Obere Furkla - Elser Fürkele - Muttersberg | Bludenz

Distance13,0 km

Elevation gain1282 m

LevelModerate

Duration6:15 h

Distance13,0 km

Elevation gain1282 m

LevelModerate

Duration6:15 h

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Obere Furkla - Elser Fürkele - Muttersberg | Bludenz

The start of this tour is the valley station of the Muttersberg cable car. From here, descend briefly to the moated castle and turn left there. After a short stretch in the forest, the hiking trail branches off in the direction of Untere and Obere Furkla. The path now always leads through the forest and across lush flower meadows up to the Obere Furkla.  On the Obere Furkla a sensational view opens up in the direction of Bludenz, Walgau and Rätikon. From here, continue uphill over a rather steep grassy slope towards Elser Fürkele. The grassy slope now turns into more rugged and rocky terrain and leads up to the Elser Fürkele via a steep path. From Elser Fürkele, the path leads across alpine pastures down to Alpe Els. During the summer months it is worthwhile to stop at the Alpe Els. From Alpe Els follow the forest road in the direction of Tiefenseesattel. A short stretch can be shortened via a footpath before the tour leads back via the road directly to the mountain station of the Muttersberg cable car. The Muttersberg cable car then takes you comfortably back down into the valley to the starting point.

Author's recommendation

The descent via the Obere and Untere Furkla is only suitable for experienced hikers! For less experienced hikers it is recommended to return to the mountain station of the Muttersbergbahn.

Equipment

Ankle-high mountain boots with treaded soles, sun and rain protection, snack, filled water bottle and first aid kit. Hiking poles are recommended. Cell phone in case of emergency.

Route description

Start: Valley station Muttersbergbahn

End: Mountain station Muttersbergbahn

Muttersbergbahn valley station - Ascent with the Muttersbergbahn - Muttersbergbahn mountain station - Tiefenseesattel - Alpe Els - Elser Fürkele - Obere Furkla - Untere Furkla - Muttersbergbahn valley station.

 


Valley station Muttersberg cable car - Obere Furkla - Elser Fürkele - Alpe Els - Tiefenseesattel - mountain station Muttersberg cable car - descent with the Muttersberg cable car - valley station Muttersberg cable car.

Properties

  • Scenic
  • Circular route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cableway ascent/descent
  • Exposed sections
  • Secured passages

Emergency services

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