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The scenic trail - from Lake Wiegensee to Verbellaalpe and through Ganifer Valley to Partenen

· 3 reviews · Hiking trail · Ferwall Group
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  • Lake Wiegensee
    / Lake Wiegensee
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • Lake Wiegensee
    / Lake Wiegensee
    Photo: Elisa Schöllhorn, Montafon Tourismus GmbH - Andreas Haller
  • Tafamunt cable car
    / Tafamunt cable car
    Photo: Elisa Schöllhorn, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • Tafamunt
    / Tafamunt
    Photo: Elisa Schöllhorn, Montafon Tourismus GmbH - Andreas Haller
  • Maisäß Tafamunt
    / Maisäß Tafamunt
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • On the way through the European protected area Lake Wiegensee towards Verbellaalpe
    / On the way through the European protected area Lake Wiegensee towards Verbellaalpe
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • / Refreshment stop Verbellaalpe
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • / Verballaalpe
    Photo: Christina Wachter, BergAktiv_Monika Vonier
  • / View to Silvretta High Alpine Road
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • / View to Kops dam
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • / View to Kops dam
    Photo: Julia Eckert, Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller
  • / Wanderdorf Gaschurn-Partenen
    Video: Österreichs Wanderdörfer
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Wiegensee Verbellaalpe

Summit station Tafamunt cable car- Lake Wiegensee - Verbellaalpe - Ganifer Valley - Partenen
moderate
12.8 km
4:45 h
484 m
988 m
The Lake Wiegensee lies in a protected moorland landscape and is a product of the postglacial period. The view of the Silvretta mountains on the other side of the lake is overwhelming. The Kops reservoir with its curved dam wall is a successful combination of nature and technology.

Author’s recommendation

Lass Deine Seele baumeln bei einer Einkehr auf der Verbellaalpe.

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Author
Roland Fritsch 
Updated: August 12, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1939 m
Lowest point
1032 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

Emergency phone numbers in Austria:

140 Alpine Emergencies throughout Austria as a whole

144 Alpine  Emergencies Vorarlberg

112 Euro  Emergency calls (works with every mobile/provider) 

www.vorarlberg.travel/en/safety-tips-on-the-mountain

Equipment

good, high boots with a good profile, sufficient food and drinks, hiking sticks recommended

Tips, hints and links

Here you can find a whort video on the Lake Wiegensee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7NUtvW9pLg&feature=youtu.be

Start

Valley station Tafamunt cable car, Partenen (1536 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.975549, 10.060984
UTM
32T 580698 5202993

Destination

Valley station Tafamunt cable car, Partenen

Turn-by-turn directions

The moderate hike starts at the summit station of the Tafamunt cable car. The first ascent is taken by the cable car. The first stop is directly at the summit station, the Tafamunt Stöbli. From there you can continue uphill on your own, first through the forest. After leaving the forest, the view of the Silvretta peaks and the Silvretta High Alpine Road is thrilling. In order to enjoy the panorama better, observation benches invite you to do so. With a little luck you can observe chamois on the slopes below the Versalspitze, which you can see from the path. Soon afterwards you will reach the enchanting Lake Wiegensee, which is wonderfully embedded in the high moor landscape. Through the beautiful high moor landscape, the hiking trail gradually leads in a northerly direction into the wide landscape of the Verwall. Above the Verbella Valley, it gently rises and falls to the Verbellaalpe (open only from the end of June to the beginning of September). You start the descent a little after the Verbellaalpe and hike downhill like a serpentine through the Ganifer Valley. You will reach the Inner and Ausserganifer. Continue straight ahead uphill via Frons back to Partenen.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Just leave your car.

The Montafonerbahn shuttle buses run throughout the Montafon. The main lines depart hourly from Schruns station.

 

From Schruns station you can take bus 85 to Partenen. The exit point is: "Bergbahnen". Return also with the bus line 85 to Schruns station.

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Arrival by train

The Montafonerbahn runs every hour from Bludenz station (sometimes every half hour). There are also direct connections from Lindau (D) and Bregenz.

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Getting there

Coming from Bludenz take the motorway exit Bludenz/Montafon and follow the L188 to Montafon.

Parking

Parking at the Tafamunt cable car valley station
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

5.0
(3)
Maysi
September 01, 2019 · Community
Einer der schönsten Plätze im Montafon ist dort oben am See. Das Hochmoor und der herrliche Ausblick über die Bergwelt ist atemberaubend.
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Christiane Brandt 
July 19, 2019 · Community
Traumhafte Tour und am frühen Morgen ist es noch schöner. Diese Ruhe und Stille. Eine Landschaft wie im Märchenland.
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Done at July 16, 2019
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
Photo: Christiane Brandt, Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
484 m
Descent
988 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Botanical highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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