Over Heuberg into the Schwarzwassertal

Mountain Biking · Kleinwalsertal
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.7 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
366 m
Descent
362 m
Round trip Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Geological highlights
Mountain bike tour from Hirschegg over Heuberg to the beautiful Schwarzwassertal
The tour connects the center of Hirschegg via Heuberg with its stunning views, to the natural jewel Schwarzwassertal. There are several places to stop for a relaxing break. Tip: let your mind wander at the NaturErlebnis-Platz on the Rohrweg!
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Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
1349 m
Lowest point
1120 m
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Start

Hirschegg (1119 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.342976, 10.167212
UTM
32T 588168 5243939

Destination

Hirschegg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Walserhaus in Hirschegg, the route leads along the Walserstraße towards Mittelberg. After about one kilometer, we turn right into the Rohrweg, which leads us past the reservoir to the top station of the Parsennbahn. Follow the Schwarzwassertalstraße to the Auenhütte at the valley station of the Ifen lift and further towards Melköde. The view of the beautifully situated Herzsee will soon open up. The further route leads us through the wild and romantic nature reserve Rüche. On both sides of the path there are huge boulders in a tangled mess - witnesses of a huge rock fall that went down centuries ago. The highest point is reached at the left-hand shrine and we continue on the path on the right to the Alpe Melköde, whose ancient settlement was inhabited all year round according to documents in 1612. The Alpe was recognized as a pleasure hut by the GenussRegion Österreich. The way back is to Herzsee. There we choose the right path and get back to the Schwarzwassertalstraße and the same route as on the way back over the Heuberg to Hirschegg.

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It's a lot more fun with your bike.

Getting there

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.
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Updated: June 29, 2020

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