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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 about hiking, children activities, mountain chalets, cycling, golf courses, event and events nice day trips.

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

When you choose Gaschurn during 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 various 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. The apartments complex Laijola is a wonderful home base for your active summer vacation.

Extra benefits with the lift ticket & guest card

There is plenty of variety during your summer holiday in Gaschurn. The Montafon region offers something for everyone, and with the free Guest Card, you can get interesting discounts. This card is given to every guest on arrival in Laijola and gives, for example, up to 20% discount on the lift ticket in the summer and 10% discount on museums, cheese tasting and paragliding, among other things. There is also the Montafon Brandnertal Leisure pass, which allows unlimited use of 19 lifts for up to 21 days in a row. This pass is valid in the Montafon, Brandnertal, Klostertal, Walgau and the Großes Walsertal. And new this summer: on a number of lifts in the Paznauntal (Ischgl and Samnaun)! In addition, the lift ticket offers free access to public transport, Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse, outdoor swimming pools and museums.

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 holiday

In and around Gaschurn and Partenen, you will find around a third of the well-maintained and signposted hiking trails for beginners and advanced hikers. In the summer holidays, you can go on guided hikes or enjoy a family outing.

Versatile hiking area
The Versettla Bahn (only 300 metres from Laijola) is one of the cable cars that take you to the versatile hiking area of Silvretta Montafon. From the cable car you will be treated to beautiful views and once at the top, you will be amazed. Choose a well-marked hiking trail in the desired level of difficulty. Some tips from us:

  • Hiking tip
    The Tafamunt Bahn is only open during the summer period and is only 5 min away from Laijola. This cable car will take you in a gondola to a beautiful alpine landscape with beautiful mountain meadows. Enjoy the view on the terrace, while the children have fun on the playground. Or take an easy 1,5 hour walk to the beautiful Wiegensee, a protected Natura 2000 area.
  • 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.
  • More walks on this handy map.

Wiegensee

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 Freizeitpark 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
    Aktivpark Montafon is about twenty minutes away 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 Waldsielpark Golm 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?
  • Higher, faster, further
    With Flying Fox you “fly” across the Latschau reservoir attached to a 565 m long steel cable.
  • Toboggan run of 2.5 km
    And there you go, on the all-weather toboggan run at a maximum speed of 40 km/h from Latschau to Vandans. Over 2.5 km downhill in a sledge at Alpine Coaster.
  • Hiking and gliding
    Waldrutschenpark-Golm is the perfect combination for a varied family outing. Seven slides on a 3 km hiking trail.

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 also provided.
  • 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.
  • Mountain huts and mountain restaurants in the Montafon
    More than 40 authentic mountain huts and mountain restaurants await you in the Alps of Vorarlberg.
  • Detailed homepage for mountain huts in Vorarlberg (in German).

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 or E-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
  • Other tours on this Montafon landing page

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.

The 6 golf clubs in Vorarlberg, Austria; Montafon golf club, Montfort Rankweil golf club, Bludenz-Braz golf club, Naturpark golf club Brand, Bregenzerwald golf park and Lech golf club.

The most popular golf course is Naturpark golfclub Brand, and golf club Montfort Rankweil was rated the best golf course in Vorarlberg.

More info on these golf courses 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.

Day trips

Excursions in the area

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There are many great day trips from Gaschurn. Our tips:

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

A Unter Trantrauas 67 b
6793 Gaschurn
Vorarlberg / Austria
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Reservations: +43 (0) 5558 8655
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.

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