Walking at your own pace
Whether on your own or accompanied by knowledgeable guides: all of Vorarlberg is a hiker’s delight, particular the themed trails with information on nature and life in the region. Some have even been designed by artists, such as the “Georunde Rindberg” in Bregenzerwald, a trail with amazing “slanting” installations, or the “Green Ring” in Lech Zürs am Arlberg, where avid hikers set out equipped with a literary hiking map. Several regions offer culinary hikes, from meal to meal. On high-lying alpine farmsteads, interested visitors can find out more about the art of cheese-making. There is a string of impressive long-distance hiking trails, all set in wonderful natural scenery along the Lech trail, the Montafon hut circuit or around Vorarlberg with “Min Weag”. In Bregenzerwald, several-day hikes, which can be booked as a package that includes luggage transport, follow the footsteps of architecture, cheese and water.
Vorarlberg’s network of cycling trails is impressive: along the shores of Lake Constance, in the flatter regions like Rheintal (Rhine Valley) and Walgau valleys, as well as in the mountain valleys. Several mountain biking routes criss-cross the mountainous stretches. If you need some practicing, why not opt for a bike park such as bike park Brandnertal. Many resorts offer guided mountain bike and e-bike tours.
Breaking the mould
Take your pick from all forms of summer and mountain sports in Vorarlberg. Lake Constance is the perfect spot for surfers and stand-up paddle boarders. Runners and trail runners can choose from many beautiful trails and sign up for running competitions. Adrenalin junkies are drawn by craggy rocks and via ferrata. Forest rope parks are popular with families. Erlebnisberg Golm in Montafon pulls all the stops, with several attractions such as a forest chute park or the Alpine Coaster. You can also try your hand at paragliding, rafting and canyoning. If you are in a more laid-back mood, then archery, golf, angling as well as fly fishing are highly recommended.