Walser Omgang hike - Recognize yourself - summer. An activating day tour
This hike is a sporting challenge, even though it does not lead to the peak of the Widderstein. This can of course still be unertaken, but it is only recommended for experienced hikers. If you don't set yourself a geographic goal on this Walser Omgang hike, you can take the time to focus yourself on your innermost core. The orange Walser Omgang symbol accompanies this day hike. Its activating character is meant to stimulate the body. The starting point is either from Baad via Bärgunttal or Bödmen via Gemsteltal.
Great tour from hut to hut – nevertheless be sure to bring enough water!
Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.
Baad (1222 m)
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Round the Widderstein. Either from Baad via the Bärgunttal or from Bödmen (Mittelberg) via the Gemsteltal. Activating day trip starting in Baad or Bödmen, Mittelberg.
The tour around the "guardian" of the valley starts optionally in Baad or in Bödmen – the following starting point is from Baad. The tour starts with a moderate ascent to the Bärgunthütte and then leads to the Hochalppass, pass the Bärgunthochalpe and into the backyard of the Widderstein. Here you have the possibility to climb the summit of the Widderstein. The ascent is only recommended for experienced mountaineers free from giddiness. Past the Widdersteinhütte a trail on rough rocks leads to the Obere Gemstelalpe. After the last descent a moderate path stretches through the Gemsteltal and later to the left back to Baad – ideal for tapering off.
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Public transport friendly
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".
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 by the starting point.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Solid footwear (hiking boots) and hiking sticks. It is highly recommended that you bring/wear Weatherproof clothing. Check the weather forecast before undertaking this tour to avoid any unpleasent weather surprises.
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