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Silvretta Ferwall March

The hiking event for everyone!

For 51 years now, the Silvretta Ferwall March has been gathering nature and hiking enthusiasts from around the world in Galtür, to collectively experience the adventure of hiking. This annual event has become a fixture in the calendar and continues to gain increasing popularity.

The selection of different routes allows each participant to cater to their individual abilities and preferences. The Family Route is perfect for those who want to hike with their children in the majestic Alps and experience a treasure hunt along the way. The Silvretta Route offers a slightly more challenging hike through breathtaking landscapes, while the Ferwall Route puts hikers' endurance to the test, leading them through some of the most impressive mountain scenery. The Marathon Route is the ultimate challenge for experienced long-distance hikers.

The Silvretta region is renowned not only for its imposing nature but also for its unique flora and fauna that hikers can admire during the march. The enthusiasm for hiking and the joy of experiencing the beauty of the mountains together are reasons why many participants return to Galtür year after year.

Moreover, the Silvretta Ferwall March provides a great opportunity to strengthen the community, make new friends, and meet like-minded individuals. The event promotes team spirit and creates lasting memories for all participants.

The 24 August promises to be yet another unforgettable day when hiking enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds come together to celebrate the beauty of the Silvretta region and take on the challenge of the Silvretta Ferwall March. This longstanding event will undoubtedly continue to inspire people from around the world to immerse themselves in nature and share the joy of hiking.

Fast facts about the Silvretta Ferwall March

  • When: 24 August 2024
  • Start: Dorfplatz Galtür
  • Entry fee: 
    • adults: 27 Euro
    • youths (up to 17 years): 23 Euro
    • children under 5 years go free

Included services

  • In the starter package: sports shirt
  • Cool refreshments at the lab stations
  • Light catering with specialties from the Genussregion along the route
  • Achievement badge
  • Admission to the indoor adventure pool in Galtür

Room bookings? Convenient and free of charge here

Programme is subject to change


Well taken care of on the march

Routes & catering

The Ferwall route
32.7 kilometers | altitude difference: 1,199 m

First the route leads from Galtür to Wirl, from there on over the Zeinisjoch, past the Verbella Alpe to the Heilbronner Hütte. The trail then passes the Grieskogeljoch and continues to the Friedrichshafener Hütte. After the descent to Tschafein, the trail follows the Höhenweg to the finish.

The Silvretta route
19.2 kilometers | altitude difference: 618 m

After the start at the village square, the route leads towards Wirl. From there, the route leads over the Zeinisjoch and then along the reservoir wall up to the Breitspitze. From the peak the route returns to the Alpkogel cable car and straight to the finish.

The family route (prams suitable)
13.5 kilometers | Difference in altitude: 150 m + Birkhahnbahn

From Galtür the route leads first to Wirl, up with the Alpkogelbahn, then via the Kops reservoir up to the Zeinisjoch and back to Galtür. The Silvretta family route is a great experience especially for children! Tip: the route is accessible with prams.

The Marathon route
42.195 kilometers | Difference in altitude: 1,955 m

From Galtür to Wirl, across the Zeinisjoch, past the Verbella Alpe to the Heilbronner Hütte. Then up over the Grieskogeljoch at 2,698 metres to the Friedrichshafner Hütte. Descent to Tschafein and along the hiking trail to the Larein Alpe. From there, the trail leads directly to the finish via the Höhenweg.

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You will find the followoing catering points on all routes at the International Silvretta Ferwall where they serve regional specialties:

  • Zeinisjoch at 1,822 m
  • Alpkogelbahn mountain station at 1,974 m
  • Breitspitze at 2,203 m
  • Heilbronner Hütte at 2,320 m
  • Grieskogeljoch at 2,665 m
  • Friedrichshafener Hütte at 2,138 m
  • Außertschafein at 1,580 m
  • Larein Alpe at 1,850 m





Event location

Dorfplatz Galtür
6563 Galtür

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