Born to run … through the Paznaun region

Running in Galtür

You don’t need much to go running. Simply put on your running shoes and the trails in and around Galtür become your personal al fresco gym. A gentle stroll, brisk walk, long jog or demanding trail run – the choice is all yours. 

Did you know that Galtür’s high-altitude location takes a bit of getting used to but has positive effects on your performance and well-being? Consequently, the Paznaun region is a great place to train for an upcoming race. 

The most beautiful running routes in and around Galtür

Young or young-at-heart, hobby or marathon runner – Galtür offers perfect conditions for all types of running fans. Long valley runs or challenging mountain trails – there’s the perfect route for everyone, topped off with plenty of fresh, clean Tyrolean mountain air. Discover the best running routes in Galtür:

a challenging 30 kilometres 

Characteristics and trail conditions
30 kilometres and 800 vertical metres leading from the valley entrance all the way to Galtür. With a continuous incline up to 1,600 metres, this trail takes a fair amount of endurance and fitness. Passing by the holiday resorts of See, Kappl and Ischgl, alternating asphalt, gravel and forest trails take you to the picturesque higher mountain villages.

Runner’s tip: If you start the tour from Galtür, you can cut down the altitude difference to a more pleasant 290 vertical metres. What’s more, you can take the bus back to the starting point at both ends of the trail.

Route 
Cable car valley station of See – valley trail – Sesselebene – Kappl Dorf – Versahl – Ischgl – Mathon – Tschaffein –Galtür village square

21 kilometres of mountain views

Characteristics and trail conditions
Stamina required! The Paznaun half-marathon covers a distance of 21 kilometres and 380 vertical metres. The run starts at Ischgl and takes you along the Trisanna river towards Mathon. Following a short forest trail between Valzur and Piel, the route continues towards Galtür. Your reward? Fantastic views of Galtür’s landmark mountains Gorfenspitze and Ballunspitze!

Route
Valley station of Silvrettabahn cable car - recycling yard - Mathon - Piel - Außertschaffein – panoramic trail Galtür - Tschaffein - Mathon wildlife park – back via Talweg & Mathias Schmid Weg

mountain views at 2,165 metres

Characteristics and trail conditions
19 kilometres, 600 vertical metres and splendid views of the mighty Jamtal glacier – what more could you want from a run? The route up to Jamtal hut is a panoramic tour for fit runners. Starting in Galtür, an asphalt road takes you up to Menta Alm. From there, follow the gravel path up to the hut. 

Route
Galtür village square - towards Jamtal - Menta Alm - Scheiben Alm – Jamtal hut – back on the same trail

Event tip: Silvretta Run 3000! 
Every summer, marathon fans and ambitious hobby runners flock to the Paznaun region to be part of the year’s big running highlight. The Silvretta Run 3000 features three trail running routes (small, medium and hard) and has competitors fighting for a prize money of EUR 12,000. Don’t miss this spectacular runner’s event and book your marathon spot right away!

You still haven’t got enough of running? Take a look at our interactive trail map to see all running routes of the Paznaun region!