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5-Valleys Mountain Bike Tour | Bludenz

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  • Stage 1: Enjoyable cycle path from Bürs towards Brand
    / Stage 1: Enjoyable cycle path from Bürs towards Brand
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 1: Along the Fairy Tale & Legend Trail Bürs towards Brand
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 1: Past idyllic Alps to Brand
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  • / Stage 1: Panorama on the way up to the mountain station Dorfbahn
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  • / Stage 1: One of the many water points for refilling
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  • / Stage 1: Pure panorama on the ascent from Brand to the Dorfbahn mountain station
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  • / Stage 1: View to the top station of the Dorfbahn in the direction of the Brandnertal exit
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  • / Stage 1: Inner Parpfienzalpe
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 1: Along the Natursprünge trail to the Parfienz saddle
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 1: Single trail Mühlebach - Flow!
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  • / Stage 1: Flow trail "Tschengla Unchained
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  • / Stage 1: End of stage 1 at the base station of the Bikepark Brandnertal on the Tschengla/Bürserberg.
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 2: Gentle ascent towards Gerachhaus
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 2: Panorama into the Walgau on the ascent towards Gerachhaus
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 2: There are enough water points along the way for refilling
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 2: Shortly before the transmitter with the "Dünser Älpele
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  • / Stage 2: View from the "Dünser Älpele
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  • / Stage 2: Terrace "Dünser Älpele": Here you also get the key for the overnight stay in the Gerachhaus
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 2: eBike charging station of a different kind in "Dünser Älpele
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  • / Stage 2: "Dünser Älpele
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  • / Stage 2: Restaurant in the accommodation Gerachhaus
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  • / Stage 2: View over the Walgau from the terrace of the Gerachhaus
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  • / Stage 3: To warm up right at the beginning a flowing single trail down from the transmitter
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  • / Stage 3: Short coffee break at Henslerstüble
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  • / Stage 3: And further down idyllic paths
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  • / Stage 3: Single trail enjoyment across the orchards
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  • / Stage 3: Single trail enjoyment across the orchards
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  • / Stage 3: Before heading towards Ludesch, briefly shop for fresh alpine cheese in Schnifis.
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 3: Swimming opportunity at the Fallersee in Schlins
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  • / Stage 3: Junction in Ludesch "Alte Raggalerstraße
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  • / Stage 3: From now on it's uphill along the "Alte Raggalerstraße".
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  • / Stage 3: Idyllic if somewhat strenuous climb towards Raggal
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  • / Stage 3: "Old Raggaler Road"
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  • / Stage 3: "Old Raggaler Road" with a view of the Great Walser Valley
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 3: Short detour to the church in Raggal
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  • / Stage 3: View back towards the Great Walser Valley
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  • / Stage 3: Panorama on the Ludescherberg in the direction of Brandnertal
    Photo: Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Stage 3: Panorama on the Ludescherberg in the direction of Walgau
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  • / Stage 3: Comfortable traverse with a view on the Ludescherberg mountain
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  • / Stage 3: Trail enjoyment in the direction of Muttersberg
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  • / Stage 3: Trail enjoyment towards Muttersberg with a view
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  • / Stage 3: Trail enjoyment towards Muttersberg with a view
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  • / Stage 3: Panorama towards Bludenz
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  • / Stage 3: View back on the single trail
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  • / Stage 3: Panorama towards Bludenz
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  • / Stage 3: Entry to the Muttersberg Trail
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  • / Stage 3: Muttersberg Trail - technique is required!
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  • / Stage 3: Flowing section on the Muttersberg Trail
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  • / Stage 3: Muttersberg valley station in Bludenz with wheel washing facility
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  • / Stage 4: Through the Klostertal along the cycle path
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  • / Stage 4: Along the Alfenz in the Klostertal on the bike path
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  • / Stage 4: Sonnenkopfbahn mountain station with bear country
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  • / Stage 4: From Sonnenkopf towards Montafon
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  • / Stage 4: Overwhelming view of the Wasserstuben valley in Montafon
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  • / Stage 4: View into the Silbertal
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  • / Stage 4: Pure panorama on the Kristberg in Montafon
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  • / Stage 4: Shortly before the Kristberg mountain inn
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  • / Stage 4: Back to Bludenz on the cycle path along the Ill River
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m 2000 1500 1000 500 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 km Hochmoor Wildried Natursprünge Wasserstuben Alpe Bikepark Brandnertal Siebenbrünnele
The 5-Valley Mountain Bike Tour connects the valleys around Bludenz in 4 stages and offers great views of the Rätikon, Verwall and Lechquellen mountains and over the Rhine Valley.
moderate
Distance 155.7 km
20:00 h
5,270 m
5,270 m
This tour is one of the highlights of the MTB routes around Bludenz. With 4 overnight stays along the way, there is almost a little Transalp feeling. Of course, the 4 stages can also be mastered with Bludenz as the daily starting point. The tour is also designed for e-bikes: no carrying passages and sufficient charging stations are available.

Stage 1: Brandnertal incl. Bikepark Brandnertal with overnight stay in Bürserberg (1330 hm / with use of mountain railroad 940 hm)

From Bludenz leisurely on paved bike path to Brand. With the support of the village railroad in the direction of Parpfienzsattel (who wants to collect altitude meters takes the freight road to the mountain station) and then enjoy the single trails in the Bikepark Brandnertal to Tschengla/Bürserberg.

Stage 2: Walgau with overnight stay in Gerachhaus (1180 hm)

From Tschengla/Bürserberg first down into the Walgau before it goes in Satteins on freight roads up towards Sender - constant companion: the panorama! For an overnight stay in the Gerachhaus please contact family Burtscher (florian.burtscher@hotmail.com) in time.

Stage 3: Großes Walsertal with overnight stay in Bludenz (1190 hm)

Directly from Gerachhaus partly on single trails down towards Ludesch. Collect altitude meters to Raggal or Ludescherberg and enjoyable on the Muttersberg. For technicians the famous single trail Muttersberg down to Bludenz - for connoisseurs the Güterweg.

Alternative: Stay overnight in Raggal and experience the tour around the Breithorn for an additional day.

Stage 4: Klostertal and Montafon (1570 hm / with use of mountain railroad 730 hm)

From Bludenz on the Klostertal cycle path always along the river Alfenz to the valley station Sonnenkopf/Wald am Arlberg. Take the cable car up (ambitious cyclists take the goods road) and through the idyllic Wasserstubental valley into the Montafon. Past the Kristberg, with a view of the mighty mountains of the Rätikon, you descend to Vandans, where you roll along the cycle path along the Ill River back to Bludenz.

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Gregor Kreuzer, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
Update: May 21, 2021
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1,841 m
Lowest point
480 m
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Rest Stop

Alpine guesthouse Muttersberg
Dünser Älpele
Restaurant Post
Restaurant Unicorn
Wasserstuben Alpe
Alpe Rona

Safety information

EMERGENCY CALL

140 Alpine emergencies Austria-wide

144 Alpine emergencies Vorarlberg

112 Euro-emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)  

www.vorarlberg-alpenregion.at/en/bludenz/hiking-tips-emergency-numbers

Tips and hints

Along the tour you will find special bike-friendly accommodations for overnight stays. 

Start

Alpine town Bludenz (558 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.155030, 9.815170
DMS
47°09'18.1"N 9°48'54.6"E
UTM
32T 561794 5222714
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Destination

Alpine town Bludenz

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1: Brandnertal incl. Bikepark Brandnertal

Bludenz train station - Bürs village center - Werkstraße - Schaßweg - follow the road - Schaß - Klostermaisäß - bridge - Galaferda district - Brand village center - ascent with village railroad (or forest road) - Innere Parpfienzalpe - Parpfienzsattel - Mühlebachtrail - Faregg Lift valley station - Einhornbahn II mountain station - Flowline "Tschengla Unchained" (alternative goods road) - Tschengla or Bürserberg.

Stage 2: Walgau with overnight stay in Gerachhaus

Tschengla/Bürserberg - Alpe Rona - Plandedon - Nenzing - Beschling - overpass Rheintal freeway - Schlins - cycle path 101 to Satteins - Satteins church - Gulmweg - Walgau Höhenstraße - Bischa - Dünser Älpele - Gerachhaus

Stage 3: Great Walser Valley with overnight stay in Bludenz

Gerachhaus - Dünser Älpele - Hensler - Boden - Düns - Schnifis - Buchwaldweg - Badesee - Thüringen - Walgaustraße direction Ludesch - Alte Raggalerstrasse - Raggal - Ludescherberg - Laz - Muttersberg - Singletrail Muttersberg (or Güterweg) - Bludenz

Stage 4: Klostertal and Montafon

Bludenz - Klostertal cycle path - Brunnenfeld - Bludenz-Montafon traffic junction - Klostertal cycle path - Stallehr - Außerbraz - Innerbraz - Dalaas - Dorfstraße - gravel road at the end of the village - Sonnenkopfbahn valley station in Wald am Arlberg - Ascent Sonnenkopfbahn (or goods road) - Sonnenkopf - Obere Wasserstubenalpe - Wasserstubental - Untere Wasserstubenalpe - Wildried - Kristberg - Fulateia - Torasee - Fritzasee - Neyers Legi - Bartholomäberg church - Buchswaldstraße - Gantschier - Ill cycle path - St. Anton im Montafon - Lorüns - Bludenz

Note

Wildlife refuge Böschis: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Timetable request online at www.vmobil.at

Getting there

Route description online at www.maps.google.at

Parking

Parking lot at Bludenz train station

Coordinates

DD
47.155030, 9.815170
DMS
47°09'18.1"N 9°48'54.6"E
UTM
32T 561794 5222714
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Equipment

Mountain bike, helmet, rain or sun protection as well as food and sufficient liquid for the respective daily stage. For the multi-day tour is recommended: A change of clothes, toiletries, tools and spare tube, first aid kit, map/route description and other personal items. 

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
155.7 km
Duration
20:00 h
Ascent
5,270 m
Descent
5,270 m
Circular route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Singletrail/Free ride

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