Winter hiking recommended route

Baad high path

Winter hiking · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Parkplatz am Maisäßlift mit Hoflaada
    Parkplatz am Maisäßlift mit Hoflaada
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m 1350 1300 1250 1200 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Der fromme Mann vom Alpenwald Chalts Bächle Das größte Gut in Mittelberg: Erlenboden
Short shadowy passages and breathtaking view on the Walser mountain arena characterize this panoramic path connecting Mittelberg and Baad.
easy
Distance 3.5 km
1:15 h
130 m
116 m
1,327 m
1,199 m
If you are looking for the most beautiful winter walk between the villages at the end of the valley, you should take the Baad high path. Behind the last houses of Mittelberge the trail hugs the sunny slope. Rest for a while to enjoy the view over the plain of Bödmen, into Gemsteltal, right up to the top of the Bärenkopf. If you long for both views and a warm drink, you can stop at the Cafe Alpenwald. After a short passage through the shady forest - where you can taste 6 ° C cold water at the source Chalts Bächle - the view opens up again and the magnificent mountain scenery at the end of the valley appears in front of one. To Baad, it is now only a short descent, and at the bottom St. Martin Chapel receives you - and the bus for the return trip. Of course, it is possible to exchange starting point and point of arrival.

Author’s recommendation

Taste the cold fresh source water at the source Chalts Bächle in the Alpenwald!
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Update: July 07, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,327 m
Lowest point
1,199 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.36%Dirt road 37.20%Path 32.64%Road 20.90%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
1.3 km
Path
1.1 km
Road
0.7 km
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Safety information

EMERGENCY NUMBERS 
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 

144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 

112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network)

www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

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?

Start

Mittelberg (1,205 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.323371, 10.154615
DMS
47°19'24.1"N 10°09'16.6"E
UTM
32T 587248 5241746
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Destination

Baad

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point in Mittelberg, take the Stützeweg, pass the Maisäßlift and walk on with direction Erlenboden. The road ascents smoothly for about one kilometer. At Erlenboden, keep left and follow the signs towards Alpenwald. A few meters behind the Cafe Alpenwald the path becomes more shadowy; the highest point is reached. From here, a gritted path leads down to Baad, partly steps facilitate the descend. The path is almost continuously ploughed in winter and gritted everywhere.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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 Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Mittelberg". Return: line 1 from "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

Paid parking spaces are located near the starting point. Parking along the main road is not permitted.

Coordinates

DD
47.323371, 10.154615
DMS
47°19'24.1"N 10°09'16.6"E
UTM
32T 587248 5241746
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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

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, warm clothing and hiking poles for steep sections recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
130 m
Descent
116 m
Highest point
1,327 m
Lowest point
1,199 m
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