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Off the beaten track — day hikes in Austria’s Paznaun-Ischgl region

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Off the beaten track — day hikes in Austria’s Paznaun-Ischgl region

Hiking Collection by Paznaun - Ischgl

6

Tours

23:22 h

40.2 mi

10,850 ft

Are you looking for peace, seclusion and blissful hiking trails? Then these 6 (half) day tours in Paznaun are just right for you. Away from the well-known destinations that can be reached by cable car, we show you the real insider tips in the Tyrolean mountains in this Collection. All you need for the hikes is your own muscle power, some provisions and a camera to capture the unique mountain moments.

The starting point of the tours is one of the four valley towns Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See. Framed by mighty peaks rising more than 3,000 meters into the sky, they are all located on the banks of the Trisanna River. By the way, Paznaun is very easy to reach by car or public bus. The vantage points and alpine pastures in Paznaun are not only enticing in summer, but also in autumn. When the days are getting cooler again, the mixed forests on the valley flanks turn very colorful and you can experience fascinating views from the deserted peaks – these are usually surrounded by warming sunrays during autumnal valley fog.

The vantage points and alpine pastures in the Paznaun valley are not only enticing in late summer, but also in autumn. When the days get cooler, the mixed forests on the valley’s flanks flourish in myriad colours and you can enjoy extraordinary views from the deserted peaks. Majestic vistas bathed in warming sunshine and autumnal valley fog make for epic photographs.

Some of the hikes take you right to the top, others bring you to the most beautiful places in the valley. Both summit climbers and hikers with children will find what they are looking for in this collection. For example, you can climb from Galtür to the Piz Buin Blick at the Radsattel and enjoy an incredible panorama. Or discover the Visnitz waterfall, which plunges 30 meters into the depths. Enjoy pure tranquility on the unmanaged Durrichalpe or regional products on the managed Larein Alpe.

Cozy places to stop for refreshments such as the Larein Alpe or the Niederelbehütte will spoil you with Tyrolean specialties such as Gröstl and Schlutzkrapfen – please pay attention to the summer season of the huts, which usually lasts until the end of September. Otherwise you can simply bring your own snack, there are enough wonderful rest areas along the ways.

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    Wandertour zur Niederelbehütte – Wanderweg im Paznaun

    Difficult
    05:37
    8.60 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,525 ft
    3,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Mountain lakes, regional delicacies and pure adventure await you on this tour. You start at the Kappler village square and first walk along the municipal road and later along the forest path (number 6). Until you stand in a forest clearing in front of the Ruhestein chapel, built in 1817.

    

    At a crossroads

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  • Intermediate
    03:38
    6.99 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The village square in Mathon is the starting point of this varied circular hike. The path leads past the wildlife park and then always uphill via the gravel road or the shortcut through the forest.

    

    You hike through the shady maize forest and where the trees clear, you enjoy wide views down to the Paznaun

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    8.27 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A real insider tip is this circular hike from Kappl up to the remote Durrichalpe. From the village square in Kappl, it starts off towards the north along the Diasbach. You cross the stream and climb up to Oberhaus, from where you can enjoy the first wonderful view down into the Paznaun.

    

    A steadily rising

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    3.94 mi
    1.7 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy circular hike for the whole family starts at the village square in Kappl. From there you walk to the valley station of the mountain railway, then cross the Paznauntalstraße and the Trisanna and then start the ascent. A winding forest path takes you to the Rotweg chapel, which is located high

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  • Easy
    01:33
    3.07 mi
    2.0 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy round with a few meters in altitude starts in Galtür. From the village square it goes past the soccer field over the Trisanna. On the northern bank you will come across a small stream, which you follow across a flat meadow.

    

    With a view of the beautiful Jamtal, the hiking trail runs along the

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  • Difficult
    05:44
    9.35 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    You can reach your starting point, the Bielerhöhe at 2,037 meters, by car or bus. From there, the path runs left along the dam until shortly before the end at the signpost, a wide hiking trail branches off to the left and leads to the Bieltal with a moderate incline.

    

    You hike along the path to the creek

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    40.2 mi
  • Duration
    23:22 h
  • Elevation
    10,850 ft

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