Wandern im Madlein in Ischgl

Hiking in the Paznaun region

Active holidays in the Tyrolean Alps

Step by step towards holiday happiness: If you’re planning to spend your summer holidays in the picturesque Paznaun region, there’s one essential item you should bring – your hiking boots! After all, the Tyrolean mountains are considered to be one of Austria’s most beautiful hiking regions.

Why? That’s easy to see: The mountain world surrounding the holiday resorts of Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See is breathtakingly beautiful. The legendary peaks of the Silvretta, Verwall and Samnaun mountain ranges are a spectacular backdrop for top-class hiking adventures.

The best thing about it: Thanks to the extra long summer season from June to mid-October, you have plenty of time to experience one-of-a-kind hikes in the region. 
 

Hiking holidays in Tyrol: It’s all about variety

More than 1,000 kilometres of hiking trails are waiting for mountain lovers in the Paznaun. Thanks to the region’s extremely varied landscapes, there is plenty of choice, ranging from high-alpine summit tours to relaxed family hikes.

The good news: The shorter, easier trails are just as splendid as the challenging summit tours. Leisurely strolls and guided hikes offer perfect opportunities to discover the natural gems of the Paznaun.

Short and sweet or long and challenging: The region offers hikes for every taste and every pace. If you’re looking for action, you can get your blood pumping on the suspension bridges of the Idalp adventure hiking trail in Ischgl. Families love the relaxed trails around Kappl and See. And shopping lovers seize the famous “Smuggler’s circuit” for nipping over the border to Switzerland …

The fascination of water

When you’re hiking in the Paznaun region, you’re never far from water. Murmuring mountain springs, crystal-clear streams, shady gorges: All of them are invigorating companions on your hiking tours of the Paznaun.

For many, the biggest highlight are the region’s enchanting mountain lakes. The moment you set eyes on an azure blue mountain lake glistening in the sun, you will feel like you have stepped into the pages of a picture book. Sit down at the shore and enjoy the moment – it will stay with you for a long time to come!

The fascination of water can not only be experienced in high-alpine terrain though. Easy family hikes are also perfect to explore the region’s lovely swimming lakes and mountain streams.

One thing’s for sure: The marvellous, water-rich nature of the Paznaun makes hiking in the Tyrolean Alps an all-round pleasure – and an unforgettable experience! 

Your XXL hiking experience: The Paznaun High Trail is perfect for all those who want to make the most of their hiking holiday in the Tyrolean Alps. After all, the nine varied stages of the popular hiking trail offer everything that mountain lovers could wish for.

High above the valley, the trail takes you past rugged rocks, blooming Alpine flowers and lush mountain pastures. A real highlight for guests who love to explore their holiday region on foot!
 

Mountain hut cuisine and regional delicacies

Fresh mountain air makes you hungry! Luckily, there are plenty of mountain huts and restaurants waiting for avid hikers to stop by and fuel up on local delicacies.

Whether it’s a traditional “Brettljause” snack platter or a heavenly “Kaiserschmarren”: The region’s culinary treats taste even better on the mountain – served with extra sunshine and awe-inspiring views. 

Discover the best mountain huts and restaurants of the Paznaun region and make sure to drop in on your next hike! 

Our tip: If you want to combine culinary bliss with hiking happiness, there’s no better opportunity than the Culinary Way of St. James. It’s the most delicious way to hike through the gourmet region of Austria!

Start your adventure: the most beautiful tours

Are you ready for your personal hiking adventure in the Paznaun? Can’t wait to put on your hiking boots and get going? Then all you need to do is pick a route!

Our selection of hiking tours features numerous trails for all difficulty levels, plus hiking maps and useful facts!

Our tip: To get to the starting point of your hike, you can use the local cable cars or the summer bus. Did you know that the local cable cars are partly free of charge with the convenient Silvretta Card?