Hike Walking tour: Steffisalp-Express - Körbersee - Alte Salzstraße - Warth in the Bregenz Forest: Position on map

Hike Walking tour: Steffisalp-Express - Körbersee - Alte Salzstraße - Warth

Walking tour: Steffisalp-Express - Körbersee -...


Min: 4928 ft
Max: 6611 ft
Uphill: 1099 ft
Downhill: 2329 ft
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last update on Oct 27, 2020
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Distance: 7.71 miles
Duration:4 h
Loop trail
Min: 4928 ft
Max: 6611 ft
Uphill: 1099 ft
Downhill: 2329 ft

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Route description

The 13 km long medium-difficult tour leads in about 4 hours from the Steffisalp-Express mountain station via the Hochalphütte and Saloberkopf to the two mountain lakes Körbersee and Kalbelesee. This tour is ideal for the whole family. 

From Steffisalp to the Hochalphütte
Ascent with the Steffisalp-Express. Along an idyllic hiking trail you go to the viewpoint "Spitziger Stein". Here you should stop for a short time and enjoy the unique view. 

Via the Saloberkopf to the Körbersee
Afterwards the tour leads to the 2.050 meter high Saloberkopf. Here you have reached the highest point of the hike. From now it always goes downhill or straight ahead to the Körbersee. Here is also the mountain hotel where you can take a break. 

From the Hochtannbergpass back to Warth
Further north you reach the Kalbelesee at the Hochtannbergpass. Passing the Ski- & Wanderhotel Jägeralpe, you will reach the Alte Salzstrasse back to Warth.


Suitable for dogs
Suitable for kids
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Where to eat

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The Hochtalphütte offers a first opportunity to stopp for a bite to eat. From the sun terrace you have a great view of the surrounding moutntain peaks. 
At second possibility to take a break is the Berghotel Körbersee. It is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful plant protection areas. Here you can enjoy the view of the breathtaking lake. 

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 7 miles on this moderate trail. Average length of all hikes in Vorarlberg is 9 miles.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 335 vertical meters on this hike. The high point of the hike is located at an elevation of 6611 ft.
  • This moderate hike is perfect for the whole family. The hike is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip. (See all dog friendly hikes in Vorarlberg.)
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.

Highlights of the tour

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Viewpoint "Spitziger Stein"
From the mountain station Steffisalp-Express you reach in about 20 minutes the viewpoint "Spitziger Stein". From here you can see the village Warth, the storage lake and numerous surrounding mountain peaks. 

Körbersee and Kalbelesee
The Körbersee is located in the middle of a plant protecting area. At the moutain hotel next to the Körbersee you can rent a rowing boat and explore the lake. Afterwards the tour leads to the Kalbelesee at the Hochtannbergpass. 

The Hochtannbergpass is an alpine pass at an altitude of 1.676 meters. It connects the Arlberg with the Tyrolean Lechtal and the Bregenzerwald. Furthermore it forms the watershed between Rhein and Donau.

"Alte Salzstraße"
The last highlight is the "Alte Salzstraße". It runs between the ski and hiking hotel Jägeralpe at the Hochtannbergpass and the district "Wolfegg". Salt was transported here from Hall in Tyrol via the Lechtal Valley to the Großes Walsertal and the Bregenzerwald. 


© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

Those who prefer a shorter variant of the hike, can take the bus back to Warth at the Hochtannbergpass at the bus stop "Salober" or "Jägeralpe".


© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

Solid footwear and clothing adapted to the weather, as well as sufficient drinking water is recommended. 

Getting here

© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

By car: 
You can either take the L200 or the L198 to the Steffisalp car park. From there, the Steffisalp-Express takes you comfortably to the mountain station. 


Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
Warth 32
Phone+43 5583 3515 0
Fax+43 5583 3515 6
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