Walk to the Alpe Nova


St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl | 02.07. - 03.09.2019 | tu

Talstation Garfrescha Bahn

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

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

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:

  • total duration: approx. 5,5 hours
  • walking time (without breaks): approx. 3,5 hours
  • Ascent an Descent: approx. 450 vm
  • Walking route: Bergstation Garfrescha Bahn – Gantakopf – Alp Nova – Novatal – Bergstation Garfrescha Bahn
  • Huts for meals and drinks: Alp Nova (snacks, cheese board and drinks)

Please note:

  • you have to show your Montafon Guest Card to the guide
  • Tours can take place in any weather conditions, short-term route changes are possible (due to the weather)
  • 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
  • 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.

Your BergePLUS team

Price 20 % discount with the Montafon guest card
free of charge for BergePLUS guests
Meeting place 9.30 am valley station Garfrescha Bahn Gaschurn

Getting there with public transport:
Alight from bus: Gaschurn Versettla Bahn
Free parking zone: valley station Versettla Bahn Gaschurn
Registration online to existing bookings up until midnight

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