Hiking in the Kaunertal

On foot through the nature park and glacier region

Summer and hiking lifts - open again from 29th May 2020
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in the Kaunertal & Fendels
Summer experiences
For families & children
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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
- 10:00
Tour of the Alps 2021

Die Tiroler Etappenorte 2021
Die Tiroler Streckenführung der Tour of the Alps 2021 ist der perfekte Mix zwischen radsportspezifischer Tradition und neuen Impulsen. Bereits zum dritten Mal ist Innsbruck Etappenort der Tour of the Alps, sowohl als Zielort der ersten Etappe als auch als Startort der zweiten. Neueinsteiger sind das Kaunertal, welches mit Feichten den Zielort der zweiten Etappe stellt, sowie Imst, als Startort der dritten Etappe.

Wanderung durch den Gallruthstollen

Geführte Wanderung mit unserem Wanderführer durch einen alten Bewässerungsstollen zur Gallruthalm. Der Retourweg führt über den Panoramaweg von der Gallruthalm zur Falkaunsalm. 

Stollen geöffnet!

Sternennächte erwandern im Kaunertal

Eintauchen in die Weite des Universums inmitten einer atemberaubenden Naturkulisse bei Nacht.  Sterne schauen am dunkelsten Ort Österreichs. Termine im August & Anfang September

- 20:00
Mondspecial - Vollmondwanderung

Eintauchen in die Weite des Universums inmitten einer atemberaubenden Naturkulisse bei Nacht. Ausgestattet mit Teleskop machen wir uns auf den Weg zu den Ögghöfen in Feichten. Bei den alten Bauernhäusern aus dem 16. Jahrhundert beobachten wir den Vollmond. Und wer weiß, vielleicht entdecken wir ja sogar das eine oder andere Lebenszeichen auf dem Mond!

Events & Veranstaltungen

Knappensteig Wanderung
Für Kraxler geht´s hoch hinauf
Green Days 2021

Flowige Trails, atemberaubendes Bergpanorama und Spaß mit Freunden: 

Girodays 2021

Nauders krönt Radsport-Kaiser

Girodays 2021 von 20.06. - 27.06.2021 


Race Across The Alps

RATA mit Start und Ziel in Nauders. 

- 19:00

Auch in diesem Jahr gibt es im Rahmen Girodays am Freitag Abend, 25. Juni, wieder ein spektakuläres “Nightrace” in Nauders. 

- 06:00

Der Radsport-Klassiker im Dreiländereck.

Events & Veranstaltungen

- 10:00

Die altehrwürdigen Gemäuer von Altfinstermünz laden am 13. Mai 2021 zum Mittelalterfest

- 08:00
Tschingls 3D Bogensportturnier 2021

Das 8. Turnier des Bogensportclub Pfunds findet am 15. Mai 2021 in der Parcoursanlage Tschingls statt.

Detaillierte Infos zum Turnier und zum Programm finden Sie unter www.bogensport-pfunds.at.


Juni Bluama Zeit

von 01. Juni bis 30. Juni 2021

Um unseren Gästen die Bedeutung, Nachhaltigkeit und Schönheit der Wiesen in den Alpen näher zu bringen, wird der Juni im Tiroler Oberland zum „Wiesenmonat“ erklärt. Gäste können an geführten Wanderungen zum Thema Wiesen, an Führungen in Betrieben und auf Almen teilnehmen und Landwirte auf deren Höfen besuchen. Die Wiesen in den Alpen sind etwas Besonderes, vor allem im Frühsommer, wenn die zahlreichen Kräuter und bunte Blumen blühen. Highligt des Wiesenmonats ist das Wiesenfest, bei dem es neben Musik und zahlreichen Ständen von regionalen Produzenten auch einen Infos zur Insekten - und Pflanzenbestimmung geben wird. 



  • Actiontime 1: 05.07.2021 - 11.07.2021

  • Actiontime 2: 02.08.2021 - 08.08.2021

Salomon 4 Trails 2021

Die beliebten SALOMON 4 Trails für Trailrunner & Wanderer gehen vom 07. Juli – 10. Juli 2021 auf das zweite Teilstück Richtung Gardasee.

Events & Veranstaltungen

Führungen Schafwollfabrik Frauns
Bogenschießen Anfängerkurs
- 20:30