Hiking trail recommended route

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

· 7 reviews · Hiking trail · Montafon
Responsible for this content
Montafon Tourismus GmbH Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Lake Wiegensee
    / Lake Wiegensee
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lake Wiegensee
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / Tafamunt cable car
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / Tafamunt
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / Maisäß Tafamunt
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / On the way through the European protected area Lake Wiegensee towards Verbellaalpe
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / Refreshment stop Verbellaalpe
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / View to Kops dam
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / View to Kops dam
    Photo: Andreas Haller, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • / Wanderdorf Gaschurn-Partenen
    Video: Österreichs Wanderdörfer
  • / Vorarlberger Wanderwegekonzept
    Photo: Montafon Tourismus GmbH
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Alpstöbli Tafamunt Wiegensee Verbellaalpe
Summit station Tafamunt cable car- Lake Wiegensee - Verbellaalpe - Ganifer Valley - Partenen
moderate
Distance 12.8 km
4:40 h
459 m
962 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.
Profile picture of Roland Fritsch
Author
Roland Fritsch 
Update: October 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,939 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

Alpstöbli Tafamunt

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

Tips and hints

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 (1,534 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.975506, 10.060853
DMS
46°58'31.8"N 10°03'39.1"E
UTM
32T 580688 5202988
w3w 
///commute.cabs.denominator

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

vmobil.at

 

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.

vmobil.at

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

Coordinates

DD
46.975506, 10.060853
DMS
46°58'31.8"N 10°03'39.1"E
UTM
32T 580688 5202988
w3w 
///commute.cabs.denominator
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

5.0
(7)
Alexander Plotkin
August 16, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 15, 2021
Birgit Greiwe
September 21, 2020 · Community
Wunderbar abwechslungsreiche Landschaft auf dieser Tour!!!! TOP!!!!
Show more
When did you do this route? September 21, 2020
Anna K
September 16, 2020 · Community
Photo: Anna K, Community
Show all reviews

Photos from others

+ 8

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
4:40 h
Ascent
459 m
Descent
962 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view