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Walk to the Alpe Nova

How the montafon speciality "Sura Kees" is made from milk

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02.07. - 03.09.2019 | tu | 09:30 - 15:00 o’clock

Talstation Garfrescha Bahn

A rediscovered taste experience in the Montafon: “Sura Kees” tasting at Alp Nova

During the guided tour to Alp Nova via the Gantakopf, dairy farmer Andrea will provide insight into the production of the Montafon “Sura Kees”; a regional speciality, which has characterised the southernmost valley of Vorarlberg through the centuries.

The ascent with hiking guide Elisabeth from the Garfrescha Bahn summit station via the Gantakopf (1,958 m) to Alp Nova takes about two hours. Surrounded by a picturesque Alpine panorama and fresh mountain air, dairy farmer Andrea Wieser explains how the Montafon speciality “Sura Kees” is made from milk and what it means to be a pasture farmer for a summer. “People from urban areas are especially fascinated by how we live up here,” says the dairy farmer. During the subsequent tasting of the Montafon "Sura Kees”, you can discover the qualities of the freshly spicy and mildly aromatic low-fat cheese for yourself.

General information

Meeting place

9.30 am valley station  Garfrescha Bahn Gaschurn


Mountain station Garfrescha Bahn – Gantakopf – Alp Nova – Novatal – mountain station Garfrescha Bahn


approx. 5,5 hours (pure walking time: approx. 3,5 hours)

Vertical metres

approx. 450 vm


Alpe Nova (snacks, cheese board and drinks)


until 4 p.m. the day before (late registrations possible until midnight)



  • 20 % reduction with the Montafoner guest card (Montafoner guest card must be shown)
  • For guests from BergePLUS partner companies free of charge (Montafoner guest card with BergePLUS imprint must be shown)

services included

  • Hiking Guide
  • Tasting of Sura Kees
  • Possible bus and train journeys
  • Bring a rucksack with snacks/food and/or drinks as well as rain and sun protection
  • Walking shoes with profiled soles are required and children must be reasonably fit
  • Alight from bus: Gaschurn Versettla Bahn
  • Free parking zone: valley station Versettla Bahn Gaschurn
  • Tours can take place in any weather conditions, short-term route changes are possible (due to the weather)
  • Dogs may not be brought along on this tour
  • Tour is not possible with pushchairs and/or pull-along carts

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 info@montafon.at, so that another guest can take your place.

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© Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns
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© Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner
St. Gallenkirch

Montafon Tourismus GmbH

Talstation Garfrescha Bahn



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