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Long–distance hike: Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail

Long–distance hike: Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail

How is Bregenzerwald cheese made and what does it taste like? This enjoyable and panoramic long-distance hike takes hikers to many alpine meadows and dairies. With only a light backpack for the day, you’ll be hiking in three days from the gentle alpine foothills near Sulzberg across the alpine pasture settlement of Schönenbach to Au – while your luggage will be following you from hotel to hotel.

The package includes

  • four nights in selected *** and **** hotels
  • a hiking brochure highlighting cheese-related culture
  • luggage transport
  • transfer back to the starting point
  • the Guest Card Bregenzerwald & Großes Walsertal

Price

from € 545 per person in a double room with breakfast
from € 625 per person in a single room with breakfast

Information and booking

Make an enquiry

T +43 (0)5512 2365
info@bregenzerwald.at

Dates

04 June – 23 October 2022

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to the Bregenzerwald

Day 1 Welcome to the Bregenzerwald

Sulzberg is located at an altitude of more than 1,000 metres above sea level and offers impressive views of the Bregenzerwald, to the neighbouring Allgäu region and the Swiss mountains. You’ll be hiking over the next few days through the Bregenzerwald’s unique cultivated landscape and exploring the origins of the famous Bregenzerwald cheese. There will be many opportunities to taste the rich variety of this regional delicacy along the way.

• Parking at the first hotel
• Arrival by rail: taxi transfer from the railway station in Dornbirn, Bregenz or Oberstaufen to your first hotel
• Accommodation with breakfast: Wellnesshotel Linde or similar.
• Sulzberg

Day 2 Hike through the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park

Day 2 Hike through the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park

Today, your hike will be taking you off the beaten track and past many alpine meadows on your route from Sulzberg through Riefensberg to Hittisau. Along the way, you’ll be discovering the Steinerne Tor (Stone Gate) and the Kojenmoos, which is one of the most beautiful moorland areas in Vorarlberg and which lies at the heart of the natural jewel that is the Nagelfluhkette.

• Accommodation with breakfast: Pension Bals or similar.
• Hittisau

Day 3 On the trail of transhumance

Day 3 On the trail of transhumance

Setting out from the agricultural village of Hittisau, the hike continues across the Hinterberg Alps into the Subersach ravine and on to the beautifully situated alpine pasture settlement of Schetteregg. An alpine experience awaits at Alpe Brongen in the evening.

UNESCO declared the tradition of transhumance in the Bregenzerwald
(village – alpine pasture settlement – higher alpine pasture) as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
‘Vorsäß’ is the name given in the Bregenzerwald to the middle pastures and settlements in the three levels of alpine agriculture. It’s where farmers and alpine dairy farmers spend the early summer and autumn while their cows graze the alpine meadows.

• Accommodation with breakfast: Schettereggerhof or similar.
• Cheese board at Alpe Brongen
• Schetteregg

Day 4 Through the alpine pasture settlement to the mountain world

Day 4 Through the alpine pasture settlement to the mountain world

Today, you’ll be hiking from Schetteregg by way of the Auen Alps to the idyllic alpine pasture settlement of Schönenbach. The route takes in the Osterguntenalpe on its way up to the Stogger Sattel. This pass presents beautiful views to the south into the Hinterer Bregenzerwald with its more than 2,000-metre-high mountain scenery. The long-distance hike ends in the village of Au.

• Board: Breakfast
• Accommodation: Hotel Schiff or similar
• Au

Day 5 Bidding farewell to the Bregenzerwald

Day 5 Bidding farewell to the Bregenzerwald

We’ll be taking you back to the starting point after your days of impressive long-distance hiking through the Bregenzerwald.

• Taxi transfer back to the first hotel
• Arrival by rail: taxi transfer back to Dornbirn, Bregenz or Oberstaufen railway station