Welcome back! – Day hikes around St. Anton
© TVB St. Anton am Arlberg | Foto: Patrick Bätz
Welcome to St. Anton, welcome to the Tyrolean Alps. Finally out into nature and the mountains again, up to rugged peaks and breathe in fresh mountain air — this summer your mountain experience will be something very special. Our entire region — from Pettneu to Flirsch and Strengen — has been dressed up after a few weeks of absolute peace and quiet, making this year's mountain summer a unique experience. "We are here for you — emotionally and full of anticipation!"
Now it's time to put on your hiking boots and stroll in the Alps again. We’ve put together 12 fantastic hikes for you here. You will head up into the lofty heights around the Arlberg, sometimes following a comfortable hut route or a more demanding mountain trail. With each step through the beautiful west of Austria, you can expect fun, stunning nature and many culinary delights that are typical to the region. Far away from hectic cities, you are transported to a mountainous idyll with nothing but the infinitely soothing silence of the Alps in your ears.
Around St. Anton, there are over 186 miles (300 km) of marked hiking trails waiting to be discovered by you. Sometimes our routes start directly in the center of the village and therefore only a stone's throw away from your accommodation. In other cases, the bus will take you through the scenic landscape to your starting point. And, sometimes you "fly" to the start by cable car.
Climb peaks, swim in mountain lakes and taste the region’s culinary delights – nothing is missing when you hike on the Arlberg. At the end of your visit, you will realize that few areas offer such varied nature – have fun discovering it!
The Putzen-Alpe (also called Putzenalm) is a popular alpine pasture for excursions. Located at an altitude of 1,700 meters in the middle of the Lechtal Alps, you should expect about four hours and about 600 meters of altitude for the round tour to the Alm and back - starting from St. Anton. Thanks to the easily accessible paths, the tour is also perfect for sporty families - if the parents are fit, even with a small child in the nursery.
This day tour lives up to its name. It first leads you through the idyllic Moostal, past dreamlike vantage points and always along the Moosbach, which ripples peacefully. Then via the Alpenrosenweg, which ensures that the nature up here mainly shows up in the color red. As a reward, you finally look towards the Rendl Alm, which welcomes you with homemade Tyrolean specialties and a magnificent view.
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The Darmstadt hut is a DAV shelter in the Verwall group, which with its red and white shutters offers a nice color change to the stone gray of its surrounding rocks. It is the destination of your tour today.A tour that has it all by the way. On a little over 24 kilometers (there and back) you master almost 1,100 meters of altitude. But let me tell you one thing: it pays off!
A magical lake, two wonderful valleys, a modern refuge, wild brooks and the all-dominating summit of the 3,056 meter high patteriol are the highlights of the hike from St. Anton am Arlberg to the Konstanzer hut.You start your hike in the center of St. Anton and hike in the direction of the Rosanna Gorge. This part - along the tirelessly rippling Rosanna - is particularly beautiful thanks to the framing, untouched nature.
The tour to the famous Kaltenberghütte begins in summerly dreamy St. Christoph, just at the height of the Arlberg Pass. Running on the border between Tyrol and Vorarlberg - and thus combining the best of two federal states - the circular hike lets you hike a little over 16 kilometers and 800 meters in altitude. But you will hardly notice that, you will encounter some wonderfully natural highlights on the way.
The day tour from Kapall via the Leutkirchen hut to the Kaiserjochhaus takes you into the film-like slopes above the Stanzertal. You hike over proud heights, alpine meadows peppered with alpine flowers and past traditional huts. In total there are almost 17 kilometers, but more depth than altitude meters in front of you. Because: right at the start of the tour, the Kapall cable car saves you from laborious ascent meters.
This almost eight-kilometer hike has it all: you master almost 1,200 vertical meters on the way from Pettneu to the Edmund-Graf hut. But do not worry, the beautiful landscape through which you wander, always compensates.You leave Pettneu and walk steadily uphill. After a good four kilometers, you will pass the Malfonalpe. Ideal to take a break for refreshment. On the terrace you can gather energy for the remaining ascent with an excellent Kaiserschmarren.
This 15-kilometer circular walk takes you from the peaceful village of Flirsch up to the green alpine meadows of the Ganatschalm. 840 vertical meters you master on the first eight kilometers, but the magnificent landscape rewards you for it.You leave Flemish and wander a short distance along the banks of Rosanna. Then you cross the river and start the ascent. The path leads you through the nature reserve Mösli and you quickly get an impression of the diverse vegetation.
Time for one of the more demanding day tours around St. Anton am Arlberg. It goes for you from the mountain station of the Vallugabahn towards Kapall. A section of the Lechtaler Höhenweg, which you should not underestimate - although it is only about four kilometers long. After all, you start your hike at a proud 2,809 meters above sea level and encounter stony descents and snow fields on the way.