This cycle tour offers you the chance to lap Schwarzenberg’s very own mountain, the Hochälpele. On top of that, you can enjoy the breath-taking view towards the Bregenzerwald, and get a panoramic view of the lovely Rhine Valley.
If you decide on taking this route, please note that you have a demanding tour ahead of you – the magical views you are rewarded with definitely make it worthwhile. In around 7 hours, you have an elevation gain of over 1,500 metres to overcome, making this tour unsuitable for beginners.
The tour starts in the village center of Schwarzenberg and passes during the constant ascent the Lorenapass, the Bergvorsäß and the Geißkopf area. Then follow the B road towards Bödele, just before the top of the pass, a sharp left-hand bend branches off the main road on to a gravel path towards the Meierei inn. Then you reach the idyllically located Schwendealpe and the path goes along brightly coloured fields downhill to Dornbirn's Schauner region and, shortly after, to Kehlegg. Over the next 9 km you ride uphill again and reach the Weißenfluhalpe where you can stopp off for a refreshing drink. The ride goes past the Bregenzer Hütte, across the Rotenbachalpe, through the Klausberg alpine pasture back to Schwarzenberg, where you can proudly reflect on a productive, successful day's cycling.
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