Summer in the Montafon mountains

Montafon: the probably most beautiful fitness park in the Alps

 

The Montafon promises ‘really’ good chances for active holidays – with its 17 prestigious 3,000 metre high mountains and the Piz Buin (3,312 m), the highest mountain in Vorarlberg, whose peak was reached by mountaineers for the first time 150 years ago.

 

‘Real mountains. Real experiences’ this is the motto for holidays in the Montafon. And figures confirm this claim: 1,400 kilometres of marked hiking paths, 180 kilometres of running and Nordic walking trails, 270 kilometres of bike, mountain bike and e-bike routes will lead outdoor sports enthusiasts to their personal summit. Two 9 hole golf courses and two natural swimming lakes are situated in the marvellous high-alpine valley between Bludenz and Silvretta-Bielerhöhe. The eight tourism resorts in the valley distinguish by their long-standing tradition in summer and winter tourism, based on a well-adapted infrastructure, real hospitality and the authentic Montafon cuisine.

 

The Montafon is located in the south-west of Austria, in the federal state of Vorarlberg next to the Swiss border. From Austria you will reach the Montafon via the Arlberg, from Germany via the Rhine valley motorway and from Switzerland via the motorway Zurich-Chur. From Munich you will reach the Montafon by car in about 2.5 hours, from Zurich in about 2 hours.

 

Summer activities

Hiking

1,400 km marked hiking paths
Experience nature firsthand

Climbing

Climbing crag,

via ferrata or climbing gym
Rental of climbing equipment

Via ferrata tours

Via ferrata:

cave with a length of 350 m
Ascent to Sulzfluh (2,818 m)

Fishing

Numerous tips and hints

for fishing excursions
Take a break from everyday life

Biking

270 km of bike and

mountain bike routes
7 bike hiring stations

Nordic Walking

Possible throughout the whole year
Numerous walking routes

Silvretta bike safari

High-altitude tour (view Piz Buin)
Breathtaking panoramic view

Football

Top address for training camps
Natural and artificial grass pitches

Golf & minigolf

Green at an altitude of 1,100 m
2 miniature golf courses in the Montafon

Paragliding

Possible throughout the whole year
Unique panoramic experience

Swimming

Numerous swimming facilities
Outdoor and indoor pools

Tennis

Clay courts / indoor tennis courts
Modern courses

Longboarding

300 meters in altitude

and 14 km in length
Hiring possibilities

Horseback riding

Child-friendly  Haflinger horses
Horseriding for families

"APP" on the mountains of the Montafon

 

Download the Montafon app right now

for Android or i-phone

 

For many mountain tourists the three massive mountain ranges Rätikon, Silvretta and Verwall are synonymous of the probably ‘most beautiful fitness park in the Alps’. Between the valley ground (650 m) and the Piz Buin (3,312 m) the highest mountain in Vorarlberg, hikers and mountain climbers will find almost unlimited possibilities in all altitudes. Mountain climbers get the thrill on ten Alpine fixed-rope routes and in eight climbing parks. Mountain runners have been competing for years in the Montafon:  2015 marked the thirteenth anniversary of the Montafon Arlberg Marathon. Mountainbikers find the appropriate route for each gear – either simple forestry trails or demanding trails with short stretches where cycles have to be carried. Many of the trails are best suited for e-mountainbikers and for families. Moreover, a network of 220 km of walkways, themed trails and family walking trails are waiting for you: Golmi’s exploration trail, smugglers’ country in Gargellen, in the skiing area Silvretta Montafon with the mountain troll Hugo or on the silver path on Kristberg. Recently, a Montafon app has been developed for smartphones. The interactive guide is an ideal tool for the planning of holiday activities. In summer, all GPS tracks are retrievable for walks, mountain hikes, MTB and E-MTB tours, running and Nordic Walking trails, as well as events, webcams, weather forecasts and accommodation facilities.

Interactive touring map Montafon

 

Here you may view all tours (hiking, biking, climbing, etc.) in one map and print them with all major information.