Holidaymakers enjoy the mountain panorama of Galtür on their hiking tour

Exploring nature on foot

Hiking tours in Galtür

What could be more beautiful than exploring nature on foot – during a relaxed stroll or challenging tour through Alpine terrain? You don’t need lots of equipment to discover the region’s most beautiful lakes, forests and mountains on a hike. Take a break at a cosy mountain hut and treat yourself to a traditional Tyrolean “Brettljause” snack platter and a refreshing drink!

Hiking in the Paznaun region

the best trails and tours

The Tyrolean Alps are a paradise for hikers. With so many breathtaking peaks around you, you just want to put on your hiking boots and start to explore. The Paznaun region offers numerous hiking trails only waiting to be discovered, with 21 easy and more challenging tours in Galtür and an additional 19 trails in Ischgl. In addition, there are plenty more trails and tours in Kappl and See, offering you a hiker’s paradise of 49 tours throughout the entire Paznaun region.

The best short hikes in Galtür

Recharging your batteries and finding relaxation while marvelling at the splendid peaks and breathing in the clean mountain air – it doesn’t take a challenging mountain hike to enjoy this kind of experience! Sometimes, all you need is a stroll, relaxed walk through the village or short hike. Enjoy your time out in nature and be inspired by Galtür’s most beautiful short hikes!

Tour 1: Lake Zeinissee and Kops reservoir

  • start and finish: Zeinis parking lot
  • duration: Lake Zeinissee round 30 minutes | Kops reservoir round 1.5 hours
  • distance: Zeinis 1.5 kilometres | Kops 4.4 kilometres

If you’re only looking for a quick tour, we recommend the picturesque circular walk around Lake Zeinissee. Situated at 1,820 metres above sea level, this short hike is a charming and impressive experience! If you prefer a more relaxed stroll, why not take a walk around Kops reservoir? The hike takes about 1.5 hours and is also suitable for pushchairs. It’s also possible to combine the two tours – a great opportunity to experience nature and recharge your batteries!

Tour 2: Sonnenkogel

  • start and finish: Galtür village square
  • duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • distance: 4 kilometres (5 kilometres if you take the route back via Tschaffein)

Narrow meadow paths take you up to the Sonnkogel, a small hilltop above Galtür. During the short, 200-metre ascent you’re rewarded with splendid views of the pyramidal landmark mountains of Galtür: the Gorfenspitze (2,558 metres) and the Ballunspitze (2,671 metres). On your way back, you can either take the same route or a detour via Tschaffein.

Our tip: The huge mountains are particularly impressive during sunrise and sunset! 

Tour 3: Silvretta reservoir at Bielerhöhe

  • start and finish: Bielerhöhe
  • duration: 1.5 hours
  • distance: 7 kilometres

The Silvretta reservoir is a true gem of the Tyrolean Alps. The drive up the legendary Silvretta High-Alpine Road is an experience in itself. Once you have reached the Bielerhöhe, you’re rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks. A walk around the reservoir should be on top of your holiday list! 

Tour 4: Steinmannli in Jamtal valley

  • start and finish: Jamtal Hut
  • duration: app. 45 minutes
  • distance: 1 kilometre

Marvel at the three-thousand-metre mountains of the “blue Silvretta” and enjoy the best views from “Steinmannli”, a two-metre stone figure towering high above Jamtal Hut. You can reach the “Mannli” in about 45 minutes from the hut.

By the way: Jamtal Hut can be reached on foot (in about 2.5 hours from Galtür) or by taking the Jamtal taxi. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the Tourism Office of Galtür.

Tour 5: Jamtal valley

  • start and finish: Galtür village square
  • duration: app. 1 hour 
  • distance: 3.5 kilometres

End your day with a beautiful, romantic hike to Jamtal valley! Starting from Galtür’s village square, a short ascent takes you towards Jamtal valley. Passing by Alpe Egg on the way out of the valley, a forest road on the other side of the stream takes you back to the village centre, accompanied by marvellous views of the mighty Jamtalferner.