Pearls of Kleinwalsertal - the Bärgunttal
Easily accessible, at the foot of the Großer Widderstein lies the Bärgunttal south of Baad. From hikers and bikers in summer to ski tourers and winter hikers in winter, sports enthusiasts and people seeking relaxation experience an interplay of cultural and natural landscape.
Whether in winter or summer, the Bärgunttal is worth a tour at any time of the year. And everyone really gets their money's worth here. An idyllic hike or bike tour to the Bärgunthütte, the demanding mountain tour to the Hochalpsee or a walk in the snow-covered winter landscape? Well, pretty much everything is possible in the Bärgunttal.
The entrance to the Bärgunt valley is quite easy to find - exactly where Bärguntbach, Turabach and Derrenbach flow together to form the Breitach. The landscape is characterized by green mountain ridges, flowery alpine meadows, mountain forests and the Großer Widderstein, whose summit massif stands out strongly against the surrounding mountains. Typical inhabitants of the Bärgunt valley are the rock ptarmigan, black grouse, the grey wagtail or the alpine chough.
Cultural and natural landscape
The Alps owe their scenic beauty to the interplay of natural and cultural landscape. Without mowing or grazing with cattle, large parts of the mountain slopes become overgrown and wooded. In particular, agricultural management at higher altitudes is important for biodiversity. Carefully grazed alps keep the landscape open and provide diverse habitats for wildlife and plants. In addition to mountain forests, flower-rich alpine mats and shrub stands, a large part of the area of the Bärgunt Valley serves as alpine pasture. With about 250 cattle as well as horses and goats, the Alpe Bärgunt provides the largest herd in Kleinwalsertal, which spends the entire summer in the mountains.
We would all love to have the Walser mountains for ourselves. But since the Bärgunttal is one of the most popular destinations for active vacationers, different likings meet - from leisurely walkers to bikers who explore the valley at a quicker pace. A friendly interaction with each other and the nature is therefore mandatory 😉
You are ready to explore the Bärgunttal? The tour around the Widderstein leads through a large part of the pasture area of the Alpe Bärgunt. Even if the tour does not lead to the summit of the Großer Widderstein, the views are always impressive! For more leisurely rounds or a bike tour, the tours at the foot in the valley are ideal for you.