Leusorgweg | Blons

Distance6,3 km

Elevation gain295 m

LevelModerate

Duration2:30 h

Distance6,3 km

Elevation gain295 m

LevelModerate

Duration2:30 h

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Leusorgweg | Blons

Three memorial paths (Leusorg-, Schutzwald-, Verbauungsweg) and the avalanche documentation in Hüggen and in the community center Blons remind of the avalanche catastrophe in January 1954 and document the reconstruction and the protective measures that were taken. At the starting point there is a deeper insight into the history, but if you really want to learn something about avalanches, you should hire a guide. Starting point for all three trails: Blons (avalanche documentation center in the community center).

 

Leusorgweg: 6 km, about 2 - 3 hours, 260 vertical meters.
Leads along the rebuilt farms to the avalanche memorial at the cemetery. In 1954 the biggest avalanche catastrophe of the valley occurred. Blons was severely affected by the avalanches. In recent years, a lot has happened in the village. In addition to many new houses with great architecture - starting with the community center and the avalanche documentation center located inside - you will learn how the village has developed since the 1954 catastrophe. You hike on the Leusorgweg to Oberblons. Via Eschtobel you continue to the photovoltaic plant. From there via a forest path downhill and via the road back to the starting point. The display boards along the way remind you of the avalanche catastrophe of that time.

 

Schutzwaldweg: 4 km, about 2 1/2 hours, 250 vertical meters.
Shows how and where reforestation was done to protect against further avalanches. 

 

Verbauungsweg: 3.5 - 4 km (depending on the route), about 2 1/2 hours, 250 vertical meters.
Leads to the places where the catastrophe of that time was triggered and shows mechanical shoring such as snow bridges and sliding snow blocks.

 

Author's recommendation

BERGaktiv Großes Walsertal offers guided hikes along the Leusorgweg.

Equipment

Ankle-high mountain boots with treaded soles, sun and rain protection, snack, filled water bottle and first aid kit.

Route description

Start: Community Center, Blons

End: Community Center, Blons

Community center - avalanche documentation center - over goods road to Oberblons - eastward direction Walkenbach - Eschtobel - photovoltaic plant - over a forest path downhill - over the road to Walkenbach/Esch - over main street back to the community center. 

Properties

  • Scenic
  • Circular route
  • Cultural/historical interest

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