Winter Hiking & Snow Shoe Hikes
There are plenty activities for those whose winter enjoyment is found away from the piste. Winter hiking paths guide you through picturesque landscapes and to lovely viewpoints. Further information at the tourist office in Bezau.
Tips for Winter Hikers
We have compiled several tips for your hikes through the snow: make sure that you have the right equipment with you, such as adequate, waterproof footwear (e.g. climbing boots) and warm outerwear. Further useful items include: headgear, gloves, snow goggles or sunglasses, sun screen. “Shoe chains” prevent slipping on ice and snow: they are available from shoe shops and sport shops. Sticks are also helpful.
Winter hiking paths throughout the whole of the Bregenzerwald are clearly signposted in an easily visible pink.
Stick to the signposted hiking paths (pink signposts).
Taking short steps and maintaining an even pace going uphill save your strength.
Slightly bending your upper body forwards when going downhill reduces the danger of slipping.
Take plenty of drinks with you: it is also important to drink even if you are not thirsty.
Ask your hosts about the weather forecast.
Fog and bad weather can set in surprisingly quickly. Turn back in good time rather than risking getting into danger. As a winter hiker (or a summer hiker), you hike at your own risk.