Activities galore

Active summer holidays in Galtür

Summertime in Galtür is full of variety, pleasure, relaxation, adventures and sporty challenges. Conquer the surrounding mountain peaks, climb to new heights or whizz down the mountains with your bike. Whatever tickles your fancy – Galtür offers holiday fun without limits! See for yourself and experience active holidays in the Paznaun region …

Weekly programme Summer 2021

Holiday fun without limits with the Silvretta Card

The perfect companion for active holidays! Benefit from great discounts and offers with the Silvretta Card and enjoy your holiday in the Paznaun region even more! For instance, hop on the local summer buses or cable cars and lifts for free and explore the region your way. 

Hike, explore & enjoy

Galtür is a paradise for hikers. The region surrounding the Silvretta and Verwall mountain ranges boasts numerous hiking trails and natural highlights. Whether you’re a nature lover or alpinist, young or young at heart, 250 kilometres of well-groomed hiking trails will make every passionate hiker’s heart beat faster. Take a look at our interactive panoramic map to find your favourite trail and the most inviting mountain huts …

You can’t wait to explore the region’s hiking trails? Come to Galtür and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful nature far away from the hustle and bustle. Find out more about hiking in Galtür. 

Event tip: As a special gourmet highlight, the “kulinarische Jakobsweg” (culinary hike) combines mouth-watering delicacies with splendid mountain views!

Climbing and bouldering in Galtür

on top of the world

You’re a mountain-loving outdoor enthusiast looking for a new adventure? Galtür is a paradise for climbers and the perfect place to experience the impressive peaks of the Tyrolean mountains from up close.

Whether you’re a fan of vie ferrate, boulders or high-rope courses  – the mountains of Galtür offer the perfect adventure for every boulderer or climber. If you prefer indoor climbing, we recommend dropping by at the boulder hall of the Alpinarium museum. 

Our tip: As part of the summer outdoor programme, there is a weekly climbing and bouldering course with experienced mountain guides. The course is suitable for adults as well as children!

Exploring the Silvretta mountain world with your bike

Welcome to Galtür, welcome to bikers’ paradise! Countless mountain bike trails of all difficulty levels wind up to the most picturesque mountain huts and pastures of the Tyrolean Alps. The region is dotted with challenging ascents, thrilling descents and varied trails for all tastes. What’s more, there are plenty of maps, GPS data and other services to make your cycling adventure in Galtür even better! Find out more!

Silvapark Galtür in summer

the 5 sectors

Sector 01 - Zwergerlwelt

Games and a lot of fun are waiting for our little ones. On the hunter’s path you will learn a lot of exciting things about our nature and its alpine animals. And if you listen carefully you might hear the whistling of the marmots.

01-01 hunter's path 

Why does the ibex climb so well? Where is the fox hiding in winter? And how far can an eagle fly? On the hunter’s path you are able to follow the paths of the alpine mountains.

  • starting point: summit station 
  • finish: Kops reservoir
  • duration: approx. 1,5 h
  • altitude difference: 174 m

 


 

Sector 02 - Adventure land 

Go up vertically and find the treasures? Adventures are waiting for you here!

 

02-01 Geocaching

On our treasure hunt in the SILVAPARK area you can explore a lot of new things.
Here you will also find an adventurous way though the beautiful mountain landscape with the CPS-devices. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed.
You will get the devices and start coordinates  at the valley station.

02-02 Kid's Blocks

You always wanted to climb up the wall like spiderman? In our Kid’s Blocks you have the opportunity to try it. Bouldering is climbing at jump height - without ropes but you get secured with crash pads on the ground.
So, how high can you get?

Sector 03 - A place for heroes

 
climbing & mountaineering

This SILVAPARK via ferrata is an exciting challenge. The original rock-climbing path is classified as medium to difficult. The difficulties are mostly B/C, but at two points the via ferrata has also C/D. The trail leads climbers through a north face to the summit, where an impressive view of the glacier world of the Silvretta and on the Rätikon is waiting for you. Beginners can use the services of experienced mountain guides and alpine schools in Galtür.

On the backside of the Alpinarium Galtür there is the largest natural rock-climbing wall in Austria.
A unique climbing experience! There is also an indoor boulder wall.

03-01 Via ferrata "Little Ballun"

The Little Ballun via ferrata is a highlight for children and families.
Most sections have a difficulty level of A/B, that’s why the via ferrata is perfect for kids aged eight and above.
Good to know: Although the prehistoric via ferrata is perfectly secured, you should have basic climbing experience as well as plenty of strength and stamina to tackle this route. Bring appropriate equipment such as a helmet, harness, via ferrata set and solid footwear and don’t forget to pack enough to eat and drink especially when climbing with children.

03-02 Via ferrata "Silvapark"

  • Start: summit station – follow the directions
  • Access to the wall: Follow the marked path to the Ballunspitzbahn mountain station. From the marked junction follow the path to under the rocks.

03-03 Climbing tour to the Ballunspitze (2. 671m) via northeast gradient or northeast flank
 

  • start: mountain station – follow the signs
  • day tour: Difficulty level III – IV


For personal assistance from our experienced mountain guides, please contact the mountain guide office in Galtür

Sector 04 - Boulderpark 

8 Sectors – 160 Boulder. There could not be more climbing fun. Bouldering is climbing at jump height- without ropes but you get secured with crash pads on the ground. In the boulder area Silvapark there are 8 sectors with more than 160 routes. There are routes for beginners and pros. Feature: the “Anam Cara” with a difficulty level of 8c it is one of the trickiest boulders of the world.

Sector 05 - Wo(a)nderland 

A range of ways lead you through the beautiful mountain landscape. You are not just staying fit when you are hiking you also get away from everyday life and enjoy the alpine beauty.
Here you recharge your batteries and with a little attention you will discover small and large natural beauties behind every turn. Our hiking and mountain guides will guide you safely through the Alps and will lead you to the most beautiful places. Hiking maps can be purchased at the cable car station and at the tourist office.

05-01 Kops reservoir - Zeinisjoch (1.822m)

difficulty level: red and blue
walking time: approx. 1,5 h
starting point: summit station
description: suitable for pram

05-02 Breitspitze (2.196m)

difficulty level: red
walking time: approx. 2 h
starting point: summit station

05-03 Breitspitze - Vallüla lake (2.165m) - Vallüla Alpe - Zeinisjoch

day-walk: marking up to the Breitspitze
starting point: summit station

05-04 summit tour with a mountain guide to Ballunspitze (2.671m)

Along the marked path towards Kops reservoir and Breitspitze. From the marked junction follow the path to under the rocks and along the tracks. Some places are secured with tread plates and handles. The summit cross is about 10 m below the main summit and can only be reached by climbing (summit book under the rock of the cross – please stow away again). A fabulous view of the village! Return either the same way or by descending the gravel channel to the northwest to the Kops reservoir.

  • difficulty level: black
  • start: summit station

Lakes and swimming pools in Galtür

Wild or serene, warm or cold – the lakes and pools of Galtür offer refreshing experiences for all water lovers! There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than taking a quick dip in one of the region’s picturesque mountain lakes. Or how about a fun visit to Galtür’s indoor experience pool to whizz down thrilling water slides or play with your little ones in the children’s pool? No matter the weather – there’s always the perfect spot for water lovers in Galtür.

Run through the mountains

Put on your running shoes and conquer the varied terrain and challenging mountain trails of Galtür! Whether you’re young or young at heart, a hobby runner or marathon expert – get your extra dose of fresh Tyrolean mountain air and discover the most beautiful running trails of Galtür!

Don’t miss this running event! The Silvretta Run 3000 takes place every year during summer, attracting marathon experts and hobby runners to the beautiful Paznaun region. Push your limits and fight for a prize money of 12,000 Euro!

Plenty of action in Galtür

You’re looking for a bit of action? You would like to try something new, like horseback riding or fishing? In Galtür, you’re spoilt for choice!

  • Fishing and angling: What could be more beautiful than fishing in crystal-clear water, surrounded by high-alpine mountains? Cast your hook at the Kops or Silvretta reservoir or Lake Zeinissee and soak up the unique atmosphere!
  • Horseback riding: Discover the beauty of horseback riding! The equestrian farms of Galtür offer a wide range of courses, ranging from children’s riding lessons to vaulting for beginners and private or group lessons. 
  • Paragliding: You always wanted to soar high above the Alps and see the Paznaun region from above? Paragliding in Tyrol is a fun and thrilling experience!
  • Tennis and squash: Galtür offers great opportunities for your holiday workout, ranging from exciting tennis matches to fun squash sessions at the local Sports and Culture Centre.
  • Canyoning and rafting: Whitewater adventures, breathtaking views and plenty of action: Experience the mountain landscapes of Tyrol from a different perspective during a canyoning or rafting trip! The trained and qualified guides of Sportcamp Tirol will take you on an unforgettable ride on Galtür’s wildest streams …