"Bielerhöhe – the highest destination in Montafon" Sankt Gallenkirch Off The Beaten Path Tip by vtveen

  Bielerhöhe - Hotel Piz Buin (on a snowy day)
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  • Bielerhöhe - Hotel Piz Buin (on a snowy day) - Sankt Gallenkirch
      Bielerhöhe - Hotel Piz Buin (on a snowy day)
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  • Bielerhöhe - waiting for cars - Sankt Gallenkirch
      Bielerhöhe - waiting for cars
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  • Bielerhöhe - walking on Lake Silvretta - Sankt Gallenkirch
      Bielerhöhe - walking on Lake Silvretta
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  • Bielerhöhe - to/from by a mini bus - Sankt Gallenkirch
      Bielerhöhe - to/from by a mini bus
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On one of these rainy days in Montafon we decided not for skiing, but for visiting the so called Bielerhöhe. Being sure it would raining at a height of more than 2000 metres. We had been there already in summer and autumn, but never during one of our ski holidays in winter.

We had to drive to Partenen, the last village in the Montafon Valley, taking the steep Vermuntbahn. At a height of 1700 metres we had to change into a small bus for quite an adventurous ride trough two tunnels, because the chauffeur was driving like a ‘crazy man’. The last part till the pass leaded through high snow walls and most probably the scenery is very beautiful. But we didn’t see too much, because it was foggy and snowing (indeed).

At the pass (2032 m.) are a couple of restaurants and it is even possible to get accommodation in this impressive mountain scenery. This is starting point for several cross country courses and hiking/walking trails. We walked over the frozen Lake Silvretta, which was covered with thick layer of snow. The (new) snow made it rather strenuous.

After a lunch in Hotel Piz Buin we went back to the valley (and rain) and had a excellent alternative and adventurous day trip; with our ski pass this trip was for free. We definitively will return when the weather is better enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery.
It is possible to rent cross country ski equipment or snowshoes at Hotel Piz Buin.

othercontact: www.buin.at
Website: http://www.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2009
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