Llama trekking on the trails of miners
Bartholomäberg | 13.02.2019 | we
Get a bit closer to nature with llamas
When Horst Kuster talks about his llamas, there is no stopping him – his passion for his four-legged friends from the South American Andes can be felt from the very first minute onward. And rightly so. While the hikers warm themselves up with some hot punch, the llama guide, also known as “llamero”, introduces the guests to his hairy friends Pedro, Amadeus, Shorty, Wilson and Sandro. And even though the llamas immediately charm all the guests, the twinkling in the eyes they bring to children is priceless. “The trekking is perfect for families with children”, Horst says.
The tame animals from the Andes leisurely plod along the old miner trails through the wild and romantic Montafon scenery and take regular breaks. That helps the hikers to forget the time and enjoy the moment. “Breaks are all too often forgotten during everyday life”, says Horst, relating to his own experience. “The gentleness of the llamas is contagious – they slow things down and ground you in an extraordinary manner”, enthuses the llamero. The journey to Panoramagasthof Kristberg takes one and a half hours. Having arriving there, the llamas are tied up outdoors – in the meantime the hikers can refresh themselves as they wish in the inn. Afterwards, another highlight awaits the participants there: Adolf Zudrell provides information on the history of mining in the Montafon during a tour of the St. Agatha miners' chapel, the oldest church in the Montafon. Because what many of us don’t know: raw materials such as iron, copper and silver were mined here over the centuries through arduous, hard work.
After the excursion, the adventure group will head on back toward Innerberg. “Optimally, bathing in beautiful moonlight”, adds the llamero. A long, intense winter day comes to an end – the unique memories will remain with the participants forever.
- Getting there with public transport:
Alight from bus: Gasthaus Mühle, Innerberg
Free parking zone: Gasthaus Mühle, Innerberg
- Durations: approx. 4 hours
- dining and refreschments: Panoramagasthof Kristberg
- Bus an cableways fares are not included in the prices.
- Registration is binding.
- Clothing: Winter sports clothing, hiking boots or sturdy winter boots are necessary, bringing a backpack is recommended
- In case of bad weather or operationally required alterations to the opening times of the cableways, alternative tours will be arranged. The meeting place will remain as stated.
- Dogs: cannot be brought
The application is binding. If you are still unable to participate at any time, please do not hesitate to contact Montafon Tourismus, tel. +43 50 6686 or firstname.lastname@example.org, so that another guest can take your place.
Your BergePLUS team
|Price||15,00 € per adults
10,00 € per child (born from 2003 - 2012, in or after 2013: free of charge)
10 % discount with the Montafon guest card
free of charge for guests of BergePLUS partner establishments
|Meeting place||3.00 pm at Lamahof Horst Kuster, Innerberg
(at Gasthaus Mühle approx. 200 m further towards Kristberg, on the right hand side)
|Registration||essential, possible until 12.00 pm on the same day (as in the programme) here or in the local tourism offices
these can be added online to existing booking registrations up until midnight (on the day before)
|Requirement||Minimum number of participants: 2|