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Summer holiday in Gaschurn

A summer holiday in Gaschurn is great for the whole family. Here, young and old alike can enjoy the beautiful mountain region and the numerous hiking and cycling routes, and children can have a lot of fun in the Austrian village through various adventurous activities. Read more on this page....

Discover typical Austria

Gaschurn is one of eleven typical villages in the Austrian region of Montafon. The valley is situated in the south-west of Austria in the Federal State of Vorarlberg and is surrounded by the Rätikon, Silvretta and Verwall mountain ranges. A beautiful place for a stay both in summer and in winter. Together with the hamlet of Partenen, Gaschurn is situated at the end of the valley, at the foot of the Silvretta High Alpine Road. This motorway is very popular with tourists. Due to its location, this holiday resort is much appreciated by winter sports enthusiasts and it also has a lot to offer during the summer months.

For active holidaymakers

Once you have chosen a stay in Gaschurn in the summer months, you have also opted for an active holiday. Hikers and cyclists or even mountain bikers will truly get their money’s worth in the beautiful surroundings of this pretty village. There are also many climbing opportunities in this region; you can also go on some great day trips by car, with plenty of activities available for children. It is an ideal place to relax, either in numerous restaurants, over a breakfast on the top of a mountain, or outside in a swimming pool.

Conclusion: Gaschurn is a jewel in Austria if you wish to have an active holiday. Laijola apartments complex is a delightful “home port” for your active holiday in summer.

Additional benefits with BergePLUS

You can see it: There is enough variety for your summer holiday in Gaschurn. The BergePLUS programme is further proof that the region has something to offer for everyone. You can explore the region (with a guide) by bicycle, by foot, by climbing or by taking part in one of many other activities. As Laijola is a partner in this unique programme, Bergeplus participation is free of charge for our guests. Discover how in a dairy farm the well-known Surakees is made, pick herbs and enjoy magnificent views.

Conclusion: A summer holiday in Gaschurn will fulfil all your wishes! See you soon!

Hiking in Gaschurn and surroundings during your summer holiday

Appart Laijola Hiking during Summer holidayThe most popular activity during your summer holiday will be, of course, hiking. Gaschurn in Austria is a true hiking paradise. In the region of Montafon, you will find a good 1,400 km of hiking paths, suitable both for recreational hikers and climbers.

  • By cable car!
    Tafamunt cableways operate in the summer period only and will take you to a magnificent Alpine scenery with beautiful mountain pastures in a gondola. Enjoy the view from the terrace while your children are having fun at the playground. Or set off together for a simple one-and-a-half-hour hike to Lake Wiegen.
  • By stairway!
    Do you do sports? Then you should not miss Europatreppe 4000 (please check opening times). The name already lifts a tip of the veil: At the foot of Vermunt cableways, you will find the world’s longest straight stairway with 3,609 steps. The gondola of this cableway will take you to Trominier mountain station from where you can reach Lake Vermunt through a tunnel on foot. The long stairway runs underneath the cableways.

Discovering hiking paths for children

Hiking with children In the dialect spoken in Montafon, a child is called ‘gagla’. Hence, there are also various ‘gagla paths’ provided for children visiting this Austrian area together with their parents during the summer holiday. Such a funny hike for children starts in Gaschurn: The circular path of 4.6 km is easy to walk on. There are also hiking paths for children in the nearby villages. Moreover, the area provides various themed hikes, such as:

  • Golmi’s exploration path on Golm mountain
  • Smuggler land in Gargellen
  • trekking near the municipalities of Bartholomäberg and Silbertal

Mountain experiences for children

Appart Laijola Zomer Sommer Summer Mountain experiences for childrenDuring the summer holiday, children like to play and romp around. Especially when they are a bit older, they do not always feel like going on mountain hikes together with their parents and might get bored with cycling also. In this case, the surroundings of Gaschurn can provide relief. In addition to beautiful hiking tours with distractions for the young ‘mountain goats’, there are plenty of opportunities for activities available in and around the village which will be highly attractive for children.

  • Fun at the playground
    In Gaschurn and Partenen, there are a minimum of five playgrounds, both in the villages themselves and at various chalets. So, while you can enjoy the view after a hiking tour, your children will have perfect fun!
  • Fun in and by the water
    Leisure park Mountain Beach is a swimming paradise in Gaschurn. There, in addition to a superb outdoor swimming pool with slides, children can also play in and by the water.
  • Play paradise
    There is active park Montafon only twenty minutes by car. In Tschagguns, you will find an alpine bath, a miniature golf course, an adventure forest, a playground and sports facilities. A true play paradise! And, if you happen to go to the village, visiting organic farm Kristahof is highly recommended.
  • Adventurous ropes course
    Ropes course Fun Forest is open during the summer months only. From the age of six onwards, visitors can test their balance and skill on climbing nets or steel cables. Does your family love adventure?

Hiking tips in Gaschurn in summer

Hiking tips in Gaschurn in summer

In and around Gaschurn and Partenen, you will find about one third of the hiking paths for beginners and the advanced, all well maintained and signposted. During your summer holiday, you can go on guided tours or explore the surroundings comfortably with the while family.

  • Diversified hiking area
    Versettla cableways are one of the operators to get you to the diversified Silvretta Montafon hiking area. You will have a magnificent view from the gondola and, once arrived at the top, you can no longer stop gazing in amazement. Choose a well-marked hiking route with the degree of difficulty you prefer.
  • Themed hikes for children
    ‘Hugo’s mountain world’ is a unique programme for young hikers. Accompanied by a guide, the kids discover ‘Count Hugo’s cave’ where they can play, dance and do handicrafts while you, the parents, enjoy a well-earned break during your summer holiday
  • Geocaching routes
    Attraction for young and old: treasure hunting. Equipped with a GPS and a set of coordinates, you search on your hiking route for hidden ‘treasures’. Borrow a free route map from the local tourist information office in Gaschurn and devise tasks or a two-and-a-half-hour hike to find the treasure.

 

Chalets in the mountains around Gaschurn

For well-trained hikers, chalet tours will again be the highlight of every summer. Loaded with luggage and setting off into the mountains before sunrise for a tough hike. From Gaschurn, you can relax in various chalets and possibly even stay overnight. In the mountains around Gaschurn, and next to Neue Heilbronner Hütte [New Heilbronn chalet] and Tübinger Hütte [Tübingen chalet], there is also Wiesbadener Hütte [Wiesbaden chalet] and Saarbrücker Hütte [Saarbrücken chalet]. The local tourist information office will be pleased to provide you with further information on these tours (lasting several days).

  • New Heilbronn chalet
    From Gaschurn, you will hike to this chalet situated at an altitude of 2,320 m in about five hours. After such a tough tour, you can enjoy traditional dishes, delicious home-made strudels and a Kneipp bath. A climbing wall is provided also.
  • Tübingen chalet
    From Gaschurn, you will hike to this chalet situated at an altitude of 2,191 m in about four and a half hours. There, you can enjoy a good meal and also stay overnight.

Cycling in Gaschurn and surroundings during the summer holiday

Appart Laijola Cycling en moutain bike in GaschurnIn addition to hiking, cycling is another much loved activity in and around Gaschurn during the summer holiday. You can go on fantastic cycling tours, especially by mountain bike. In the Montafon region, there are almost 300 km of cycling routes: a true cycling paradise in summer! Take along your own bicycle or rent a mountain bike from one of the numerous bicycle rentals in the region.

Cycling routes from Gaschurn

From Gaschurn and neighbouring Partenen, you can select various cycling routes in the region. Most tours have a slightly higher degree of difficulty, given that large differences in altitude have to be overcome. Explore, for instance:

  • Bade Tour – 2.5 hours – easy
  • Alpe Gibau Tour – 4 hours – difficult
  • Saarbrückner Hütte Tour – 5 hours – difficult

Golf in Montafon and Vorarlberg

Play golf in Montafon - AustriaVorarlberg is also very suitable as a golf destination. According to an international ranking, the region even gets a 8.3. This score indicates how suitable a region is to play golf. Based on a number of elements, including the average rating of the golf clubs and the density of above average golf clubs.

The 7 golf clubs in Vorarlberg, Austria; Golf club Montfort, GC Bludenz-Braz, Naturpark Golf Club Brand, Golfpark Bregenzerwald, Golfclub Silvretta, Golfclub Lech and Golfclub Montafon Rankweil.

The most popular golf course is Naturpark Golf Club Brand and Golf Club Montfort Rankweil is rated as the best golf course in Vorarlberg.

Exciting events

So, there is enough to do when you spend your summer holiday in Gaschurn. In case you are not into strenuous activities, there are also numerous other events organised in the region for you to relax. What about a Silvretta Classic Rally? Car lovers just become goggle-eyed when the valley turns into a decor for many strange and vintage cars. Also worthwhile: the Montafon legend festivals in one of Europe’s biggest open-air theatres.

Having breakfast in the mountains

In terms of culinary delights during your summer holiday in Gaschurn, you will truly get your money’s worth. Should you get hungry after a hike, a cycling tour or some other strenuous activity, you can always have a tasty meal in one of the numerous good restaurants in the village. Furthermore, the region offers various gourmet options, such as a large mountain breakfast.

Enjoy the most delicious regional specialities during a mountain breakfast, like different kinds of sausage, cheese, quark and other products. From Gaschurn, you can visit Nova Stoba (mountain station of Versettla cableways), a mountain restaurant at an altitude of 2,010 m with a large sun terrace and a playground. During the high season, the restaurant is open for breakfast Wednesdays and Thursdays. Or visit alpine restaurant Alpstöbli Tafamunt by Tafamunt cableways – a very appetising mountain breakfast is served in this mountain restaurant every Sunday.

Tasting regional products

Tasting regional products Montafon - Appart LaijolaJust try ‘sura kees’, a typical regional product that has been made in the Montafon valley for several centuries. This sour cheese is best when eaten in one piece out of the hand.

International excursions

As Gaschurn offers numerous activities and events during the summer months, you actually do not have to leave the region during your holiday. Still, due to its convenient location, you can use the Austrian village for day trips to Switzerland or Liechtenstein.

Appart Laijola

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6793 Gaschurn
Vorarlberg / Austria
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