Hiking bus

Conveniently to the hiking trail 

A 300km long network of sign-posted hiking trails runs through one of Austria's most beautiful hiking regions, Damüls-Faschina, in the middle of the UNESCO Große Walsertal biosphere reserve and the Bregenz Forest.

The hiking bus will take you conveniently and quickly to the starting point of your hiking tour. 

Mountain village in Austria
Mountain village in the Alps of Austria
Beautiful hiking region in Vorarlberg
Beautiful hiking region in the Bregenz Forest in Austria

Hiking comfort

Go to places where your car won't take you and take the Große Walsertal biosphere reserve's Alpbus and hiking bus that will conveniently get you to the starting point of your hike. 

Operating hours summer 2015:

The "Alpbus" brings you from the June 15th to September 20th 2015 once a week to the:

  • Alpe Sentum
  • Alpe Zafern
  • Alpe Iscarney
  • Alpe Oberüberluth
  • Alpe Steris
  • Gaßner Alpe
  • Alpe Metzgertobel
  • Alpe Klesenza (only on Saturday and Sunday)

Additionally the hiking bus brings you daily to the Alpe Laguz.

Note: the Alpbus only operates when you book at the respective bus company at least 1 hour prior to departure.

Cycling-friendly Vorarlberg

The bicycle-friendly service by the Vorarlberg Transport System offers selected busses and trains for mountain bikers as well as pleasure cyclists. The day-bike-ticket for overland and town busses is EUR7.00. In order to take your bike on the train with you, please buy a  EUR1.60 day pass for your bicycle.

Get the Bregenzerwald Card and take your bike with you on public transport for free.

Overland and town busses

Get to the Große Walsertal conveniently and quickly by public busses from Bludenz or Thuringia. The 77 overland bus runs between Thuringia and Damüls, the 78 between Thuringia-Raggal-Sonntag.

Find the best bus connection to your destination in the region around Damüls with the V-Mobil timetable. 

Cosy at the Madlener Mountain Hotel

The bus stop is located right in front of the 4-star Hotel Madlener and so the warm and friendly mountain hotel in Damüls serves as the best starting point for your hikes in the UNESCO Große Walsertal biosphere reserve and the Bregenz Forest. After a wonderful hike the sunny panorama terrace invites you to a lovely break with snacks and coffee.

Pure indulgence and relaxed guests are two of the major principles of your hosts, the Madlener family in Damüls. Send us your no obligation room enquiry or make a reservation online and look forward to an attractive holiday offer from Vorarlberg.

Good to know!

Alpenrosen in the spring in Vorarlberg, Austria
Alpenrosen in Austria in the spring

Vorarlberg in spring

Realxing in the Vorarlberg alps
Summer holidays in Damüls, Vorarlberg

Vorarlberg in summer

Sunset in the autumn in Damüls, Austria
Relaxing and active days in Damüls in the autumn

Vorarlberg in authumn

Alpine hut at the ski run
Your ski holiday in the winter at Berghotel Madlener, Austria

Vorarlberg in winter


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