Grüne Insel Tour

Green island tour

Immerse yourself in the unique beauty of natural bathing lakes, the River Ach’s flood plains and moorlands

Discover the world of the Rhine valley’s marshlands. The Dornbirner Ache river meanders in numerous loops through the marsh. The idyllic Jannersee lake nestles gently into the Lauteracher Ried landscape conservation area.The route here takes cyclists past extensive meadows, fields and stands of birch and oak trees. The Bruggerloch, a former quarry lake, offers bathing fun for the whole family. Reinvigorated cyclists may continue along the route near Lustenau further into the Alter Rhein recreational area that boasts beautiful floodplain forests, walking paths and natural bathing areas.

Author tip

The ‘Natura 2000 – Gebiet Birken – Schwarzes Zeug‘ features extensive moorland and wet and bedding meadows, which are home to many such endangered species as corncrakes, great curlews, lapwings and common snipes, and is therefore a protected area. An absolute must for nature lovers!

Details

Difficultyeasy
Stamina
      
Experience
      
Landscape
      
Highest point416 m
Lowest point398 m
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Safety information

https://www.vorarlberg.travel/en/safety-tips-on-the-mountain/

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Rhine bridge between Fußach and Hard, the cycle path leads through the Harder Ried to the Jannersee lake. From there, the route continues past the Sportanlage Ried (Sports Complex) towards Dornbirner Ried. The cycle path then passes through the Birken Schwarzer Zeug nature reserve.Once through the Dornbirner Ried, the path exits the Dornbirn Süd roundabout and heads towards Lustenau. First, through the Natura 2000 Gsieg area and then through the Natura 2000 Obere Mähder. The route then continues along the Alter Rhein (Old Rhine) through the Alter Rhein Nature Park. The cycle path takes cyclists back downstream along the Rhine to the Rhine bridge, the starting point of the tour.

Public transport
Author: Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
easy
Distance
28,7 km
Duration
01:59h
Ascent
18m
Descent
13m