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Nova Exklusiv im Montafon © Daniel Hug / Silvretta Montafon

Real mountains. Real experiences.

Montafon

The Montafon offers a well-balanced mix of activity, the enjoyment of nature, and peace and serenity.

Real mountains. Real experiences.
Want to feel the flow of energy in the mountains? Enjoy the stillness of nature? Hike to your heart’s content or glide over magnificent ski slopes? Think Montafon!
Mighty chains of mountains ring the valley in southern Vorarlberg and 11 villages provide everything activity and nature enthusiasts appreciate: scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, as well as fast ski runs and freeriding slopes. All this is coupled with an attractive events programme that will inspire you to join in and try something new.

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Nova Exklusiv - Make the first tracks in the snow

Winter games
Several ski areas that are all accessible with a single ski pass and connected by ski bus, countless freeriding slopes, sports facilities for international sporting events, ski tour mountains and winter hiking trails. Those looking for superlative mountain experiences should look no further than Montafon. Sunrise skiing is available once a week on the HochjochTotale near Schruns, the longest valley ski run in Vorarlberg, and in many other ski areas. The Silvretta-Skisafari is an extra special ski experience in which participants are pulled uphill into the next valley and back down behind a snow groomer.

Cross-border fun on the Madrisa Rundtour: this technically easy one-day ski tour takes you from Austria to Switzerland and back! Those looking for a more leisurely alternative can select from the guided winter and snowshoe hikes.

Summer holiday
In summer the call of the mountains is irresistible. There are gentle panoramic hiking trails and challenging summit tours. Those who want to try climbing can practise on via ferratas. Mountain and e-bikers can explore the magnificent mountains on specially marked trails. For more information about the well-kept Alpine farms in Vorarlberg, check out the artistic Gauertaler AlpkulTour themed trail in the utterly idyllic Gauertal. A research path and the Knappenkapelle (miners’ chapel) on the Kristberg provide insights into the area’s mining traditions. Smugglers’ trails are a reminder of the area’s history of smuggling across the border into Switzerland.

Those who prefer to experience the area with an expert guide can select from an extensive range of guided hikes, mountain tours or mountain-biking excursions.

Cultural inspirations
The Montafoner Resonanzen feature music, theatre and conversations. Every two years (last occasion 2016), artists gather at the SilvrettaAtelier to work in the mountain scenery. Small village museums help tell the story of tourism and skiing in the region, and famous pop and rock musicians kick off the winter season in style.

Palate pleasers
Delicious traditionally inspired and creatively concocted contemporary cuisine can be enjoyed in Montafon and throughout Vorarlberg. Yet one speciality can only be found here: “Sura Kees”. The mild aroma of this low-fat cheese is best enjoyed with bread and butter. It’s also very good as part of the cheese mixture for the famous Vorarlberg ‘Kässpätzle.’ The Käsehaus in Schruns is a great place to find out more about “Sura Kees” and other cheese specialities. Courses in the art of cheese making are also available there.

Snowshoe hike & picnic in Montafon© Stefan Kothner / Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Skitour Gargellen-Tschagguns © Stefan Kothner / Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Lamatrekking im Montafon (c) Andreas Haller/Montafon Tourismus GmbH
Bergerlebnis, Übernachten im Zelt in der Silvretta Montafon © Daniel Zangerl / Montafon Tourismus GmbH
Alpe Garnera, Montafon © Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
E-Bike-Tour around Itonskopf, Montafon ©Andreas Meyer / WOM Medien
Sura Kees, a special dish in the Montafon © Daniel Zangerl / Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Gauablickhöhle via ferrata in the Montafon © Stefan Kothner / Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns

Experience the Montafon from its most enjoyable side during the Picnic snowshoe hike on the Genießerberg Kristberg

Montafon Traverse between Montafon and Switzerland

Hiking with Llamas and Alpakas with interesting information about how miners used to live and how Montafon was first settled

Thrill seekers camping in the mountains in Montafon can enjoy superb star gazing beneath a clear sky

The Alpe Garnera is located at the heart of a green oasis in Montafon

E-Bike tour round the Itonskopf

“Sura Kees,” a low-fat cheese with a mild aroma, is a typical of Montafon

There are both easy and challenging via ferratas as well as guided tours for beginners in Montafon

Montafon with its unspoiled Alpine landscape is perfect for an active holiday a world away from package deals and mass tourism. This is where you can experience unfiltered, authentic mountain life.

Stories from the Montafon