Starting from the village square in Galtür follow the shore trail to Tschaffein and cross the Trisanna River opposite the Edelweiß guesthouse.
From here you have a choice: either headpast the 'MariaHilf' forest chapel (a really lovely relic from the 20th century), or head through the impressive Trisanna ravine to the Silvretta Wildlife Park, which is located right on the edge of the forest close to Mathon.
As well as a petting zoo, where you will be amazed by the local animal species, the hunters' lodge with its adjoining hunting museum also provides various Paznaun treats and lots of interesting facts about huntinglife in the Alps. Return section: via the Talwander trail to Galtür.
Starting from the village square in Galtür follow the signposts for the sports and cultural centre. This route proceeds past Haus Predigberg, along the edge of the forest toward Predigberg through the forest named after it, Predigbergwald. Here you take a left turn at the fork in the road and finally reach Bödale. This is also a popular starting point for paragliders and provides awonderful view to the east into the valley to Kappl.
Return section: Climbs slightly on the road heading in an easterly direction to Vergiel up to Stafali Pond. Take the altitude path back to Galtür.
Starting from the village square in Galtür this hike heads first of all along the road to Jamtal. Before Gasthof Silbertaler take a right turn off the hiking trail up to Egg Alm. From there proceed left to the edge of the forest andfollowthe contemplative forest trail up to the road which heads into Lareintal. This panorama path provides some wonderful views to Galtür. Be enchanted by the impressions of this high Alpine mountain panorama. Return section: 100m downhill to the route signposts. Take a left here and proceed via the Maasweg back to Galtür.
Variant 2: Follow the 'Experience the forest' route to the sawmill and go past Hotel Paznaunerhof. Here you can follow the valley hiking trail to Galtür.
Variant 3: 100m downhill to the route signposts; from there follow the road to the right back to Tschafein. You can take the bus back to Galtür from here. (See timetable for bus times).
Tip: This tour shows Galtür from it's best side during an evening walk after 5.00 pm.
By car (toll-free) or bus you get to the parking ground just before the new toll area. There you cross the bridge and follow the gravel path up to Bieler höhe/Silvretta reservoir. The circular hike along the dam starts here, past the plummeting waterfalls of Bieltalbach, to the southern banks of the lake. Afterwards follow the west bank back until you get to Bielerhöhe. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view to the famous andmajestic Piz Buin 3,312 metres.
Return section: You can get back to Galtür in comfort on the bus; or you might prefer to choose to walk the same route back.
The gondola lift takes you to the Alpkogel mountain station at an altitude of around 1,974 meters. From here the trail leads you a little up- and later downhill towards the valley station of the “Breitspitzbahn”. Walk until you reach the “Kops” reservoir. From there you have the choice. If you take a left here, you can walk on the reservoir bridge until the kiosk and enjoy beautiful alpine views of the surrounding mountains. If you take a right, you aim directly for the “Alpengasthof Zeinisjoch”, which lies peacefully at the shores of the lake Zeinis. On the way down to Galtür, you not only pass the border between Tirol and Vorarlberg but also the European watershed of Rhein and Donau. Take the old Zeinis-road to Wirl and further down to Galtür.
Alternative suitable for buggies:
On the way down to the “Kops” reservoir, you can choose to take a broad path to enjoy the hike without barriers.
You can get to the car park for Kops reservoirby car orby bus. Proceed here across the reservoir wall, then head along a section of the bank trail, then take a right turn toward Breitspitzbahn. Follow a narrow path here initially, then you will reach a well signposted path into flat terrain up to Breitspitze. At the summit an impressive view right into Montafon awaits.
Alternative: Ascent via the Alpkogelbahn and then head towards the Breitspitze.
Return section: The same route back to Kops car park, or after around ½ hour head right at the turn-off, which heads toward Alpkogelbahn. (Please note the cable car operating times for your returnjourney!)
By car (toll-free with the Silvretta Card all inclusive) or by bus to Bielerhöhe. The route proceeds left here along the reservoir dam until just before the end, at the signpost, a wide hiking trail branches off to the left and proceeds with a moderate incline into Bieltal. Follow the path up to the beginning of the stream and continue via a narrowhiking trail. The ascent then proceeds in hairpin bends to Radsattel (2,652 m), and afterwards heads downhill again until you reach Wiesbadener Hütte. Here an impressive mountain panorama opens up for you: on one side the icefall of Ochsental Glacier rises up above you, on the other Piz Buin (3,312 m), Silvrettahorn (3,244 m) and Schneeglocke (3,223 m) are impressive with their breathtaking high rocky cliffs.
Return section: Via the road back to Bielerhöhe. Within a few minutes by car or bus you are back in the village Galtür.
The lodge taxi (for a fee) takes you up to Jamtalhütte. Afterwards the path proceeds, climbing slightly, via a good section of trail across Jambach. From there you hike via steep terrain on a good path section of trail toGetschnerscharte. In the uppermost section of the climb the route may be snowcovered, particularly in early summer.
Return section: From here follow the path to the right down into Bieltal and out of the valley to Bielerhöhe. Here you can enjoy the wonderful panorama mountain view to the Getschnerspitze (2,965m) and Madlenerspitze (2,969 m). You can get back to Galtür in comfort on the bus.
From the village square in Galtür follow the hiking trail past the hotel 'Gasthof zum Rössle', cross the bridge then head right into Jamtal. From there you get to the Egg, Menta Alm (managed Alpine lodge), Alpele, Schnapfen Alpe to Scheiben Alpe (managed Alpine lodge around 1 ½ hours.). From Scheiben Alpe head into the valey following the road to Jamtalhütte. From the lodge there is a superb view to theJamtal glacier which is a cosy place to stop-off for refreshments and where you are invited to have a break. There is also the opportunity to sample specialities from the pleasure region of Paznaun.
Return section: Same route for the returnleg.
Coming from the village square in Galtür cross the bridge at Vermuntbach. Then follow the route to the left, climbing to the branch-off section which has a signpost for Sonnenkogel.
From here the hike proceeds on narrow meadow paths to the Sonnenkogel which promises a wonderful view to the south into Jamtal. After 100m there is another signpost
for the Tschaffein descent and the themed path - the 1000 metres altitude - Friedrichshafener lodge trail; this proceeds through avalanche barriers up to the road heading for Friedrichshafener lodge.
Return section: Same route back or via the road to the car park for Friedrichshafener lodge.
To Bielerhöhe by car (toll-free with your Silvretta Card all inclusive) or by bus. Here the route proceeds via the reservoir wall (concrete) of Silvretta reservoir. At the signposts a narrow hiking trail heads right toward Kloster taler lodge. From there you get a superb view to the Valülla (2,813 m).
Returnsection: Same route back.
Starting from the village square in Galtür the hike heads in a westerly direction past the Alpinarium, which stands out with the combination of its protective wall and exhibition area and its unique architecture. Take a left here and head to Winkl, where you will get to a hiking trail which heads to Jamtal. Here, even at the start of the entrance to the valley, you get a unique view to the Jamtal glacier. The Menta Alm and the Scheibenalm are two places where you can enjoy a nice stop-off for refreshments, and take a breather for a while. There is also the chance to try out Paznaun specialities here. At the end of June/start of July in particular the blossoming Alpine roses provide another impressive backdrop for your hike. Return section: Sameroute for the returnleg
Starting from the village square in Galtür either follow the river bank trail along Vermuntbach or hike on the valley hiking trail to Wirl. From there follow the old Zeinisjochstraße, pass by Haus Klein Zeinis which has its own llama enclosure, until you get to Zeinisjoch mountain pass. This is not just the border limit area of Tyrol - Vorarlberg, but also the Rhine - Donau watershed area. The final section takes you along a mountain lake to Zeinisjoch Alpine guesthouse. At this stop-off station you are offered a wonderful view to Kops reservoir which has a dam wall and also an impressive panoramic Alpine view with Montafon's local mountain, the Valülla (2813m).
Return section: Same route for the way back.
By car (toll-free) or bus you are able to get to the Gasth of Zeinisjoch. The route then climbs slightly uphill to ward Heilbronner Hütte. After Verbella Alpe follow the mountain trail on the left until you reach your destination, the deep blue Wiegensee, which invites you to enjoy a leisurely stop-off with its rest areas and wide footbridge.
Return section: Same route for the returnleg.
By car (toll-free) or bus you are able to get to the Gasthof Zeinisjoch. The route climbs slightly from here to Heilbronner Hütte up to Verbella Alpe. Beside this, a path heads up the western slope and from there reaches the shoulder in hairpin bends. The route continues up to a trough to the 'Jöchli' and finally across a wide south-facing ridge to the summit, which promises a superb view to the giant mountains of the Silvretta, Rätikon and Montafonranges.
Return section: To start with head back the same route, follow a narrow path to the left to the wide road and head in comfort via this route back to Verbella Alpe. Following this road you finally reach the starting point- Gasthof Zeinisjoch.
As described in tour Nr. 4 and 5 to Gasth of Zeinisjoch. From here the trail climbs slightly,
heading along crystal clear mountain lakes and past Verbella Alpe to Heilbronner lodge, which can be seen in the distance even on the elevated areas in the middle of the mountain massif, providing wonderful views into Schönverwalltal.
Return section: Same route for the returnleg.
By car (toll-free) or by bus to Gasthof Zeinisjoch. From here the route heads slightly uphill past Verbella Alpe and along the crystal clear mountain lakes to Heilbronner lodge. The route then continues on to Friedrichshafener Hütte, along the crystal clear lakes, into Ochsental, where at the end of this section the short yet steep ascent to Muttenjoch begins. Here a superb view to the Gaisspitze (2,779 m), Grieskogel (2,754 m) and Fädnerspitze (2,788m) await. Finally the descent continues to Friedrichshafener lodge, where you will really have earned a break.
Return section: The path to the car park at Friedrichshafener lodge (bus stop Piel)
Starting from the village square in Galtür cross the bridge at Vermuntbach. Then followthe path heading uphill, to the left until the fork in the road with signposts for Sonnenkogel.
From here the hike continues on narrow meadowpaths up to the Sonnenkogel, which promises a wonderful view to the south into Jamtal, which has the Jamtal glacier, along with the Hinteren (3,156 m) and Vorderen Jamspitze (3,178 m). In the south west giant impressive mountains above Galtür come into view, such as Ballunspitze (2,671m), Valülla (2,813 m) and Gorfenspitze (2,558m). Return section:
Same route for the returnleg. Alternative: Descent to Tschaffein and continue along the valley hiking trail to Galtür.
Starting from the village square in Galtür follow either the Ufer- or the Maasweg trail to Tschaffein. In Tschaffein you will cross the bridge, the hike then continues pleasantly along the road to the Stafali fork in the road. Stafali Pond is wonderfully located in the middle of the forest and its cosy barbecue areas invite you to stay and relax for a while. From there the turn-off for Lareintal can reached in around ½ hour which then takes you to Larein Alm. Larein Alm, a really nice cosy place to stop-off, also provides you with the chance to sample and purchase tasty treats from the Paznaun region, such as milk, cheese and butter.
Return section: Forest trail to Mathon
Alternative: Hike to Mathon, go past the sawmill and take a right, climbing through the forest into the valley to Lorein Alm and back via Stafali Pond.
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Starting from the village square in Galtür the route, as outlined in tour no. 9 proceeds to Lorein Alm. The route then proceeds into the valley on the road just before the former toll lodge. From there you cross the Lareinbach via a good path and this heads up to the Ritzenjoch. From Ritzenjoch the route proceeds in steep hairpin bends down into Fimbertal to Heidelberger lodge, where you really will have earned a break. With a bit of luck you might catch a glimpse of 'cats' (marmots) and chamois. The view to the Fluchthörner which form the end of the valley is impressive. There is a wonderful panorama view on the Ritzenjoch.
Return section: On the road via Bodenalpe to Ischgl (3 hours). There is the chance to get a lift to Ischgl with the lodge landlord from the lodge, upon phoning to make arrangements (+43-664-4253070)
You get to Idalp at 2,320 m via the cable car. From there follow the hiking trail to the right down to Videralp and past Höllkar. The route here proceeds to Sassgalun up to Paznauner Thaya. At the end of June in particular the blossoming Alpine roses create an impressive backdrop for your hike. Follow the path to the intermediate station for Ischgl. Paznauner Taja is a much-visited, managed Alpine lodge where there is the chance to sample typical Paznaun specialities.
Return section: From Paznauner Taja descend to Ischgl
The cable car takes you to Idalp mountain station to around 2,320 metres altitude. Head to Idjoch- Velillscharte and you get toVelilltal. You are then already at the start of the valley entrance to a rural and very charming Alpine valley. There is also an impressive view to the Vesulspitze which has a summit cross (3,089 m) and the Bürkelkopf (3,032 m), which connects the Velilltal to the east and the south. Please note that the Obere and Untere Velillalpe are not managed.
Return section: Follow the route and continue to Ischgl.
The cable car takes you to Idalp mountain station to around 2,320 metres altitude. From here you can either head up on foot or take the chairlift to Idjoch and from there head in a westerly direction again until you get to the Greitspitze (regular visitors' cross) at 2,871m. This represents the highest point in the Silvretta ski arena. The hike then continues along the Austrian- Swiss border to Innerviderjoch, where the Stubaier- and Ötztaler Alps, Ortler,- Bernina,- Silvretta and Verwallmountain ranges await.
Return section: The hike head right down through Höllkar where there are two options on offer for the return leg of your hike to Ischgl - either hike via Hohe Zirbe to Ischgl, or follow the route from Höllboden back to Idalp (cable car station). Please note the cable car operating hours for your return journey from Idalp!
The cable car takes you to Idalp mountain station to around 2.320 metres altitude. From there the route heads, as outlined in tour no. 13, to the Greitspitze (regular visitors' cross) at 2,871 m. After this follow the hiking trail to Salaaser Kopf (2,744m), Zeblasjoch (2,539m) to Samnaun. Samnaun was for a long time, up until the end of the 2nd world war, a lucrative destination for smugglers from Paznaun. These days the price differences are
quite a bit less than they were 30 years ago. (Samnaun is a dutyfree zone). The aerial cable-car in Samnaun, with its double-decked gondola providing space for 180 people, is the biggest of its kind in the world.
Alternative: Idalp - Idjoch - Gratwanderweg - Alp Trida Sattel - Luftseilbahn - Samnaun
Returnsection: Via the aerial cable car in Samnaun - Alp Trida - Flimsattelbahn - Flimjochbahn - Idalp. Please note the cable car operating hours for your return journey from Idalp!
The cable car takes you to Idalp mountain station to around 2,320 metres altitude. From here follow the signposts for "Erlebniswanderweg Idalp - Ischgl". The hike continues past Vider Truja Park and the "HohenZirbe". It then heads past the Silvretta and then past Fimba intermediate station. Afterwards you hike through the impressive Kitzloch ravine and pass the Bärenfalle suspension bridgewhich has a span of 110metres. Shortly after this you reach the second suspension bridge, the Kitzloch, which is 120 metres in length; cross this bridge. After this continue hiking to Kalvarienberg and down again to Ischgl.
This tour can also be hiked in reverse order.
For the return leg you can either walk or alternative: take the cable car.
Please note the cable car operating hours for your return journey from Idalp!
The cable car takes you to Idalp mountain station to around 2,320 metres altitude. From here you can either walk or take the chair lift to Idjoch. Then follow the hiking trail to Greitspitze (2,871 m). The hike continues along theAustrian-Swiss border, past Inner Viderjoch, until you reach Salaaser Kopf (2,744 m). The view to the Fluchthörnern, which forms the end of the valley, is impressive. Continue hiking on the old ski path - Alten Skiweg - past the custom's lodge to Zeblasjoch(2,539m). From there the route continues to Heidelbergerlodge.
Return section: Through Fimbatal, or return transport via lodge taxi at Heidelberger lodge: rice on request.
Starting from the Silvretta cable car in Ischgl the hike proceeds to Ischgl church and continues to Hotel Valülla. Fromthere follow the signposts for Fimbatal and the hiking trail tothe intermediate station. The route then heads along Bodenalpe, Gampenalpe, past Fimba Alpeto Heidelberger Hütte. Fimbatal is the biggest lateral valley in Paznaun. Return journey via metered lodge taxi (call +43 (0)664 4253070 to make arrangements inadvance).
Alternative ascent: Via the cable car tothe intermediate station.
Return route variants: Via metered lodge taxi or on foot via the same route, or via Ritzenjoch (2,687 m) - to Lareintal and then to Mathon
The best way to reach Heidelberger lodge is via the fee-based lodge taxi (telephone in advance to make arrangements). From here the ascent to Kronenjoch (2,974 m) begins, from which the following three-thousand metre mountains are very easy to get to: Breite Krone (3,079 m), Bischof Spitze (3,029 m), and Grenzeck Kopf (3,048m).
Return section: The descent proceeds back via Jamtalhütte. (Transfer from Jamtalhütte to Galtür by Jeep available for a charge). This wonderful hike takes you into the impressive glacier realm of the three thousand metre mountains in the eastern Silvretta mountain range
Starting from the church "St. Sebastian" in Mathon follow the main road for around 150m to Galtür until you reach the underpass (Gasthof Glöckner). Alternatively you can also hike along the Mathias-Schmid educational art trail to Mathon. From there follow the route signposted for Larein Alpe. The route thenproceeds into the valley tojust before the former toll lodge. From here the Lareinbach is crossed via a good footbridge and a steep path heads up to Ritzenjoch. From Ritzenjoch the route heads in steep hair-pin bends down into Fimbatal to Heidelberger Hütte, where you will really have earned a rest break. With a bit of look you might even catch sight of the 'cats' (marmots) and chamois. From Ritzenjoch you get a superb view to the eastern Silvretta mountain range, the Samnaun mountain range and the Hintere Fimba.
Return section: The fee-based lodge taxi takes you back to Ischgl.
Starting from the church "St. Sebastian" in Mathon cross the main road after around 50m at the bus stop. Walk past "Rösslehof" and follow the road toward Galtür. From there walk further until you reach the hamlet Valzur - Piel - Tschaffein (Hotel Paznaunerhof) and finally the village square Galtür. Cross the main road here and go up to the parking space of the indoor swimming pool. There you have an amazing view to the mountains Gorfenspitze (2,558 m) and Ballunspitze (2,671 m).
Return section: meadow path - Tschaffein - Wildpark Mathon - church.
Alternatively: you can take the hiking bus back to Mathon.
Starting from the church "St. Sebastian" in Mathon follow the main road for around 200 m (toward Ischgl) until you reach the Dreikönigs-chapel in East Mathon. Cross the road here and follow the signposts for "Rundwanderweg Mathon". Above Mathon cross the Matnal river and follow a path until you finally cross the Valley hiking trail.
Returnsection: From here you have the choice: Either turn left and walk along the hiking trail back towards Mathon or go right in direction "Wildpark Mathon". Then you cross the main road and make a short stop-over in theWildpark, which is situated near the woods and has a petting zoo with Alpine animals tooffer. After a refreshing break the route continues on the other side of the valley along the Trisanna river to Ischgl. At Mathon east cross the bridge and walk back to the village.
Starting fromthe Silvretta cable car in Ischgl the hike proceeds to Ischgl church and continues to Hotel Valülla. From there follow the signposts for Wildpark. Above the Wildpark cross the main road and hike up until you cross the Valley hiking trail. From there the hike leads to Mathon. The Farmer's museumgives you an insight in the traditional culture andway of living
andis situatednear the church.
Return section: Follow the Valley hiking trail toIschgl
Starting from the Silvretta cable car in Ischgl cross the main road and follow the signposts for the valley hiking trail (heading for Kappl/See), past Martha Chapel to Versahl and continue past the countless little hamlets until you reach Kappl.
Return section: same route back or take the hiking bus back to Ischgl
You can reach the starting point of this tour - the parking lot 'Friedrichshafener lodge' via car or via the hiking bus (bus stop'Piel').
While ascending take the shortcut and you will reach the Friedrichshafener lodge at 2,138 metres in about 2 hours. (overnight stay possible).
From the lodge take the Friedrichshafener trail (roadway) towards the 'Muttenjoch' before you reach the proper 'Georg-Prasser' trail. The stoney trail leads to the 'Vertinespleiskopf' (2,705 m) and the 'Schafbicheljoch' (2.636 m) from where the trail brings you back to the lodge. The round from and to the Friedrichshafener lodge takes approx. 4 hours.
Return section: Via roadway or shortcut back tothe parking lot.
Starting from the Silvretta cable car in Ischgl cross the main road and follow the sign posts for Madleinsee. From here follow the hiking trail to Mutta and Kreuzbichl and you will eventually come to Madleinsee. From there head north, you will see the Küchelspitze (3,147 m) which guarantees a wonderful view.
Return section: the same as the ascentoronthe road.
You can get to the starting point 'Friedrichshafener lodge car park' with the hiking bus (heading for Mathon/Galtür) - get out at the stop for 'Piel'. Or drive directly to the car park at Friedrichshafener lodge. Alternatively you can also make the ascent from Wildererhütte in Mathon. The ascent can bemade on the footpathor the road.
Return section: Same route for the returnleg.
Starting from the church "St. Sebastian" in Mathon follow the main road for around 150 m toward Galtür until you reach the underpass (Gasthof Glöckner). From there followthe signposts for 'Bergliweg'. Alternatively you can hike along the Mathias-Schmid educational art trail (as described in tour no. 3) to Mathon Ost. After a steep climb a wonderful natural experience on Berglisee opens up before you. You can take a rest here andenjoy the tranquillity of thenatural surroundings. Its azure color promises a refreshing dip in the middle of Ischgl's mountain backdrop. Afterwards the route continues along the treeline to Lareintal. Here an abundance of photo opportunities are on offer such as the view to the Schnapfenspitze with the impressive Larein glacier. Loreinalm is a managed Alpine lodge where you can try typical Paznaun speciality dishes.
Return section: Descent via Lorein Alm and Tschaffein toward Mathon.
Starting from the church "St. Sebastian" in Mathon follow the main road for around 150 m to Galtür until you reach the underpass (Gasthof Glöckner). Follow the signs for "Rauher Kopf". In about 2 hours you reach the "Inneres Bergli". Tip: From here you can reach the Berglisee within 15 minutes, which represents a special natural treasure with it's deep blue color. Back to the "InneresBergli" the trail follows relatively flat until you reach the "Äußeres Bergli". From here you have to manage one last ascent to the summit.
Return section: Descent via the "Tschamatsch Kopf" on a relatively steep road to Ischgl.
Alternatively you can hike the something lighter "Pirstig" path, that leads through the Fimbatal back to Ischgl.
Starting from the village square in Kappl the shady route no. 9 takes you to Oberhaus. From there continue right, uphill slightly, via a tarmacroaduntil a consistently climbing forest trail begins after around 300mtothe left. Heading past the wildlife feeding area you reach a fork in the road, which branches off to Diasalpe on the left and Durrichalpe on the right. At Durrichalpe there are a fewtraditional Alpine lodges which are no longer managed today, yet still provide very nice rest areas.
Return section: Via forest path no. 11 to Oberbichl or via the more steep short cut to Oberbichl and from there continue via the municipal road to Kappl.
Starting from the village square in Kappl take a left at the bakery and hike along the municipal road to the hamlet of Egg. Head for Dias here until you reach a little chapel, which is also a popular place to take a breather and has a superb panoramaview. Above the chapel follow the wider path to the crossroads for Dias and Oberhaus. Take a right here onto the forest trail and go via Diasbach to Oberhaus. Follow route no. 9 you will eventually get to the village of Kappl again via meadows and forest.
Starting from the village square in Kappl take a left at the bakery and hike along the municipal road to the hamlet of Egg. Head for Dias here until you reach a little chapel, which is also a popular place to take a breather and has a superb panoramaview.
Above the chapel follow the wider path to the crossroads for Dias. Follow the footpath and proceed along old hay stables and romantic pastures, until you reach a forest trail which proceeds right up to Dias. Beneath the mountain restaurant, Sunny Mountain, the trail heads into the valley towards the adventure park which has a playground, fish pond and lots more to get children's hearts racing with excitement. Follow the forest trail hereupto the fork in the road which heads to the mountain pastures in Kappl. Continue until the next crossing, then followthe branch-off to Kappl via Stadlen, Hof, Obermühl, Grubegg, Larchi, Schmidsegg to Kappl village.
Alternatively you can walk on the short cut via Oberhaus to Kappl.
This tour proceeds past crosses and wayside shrines along with various chapels which are evidence of the deep religiosity and also of the artistic capabilities of the people in this valley. Coming fromthe village square in Kappl the hike proceeds on the municipal road to Ulmich. After the hamlet of Höfen proceed to the right on forest trail no. 6 to Dias and after the Heiligkreuzkapelle you will come to a large forest glade on which the Ruhesteinkapellewas built in 1817. This contemplative area invites you to pause for thought and stay for a while.
Return section: The return leg takes you to the signposts for Kappl and Dias. Take the forest trail which branches off to the left here to get to the municipal road, which continues via the hamlet of Egg to the village of Kappl.
Starting from the village square in Kappl proceed along the municipal road to the hamlet of Ulmich. Before Haus Alpenheim follow the path to the right through a small, narrow street and finally reach the trail. The trail proceeds along past meadows and forest glades to Bildstöckln and a small chapel. At the chapel follow a narrow path to the left, past several piles of hay, snaking through the unspoilt, flower-rich Fatlartal. Proceed past the crystal-clear deep-blue Riepasee and you will finally get to Kieler Höhenweg, which takes you right to Seßgrad and to Niederelbehütte which lies at 50m altitude. Along Seßgrad in around 20 minutes you will reach Kappler - Kopf at 2,404 m which provides an outstanding view to Untertal and the surrounding Alpine landscape of the Paznaun region.
Return section: On route no. 7 through Seßladtal down to Ruhesteinkapelle, then on route no. 6 back to Kappl.
The cable car takes you to Dias mountain station. Heading along route no. 8 and theWaldkrone you get to Kieler high altitude path no. 512 via Stertabach, which takes you to Niederelbehütte (2310m) with the Ruggler- and Fatlarspitze always in sight. Niederelbehütte is situated on a mountain ridge surrounded by two mountain lakes in Hinteren Seßladtal. Beneath the Alpine lodge the path (no. 8) takes you from Seßsee, at the start really flat becoming very steep eventually to Schwarzsee. Proceeding past Schwarzsee, head through Steinhalde until you get to the 2919m high Kreuzjochspitze via a very steep ridge. Here a breathtaking panorama view opens up, which is most definitely worth the effort ofmaking the ascent.
Return section: The same descent to Niederelbehütte. Then along route no. 4 through the flowercovered Fatlartal to Ulmich and on the municipal road back to Kappl.
From the village square the route, as outlined in tour no. 13, takes you to Ruhesteinkapelle. This contemplative forest glade invites you to pause for reflection and stay for a while.
Above the chapel, left at the crossing, the hike heads along Seßladbach to route no. 5 up to Untere Seßladalpe, where you might like to sample cheese and milk. The path then proceeds through Seßladtal, providing views to the Oberen Seßladalpe and Niederelbehütte, which at 2300 m is part of the Verwall mountain range. A waterfall and Seßsee beneath Niederelbehütte also enhance the impressive mountain panorama.
Return section: Follow the signposted Kieler Weg to Diasbahn. From there the gondola takes you back into the valley. Please note the cable car operating hours for your returnjourney!
From the mountain station Dias the route leads to Diasalpe and continuing via Alpine pastures up to Schmalzgrubenscharte (2,697 m). The descent takes you past the crystal-clear Schmalzgrubensee to Edmund Graf lodge. (Sleeping facilities available. Please consider theopeninghours!). From here the climb to Hoher Riffler begins, which at 3,168 m is the highest mountain in the Verwall mountain range and stands out due to its indescribable Alpine panorama.
Return section: From Edmund Graf lodge viaGeröllhalden, follow the signposts for Kapplerjoch. Descend past the deep-blue Blankasee to Durrichalpe. Choose route no. 10 to Oberhaus and continue along route no. 9 to Kappl.
Dias cable car takes you to the mountain station. Beneath the mountain restaurant, Sunny Mountain, the route heads into the valley to the adventure park which has a playground, fish pond and much more to get children's hearts racing. Proceed along the forest trail here to the branch-off for 'Bergwiesen Kappl'. At the crossroads behind Diasbach on route no. 6a, head to Rifflakopf / Edmund Graf lodge to the mountain saddle, which provides a wonderful view into the valley. The steep hunter's path, no. 6a, proceeds to Kieler Höhenweg No. 511. This proceeds through Blankatal direct to Blankasee. With a bit of luck you might get a glimpse of the 'cats' (marmots)andchamois.
Return section: Head back through Blankatal on route no. 511 and continue on route no. 11 to Durrichalpe (not managed). Choose route no. 10 to Oberhaus here and continue along route no.
Starting fromthe mountain station for the Diasbahn, this challenging tour proceeds across the lush, sloping Alpine pastures of the Diasalpe. Heading across rocky terrain you reach the Schmalzgrubenscharte at 2,697 m altitude. Pass Schmalzgrubensee and a steeper trail takes you uphill to EdmundGraf Hütte at 2,408m. You can stop for a breather here and enjoy some tasty food served by the lodge landlord before heading backdownintothe valley. The route takes you one last time uphill to Kappler Joch. From here, the route goes downhill past the deep blue Blankasee and the Durrichalpe. This Alpine inn, which is no longer open for business, encircled by traditional Alpine lodges, provides a comfortable place to stop-off before you head back toKappl village centre.
From the village square in Kappl hike on Gemeindestr. 1 to the hamlet of Perpat. The route branches off to the right here through the hamlet of Perpat to Althof and Ballestadele. From here hike on the valley trail to the right to Platti - Untermühl - Niederhof and Kappl. Along this path you also head past the oldest farm in Unterpaznaun with its unique facade paintings andthe decorative frescoes. Hiking across the 'Kappler Berg' is always an adventure and while hiking across the quiet meadowpaths there is little village upon little village, each has its own special character. There is barely any other place where youcan experience Paznaun mountain farming at its most original.
Starting from the village square in Kappl walk along the municipal road through the hamlets of Schmiedsegg - Niederhof - Untermühl - Platti to the hamlet of Ballestadele. From there you continue right, to Holdernach. Here the signposted route is initially on a tarmacced path, then continues on to a meadow and forest trail to See. This tour proceeds for the most part through the forest, past little hamlets in the shade, which therefore makes it good for hot summer days. Since this route is relatively flat, the tour from Kappl to See is also suitable for our older visitors.
Return section: The hiking bus takes youin comfort back again to Kappl.
Starting from the village square in Kappl the hike proceeds on the municipal road via Kappler Berg to the hamlet of Langesthei (1,465 m). Langesthei is one of the most traditional mountain farming areas in Tirol and stands out thanks to its unique view down into the valley. At the church followthe branch-off for the municipal road to Holdernach. Continue along the tarmac road to the fork in the road for Kappl and take the wonderful forest trail which takes you back to Kappl again. Make use of the rest points along the trail to relax and re-energise.
Starting from the village square in Kappl hike along the municipal road through the hamlets of Bild - Tschatscha - Höfen - Stiegenwahl - Bach- Sinsen and Ulmich.On this route you get to hike through little hamlets and experience the original traditions of mountain farmers with their idyllic mountain ranges and fields on the steep slopes. Head past Schanzkapelle toward Ebene (a really lovely relic of an earlier era), hiking on the valley trail through the hamlets of Ebene - Platt - Vergröß and Versahl until you get to Ischgl.
Return section: The hiking bus takes you in comfort back again to Kappl.
Starting from the village square in Kappl this hike proceeds beneath the church to the hamlet of toll lodge. Until the branch-off between the custom houses you hike to the main road and cross the wooden bridge to Kohlplatz. Follow route no. 17 until 30 m before the first crossroads. There a footpath climbs up to Visnitz waterfall. Visnitzbach plunges to a depth of around 30m over a rough cliff face, promising a unique view. Head back again on the steep trail, after around 100 m you will arrive at Rotwegkapelle which was built in 1805.
From here the hike proceeds uphill via forest road no. 17 until the branch off for the hamlet of Wiese, continuing along the edge of the forest to the mainroad. From here you head up to the branch off for Wiese to Hotel Edelweiss Schlössl, then keeping to the right head through the hamlets of Stiegenwahl - Höfen- Tschatscha and Bild until you get to Kappl village.
Starting from the village square in Kappl the route takes you, as outlined in tour no. 5, to Rotwegkapelle. This route is very much recommended on hot summer days. The waterfall plunges to around 30m and provides an intoxicating and powerful natural experience. At the chapel turn right onto a path which climbs and follow Visnitzbach until the steep path follows forest trail no. 17. Along the forest trail the hiking route continues to Visnitzalpe (managed), which from time immemorial has been the place where animals where sent to graze for the summer months. Make the most of your rest period to replenish your energy which some aromatic cheese, milk, curd cheese or butter from the Paznaun region.
Return section: Same route for the return leg.
Starting from the village square in Kappl the route leads, as outlined in tour no. 5, to Rotwegkapelle. This route is very much recommended on hot summer days. The waterfall plunges to around 30 m and is an intoxicating and powerful natural experience.
Tipp: At the chapel turn right onto a path which climbs and follow Visnitzbach until the steep path follows forest trail no. 17. Along the forest trail the hiking route continues to the managed Visnitzalpe. Above the lodge a forest trail heads left to beneath the Mittagkopf. From here a colourful hiking trail begins, surrounded by lots of Alpine roses, up to Mittagskopf, which promises an impressive view into the Alpine area.
Return section: Same route for the returnleg.