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Alpine Pasture Hike | Faschinajoch: around Zafernhorn

Nature Trail · Alpenregion Bludenz
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    Photo: Christine Suire, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kapelle
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Bärenalpe
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Zafernmaisäß
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Zafernalpe
    Photo: Christine Suire, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Zafernalpe, Faschina
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Blick auf Zafernhorn
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Das Gumpener Grätle 1820 m
    Photo: Hermann Schiebel, Hermann Schiebel
  • / Auf dem Weg zum Gumpener Grätle
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Bartholomäus Alpe Faschina
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Käsekeller Bartholomäus Alpe, Faschina
    Photo: Helmut Düringer, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • /
    Photo: Christine Suire, Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
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Faschina is the passage between Bregenz Forest and the Großwalsertal. The tour leads around 2107 m high Zafernhorn. On the south side you reach the Zafernmaisäß and the Bärenalpe. In the direction of the Zafernhorn the tour leads across a ridge into the Alpine area Zafernalpe. After the detour to the Zafernalpe the path leads back to the north side of the Zafernhorn reaching the Bregenz Forest and the Bartholomäusalpe. After a short way downhill the tour leads back onto the Faschinajoch and the Alpine are Tiefenwald with a small shop. 
moderate
Distance 10.6 km
5:00 h
633 m
633 m
The round trip starts at the top of the pass and leads on a beautiful hiking path to the Bärenalpe and the Zafernmaisäß. We continue heading east to the Walser territory and the farmed Zafernalpe to enjoy alpine cheese, butter and drinks. The Zafernalpe is a typical pasture of the Walsertal. There are several huts (stables, dwellings) and a community Sennhaus (dairy). From here you need to walk back a bit to get back on track that now takes you to the north side of the Zafernhorn and further to the Bartholomäusalpe, a typical Bregenzer forest pasture with a community house and a rustic dairy. Wilfried Türtscher provides hikers with a hearty Brettljause (snack) and other alpine products. A broad hiking path leads from the Bartholomäusalpe back to the Faschinajoch. At the Alpe Tiefenwald you get a chance to rest and shop alpine products (different snacks, Emmental cheese, mountain cheese, butter, mountain herbs tea, schnapps and drinks).
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Düringer Helmut 
Update: July 05, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,896 m
Lowest point
1,440 m
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Rest Stop

Zafernalpe | Faschina
Bartholomäus Alpe | Faschina

Safety information

Achtung Weidevieh: Im Allgemeinen sind Kühe harmlos, dennoch sollte den Tieren mit Respekt begegnet werden. Mutterkühe verteidigen ihre Kälber. Verhalten Sie sich ruhig, halten Sie Distanz, achten Sie auf das Verhalten der Mutterkuh. Halten Sie Hunde immer an der Leine und gehen Sie möglichst weit von der Herde entfernt. Im Notfall Leine loslassen.

Tipps für sichere Begegnungen mit Weidetieren

Teilweise etwas steilerer Wanderweg, bei Nässe Rutschgefahr.

NOTRUF:
140 Alpine Notfälle österreichweit
144 Alpine Notfälle Vorarlberg
112 Euro-Notruf (funktioniert mit jedem Handy/Netz)   
www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

Tips and hints

Alp- & Wanderbusse im Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal

Bärenalpe - Tel. +43 664 7694453 (Familie Türtscher)

Zafernalpe - Tel. +43 664 5234864 (Familie Türtscher)

Bartholomäusalpe - Tel. +43 664 5037309 (Wilfried Türtscher), www.bartholomaeusalpe.at 

Alpe Tiefenwald auf dem Faschinajoch - Tel. +43 664 5211251 (Familie Konzett)

Start

Fontanella, Faschinajoch (1,489 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.272505, 9.907329
DMS
47°16'21.0"N 9°54'26.4"E
UTM
32T 568628 5235846
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Destination

Faschinajoch

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Faschinajoch we take the circular hiking trail «Rund ums Zafernhorn» (Around the Zafernhorn). On a narrow path (marked red-and-white) we walk to the Bärenalpe and the Zafernmaisäß. Via a yellow-and-white marked trail we reach the east side of the Zafernhorn and the alpine pasture of the same name. We hike on a red-and-white marked path (E4 Cyprus-Tarifa) to the Barholomäusalpe. A narrower red-and-white marked trail takes us back to the Faschinajoch.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Landbus Linien 40 - 43 Bregenzerwald nach Damüls, von dort mit der Linie 77 nach Faschina.

Landbus Linien 76 und 77 von Nenzig-Bahnhof nach Faschina

www.vmobil.at

Alp- & Wanderbusse im Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal

Getting there

Bregenzerwald auf der L200 nach Au und auf der L193 über Damüls nach Faschina.

Von Bludenz oder Feldkirch: Autobahn A14, weiter auf der L193 über Ludesch ins Große Walsertal nach Fontanella-Faschina.

Parking

Genügend Parkplätze auf der Passhöhe.

Coordinates

DD
47.272505, 9.907329
DMS
47°16'21.0"N 9°54'26.4"E
UTM
32T 568628 5235846
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

ÖK25V 1224 - Ost online - http://www.austrianmap.at/

Equipment

Wanderausrüstung für leichte und mittelschwere Wege, Entsprechende Bekleidung der Witterung angepasst.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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
moderate
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
633 m
Descent
633 m
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