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Schetteregg | A Small Universe Apart

Eggatsbergvorsäß in Schetteregg
Winterwandern in Schetteregg
Blick vom Hammeratsbergvorsäß in Schetteregg
Winterwandern in Schetteregg
Zwischen Ochsenhofalpe und der Oberen Falzalpe
Pferdeschlittenfahrt in Schetteregg
Rundweg Schetteregg
Verschneite Landschaft in Schetteregg
Blick ins Vorsäß Eggatsberg
Schöner Winterwanderweg in Schetteregg

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Difficulty: leicht
Distance: 5,8 km
Ascent: 180 m
Descent: 180 m
Duration: 02:30 h
Deepest point: 1070 m
Highest point: 1257 m
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  • Varied circuit through the peaceful mountain pasture and alp area.

    The low mountain ranges on the Egg side of Suberach are ancient alp areas. It was only in 1959 that the Schetteregg valley was developed for winter sports, after a permanent access road had been constructed and the first chairlift was built. But even as more lifts were added with time, the area did not turn into a hustling and bustling winter sports centre, but continues to work its charms on laid-back skiers and winter hikers who prefer things on a smaller, less mainstream scale. Our circuit will take you to this winter idyll, a haven of peace and tranquility, which is conveniently accessible on compacted snow trails.

    Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH, Author: Helmut Tiefenthaler
    letzte Änderung: 15.09.2021

  • Difficulty: leicht
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    Altitude: 1257 m 1070 m Best season:
    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
    JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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    Safety instructions:

    For safety reasons it could be that some winter hiking paths are not prepared or are closed due to risk of avalanches. We try hard to keep the hiking paths in a good condition, nevertheless we do not take the responsibility for any accidents that happen.

    EMERGENCY CALL:
    140 Alpine emergency Austria
    144 Alpine emergency Vorarlberg
    112 Euro-emergency call

    www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

    Equipment:

    – waterproof footwear
    – warm outerwear
    – take plenty of drinks with you: it is also important to drink even if you are not thirsty  

  • Directions

    Start out at the main waysign at the car park from the hamlet of Amagmach and take a couple of minutes to cross the forest of the Koppach gorge. As soon as you leave the forest, you will see the alpine pasture Vorsäss Eggatsberg ahead of you. The route now turns off to the right on an uphill hiking trail on which, after some bends, you reach the Ochsenhof alps. The higher you mount, the further the views into the Vorderwald. Soon, you will be able to gaze at the mountain panorama stretching from Feuerstätterkopf in the east to the Nagefluh range in the Allgäu and the Sulzberg and Pfänder ridges to Brüggelekopf in the west. Having mounted for approx. 90min, you reach the highest point of the tour. Turn off to the high-lying valley of the Falzalpen, and take in the views of the Winterstaude, Hoher Kirche and Bullscherkopf rock massifs.
    The compacted trail runs along the foot of the mountain, passing Obere Falzalpe. A hospitable place for a rest and a snack in summer, it is snowed in and closed for the winter. The same is true for Untere Falzalpe, which you will pass shortly. On the last leg, the winter hiking trail runs gently up and down across the Vorsäss alps of Hammeratsberg and Eggatsberg. At Koppachgraben you reach the starting point of the circuit.  

    Start Schetteregg ski lift
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.417427 N 9.985697 E
    Destination Schetteregg ski lift
  • Public transportation:

    www.oebb.at

    Park:

    Schetteregg ski lift