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Herbal hike Fohramoos (c) Anja Fontain / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Discover the power of nature

Flowers, moors and herbs

A walk through the fields, an excursion through the moors or a herbal hike with local experts. Discover the power of nature in Vorarlberg.

Make sure the guided tours are offered in English language before booking.

Herbal hikes in Vorarlberg

Into the green: Together with the Dipl. herbal expert Eva Wachter interested people can join a herbal hike in Bürserberg (Brandnertal) every Friday from May to September.

Once a week, one of the herbal women from the Grosses Walsertal biosphere reserve will accompany you on a 2.5 hour themed meadow-and-herb walk. On the tour, you will find out about the different herbs and learn what herbs you can eat and how to process them.

Once a week, Veronika Walch, a professional herb instructor, organises guided herb walks in Lech am Arlberg for holders of the Lech card. Veronika also organises different kinds of herbal workshops at her place, the so called Kräuterwerkstatt Lech.

From June to September, herb instructor Katharina Moosbrugger leads hikers through Fohramoos nature reserve – located close to the village of Schwarzenberg. She explains the wild herbs along the way and its possible use. The hike takes about 3 hours.

In Mellau in the Bregenzerwald, the herbal expert Margot invites you to a herbal walk at the foot of the Kanisfluh mountain. Margot shares her extensive knowledge about herbs and shows our local herbal treasures during the walk through nature. The walk lasts about 2 hours.

From June to September, a guided stroll to the “Realm of Herbs” is organised once a week at the nature adventure centre Holdamoos in Au in Bregenzerwald.

From June to October participants can explore the flowers and herbs at Maisäss Montiel in St. Gallenkirch in Montafon once a week. The guided tour takes about 4 hours.

Herbal hike in Brandertal
Im Kräutergarten Holdamoos, Au-Schoppernau (c) Ludwig Berchtold - Au-Schoppernau Tourismus
Trough moors and fields

In Krumbach in Bregenzerwald, a hiking trail invites guests to explore the local moor landscape. A guided hike through the moors of Krumbach takes place once a week from June to September. In summer the four Krumbach moor inns invite guests to join a dawn walk on the moor with a hearty breakfast as a reward. The tour starts at 6:00 in the morning; breakfast is ready from 8:00.

In Faschina in Grosses Walsertal biosphere reserve a divers amount of alpine flora grows. As an example of more than 150 different plants you can name the turban lily. Enjoy the panoramic view and learn more about  the local flora and geological conditions when taking a walk along the 1,2 km long Flower Hiking Trail. Depending on the blooming period of the plants you can find signs for more information.

The flora at the 2,350 high Rüfikopf overlooking Lech Zürs am Arlberg is astonishingly varied. The plants that manage to survive in these zones are among the most ingenious, resilient and adaptable species ever in the plant kingdom. To find out for yourself, why not try the BlütenReich Rüfikopf trail, which was opened in summer 2021. It takes 45 minutes to complete the circuit. A booklet explaining alpine flowers is on sale for EUR 7 at the Rüfikopf panoramic restaurant, the pay desk of Rüfikopfbahn and the Lech Zürs tourist office.

Blumenlehrpfad in Faschina (c) Huber Images - Damüls-Faschina Tourismus