‘Min Weag’ is the Vorarlberg dialect way of saying ‘My Way’. It is also the name of a new route which forms a circuit of mountain hikes around the province in the west of Austria.
The Vorarlberg is relatively small in size but the variety of landscapes is amazing: from the banks of Lake Constance into the hills of the Bregenzerwald and then into the high mountains of the Arlberg and Montafon regions.
The Min Weag hiking route is made up of 31 day and half-day walks. It is designed so that hikers can dip into it a day or two at a time or choose to attempt the whole route in a month or so.
The degree of difficulty also varies: there are three sections classed as ‘easy’ and six which are classed as ‘demanding’, leaving 22 in the ‘moderate’ grade.
Hiking trails in the Vorarlberg are split into ‘easy’ (with a yellow and white trail sign); ‘moderate’ (with a red and white trail sign), which are mountain trails which require footwear with a good grip; and ‘demanding’ (with a blue and white trail sign), which are high mountain routes, which require experience, surefootedness and a good head for heights.
More information: www.vorarlberg.travel