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Tour is not recommended with wet weather.
Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended.
Tips, hints and links
Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.
Baad (1219 m)
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We start our hike in Baad. From the roundabout we follow the road upwards, passing the Starzelhaus. Here we walk initially moderately increasing to a forest road until we reach the steep zigzag path leading to the Starzelalp (without restaurant). From here the highlight of the tour is close, the ridge between Starzel- and Derrajoch. The crossing is entertaining, but you should be free from giddiness and bring alpine experience: it brings along many ups and downs with minor climbs in between. We stop on the Hochstarzel for a snack and enjoy the view into the Kleinwalsertal and especially the impressive Große Widderstein. We continue via final exposed area to the Derrajoch. Here our descent begins. At the Derraalpe we turn left. After about 30 minutes we reach the "Mittlere Spitalalp" where we can stop once again before descending the last steeper section after Baad and reach our starting point.
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Public transport friendly
Leave the car where it is!
The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Baad. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Baad".
Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.
A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point.