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Winter hiking

From Gaschurn to St. Gallenkirch

Winter hiking · Montafon
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  • Gaschurn im Winter
    / Gaschurn im Winter
    Photo: Elisa Schöllhorn, Montafon Tourismus GmbH - Patrick Säly
  • Gaschurn, Katholische Pfarrkirche Heiliger Erzengel Michael
    / Gaschurn, Katholische Pfarrkirche Heiliger Erzengel Michael
    Photo: Barbara Neyer, Fred Böhringer
  • Wallfahrtskapelle Maria Schnee, Gaschurn
    / Wallfahrtskapelle Maria Schnee, Gaschurn
    Photo: Helmut Tiefenthaler, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
  • Tanzlaube Gaschurn
    / Tanzlaube Gaschurn
    Photo: Elisa Schöllhorn, Montafon Tourismus GmbH - Andreas Haller
Map / From Gaschurn to St. Gallenkirch
600 750 900 1050 1200 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6

Gaschurn, Versettlabahn valley terminal (965m) – Mountain Beach (940m) – Gortipohl (900m) – Garfreschabahn (860m) – St. Gallenkirch village centre (878m)
easy
6.7 km
2:00 h
42 m
144 m
In long-bygone days, more precisely between 1928 and 1953, there used to be a railroad serving the Hinteres Montafon. This narrow-gauge railway operated between Tschagguns and Partenen during the construction of the Illwerke power plant. Today, the abandoned railway line is mostly used as a road by motorists and pedestrians, and as a village-to-village hiking trail in winter.

Author’s recommendation

Diese Tour ist in der Übersichtskarte "Aktivkarte Schnee"auf der Rückseite mit der pinken Nummer 17 eingezeichnet. Die Karte ist kostenlos in den Montafoner Tourismusbüros erhältlich.

outdooractive.com User
Author

Helmut Tiefenthaler

Updated: January 21, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
981 m
Lowest point
845 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

NOTRUF:
140 Alpine Notfälle österreichweit
144 Alpine Notfälle Vorarlberg
112 Euro-Notruf (funktioniert mit jedem Handy/Netz)  
www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps
www.vorarlberg.at/lawine

Start

Zentrum Gaschurn (979 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.987668, 10.026085
UTM
32T 578026 5204304

Destination

St. Gallenkirch village centre

Turn-by-turn directions

The bus stop at the valley terminal of the Versettlabahn lifts in Gaschurn is a good starting point. At the upper end of the car park, you cross the river Ill and immediately turn left to the Ill trail which follows a cross-country trail. From there, the route runs past the pilgrimage church of Maria Schnee, perched on a hilltop, which dates from the 17th century. Near the river Ill in Gaschurn take a stroll through the lower part of the village. After the underpass of the main road, you will reach the Mountain Beach summer recreational park.

Soon the cross-country trail branches off left at a camp site, while our hiking trail carries on straight ahead. If you are looking for an inn, turn off to the village of Gortipohl. The hiking trail continues to follow the old railroad line to the valley terminal of the Garfreschabahn lifts. Below the village of St. Gallenkirch, at a freestanding residential building, turn right to pick up a groomed footpath. From there, you reach the village centre and the parish church within 5 minutes.
The hiking trail is illuminated and can also be used during evening hours. The last return to Gaschurn (Bus No 85) leaves shortly after 7:00 p.m.

Public transport

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
42 m
Descent
144 m
In and out With refreshment stops Family friendly

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Highest point
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