Hiking in the Kaunertal

On foot through the nature park and glacier region

Summer and hiking lifts - daily open
Summer experiences
For families & children
Summer in the
The Kaunertal

Many hiking trails lead through Tyrol

You can walk almost every corner of the Kaunertal on a total of 250 km of trails...

From leisurely walks on the valley floor to hikes to romantic mountain huts and panoramic mountain views. The region even has 3,000 metre-plus high peaks for you to ascend: The Kaunertal offers everything you could want! 

It doesn’t matter if you're coming to Tyrol for just a few hours, a day, or an entire week. With the varied theme trails, summit tours, and multi-day long-distance hiking, you’re sure to find the right route for your adventure! 

Erlebe hohe Berge - genieße große Momente

On the right path in the nature park and glacier region

Take a relaxed walk along lush meadows. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Austrian nature park and glacier region on special themed routes. Or push yourself on a long-distance hike over several days. No matter what you imagine as the perfect hiking holiday: the Kaunertal will meet those expectations!

Hiking in Tyrol means being enchanted at every turn: come, see for yourself! Surely, this week’s hike calendar has something for you. 

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Daniel Zangerl

Hiking trails and mountain tours for every taste in Tyrol

Not only every hike, every hiker is unique. Therefore, be sure to adjust the route to your personal skills and physical condition. Want to experience very special hiking moments in the middle of the Ötztal Alps? This is possible in the Kaunertal for example on the following three tours:

  • the panoramic hike from the Aifneralm to the Falkaunsalm
  • the family hike to the Verpeilhütte
  • the hike from the Gepatsch Reservoir to the Gepatschhaus

What are you waiting for? Learn more about these and the many other hiking trails through the nature park and glacier region! 

Weitere Wanderwege in der Naturparkregion Kaunertal

NEW: Climate guide - a hiking guide with "additional value"

Even today, hikers and mountaineers not only have to study the weather forecast when planning their tours, but also consider the effects of the climatic shifts. The climate guide is therefore taking a promising path: In addition to tour suggestions in all difficulty levels, he also contains useful information about the climatic peculiarities in the Kaunertal. Facts and information, tips on the most beautiful experiences and specific tips on choosing a route combine to form a "hiking guide with addtional value". The tour tips book is available together with the hiking map in the Kaunertal information office.

Climate guide virtual tour guide
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-West Werbeagentur

Mountain huts and pastures for tasty breaks during your hike in the Kaunertal

Feeling the hike in your legs already and need a break? Or do you honestly deserve a culinary reward after reaching the summit? All along the region’s hiking trails, rustic alpine huts invite you to a well-earned rest and refreshment. Tyrolean bacon and sausage, fresh alpine cheese, fine home-made pastries: your tour through the Kaunertal is sure to be a culinary delight.

As you probably know,moving and fresh air make you hungry! Tyrolen home-style cooking tastes great at these Kaunertal huts and cottages:

  • Fendler Alm
  • Bergrestaurant Sattelklause, Fendels
  • Aifneralm
  • Falkaunsalm
  • Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum
  • Verpeilhütte
  • Café Seepanorama
  • Nassereinalm
  • Gepatschhaus
  • Bergrestaurant Weißseeferner

By the way,all of these treats are served up with an extra portion of warm-hearted hospitality!

Getting around with the hiking bus and the cable cars in summer

Almtaxi Kaunertal

Of course, hiking and mountain tours are mostly done on foot. But do you still want a lift before or after? Let someone drive you! The hiking bus will take you and your loved ones easily and comfortably to the starting point of your hike or to many of the rustic alpine huts. Advance registration required! Please register at the Kaunertal Tourist Information Office by 17:30 the day before.

Bus schedule for Almtaxi Kaunertal

Depart: 9:00 & 10:00 Kaunertal Tourist Information Office
Return: 16:00 Verpeilalm
Price: € 9.80 per person - up & down (with Kaunertal Summercard)


Depart: 9:00 Kaunertal Tourist Information Office
Return: 15:00 Aifneralm
Price: € 11.80 per person - up & down (with Kaunertal Summercard)



Depart: 9:00 & 10:00 Kaunertal Tourist Information Office
Return: 16:00 Verpeilalm
Price: € 9.80 per person - up & down (with Kaunertal Summercard)



Depart: 9:00 Kaunertal Tourist Information Office
Return: 15:00 Falkaunsalm
Price: € 11.80 per person - up & down (with Kaunertal Summercard)


Gallruth Tunnel Family Hike

  • Price valid only for guests with Nauders/Tyrolean Oberland/Kaunertal Summercard. Price without Summercard €20.00 per person/journey!



© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Beatrix Haslwanter

Wanderbus - Almtaxi


Ziel Dienstag Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Retour
Verpeilalm 09:00 Uhr
10:00 Uhr
- 09:00 Uhr
10:00 Uhr
- 16:00 Uhr
Falkaunsalm - 09:00 Uhr - - 15:00 Uhr 
- - - 09:00 Uhr 15:00 Uhr
Abfahrt: Infobüro Kaunertal - Feichten  

Preis:  - Verpeilalm € 9,80 pro Pers. (hin & retour) | Kinder € 5,80 (5 - 12 Jahre, bis 4 Jahre frei)
             - Falkaunsalm € 11,80 pro Person (hin & retour) | Kinder € 7,80 (5-12 Jahre, bis 4 Jahre frei)

Preis gilt nur mit Summercard Basic Tiroler Oberland - Preis ohne Summercard Tiroler Oberland € 20,00 pro Person (Einzelfahrt)

Anmeldung: Wanderbus verkehrt nur nach Anmeldung - verbindliche Anmeldung am Vorabend bis 17:30 Uhr im Infobüro oder bei Ihrem Gastgeber  
* Abholung bei der Falkaunsalm am Mittwoch um 15:00 Uhr bei der Aifneralm - keine Abholung an der Falkaunsalm - Wanderung Panoramaweg von der Falkaunsalm zur Aifneralm möglich  
  • Bitte beachten Sie, dass derzeit aufgrund der Covid 19 Hygienebestimmungen im Wanderbus ein Mund-Nasen-Schutz verpflichtend getragen werden muss.


Wandern mit dem Postbus

Hiking with the Postbus

You can also use public transport to cover part of your hike. This bus runs between Landeck and the Kaunertal, always accompanied by the magnificent panorama on the the Kaunertal Glacier Road.

Hiking with the postbus is possible at the following times and conditions:

Postbus schedule
AM Departures PM Departures Return from Glacier Stops
09:05  13:50 16:45 Feichten/Quellalpin
09:20 14:05 16:30 Staumauer
09:23 14:08 16:27 Hapmes
09:30 14:15 16:18 Gepatschhaus
09:32 14:17 16:15 Fernergries
09:40 14:25 16:10 Ochsenalm
09:43 14:28 16:07 Krummgampen
09:44 14:29 16:05 Weißsee
09:50 14:35 16:00 Weißseeferner/Gletscher

You can also reach some of the loveliest hikes in the Kaunertal with the mountain lifts that run in summer. Be sure to check out the Summercard GOLD! With this you pay less for the mountain lifts and various facilities or even nothing! A great offer for those who want to go take their hiking holiday in the Tyrolean nature park and glacier region to the next level. 

Busfahrplan downloaden
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Archiv Martin Frey
Your ticket for your holiday in the Kaunertal region
  • Kaunertal Summercard
  • Summercard GOLD
  • Glacier Park Card
Overview of all the discount cards for the Kaunertal

Safety in the Ötztal Alps

As with any sport, being safe is the highest priority while hiking! It's a goof thing that you can book expert guides for your hikes through the Kaunertal. More than 700 professionally trained and certified mountain guides are ready to help you and your loved ones safely reach their destination on active holidays. And we look forward to bringing you closer to the uniqueness of Austrian nature. This way, your Tyrolean mountain experiences are guaranteed to be unforgettable! 

Kaunertal Mountain Rescue, meanwhile, is on hand to help those travelling without professional support or in an emergency. You can reach them by dialling 140 or using the Bergrettung Tirol Notfall app. Simply download for free, enter your name, telephone number, and email address and, in case of an emergency, press the digital emergency button. For an international emergency, dial 112. 

Good to know:for just €28.00, you can support Kaunertal Mountain Rescue and insure your entire family against mountain accidents. Join today! 
Also take a look at the service checklists for mountain hikingdistance hiking, and family hiking.

Insights into hiking in the Kaunertal

Explore Kaunertal hiking trails interactively! The 2}Sommerpanoramaguide also gives a good overview over the hiking routes, summits, municipalities, and dining establishments in the Kaunertal. To get even more detail, check out the realistic interactive map for the nature park and glacier region. Try it now and get a head start on your hike!

Prefer something to hold in your hands?Various maps are available in the tourism offices in Feichten and Fendels and at the Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum. These not only contain all the important facts and figures on the hiking trails and bike rides, but also detailed directions. The Fendels office also offers you a personal hiking passport for €2 that you get stamped with each completed hike. Perhaps soon, you may even earn a bronze, silver, or gold Wandernadel award!

Of course, the the Kaunertal is also a popular holiday destination in winter and not just because of the Kaunertal Glacier. Read more about winter hiking and Snowshoeing in the nature park and glacier region!

Check out the Kaunertal hiking map


Accommodations for an unforgettable hiking holiday in Austria

Eating well and sweet dreams after a long day of walking... Sounds great? It is! The accommodation in Tyrol's Kaunertal not only offers outstanding comfort and service; many are also ideal starting points for various hiking trails and mountain tours. Find out now which accommodation best suits your hiking plans and book your favourite today! 

Bath, sauna, leisure
Quellalpin Kaunertal
Immersion Now

- 11:00
Langlauf Schnuppertag im Kaunertal

Bereits seit Anfang Dezember sind die Loipen in der Naturpark- und Gletscherregion bestens präpariert in Betrieb. Am 29. Jänner 2022 lädt der Skiclub Kaunertal zu einem spannenden Sporttag auf den Loipen im Kaunertal. Mit dabei sind auch wieder die Athleten vom Adidas Langlaufteam Kaunertal. Anfänger und Hobbyläufer erwarten Trainings und Tipps von den Athleten sowie ein kostenloser Materialverleih durch Sport Plankensteiner.  Auch Kinder sind herzlich willkommen.  

Nacht-Schneeschuhwanderung in Fendels

Nachtskilauf und Nachtrodeln am Winterberg Fendels


Events & Veranstaltungen

Schneeschuh Hüttentour
Schnupperkurs Schneeschuhwandern
Schneeschuh Erlebnistour
Winter Gspiar - Schneeschuhwanderung
Almdinner auf der Stieralm

GENUSS.MENÜ "Moderne trifft Tradition"


Früh aufstehen lohnt sich! Exclusiver Skigenuss und Bergfrühstück auf der Stieralm!


Wöchentliche geführte Wanderung

Rodel- und Fondueabend

Rodel- und Fondueabend auf der Lärchenalm!

Green Days 2022

Flowige Trails, atemberaubendes Bergpanorama und Spaß mit Freunden.

Events & Veranstaltungen

Skitouren - Abend
Gold of Mnozil Brass
- 20:00
Kulturwanderung Altfinstermünz
Nachtskilauf und Nachtrodeln am Winterberg Fendels

Mondschein-Picknick - unter dem Sternenhimmel

Mitten in der eisigen und tiefschwarzen Winternacht erleben Sie besondere Himmelsereignisse wie Sternschnuppennächte, Meteorschauer, Vollmonde... hautnah. Das unberührte Hochtal liegt fernab von hellbeleuchteten Städten und Lichtquellen und eignet sich daher ideal, um die tausenden funkelnden Sternbilder unter fachkundiger Anleitung zu bestaunen. Nach einer ca. halbstündigen Wanderung wartet ein knisterndes Lagerfeuer, dampfender Punsch und Glühwein auf Sie. Unsere naturpädagogischen Führer begleiten Sie an folgenden Terminen beim Picknick unterm Sternenhimmel:


Das Dreiländerskiro ist mit neuem Programm im Tiroler Oberland 2022 zurück

- 10:00

Die altehrwürdigen Gemäuer von Altfinstermünz laden zum Mittelalterfest Termin vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Covid-19 Verordnungen.

- 08:00
3D Bogensportturnier Tschingls 2022

Detaillierte Infos zum Turnier und zum Programm finden Sie unter www.bogensport-pfunds.at. Termin vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Covid-19 Verordnungen.

Events & Veranstaltungen

Familienwanderung zum Wildtiergehege Feichti
Winterwander-Bus Kobl
Bogenstadl Pfunds