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Alpine Pasture Hike l Dornbirn-Ebnit – Hohe Kugel
Hike from Ebnit across the Hohe Kugel and back to Ebnit. The round trip through pristine nature provides an impressive view of the Hohe Kugel and various Alpine Pastures with regional homemade products.
From Gasthaus Heumöser you soon reach the first Alpine Pasture, the Lindenbachalpe. Via meadows and forest paths you climb past the Schneewaldalpe to the Kugelalpe, which is located only a few meters below the Hohe Kugel. Various snacks, cream cheese and home-baked cakes – the team of the Kugelalpe provides hikers with all sorts of refreshments. The ascent to the Hohe Kugel is rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view. You descend north over the mountain ridge to the Emser Hütte (Naturfreundehaus) and continue to the Alpe Schöner Mann that is located on the south side of the peak of the same name. The team spoils guests with their own products such as mountain- and sliced-cheese as well as drinks. On your way to Ebnit, you will pass the Pfarrers Älpele, a rustic but comfortable resting point which processes and sells its own products.
Presented by: Themenwege Vorarlberg
Difficulty: mittel Technique: Condition: Experience: Landscape: Altitude: Best season: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Equipment:
Wanderausrüstung für leichte und mittelschwere Wege, Gutes Schuhwerk mit Profilsohle, da einige Wege im Wald und ev. auch nass sein können.
More info & links:
Gasthaus Heumöser: T +43 6647690955 / www.heumoeser.com
Kugelalpe – Steve Moosmann, T +43 664 3837549
Emser Hütte, T +43 5576 74721 oder +43 664 1349319, Emser Hütte
Alpe Schöner Mann – Sara Feuerstein, T +43 699 15086502
Pfarrers Älpele, T +43 5576 42978, www.pfarrers-aelpele.at
From the village you hike to the Heumöseralpe (in case you travel by bus, you get off at the bus station Heumöseralp) and get to the first Alpine Pasture, the Lindenbachalpe, via a small road. You hike on a red-and-white marked meadow and forest path past the Schneewaldalpe up to the Kugelaple. Afterwards you hike up the Hohe Kugel and north (red-and-white marked trail) across the mountain saddle to the Emser Hütte. After the Fluhereck (yellow-and-white marked road) you take a left turn to the Alpe Schöner Mann. You go back to the crossing near Fluhereck and reach the path that leads down to Ebnit and past Pfarrers Älpele.
Start Dornbirn, parking lot in Ebnin; if you travel by public transport, bus station Gasthof Heumöser (last stop)
Geogr. 47.349688 N 9.741427 E