Arrangement of the hiking- & mountain trails

Hiking tours

Hiking trails (easy)


... paths which are located in the settlement and the adjoining forest area. Hiking trails are in principle signposted walking routes which can generally be accessed during periods when there is no snow and ice; they are intended for pedestrian use. They are wide and have only slight inclines/slopes. Sections of the route which are very steep and where there is a risk of falling are appropriately secured(e.g. railings). No specific knowledge is required to tackle the hiking trails. Sturdy footwear and clothing which suits the weather conditions is all the equipment you need.

Moderate mountain trails


... Red mountain trails are moderately-difficult paths which are comprehensively signposted, predominantly narrow, often steep, and which are partly exposed. There may also be short secured walking or climbing sections.There are sections which might require you to use your hands; these paths require experience of mountaineering when the weather is bad and should only be tackled by mountain climbers who are sure footed, have a good level of endurance and suitable mountaineering equipment.

Difficult mountain trails


... are defined as black routes in this guide due to their length and in particular due to the altitude difference to be covered. They are comprehensively signposted, narrow, steep in sections or throughout, and partly exposed. There may also be short secured walking and climbing passages. These are sectionswhichmight require you to use your hands.These paths require experience of mountaineering when the weather is bad and shouldonlybe tackled by mountain climbers who are sure-footed, have a good level of endurance and suitable mountaineering equipment.

Name  Difficulty  Map
Galtuer - Tour 01: Forest trail to Mathon E
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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.

touren.Dauer
2 h
Length
10 km
Altitude difference
150 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 10: Vergiel circuit hike M
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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.

touren.Dauer
4.5 h
Length
11 km
Altitude difference
660 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 11: Panorama path Experience the forest E
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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.

touren.Dauer
2.5 h
Length
8.5 km
Altitude difference
310 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 12: Bielerhöhe and circular hike around the Silvretta reservoir M
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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.

touren.Dauer
2.5 h
Length
13.3 km
Altitude difference
416 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 13: Alpkogelbahn mountain station - Kops reservoir - Zeinisjoch -Galtür E
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Take the chairlift „Birkhahnbahn“ to reach the top station at 2,050 metres. 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.

touren.Dauer
3 h
Length
11.5 km
Altitude difference
464 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 14: Breitspitze M
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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!)

touren.Dauer
4 h
Length
12.5 km
Altitude difference
540 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 16: Hiking trail Piz Buin - view M
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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.

touren.Dauer
5.5 h
Length
16 km
Altitude difference
622 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 17: Getschnerscharte and crossing to Bielerhöhe M
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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.

touren.Dauer
6 h
Length
10 km
Altitude difference
839 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 18: Jamtal lodge M
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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.

touren.Dauer
5 h
Length
20 km
Altitude difference
580 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 19: Lareintal - Ritzenjoch - Heidelberger lodge - Ischgl D
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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)

touren.Dauer
8 h
Length
29 km
Altitude difference
1,180 m
Difficulty
Difficult
Galtuer - Tour 20: Sonnenkogel - Friedrichshafener lodge - 1,000 metres altitude path M
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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.

touren.Dauer
4.5 h
Length
13.5 km
Altitude difference
1,000 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 21: Klostertal lodge E
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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.

touren.Dauer
5 h
Length
10.8 km
Altitude difference
330 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 2: Menta Alm - Scheibenalm E
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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

touren.Dauer
2.5 h
Length
12 km
Altitude difference
250 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 3: Zeinisjoch E
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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.

touren.Dauer
2.5 h
Length
12 km
Altitude difference
300 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 4: Zeinisjoch - Wiegensee E
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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.

touren.Dauer
3 h
Length
11 km
Altitude difference
260 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 5: Versailspitze M
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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.

touren.Dauer
4.5 h
Length
13.5 km
Altitude difference
571 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 6: Heilbronner lodge M
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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.

touren.Dauer
4 h
Length
14 km
Altitude difference
486 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 7: Heilbronner lodge - Muttenjoch - Friedrichshafener lodge M
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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)

touren.Dauer
6 h
Length
21 km
Altitude difference
1,050 m
Difficulty
Medium
Galtuer - Tour 8: Sonnenkogel E
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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.

touren.Dauer
2 h
Length
5 km
Altitude difference
200 m
Difficulty
Easy
Galtuer - Tour 9: Forest trail to Lorein Alm E
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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.

touren.Dauer
3.5 h
Length
13 km
Altitude difference
350 m
Difficulty
Easy
Ischgl - Tour 10: Idalp - Paznauner Taja E
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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

touren.Dauer
3 h
Length
14.5 km
Altitude difference
1,100 m
Difficulty
Easy
Ischgl - Tour 11: Familienwanderung „Adventure Stage” Schwarzwassersee. Pardatschersee E
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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.

touren.Dauer
1 h
Length
1.6 km
Altitude difference
50 m
Difficulty
Easy
Ischgl - Tour 12: Flimspitze M
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The cable car takes you to Idalp mountain station to around 2,320 metres altitude. Head to Idjoch and then follow the route to the Flimspitze.

Alternatively you can ascend using the 'Idjoch' chairlift. This provides a superb view to the Silvretta-Verwall and Samnaun mountain ranges.

Return section: Sameroute for the return leg or descend into Velilltal (Please note the cable car operating hours for your return journey from Idalp!)

touren.Dauer
5.5 h
Length
13 km
Altitude difference
650 m
Difficulty
Medium
Ischgl - Tour 13: Greitspitze - Hoellkar M
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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!

touren.Dauer
5 h
Length
15 km
Altitude difference
1,650 m
Difficulty
Medium
Ischgl - Tour 14: A smugglers tour of Samnaun M
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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!

touren.Dauer
6.5 h
Length
20 km
Altitude difference
1,400 m
Difficulty
Medium
Ischgl - Tour 15: Ischgl - Idalp adventure hiking trail E
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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!

touren.Dauer
2 h
Length
7.5 km
Altitude difference
1,173 m
Difficulty
Easy
Ischgl - Tour 16: Val Gronda M
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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.

touren.Dauer
4 h
Length
14 km
Altitude difference
1,000 m
Difficulty
Medium
Ischgl - Tour 17: Fimba - Heidelberger lodge M
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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

touren.Dauer
7 h
Length
15 km
Altitude difference
900 m
Difficulty
Medium
Ischgl - Tour 18: Kronenjoch M
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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

touren.Dauer
7 h
Length
21 km
Altitude difference
1,400 m
Difficulty
Medium