This tour takes you across the jagged Mindelheimer via ferrata along the Austrian-German border.
Climb along the Austrian-German border over the peaks of the three Schafalpköpfe. You will be rewarded with delightful views and a varied route. The via ferrata is very popular so prepare for two-way traffic.
Alpine experience required as well as being free from giddiness!
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.
Riezlern (2062 m)
32T 591644 5240928
The tour starts after a good night on the Fiderepasshütte. From there we walk downhill to the Fiderepass and then up to the Fiderescharte. Keep to the right and after a short time you reach the ridge to the entry point. Use the help of several iron straps, while crossing a vertical draw. Climb on well secured on wire ropes. In the further course of the ridge repeatedly fuses and brackets help you to reach the Kemptner Köpfle, the fourth summit of the tour. From there walk down to the Kemptner Scharte (saddle). It is always worth a short trip (10 min.) to the Mindelheimer hut. Back at the Kemptner Scharte, serpentines take you down to a plateau and further down to the Fluchtalpe, another possibility for refreshments. From here a wider footpath through the two Wiesalpen takes you to Höfle and to the bus stop.
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Public transport friendly
Leave the car where it is!
The Fiderepasshütte is only accessible on foot. The Walserbus is a convenient transport mode at the end point: Line 1 from the bus stop "Bödmen" in the direction of Baad or Riezlern.
The Kleinwalsertal valley is located in the north-east of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and can only be reached by road via Oberstdorf (Germany/Bayern). The main part of Austria can only be reached directly by foot or by taking a detour via Allgäu. You do not need an autobahn badge to drive into the valley. Please ensure that you have suitable tyres in winter. In Austria, winter tyres (min. 4mm, M S) are obligatory on snow-covered roads from 1 November to 15 April.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Complete via ferrata equipment (climbing harness, via ferrata kit, helmet), sturdy shoes, food supplies, weather-proof clothing.
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