There are two different vie ferrate in Ischgl that make alpine sports enthusiasts and hikers swoon on a daily basis. At the Greitspitz and the Flimspitz, both beginners and advanced climbers get to enjoy their mountain adventure to the fullest – not to mention the stunning mountain panorama.
Did you know? Vie ferrate can be mastered more easily than standard climbing routes – without a lot of equipment or prior experience. And the equipment you do need can be rented easily at the sports shops in Galtür – because you won’t need anything more than mountain boots, a helmet, a safety harness and a via ferrata set. Ideally, you should tackle your first via ferrata together with an experienced mountain guide who knows all the ins and outs. The only thing you need to bring along: good self-assessment skills and responsibility for both yourself and your fellow climbers.
Tip: The best time to explore the vie ferrate in Ischgl is from July to September!
More info about the via ferrata Greitspitz
The summit of the Greitpsitz is at 2,850 metres above sea level and impresses with its breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains.
Length: 150 juicy metres of difference in altitude
Duration: depending on skill level – about 45 minutes
Level of difficulty: level B (moderately difficult), depending on route also C/D (difficult to very difficult)
Start: Silvrettabahn cable car and Flimjochbahn lift; after a 45-minute hike, you’ll reach the Viderjoch at 2,757 metres above sea level. From the Viderjoch, you have to go west until you reach the end of the trail. That’s where you’ll see the signpost for the via ferrata at the spur of the west ridge.
The steel rope, plenty of handles and stirrups ensure sufficient safety no matter which level of skill you have. Even though, the via ferrata is suitable for unexperienced climbers, it’ll make some experienced ones break a sweat at times, too, though. Good thing that newbies can avoid those passages and opt for their easier alternatives. Still: beginners should only attempt this route together with an experienced guide! Once you’ve reached the end of the via ferrata, there is an access road leading back to the Idjochbahn lift or the Flimjochbahn lift mountain station.
More info about the via ferrata Flimspitz
The Flimspitz via ferrata leads you up to the summit cross of the highest summit in Ischgl! From the Flimspitz, you’ll have an amazing view all the way over to the mountains of Switzerland and Italy.
Length: 120 metres of difference in altitude
Duration: depending on level of skill – about 20 to 25 minutes
Level of difficulty: levels A to B (easy to moderately difficult)
Start: Flimjochbahn lift towards North; the via ferrata can be accessed after about 400 metres underneath a prominent slab of rock
The easy but very enticing via ferrata at the Flimspitz is perfect for all those who want to perfect their grip. Experienced climbers can combine the Flimspitz easily with the Greitspitz. After the ascent to about 2,000 metres, only a short trail across easy terrain separates you from the summit. The way back leads you to the Idalp.
The following applies to both vie ferrate: climbing happens at your own risk! Appropriate equipment is required.
The team at the tourism office Paznaun-Ischgl will be happy to answer all your questions surrounding climbing, the vie ferrate or the necessary equipment.