Hiking trails in the Kaunertal

Shortcuts to magnificent experiences in the Ötztal Alps

There are many different ways to hike the Kaunertal!

Want to explore the Tyrolean mountains on foot? Nowhere is this more beautiful than in the nature park and glacier region. And in countless ways: from panoramic routes to alpine high-altitude trails to hiking trails for long-distance hikes that last several days.

You'll find a network of trails here that is hard to beat for variety. So what are you waiting for? Come to this one-of-a-kind valley paradise and get hiking!

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Enjoy the panorama of the Tyrolean mountains

Wildly romantic mountain landscapes as far as the eye can see! Best experienced in the Kaunertal on one of the many panoramic and high-altitude trails. Idyllic gems and crystal-clear mountain lakes are just waiting to be discovered by nature lovers. A hike to Verborgener See is particularly appealing. Running along or just above the tree line, it is easy uphill and down, with the majestic peaks of the Glockturmkamm always in sight. 

Once you arrive at this hidden lake after the three-hour climb, you'll be rewarded with a stunning view and intense play of colours.

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The Dr Angerer High Trail as a challenge with many views

The longest and most demanding hike in the nature park and glacier region for many mountain lovers is the Dr Angerer High Trail. From the Falkaunsalm, ambitious holidaymakers can reach the finish 8.2 km away at the Verpeilalm and a difference in altitude of 718 m. You should plan around seven to eight hours for the hike. It's well worth the time.

The first section from the Falkaunsalm to the Gallruthalm is easy to handle. Only then does the difficult part begin via Gsall on your way to Verpeilalm. At least the breath-taking views over the valley and up to the Weißseespitze compensate for the physical effort! This route is only for hikers with mountain experience, although you can always descend from the individual stages to the valley. 

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Distance hiking in the nature park and glacier region

Are you looking to make your own personal mountain pilgrimage in Tyrol? Then your search is over: the Kaunergrat circuit is perfect for long-distance hikes of varying lengths (3, 5, or 7 days), depending on your personal goal. In most cases, the routes start at the Kaunergrat Nature Park Museum. 

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A quick overview of all the Kaunertal hiking routes

35 of the most beautiful hiking trails take you to the most picturesque places of this valley in Tyrol You can choose among 11 easy, 16 moderate, and 8 difficult routes. The overview provides information about the difficulty, the expected walking time, the change in altitude, and the length of each route. 

Choose from the following varied suggestions and get ready to start hiking the Kaunertal soon: 

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Hiking and summit tours

Talwanderweg Kaunertal
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295m | 2,5h
Start: Infobüro Kaunertal
Ende: Infobüro Kaunertal
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620m | 4,5h | 8,6km
Start: Stausee, 2,5 km südlich der Staumauer
Ende: Gepatschhaus
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722m | 2,5km
Start: Unterhäuser
Ende: Gsallalm
Gamsköpfe 2.807 m
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948m | 4,5h | 3,7km
Start: Fendels Sattele
Ende: Gamsköpfe
Über das Wallfahrtsjöchl vom Kaunertal ins Pitztal
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1692m | 13,6km
Start: Parkplatz Wallfahrtskirche Kaltenbrunn
Ende: Eggenstall (St. Leonhard-Pitztal)
Langetsberg (1.900 m)
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684m | 3h | 5,1km
Start: Vergötschen
Ende: Langetsberg
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1131m | 6h | 4,3km
Start: Gepatschhaus
Ende: Ölgrubenjoch
Rund um den Gepatsch Stausee
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164m | 1h | 6,6km
Start: Staumauer Gepatsch Stausee
Ende: Staumauer Gepatsch Stausee
Dr. Angerer Höhenweg
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830m | 5,5h | 10,6km
Start: Falkaunsalm
Ende: Verpeilalm
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774m | 3,7km
Start: Verpeilhütte
Ende: Madatschferner

Climate guide - a hiking guide with "added value"

Tour tips book

From the dry sunny slopes up to the glaciated peaks and Karen, there is an attractive hiking area with a great variety of tours. But the idyll is crumbling: the landscape formed by the ice ages is changing due to the progressive climate change. And not all consequences of the rise in temperature are as clearly visible as the glacial melt or periods of drought.

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 concrete tips on choosing a route combine to form a "hiking guide with added value". The tour tips book is available together with the hiking map in the Kaunertal information office.

Security in the Tyrolean mountains

Do you know the difference between a hiking trail and a mountain trail? The following video explains the differences in Tyrol between hiking trails and mountain trails.