Klettersteig Gargellner Köpfe | © Montafon Tourimus GmbH, Schruns

Via ferratas in the Montafon, Vorarlberg

Via ferratas are the perfect opportunity for ambitious hikers to advance in a vertical direction under the instruction of a Montafon mountain guide: equipped with a helmet, climbing belt and karabiners, you are ready for via ferratas in the Alps.

It’s just a question of your perspective: what for many people is simply a desert of grey limestone is for others a series of slabs and chasms, shelters and overhangs, handholds and footholds. Whoever can read a rock face like this has become a climber.

You will find many options for your via ferrata activities in the Montafon. Whether challenging or easy, in a valley or high-Alpine - you will find the right via ferrata for your abilities and your taste in the mountains of Vorarlberg.  Do you still not have any experience with via ferratas? Our programme for guests BergePLUS offers guided via ferrata tours almost every day in the summer. Participation is even free of charge for guests of BergePLUS partners.

Adventure in the dark

Gauablickhöhle via ferrata

A spectacular natural cave in the middle of a rock face. Pitch black. The Gauablickhöhle is the highlight of this unique via ferrata.

At the entry point, your gaze is constantly drawn to the mighty peaks of the Drusenfluh, Drei Türme and Sulzfluh. About half-way along the route, you’ll become a cave explorer for a while, immersing yourself into the mystic world of the mountain. Your fingers slide their way along the steel rope and you can just make out the next bend in the tunnel in the glow of your headlamp. After 350 metres you emerge into daylight again – an amazing feeling.

This via ferrata is a must for ambitious via ferrata users. Don’t forget your headlamp!

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Our top 5 via ferratas in the Montafon

Silvretta-Montafon | © Silvretta-Montafon, Stefan Kothner

Hochjoch via ferrata

medium-difficulty via ferrata | 4.6 km | 2.41 hrs | ↗ 437 vm |
↘ 442 vm
Klettersteig Gargellner Koepfe  | © Gargellner Bergbahnen GmbH Co KG Gargellen, Daniel Zangerl

VAUDE Gargellner Köpfe via ferrata

medium-difficulty via ferrata | 3.6 km | 2.06 hrs | ↗ 312 vm |
↘ 312 vm
Klettersteig St. Anton im Montafon | © Bergführer Montafon, Lukas Kühlechner

St. Anton Waterfall via ferrata in the Montafon

difficult via ferrata | 2.5 km | 2.04 hrs | ↗ 380 vm | ↘ 380 vm
Saulakopf Klettersteig | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Alex Kaiser

Saulakopf via ferrata

medium-difficulty via ferrata | 8 km | 5.00 hrs | ↗ 831 vm |
↘ 832 vm
Gauablickhöhle | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner

Gauablickhöhle via ferrata

medium-difficulty via ferrata | 19.3 km | 10.46 hrs | ↗ 1,613 vm |
↘ 1,612 vm

Overview of via ferrata tours

Whether you’re a climbing fan or via ferrata expert, you’ll always find the right outdoor stomping ground in the Montafon.

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