Hiking, Putting, Riding and Tennis

In summer the Schesaplana Region is a true paradise for walkers, golfers, tennis players, mountaineers, horseriders, archers, anglers, mountain bikers, paragliders and wild water sportsmen and women. Only a golf drive away from our 4-Star-Alpenhotel, the mountain golf course of GC Brand (18 holes) invites you to drive and putt. Enjoyable trotting or vigorous galloping is available in the nearby riding hall. More than 400 km of signposted walks lead directly out from the village centre or from the Niggenkopf or the Lünersee you can venture further out into the Rätikon Massif. Tennis is available on 11 outdoor and indoor courts. A real novelty is the Alvier open-air bathing lake (1400 m²) with tempered drinking water.

Terrace at the Frööd Restaurant
Archery at the Tschengla
Horseriding in the Brand Valley
Mountainbiking on the Furkla-Alpe
Panoramic Cable Car
Hiking on the Tschengla
Fishing in the Alvier stream
Panoramic cable car with mountains
Climbing on the Zimba


The peacefully situated golf course offers, especially in high summer, the advantages of pleasant temperatures and fresh mountain air, made possible by the Brand valley glacier almost 3000 metres high. This 18 hole course over 38 hectares is, of course, of international standard.

  • Driving Range
  • Pitch and Putt Green
  • Possibility for Precision Stroke Practice
  • Golf-Academy

More information at www.gcbrand.at

Golf course with view of the Mottakopf
Golf Course Brand
Golf Course Brand- 10th hole
Golf Course with view of the  Brand Valley
Golfing in Brand

Top Tips for Families

  • Young or old a lot can be learnt about local nature on the interactive Nature Trail
  • there is even more information about wildlife at Animal World.
  • on the Animal Adventure Trail you can stroke the animals
  • enjoy yourself climbing at the climbing park in the Brand valley
  • a varied local programme of events for families (summer and winter).
Barefoot path for children
Climbing park in Brand
Family hike in Brand, Vorarlberg
Bathing fun for children at the Alvierbad, Brand
"Natursprüngeweg" in Brand for children

Alvier Natural Open-Air Swimming Pool

Bathing in the traditional Kneipp manner, or just ordinary swimming can be great fun. Our outdoor Alvier Pool is fed by the clearest of fresh spring water from Brand, which is then heated to comfortable bathing temperatures by means of solar energy. This natural outdoor bathing pool, with its extensive sunbathing area, is an invitation to swim or just merely to relax.

Outdoor Alvier Pool
Swimming in Brand
Children enjoying themselves
Alvier Pool Brand


 4 indoor and 9 outdoor courts are available for top level tennis or just enjoyable games with friends.

Tennis Court Älmele
Playing Tennis in Brand
Tennis Academy Brand