Hiking & Mountain railways

Mountain experiences

The world expands and the path follows the sun. The Alps are just a few steps from the Hotel Bären. Ascending through green forests to blooming mountain meadows is pure pleasure or you can take the shortcut with the cable car and hike on from there. The uplifting view from the summit into the valley and countless other tours and peaks makes hikers' hearts happy.

  • Directly at the largest nature reserve in Vorarlberg: Mellental - Hoher Freschen - Hohe Kugel
  • You can reach great viewpoints and hiking areas with the various mountain railways (see below)
  • Panorama trails, alpine trails, cultural trails and themed hikes
  • Medium to demanding mountain tours and summit ascents

-> Hiking Suggestions and GPS-Tracks

Free Bregenzerwald Card

Stay more than 3 nights and get the Bregenzerwald Guest Card for free. You can use all mountain railways, outdoor swimming pools and public buses in the Bregenzerwald free of charge.

Mountain Railways

The new Mellaubahn with spacious 10-seater gondolas leads from the village to the 1400m high Rossstelle. Strollers and bikes are also transported. Many hiking and biking trails lead to cozy Alpine huts where fresh milk, cheese and hearty snacks are offered. Sometimes you can also look over the shoulder of the dairyman. The summit hike on the Kanisfluh is a highlight. www.damuels-mellau.at

From Bezau (5km away and easily reached by bus) the modern ropeway leads in 2 sections to the sunny mountain ridge of the Niedere. There a wide panorama opens up and paragliders dance through the air. The beautiful summit restaurant is worth a visit. www.seilbahn-bezau.at