To the Scheidseen at the Verbellner Winterjöchli

Excursion from Galtür to the Verbella High Alp above the Montafon in Vorarlberg. On easy paths we reach the Scheidseen lakes at the Neue Heilbronner Hütte.

Starting point of our hike is the parking space at the Kops Reservoir above Galtür (1,830 m a.s.l.). First we walk downhill on the asphalt road to Partenen. The first junction to the right indicates already the path into the Verbellatal valley. We follow the gravel road to the Verbella Alp. It is located in the lower part of the valley at approx. 1,940 m a.s.l. and offers also a rest point.

From here there are two routes up to the Heilbronner Hütte mountain hut at the Verbellner Winterjöchli ridge: either we continue on the gravel road or we take the shorter but steeper hiking trail. Those who choose the gravel road can look forward to a more beautiful view on the surrounding mountains. The alpine meadow and heath landscape stretches up to the transition at more than 2,300 m a.s.l. A real eye-catcher is the Scheidseen biotope, a natural gem at the transition from Vorarlberg to Tyrol. We enjoy our lunch at the Heilbronner Hütte before we take the same route back again.

Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space at the Kops Reservoir above Galtür
Markers: Verbellaalpe, Heilbronner Hütte
Distance: 7.6 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours ascent, 2 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 580 m
Altitude level: between 1,770 and 2,305 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? yes (forest path)
Hiking with dogs: suited
Rest points: Verbella Alpe, Neue Heilbronner Hütte mountain hut
Experienced in: July 2018

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