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Alp hiking in the Derratal

· 6 reviews · Hiking trail · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Bachbett der Derra in Baad
    / Bachbett der Derra in Baad
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  • / Untere Derraalpe
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  • / Ins Derratal
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  • / Blick Richtung Unspitze und Walmendingerhorn
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  • / Zuflüsse zum Derrabach
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  • / Blick zum Großen Widderstein
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  • / Derrenalpe (unbewirtschaftet)
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  • / Dem Wegweiser nach Baad folgen
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  • / Querung Richtung obere Spitalalpe (unbewirtschaftet)
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  • / Blick zurück zur Mittleren Spitalalp
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  • / Abstieg von der Spitalalpe mit Blick nach Baad
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  • / Letzte Ausruhmöglichkeit mit Widderstein-Panorama
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m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Derrenalpe (unbewirtschaftet) Mittlere Spitalalpe

This circular hike from Baad takes you into the greenest valley of Kleinwalsertal where you find the Derra alp and the two Spital alps.
moderate
8 km
2:59 h
620 m
596 m
No sun needed for this tour - the fresh green alps are colouring enough! An interesting scene is also when the clouds dance around the Großer Widderstein in the neighbouring Bärgunttal, by the way a completely different view onto the highest peak in Kleinwalsertal! The trail to Derra alp and the two Spital alps are partly alpine, partly they remind you of a jungle path. In midsummer dozens of cows graze on the slopes. When descending a stop at the Mitllere Spitalalpe is recommended, beautifully situated at the slope of the Unspitze peak.

Author’s recommendation

Don't miss to taste milk, cheese or joghurt on the Mittlere Spitalalpe – from their own cattle!
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Updated: October 01, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1813 m
Lowest point
1222 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Mittlere Spitalalpe

Safety information

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.

Tips, hints and links

Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.

Start

Baad (1222 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.309451, 10.121466
UTM
32T 584766 5240163

Destination

Baad

Turn-by-turn directions

At the far end of the parking lot in Baad follow the signpost to Derravalley over a small bridge. Past the confluence of Dura and Derrabach. After about 20 minutes ascent the hill and continue below the peaks of Wannenberg and Güntlespitze to Derrenalpe. At the crossroads (left towards Derrenjoch / Güntlespitze) continue straight in direction Baad until you find yourself below the Obere Spitalalpe. From here follow the gravel road in serpentines down to the Mittlere Spitalalpe at the foot of Unspitze. After a shady forest Baad is reached.

 

Note


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 1 takes you to the village Baad. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Baad".

>>> 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.

Parking

A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

4.0
(6)
Julia H.
September 01, 2019 · Community
Die Tour war für uns (Ungeübte) stellenweise durchaus anspruchsvoll, da streckenweise sehr steil. Kurz vor der ersten (unbewirteten) Hütte sahen wir uns mit zentimetertiefem Kuhdung auf dem Weg konfrontiert- aber mit etwas Glück und Verstand haben wir auch das überwunden ;-) Die Aussicht war durchweg genial und wir sind auch nachhaltig beeindruckt.
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Done at August 30, 2019
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Markus Jank
August 14, 2019 · Community
Schöne Tour mit gemütlicher Einkehr.
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Done at August 14, 2019
Bianca Wolf
July 22, 2019 · Community
Absolut empfehlenswert
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Done at July 22, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
2:59h
Ascent
620 m
Descent
596 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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