Of course, man's best friends cannot be missing on a dreamy holiday in the Alpine region of Vorarlberg. Intensive time and shared experiences strengthen the bond between man and dog, and between mountains, alpine meadows and themed trails lie ideal conditions for discovering the unique landscape on four paws.
So that both - you and your dog - can have an unforgettable holiday experience in the alpine region of Vorarlberg, there are a few points to consider. Here you will find all the necessary tips for a carefree stay in the region.
Dogs should do on holiday what they are used to doing at home. If the dog is used to a leisurely pace in everyday life and gets less exercise, it will not be a long-distance dog on holiday either. If you plan to hike in the mountains with your dog and know that he needs endurance for this, start getting the dog used to such distances early enough.
On buses & trains, dogs travelling must be secured with a leash AND muzzle.
A dog always needs a ticket.
A day ticket costs EUR 1.90, a week ticket EUR 7.20 and a monthly ticket EUR 15.00.
In the Brandnertal (Bergbahnen Brandnertal), in the Klostertal (Sonnenkopfbahn) and also in the Große Walsertal (cable car Sonntag-Stein) dogs are allowed and free of charge.
In general, leashes are compulsory in large-capacity gondolas and a muzzle is recommended.
Spending time in the mountains together with your dog is not only fun, it also bonds you as a team. However, you should consider some of our tips before you start your hike.
The route should be chosen to suit the dog's health and fitness. Young dogs should have completed the growth phase. Hikes that are too long are a strain on bones and joints that are still growing.
Pay attention to signals from your four-legged friend. A dog cannot sweat, only pant. Breaks help against overheating: You can recognise an exhausted dog by a blue tongue.
We also recommend a chest harness instead of a collar when hiking in the mountains.
Now it's simply "WAU" - enjoy the most beautiful hiking trails in the region with your dog!
Establishments with four-paw quality welcome not only their owners, but also your dog.
Below you will find all the accommodations in our region that are dog-friendly.
A little tip: When booking, let us know that your dog will be travelling with you. This way there will be no misunderstandings and your dog will also be welcomed happily.
In principle, bathing in public waters is prohibited. However, there are a few exceptions which are permitted until further notice.
Dogs are allowed to bathe at the Ill in Bludenz. We recommend sheltered places and times with low water levels.
Dogs are allowed to bathe in the Lutzbach in the Großes Walsertal Biosphere Park, in the Alfenz in Klostertal and also in the Alvierbach in Brandnertal.
You may bring your dog into the kiosk area at the Alvierbrand in Brand. The sunbathing lawn and also the water area are forbidden for the four-legged friends.
Braz Swimming Pool
Dogs are allowed in the kiosk area of the Braz swimming pool. Dogs are not allowed on the sunbathing lawn or in the water area.
Dogs are strictly prohibited in the Almwasserpark in Klösterle am Arlberg, the Val Blu leisure pool and the Dalaas outdoor pool.
Here you will find all the information you need about your faithful companion.
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