heights with the Tafamuntbahn! You’ll be rewarded with an outstanding view of the surrounding mountains right at the summit station. Well-maintained and well-marked hiking trails in nearly untouched nature make the Tafamunt mountains a pure pleasure. You can find an overview of the numerous hiking options that a trip with the Tafamuntbahn has to offer here.
Tip: hiking to the Wiegensee
From the Tafamuntbahn summit station, the hike leads through beautiful highland moor landscapes to the Wiegensee. This is one of the last high moorland lakes in the Alps.
Distance: 2.6 km
Walking time to the Wiegensee: approx. 1.5 hours
Degree of difficulty: easy
Dining and refreshment options: Alpstöbli Tafamunt at the Tafamuntbahn summit station
European nature reserve Wiegensee in the Montafon
The European nature reserve "Wiegensee" is located at 1,900 m above sea level high above the Montafon municipality of Gaschurn in the village of Partenen. It lies within the "Verwall" bird sanctuary, but was declared a separate European protected area ("Wiegensee") due to its importance.
The moor landscape with the extensive mountain pine moor forests lies at the foot of the Versalspitze in a slope depression, the so-called "Wiege", which was created by the glaciers. After the glaciers melted, high alpine lakes formed in these flattened areas, which are increasingly overgrown by marginal fescue grasslands. Two of these former lakes have practically disappeared as a result, and in their place are now important bog habitats.
Useful information at a glance
The Silvretta-Bielerhöhe is an ideal starting point for various hiking tours. Find your perfect tour in our summer panorama.