Cross-country skiing recommended route

Küren-Wäldele-Egg Crosscountry Trail

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  • Küren-Wäldele-Egg-Loipe
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  • / Egg-Loipe
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  • / Küren-Wäldele-Loipe
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  • / Wäldele
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  • / Wäldele
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  • / Langlaufen auf der Küren-Wäldele-Loipe
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Among the trails in the Kleinwalsertal the most demanding. But the climbs are worthwhile. Almost alone, you can explore the snowy side valleys and enjoy the view of the Ifen and the Widderstein again and again.
Distance 16.9 km
2:00 h
357 m
357 m
1,218 m
1,034 m
Starting in Hirschegg Au first out of the valley, then moderately rising towards Oberwäldele and back to the starting point. Separate loop Küren (5.5 km) and Wäldele (5 km). There is the possibility to extend to a total of 17 km (Egg cross-country road). Here you first head out of the valley to Riezlern-Egg, then slightly uphill in a southwesterly direction behind the houses to the "Schneebar-Panoramahütte" and back to the starting point.

Medium difficulty trail - two difficult ascents and descents.

You have the following entrances: Hirschegg-Au, Wäldele & Oberwäldele, Riezlern-Egg

Author’s recommendation

For the small appetite - right next to the trail: Eberlehof,  Alpenhotel Küren.
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Update: July 07, 2021
Highest point
1,218 m
Lowest point
1,034 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Gaststätte Küren
Bus stop Wäldele Küren

Safety information

140 alpine emergencies throughout Austria
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile / network)

Tips and hints

How do you consciously experience nature?


Nature is so much more than the backdrop for unforgettable mountain experiences. It is a habitat for animals and plants. It provides drinking water and supplies us with high quality food. Not only does it provide valuable raw materials such as wood, it also protects against avalanches and mudslides and regulates the climate. It is up to us to support nature in everything that it does for us. One thing is certain, together we can achieve more:


Smart in NATURE

CONSCIOUS together

EXPERIENCE foresight


Smart in NATURE

Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries, be outside and feel free. When we enjoy nature, we are guests in the living room of shy animals and rare plants. If you behave smart, they will be happy to share their living space with you in the future too.


Stay on paths and marked routes

If you follow the marked paths and routes, you are sure to come to new favorite places. In this way you also respect protected areas, because many animals and plants need special protection. Especially in winter, any disturbance unnecessarily costs the wild animals the strength they need to survive.


Avoiding twilight times

Standing on a mountain at sunrise is a special experience. The morning and evening hours are also the time when most wild animals are in search of food. If they are disturbed, they get stressed. If it cannot be avoided, please stay on the marked path, do not use a bright headlamp and enjoy the silence.


Stay clean & take rubbish with you

It goes without saying: You take rubbish with you again, on the mountain and in the valley. Please also organic waste, because it is composted much more slowly at altitude. You can dispose of the rubbish properly at home or in your accommodation - please remember that there are no rubbish bins in public spaces in Kleinwalsertal.


On the natural toilet

If you are looking for a quiet place, please be at least 50 m away from water. Bury excrement or cover it with a large stone. Use fallen leaves or recycled toilet paper and put the paper back in the trash bag.


On tour with a dog

Are you always in control of your four-legged partner, even if he gets his nose for marmots, deer or other wild animals? You are both on the safe side on a leash. Keep dogs on a short leash near grazing cattle. If an attack by a grazing animal is foreseeable: leash off immediately. There are numerous dog stations in the valley for the disposal of dog bags. The farmers and alpine farmers thank you because manure in meadows and fields contaminates the feed and makes grazing cattle sick.


CONSCIOUS to each other


Consideration for other athletes and those looking for relaxation

Everyone loves to enjoy a special piece of earth for themselves. But most of the time we are not traveling alone. No problem, because there is enough space. Allow time, open the way in an accommodating manner, provide support when someone needs help and always give a smile. So nothing stands in the way of friendly cooperation and relaxed enjoyment of nature.


Appreciating the preservation of the cultural landscape

Alpine landscapes are touching with their contrast: Imposing peaks and natural forests alternate with gentle valleys, well-tended meadows and pastures. In the Kleinwalsertal too, this delightful landscape at three altitudes is no coincidence, but the result of an interplay of natural and cultural landscapes. Behind this is the work of farmers, alpine and forestry as well as hunters. With their work, they ensure that the attractiveness of the recreation and leisure area and the diversity of species are preserved. We already say thank you if we stay on the marked trails and enjoy regional products.


EXPERIENCE farsighted


Safe on tour - for you and others

Whether on a ski or snowshoe tour in winter or on a mountain tour in summer, anyone who is out and about in alpine terrain has to be well prepared. This includes careful information and tour planning as well as the right equipment. Correctly assessing alpine dangers requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Why not learn from professionals and go on tour with one of the experienced guides?


Hirschegg (1,102 m)
47.354728, 10.165797
47°21'17.0"N 10°09'56.9"E
32T 588041 5245243



Turn-by-turn directions

To warm up, it goes from the sports field Au initially flat towards Riezlern. After a short but steep ascent you reach the Egg trail. Passing the Egg-Lift, it's downhill. About curves and a bit steeper passages past the Eberlehof in the direction of Schwende. This is turned and it goes up now. Back to the Egg-Lift and on to the Küren-Wäldele-Egg-trail. Again, it goes up initially to the loop in the Ladstatt. Lonely and far away from civilization you turn here a round before it goes up to the forest. Once at the top you have managed the "worst". Now, the trail meanders in easy up and down passages through Wäldele and Oberwäldele before the sometimes rapid descent through the forest to the sports field Au takes place.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 3 takes you to the district Wäldele. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Sportplatz Au".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Getting there

Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.


A parking area (fee required) is located close to the starting point.

Parking Area Sportplatz Au


47.354728, 10.165797
47°21'17.0"N 10°09'56.9"E
32T 588041 5245243
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

NatureExperience Map, M 1:12.000 € 3,00; Available in the Walserhaus in Hirschegg


Special running tights, tight trousers, water-repellent and breathable jacket (vest and other jackets as required), close-fitting gloves, cross-country skis, poles and shoes

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Pauline Meyer 
January 29, 2018 · Community
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cross-country skiing technique
16.9 km
2:00 h
357 m
357 m
Highest point
1,218 m
Lowest point
1,034 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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