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Nature experiences around the Winter Hiking Village Kartitsch

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Nature experiences around the Winter Hiking Village Kartitsch

Hiking Collection by Osttirol

9

Tours

18:54 h

30.2 mi

5,275 ft

Situated at 4,444 feet (1,356 meters) above sea level, the altitude of this village ensures snow, as well as being one of the places with the most hours of sunshine in Austria. Kartitsch in East Tyrol is located in one of the most beautiful high valleys of the Alps and is the first official winter hiking village in Austria. This idyllic mountaineering village fulfills all your desires for near-natural winter experiences. While you're here, one thing is guaranteed: awesome seasonal hiking. On a total of nine certified winter hiking trails you can explore the picturesque mountain landscape around Kartitsch. All signposted routes are maintained and cleared throughout the winter to enable you to hike effortlessly through the snow-covered winter landscape.

You'll stomp over snow-covered meadows and winter forests and you'll come into harmony with the quiet and sleeping nature. The authentic mountain village of Kartitsch in the East Tyrolean Gailtal is the ideal base for your personal winter hikes.

During the winter hikes the focus is entirely on experiencing nature - along the hiking trails you will find only simple, winterproof resting places, which are also available in summer for hikers. For a cozy stop, there are inns and huts along the hiking routes or in the small villages around Kartitsch.

The guided tours on the winter hiking trails are particularly beautiful: Twice a week, you can dive even deeper into the winter nature, because the guides know every secret of their mountains and forests. On Wednesdays, torchlight and lantern hikes also provide a rustic romantic experience — including a steaming cup of hot punch.

You can find even more inspiration at the Tyrolean winter wall specialists: tirol.at/reisefuehrer/sport/winterwandern

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  • Difficult
    05:22
    7.09 mi
    1.3 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Dorfberg is the local mountain of Kartitsch. This circular walk leads you from Kartitscher district St. Oswald on a developed winter hiking trail in the direction of Dorfberg. On the circular route you will enjoy beautiful, quiet larch forests and magnificent views of the mountain peaks of the Carnic

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  • Intermediate
    01:03
    2.48 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The winter hike Wiesenweg connects Kartitsch with the tranquil district of St. Oswald. The path runs over wide, snowy mountain meadows and accordingly you enjoy a wonderful panoramic view on this tour. The best thing about the hike: in St. Oswald, the Gasthaus Dorfberg awaits you for a leisurely break

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  • Easy
    01:41
    2.57 mi
    1.5 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Winklertal is the main hiking valley of Kartitsch. In summer, hikers climb through the picturesque valley to the Obstansersee and the hut of the same name. In the deep winter, however, this path is snow-covered, but on our round trip you can explore the peaceful valley in the snow.

    

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  • Easy
    01:55
    4.11 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Innerland circular walk combines wonderful panoramic views of the Gailtal and the Carnic Alps with quiet and enchanted hiking trails through snowy mountain forests.

    

    From the district of Rauchenbach you wander across a snowy mountain meadow. Soon you reach the edge of the forest, where the hiking path

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    3.16 mi
    1.4 mph
    675 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kartitscher district Hollbruck is famous for its pilgrimage church and for the untouched, surrounding nature. Even in winter, there are various hiking trails to explore this area extensively.

    

    Starting from Hollbruck, you hike across open, snowy meadows to the south in the direction of Hollbrucker

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  • Easy
    01:03
    2.25 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    South of Kartitsch, several quiet valleys stretch between the foothills of the Carnic Ridge. The Erschbaumer Valley is one of the most beautiful of these valley landscapes and can be visited on a leisurely winter hike.

    

    From Kartitsch you walk through an open winter landscape to the east. Soon the winter

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  • Easy
    00:54
    1.45 mi
    1.6 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short circular walk follows the Gailbach over the snow-covered meadows around Kartitsch and offers you a beautiful view of the wintry Gailtal.

    

    Your round trip starts in the center of Kartitsch. From there, the path leads you past the village church and up to the Gailbach. You turn right and walk

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    3.50 mi
    1.5 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Schuster valley is a quiet side valley of the Gailtal valley and lies directly south of the winter hiking village Kartitsch. Even in winter you can explore the picturesque valley on a small circular walk.

    

    Leave Kartitsch heading south and cross a snowy meadow. Shortly thereafter, the trail leads you

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    3.60 mi
    1.5 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Hollbruckertalweg leads you from Hollbruck into the quiet valley of the same name. Especially in winter you can experience real seclusion and untouched nature in the Hollbrucker valley.

    

    Your hike to the valley begins in the Kartitsch hamlet Hollbruck. From the pretty pilgrimage church you follow the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    30.2 mi
  • Duration
    18:54 h
  • Elevation
    5,275 ft

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