“Wolf’s blood” up close and personal – Husky Toni in Brandnertal
A concert of excited howling and enthusiastic barking can be heard from afar. Jackson, Kiro, Grizzly and Anuk are just four of the 18-member dog team that is kept by Anton Kutter, aka Husky Toni. Especially when their first journey of the day is about to begin, the dogs can hardly wait to finally get moving once again! Toni purposefully selects certain dogs and leads them to their individual sleds, where they take their position in nervous anticipation to hear Toni’s command to finally get running! In no time, guests are treated to scenes reminiscent of Jack London’s adventure novels. There are various different dog-sled routes to choose from and Husky Toni selects the best one based on the needs of guests and the weather conditions. Toni organises Husky workshops for small groups, children’s programmes, exclusive excursions for 2 people with dog sleds pulled by 12 dogs, as well as ‘Husky Workshops Extreme’ featuring three touring sleds and the opportunity to overnight in a mountain camp. The programmes have become extremely popular and as a result reservations are highly recommended.
Experience the animals up close – Husky Camps in Kleinwalsertal
Huskies are amongst the most exceptional dog races: With almost limitless energy, unconditional devotion and agility in the snow, they are directly descended from wolves and are perfectly adapted to winter conditions. Those with an interest in getting to know these fluffy power animals should make tracks to the Husky Camp in Kleinwalsertal. This is the place to learn and interact with these iconic animals.
Adults and children from age eight can participate in the Husky Camp every Sunday (11/01 – 14/03/2020). Around the campfire, participants will discover interesting facts and information about these amazing dogs. Afterwards, guests will learn about the sleds before completing a challenging course. The approx. five-hour programme includes an introduction to dog sledding, excursions with the sled, as well as a snowshoe hike accompanied by the dogs (approx. 1 hour). Participation costs 149 EUR for adults. Duration approx. 4.5 hours, max 8 participants.
Husky tours in Bregenzerwald
Husky tours led by Marc Van Landeghem in Warth-Schröcken and Schoppernau are very popular. For instance, one of the four tours leads from the Hochtannberg pass to the idyllically situated hotel at the Körbersee lake or to the Hotel Jägeralpe. This excursion takes approx. two and a half hours. Due to the high demand, offers are primarily directed to guests from Warth-Schröcken and Au-Schoppernau.
The dogs can hardly wait to get started
Husky camp in Kleinwalsertal
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Tip: Husky Toni doesn’t just offer Husky Camps in winter! Nature enthusiasts can also enjoy husky tours in summertime as well.