Press release: Family Holidays in Vorarlberg
Winter in Vorarlberg offers adventures galore with animals, for children and adults of any age. Leisurely hikes and high-adrenalin sledge rides promise fun for the whole family.
Hochplateau Tschengla, Brandnertal
Husky Tours in the MountainsBRANDNERTALFace to face with child-loving huskies: Anton Kuttner, whom everyone here calls Husky Toni, has been around for many years with his huskies. One of the most popular programmes is the five-hour Husky Workshop on the idyllic Tschengla high plateau. After an informative introduction over a cup of tea or coffee, the participants are acquainted with “their“ dog and set out for a brief snow-shoe ramble.Lunch is served at a bonfire, and in the afternoon the sledges are put into operation. The highlight is a ride on a 2km section. Up to five huskies pull one sledge, as shown in the following video. The workshop is open to children aged twelve and older, limited to a maximum of six persons, and can be booked even for one participant. The price is EUR 269 per person. Accompanying persons without their own husky pay EUR 99. Tours without a sledge can be arranged at a lower price, including sunset outings. For details on the full programme, see Toni’s website. KLEINWALSERTALSunday is Husky Camp day in Riezlern. Adults and children eight years and older will ride the dog sledge a couple of rounds on a demanding run. The next adventure follows after a short break: a snow-shoe ramble. Through a leash that is tied to a waist strap, the participants are connected to the huskies. Meet at 10:30 at the sports grounds of Au. The price for this half-day programme is EUR 149. For animated and animating images, click here.BREGENZERWALDMarc van Landeghem offers various husky trails in Warth-Schröcken and in Schoppernau. One route takes you in 1.5 hours around Lake Kalbelesee. At a price of EUR 70, the participants will ride their own sledge with their own husky. Owing to great demand, guests staying in Warth, Schröcken, Au and Schoppernau are given preference.
Husky workshop at Hörnlepass, Kleinwalsertal
Llama trekking in the region of Montafon
Llama and Alpaca HikesHorst Kuster offer a llama tour with sweeping views of the Montafon and powerful sunset moments. For two hours, animal lover who are addicted to scenic views go for a walk through the winter landscape. Meet on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. at the llama farm in Bartholomäberg. The trekking tour lasts 3.5 hours including breaks. If you are interested, register online here. The price for adults is EUR 15, and for children EUR 10. Free participation for visitors staying at a BergePLUS partner business.In early December, travel journalist Aurélie Croiziers tested the programme together with her family. She has published her personal impressions in her blog (in French) with several photos.More tours in Vorarlberg:
Alpaca-Llama-Hike with Birgit Knecht
- Lech-Zürs: Hiero, Domingo and Yaki are cuddly alpacas belonging to Hotel Aurelio in Lech am Arlberg. The tour is open also to guests who are not staying at the hotel.
- Klostertal: “Winter hiking is double the fun if you have llamas on your leash“, says Reinhard Achleitner, whose programmes cater specifically to families. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0043 (0) 664/73675790
- Röns / Walgau: Birgit Knecht specialises on animal-supported therapy, pedagogy and activities with alpacas and llamas.
- Dornbirn: Heidi and Rudi Riedmann run Vorarlberg‘s largest llama breeding farm. They offer individual (taster) tours.
For more suggestions for a successful holidays with children and specialised hosts, children-friendly museums and several ski packages, see www.vorarlberg.travel/en/family-holiday-austria