Wooden sidewalk in Vorarlberg

Hiking in Rankweil: Discover the beauty of Vorarlberg

Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Austrian Alps, Rankweil offers a variety of hiking trails to suit every taste. From leisurely walks to challenging mountain tours, you can experience unforgettable panoramas and the wealth of nature in Vorarlberg.

Varied tours in Rankweil for beginners and advanced skiers

Rankweil is an ideal starting point for hikes and more challenging tours. The region is rich in flowering meadows, dense forests and high peaks with spectacular Alpine panoramas. Whether it's a leisurely stroll or a summit conquest, Rankweil has something for every hiker.

Easy hiking trails around Rankweil

Circular trail around the Rankweiler bathing lake

  • Length: 3 km
  • Duration: approx. 45 minutes
  • Elevation gain: 20 m
  • Difficulty level: Easy

This easy and family-friendly walk leads around the picturesque Rankweiler bathing lake. It is ideal for a short break in nature, offers marvellous views of the water and is accessible at any time of year.

Frutz riverside path

  • Length: 8 km
  • Duration: Approx. 2 hours
  • Elevation gain: 50 m
  • Difficulty level: Easy

Along the Frutz, this easy hiking trail offers relaxed nature experiences for the whole family. The path is largely flat and leads through an idyllic landscape that is ideal for exploring the flora and fauna of Vorarlberg.


Challenging hiking tours in Vorarlberg

Rankweil basilica circuit

  • Length: 5 km
  • Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 100 m
  • Difficulty level: Medium

This medium-difficulty hike takes you on a historical journey of discovery around Rankweil. The trail leads past the famous basilica and offers fascinating insights into the history of the region. Along the way, you can enjoy the marvellous panorama of the Vorarlberg Alps.

Hoher Känzele

  • Length: 10 km
  • Duration: Approx. 4 hours
  • Elevation gain: 450 m
  • Difficulty level: Medium to difficult

The ascent to "Hoher Känzele" is challenging with steep passages and requires a good level of fitness. The reward is a breathtaking view of Rankweil and the Rhine Valley. The trail leads through dense forests and past picturesque vantage points.

Drei-Schwestern path

  • Length: 15 km
  • Duration: Approx. 5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 700 m
  • Difficulty level: Difficult

This challenging hike leads to the famous Drei-Schwestern massif. There are spectacular views of Liechtenstein and the Swiss Alps along the way. The route is technically demanding and requires surefootedness and stamina.