11 colourful autumnal walks in Tyrol in the Alps

Hiking Collection by Tirol

Autumn is a beautiful season for hiking. The trees burst with colour, the mountain air is crystal clear, and the temperatures are just right – not too warm and not too cold. In the morning, the autumnal fog quickly lifts revealing the mountain landscape in its golden splendour.

In Tyrol, a historical region in the Alps, autumn brings spectacular scenery and great hiking. Many walkers come to explore the vast nature, even if they avoided hiking during the hot summer months. In this Collection, we’ve put together some wonderful autumnal hikes for you.

Stepping through rustling leaves and hiking across wonderful mountain meadows, alive with colour, you visit some special healing sights in our federal state. You hike deep into the Tiefenbachklamm gorge, along the raging Wolfsklamm gorge, up to the Issljöchl peak, and far beyond the Pfundser Tschey and Eulenwiesen mountains. For ultimate peace and relaxation, you visit three special healing places – lakes which shine even more brightly between the colourful autumn leaves. Typical Tyrolean cuisine keeps you fueled during your autumnal hikes. On Arzler, Volkzeiner, and Binsalm, you can tuck into regional delicacies.

So why not explore Tyrol this autumn and enjoy the peace and quiet in the region. Even in bad weather, the paths are easy so you can bring your whole family with you. Most of the starting points can be reached by public transport. The most beautiful hiking season of the year is waiting for you.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    04:07
    5.04 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Through rustling leaves from one alpine pasture to another - that's how you imagine autumn hiking in Tyrol, isn't it? This tour takes you from St. Leonhard in the Pitztal on easy paths to the Arzler and Tiefental-Alm. You can expect not only delicious food, but also breathtaking views of the spectacular Rofelewand and a pleasant hike through the autumn forest.It starts in St. Leonhard in Pitztal. A bridge lets you cross the Pitze and the climb to the Arzler Alm begins. You follow it alternately with a forest path until you stand in front of the 1,880 meter high hut. But of course one is not enough. After the well-deserved rest, you master a short up and down until you reach the highest point of the tour at 1,910 meters above sea level. All the way to the Tiefental Alm on the lively Gschwandtbach is downhill. And finally you reach your starting point again by following a winding forest path.Tip: If that wasn't enough, you can extend your tour to the 2,300 meter high Kreuzjoch. The delicious food on the two alpine pastures will not run away from you.

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    Intermediate
    04:14
    5.99 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Such a lake always exudes a certain strength and calm. In autumn the blue of the water shines even more intensely and casts you under its spell. This is also the case at Hintersteiner See, which you will never lose sight of on this round tour.You start at the parking lot at the Bärnstatt Chapel in Hinterstein. First over a forest path, then over a path you march to the Steiner Hochalm at 1,260 meters. The somewhat more demanding Jägersteig finally takes you west. You enjoy wonderfully colorful views while you hike in the varied ups and downs and over the southern slopes of the Scheffauer to the alpine pastures of the Walleralm and Stöfflhütte.There are plenty of places to stop for a break on the nine and a half kilometers long circular route. Have a good time and enjoy the panorama with the glittering lake at your feet. A forest path finally takes you down to the east bank of the lake. Then you march back to your starting point along the country road.

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  • Difficult
    06:27
    8.35 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A varied tour with a history factor awaits you in the Halltal. The valley itself is idyllic and also a bit lonely - cars have no access here. You can enjoy your hike undisturbed, accompanied by the rugged mountains and the species-rich plant landscape of the Karwendel Alpine Park.You start walking right at the entrance of the Halltal in Absam, always along the Weißenbach. After a while you change to a path that leads you slightly uphill and through dense forest to the former St. Magdalena monastery. The elegant white building is now an inn where you are welcome to take a break. Then you dive into the forest, march to the Erzherzogberg and finally over serpentines to the mansions.Now you have the choice: a steep path or a forest path. After another intersection, where you keep left, both lead you to the spacious Issanger. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the untouched nature up here at 1,600 meters. A path then takes you out of the valley, parallel to the Issbach through the valley of the same name, to the old road and via the same route back to the starting point.

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    Intermediate
    04:36
    9.43 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    3,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Owl meadows - this is not only a catchy name, but also an impressive natural spectacle. Especially in autumn, when the larches that are native to the area turn a wonderful gold. Where do you find it all? At the northern foot of the Serles. And this is how you get there:The tour begins with a relaxed suspension journey to the Koppeneck mountain station of the Serlesbahn. Between the restaurant and the Serlesseen you will see a path that you follow to the Ochsenhütte. You turn off and a path leads you into dense forest until you finally end up on a forest path again. You follow him for a while - then they will be announced, the owl meadows. It goes sharply to the right and a little uphill. A wonderful larch forest welcomes you and leads you to the starting point on the colorful meadows. Once here, you are welcome to sit down for a break and enjoy the view. You don't find a spectacle like this every day.The way back is first via the same path, then via Gleins and Mieders to the valley station of the Serlesbahn. Alternatively, you can also hike back to the mountain station the same way and let yourself “fly” down into the valley.

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    Intermediate
    01:53
    3.73 mi
    2.0 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you love to stand on the shore of a lake, soak up your strength and enjoy the silence around it, then we have a special tour for you: Lake Obernberg is located at around 1,600 meters above sea level, in the middle of the wild and romantic Obernbergtal nature reserve . It is a popular destination for locals and vacationers. Rightly.The hike begins at the Waldesruh car park at the end of the valley in Obernberg. Directly in front of the inn, the path branches off to the left towards the lake. The wide path soon becomes a path that leads you through idyllic nature and past traditional alpine pastures to the former inn at the beginning of the lake.The actual lake tour begins here. The deep blue water, the wooden bridge, the Maria am See chapel and the proud mountains that frame the whole spectacle - you will enjoy it! If you have provisions with you, you can spread out your picnic blanket on the way and let the picturesque surroundings work on you. Once you have completed the round, you return to Obernberg on the same route.

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    Intermediate
    03:00
    5.06 mi
    1.7 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Rushing tides and mirror-smooth lake water - this tour consists of wonderful contrasts. From the wild Ötztaler Ache to one of the oldest nature reserves in Tyrol, the quiet Piburg Lake. In between through beautiful forest. But first things first.It starts at the community car park in Oetz. You walk along the raging Ötztaler Ache to the impressive Wellerbrücke. After you have crossed it and have been amazed at the power of the Ache, the path begins to climb. A fairytale forest path takes you to the east bank of the Piburger See.You walk a short distance along the south bank, then you have to overcome a few meters in altitude. At the Seejöchl at 1,047 meters you can enjoy a wonderful view before you descend to Piburg and finally get back to the lakeshore past an old mill. The Gasthaus Seehäusl also invites you to take a break here. Then it goes straight back to Oetz.

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    Intermediate
    03:01
    3.59 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour offers you autumn sights non-stop. And it starts right away: From the starting point in Eng, you walk towards Ahornboden. You reach it after only a few meters and find yourself in the midst of ancient trees that were particularly beautifully colored at the time.But it goes on just as nicely. You continue on a forest path to the Eng-Alm. Once there, turn left and cross the Rissbach. What now follows are dreamy paths over alpine meadows and a little later a panoramic path that leads you in the partly wooded up and down to the Binsalm.At the nice Alm with its large sun terrace, it's time to take a break! The dishes that await you here are delicious, you can let your gaze wander from the 1,500 meters above the autumn-colored Enger Tal and the proud Karwendel Mountains. When you are ready, the descent is via a forest path through the rush ditch and to the starting point.

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    Intermediate
    02:24
    3.64 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,100 ft
    25 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wild, almost six kilometers long and hard to beat in terms of impressive views - that is the Tiefenbachklamm. Located between Kramsach and Brandenberg, it promises you a truly unforgettable nature experience. But one thing at a time.The entrance to the gorge and the tour is on Aschauer Straße. The path leads along the road, where you get further and further from the wide valley into the narrow, deep gorge. The nature of the path is also changing: the initially wider path soon becomes a well-secured path. It leads you - steadily high above the Brandenberger Ache - to the highest point of the gorge. From the platform, which opens up here just under one and a half kilometers after the entrance, you can enjoy a spectacular view.The gorge narrows a little, then opens again. You stand in front of the Tiefenbachklamm snack station, which is surrounded by lush alpine meadows instead of rushing water. A change of scene that suits you and your growling stomach. Once you've strengthened yourself, all that's missing is the ascent to Brandenberg. From there a bus will take you to the starting point in Kramsach. Alternatively, you can also hike back through the gorge.

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    Intermediate
    03:58
    8.45 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Magnificent alpine meadows, brightly colored slopes and a rustic hut - this is what awaits you on this tour through the picturesque Winkeltal. Because the wide forest path only climbs slightly, the tour is also ideal as a family outing.It starts at the parking lot at the Reiterstube snack station in the Winkeltal, very close to Ausservillgraten. A wide gravel path, which always leads along the bubbling Winkeltalbach, leads you directly into the valley. Alternating between colorful alpine meadows and wooded terrain. You come first to the uncultivated Mooshofalm, then to the Niederbrugger Alm, an Arnbach crossing and about two and a half kilometers later finally to the Lackenkammeralm.The last alpine pasture that awaits you is finally managed. Your destination, the Volkzeiner Hütte, could hardly be more idyllic: At 1,886 meters, framed by the peaks of the Villgraten mountains, it invites you to take a break with great views. You then choose the same route back to the starting point.

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    Intermediate
    02:23
    4.25 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Wolfsklamm lives up to its name: the water that pounds through the rock faces here with full force inspires respect. Overall, the hike through the water gorge near Stans in the Inn Valley is easy to walk and not too long - an unforgettable experience for the whole family.It starts in the heart of Stans. A signposted path leads you from the visitor parking lot directly into the impressive gorge. The path starts leisurely, but soon increases. A total of 354 gorge steps have to be mastered on the nearly seven-kilometer round tour. The (safe) proximity to the water and the spectacular rock formations ensure that you don't really notice it. With the last step you finally reach a calm stream bed and thus the perfect place for a break or to cool off your stressed legs in the freezing cold water.It follows a short stretch through sparse forest. Then the look up - it reveals the St. Georgenberg monastery enthroned on the rock. The oldest place of pilgrimage in Tyrol is now home to a rustic inn, where delicacies from the region are served. But the strengthening has to be deserved: It's uphill a bit, then you have to pass a wooden bridge to reach the monastery. The way back is first on the same path as on the ascent, at the crossroads then over the bridge and finally following a wide pilgrim path to the starting point.

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    Intermediate
    02:43
    5.97 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A wonderful natural spectacle in every season - that is the Pfundser Tschey. In spring a white-purple sea of crocuses, an orchid paradise in summer and now in autumn a single yellow-gold play of fire from the larches. This tour takes you straight into the unique high valley in the Tyrolean Oberland.You start at the last parking lot above Greit. A gate guards the wonderful Pfundser Tschey. Hiking trail number 7 leads you through the high valley, which is mainly known for its countless small hay barns and cookery huts. A path that can also be mastered with a stroller or wheelchair. And on the edge of which a very specific building soon catches the eye: the white Maria Schnee chapel.So you hike there to the highest point of the valley, where you turn left and descend to the (not managed) Karlhütte. It lies above the Platzbach and marks the point on the tour where you turn back and walk along the same path back to the starting point.Tip: There are no places to stop for refreshments on the way. The wide meadows of the high valley are perfect for a picnic you bring along.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    63.5 mi
  • Duration
    38:44 h
  • Elevation
    14,350 ft

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