Hike into the heart of a mountain, climb and crawl through narrow passages up to cavernous areas, experience the silence and darkness, and perhaps discover beautiful stalactites. Explorers can expect this and more on a cave tour! This journey of discovery is especially fun when the sun is not shining in summer.
Under expert guidance, those interested can explore the Schneckenloch natural monument near Schönenbach (Bregenzerwald), which is the largest cave in Vorarlberg with a total length of approx. 2,500 metres.
In wintertime, you can admire the many stalactites in an old tunnel in Schröcken (Nesslegg district), Bregenzerwald. As an après-ski activity, Jürgen Strolz offers a short expedition into the cave for 4 to 8 people.
- AktivZentrum Bregenzerwald (cave tour Schneckenloch): www.aktiv-zentrum.at
- Information on the Schneckenloch cave on Wikipedia
- Holzschopf, Jürgen Strolz (expedition to the Eiszapfen ‘icicle’ cave near Schröcken in winter): www.holzschopf.com
Gauablickhöhle via ferrata
A spectacular natural cave in the middle of a rock face in the Rätikon. 350 metres long. Pitch black. The Gauablickhöhle is the highlight of a unique via ferrata.
A particularly diverse tour is offered by the Gauablickhöhle via ferrata: At the entry point, your gaze is constantly drawn to the mighty peaks of the Drusenfluh, Drei Türme and Sulzfluh. About half-way along the route, you’ll become a cave explorer for a while, immersing yourself into the mystic world of the mountain in the truest sense of the word. In the natural cave, your fingers find their way along the steel rope and you can just make out the next bend in the tunnel in the glow of your headlamp. Then you emerge into daylight again – an amazing feeling. This via ferrata is a must for ambitious via ferrata users. Don’t forget your headlamp.