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Alpine circular hike for gourmets

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  • Am Aufstieg zur Vorderen Wildenalpe
    Am Aufstieg zur Vorderen Wildenalpe
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From the idyllic Wildental up to the Fiderepass hut (2070m) with descent over the Inner Kuhgehren alp
Distance 12.8 km
4:55 h
908 m
905 m
2,066 m
1,158 m
Along the circular route are perhaps the most beautiful mountain huts of Kleinwalsertals - they make you wanna stop at each of them! At the highest point of the hike, at the Fiderepass hut, you can smell the German-Austrian border air and watch climbers from the distance moving forward on the Mindelheimer via ferrata.

Author’s recommendation

In summer, the young host of the Flucht alp tells interested visitors what the "fascination alp life" means to him.
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Update: March 03, 2023
Highest point
2,066 m
Lowest point
1,158 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 0.11%Forested/wild trail 0.82%Path 99.06%
0 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
12.7 km
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Rest stops

Untere Wiesalpe
Innere Wiesalpe
Innere Kuhgehrenalpe

Safety information

Emergency Numbers 

140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 
112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network) 


The hiking trails in the Wildental are very popular. For the sake of the hikers no cyclists go to the Wildental. Thank you for your understanding. Güterweggenossenschaft Mittelberg - Wildental.

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?


Mittelberg (1,158 m)
47.321111, 10.161566
47°19'16.0"N 10°09'41.6"E
32T 587777 5241503



Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park in Schwendle (or Bergheim Moser), go on gravel roads to the end of the Wildental valley. Left of the Flucht alp, the steep ascent to the Fiderepass hut begins. The paths, which are partly covered with coarse gravel or solid stones, are easy to walk also to less practiced persons with walking sticks and not exposed. After a rest with fascinating views of the Allgäu Alps you descend a few hundred meters as on the way there, but then turn right towards Wannenalpe. On the flank below the Hammerspitze, the path leads through the saddle to the Innere Kuhgehren Alp. From here you find a steep descent, which leads back to the Obere Wiesalp and finally to the starting point in the Wildental.

Public transport


Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 4 takes you to the village district of "Höfle". For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Schwendle".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

By road

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 directly at the starting point.


47.321111, 10.161566
47°19'16.0"N 10°09'41.6"E
32T 587777 5241503
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nature experience map, scale 1:12,000; Kleinwalsertal tour map (with hiking guide), scale 1:25,000; DAV hiking map, scale 1:25,000; the respective cards are available for a fee in the Walserhaus Hirschegg.


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

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Frank Gieseler 
October 18, 2022 · Community
Tolle Tour . Auch im Oktober 2022 . Sehr ruhig, da bis auf Kuhgehrnalpe, alle Einkehrmöglichkeiten geschlossen haben .
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When did you do this route? October 18, 2022
Helge Tielbörger 
June 13, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
Sehr schöne Runde. Man hat es schwer zu entscheiden, wo man einkehrt.
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Blick zurück zum Aufstieg zur Fiderepaßhütte
Photo: Helge Tielbörger, DAV Sektion München
Carsten K. 
October 10, 2020 · Community
Definitiv 5 Sterne wert. Die Runde startet sehr leicht auf breiten Fahrwege. Über die ganze Runde hinweg sind die wege sehr gut und auch bei nassem Wetter gut begehbar - aber nicht langweilig! Traumhafte Aussicht auf dem ganzen Weg und eine gute Einkehr am höchsten Punkt auf der Fidere-Hütte. Wir haben auf dem Rückweg noch einen Unweg über die Walser Hammerspitze gemacht. Ebenfalls sehr zu empfehlen!
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12.8 km
4:55 h
908 m
905 m
Highest point
2,066 m
Lowest point
1,158 m
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