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Summer in Ahrntal

Hiking and Mountaineering

Ahrntal offers something for every level: easy strolls, beautiful hikes, a breathtaking high-altitude trail, a challenging via ferrata as well as high-alpine mountaineering glacier tracks. We’ll help you plan your routes and hikes in line with your preferences. We’ll show you where to go and provide valuable advice. Many hikes start right at our hotel.


Into the Bärental valley on the Hochfeld (2,296 m)

From the valley road below St. Jakob (approx. 1,120 m), always follow trail marker 7, first up the road through meadows and past the farms Kerschbaumhöfe to the farm Matzelerhof (approx. 1,200 m). 200 m); now either entirely on the wide, winding forest road or partly on the steep footpath through the eastern forest slopes of the Bärental up to the hut Tischlalm (1,775 m; bar) and on to the hut Hochfeldalm (1,837 m; bar). From the hut Hochfeldalm, keep to the right and always follow the 7A mark until you reach the summit with the summit cross.

Total duration: approx. 5.5 h
Difficulty: medium
Metres in altitude: approx. 1,170 hm


Blauspitze peak (2,558 m) via Poinland valley

Soon after the village sign of St. Peter, a small road branches off to the right (over a bridge; direction "Pipperg", see signs). Follow this road until you reach the last farms at approx. 1,400 m. This is where the tour begins: Start by following the wide forest road until you reach a fork.Leave No. 18, turn left and always follow No. 2, past the Pipprigalm and up into a wide valley until you reach a yoke. From there, follow No. 18 for the last stretch to the beautiful summit cross with a unique view of the wild Ahrntal mountains.

Alternative descent: Starting from the summit, do not return to the Jöchl, but continue along trail no. 18 to the summit of the Lutterkopf (2,295 m) and from there back down to the car park.

Total duration: 5.5 h
Difficulty: medium
Metres in altitude: approx. 1,100 hm


Biotope Wieser Werfer and lake Waldnersee

The lake Waldnersee, 2,338 m above sea level, is considered one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in our region. The deep blue lake is embedded in the rugged rocky terrain at the foot of the Rauchkofel.

Starting from the car park in Kasern, you reach the high alpine pastures on trail no. 15 after about 1 hour. Continue past the Wieser Werfer Moor (no. 15a) over the Archbichl past to the lake Waldnersee. Continue on trail no. 16b to the hut Waldneralm and back via 16a+17 to Kasern.

Difficulty: medium
Total duration: approx. 5 h
Metres in altitude:approx. 825 metres


To the Lenkjöchlhütte mountain hut (2.603 m)

The hut stands on the Lenkjöchl between the Röttal valley and the Windtal valley in the rear Ahrntal, built around 1887.
The ascent via the Röttal valley leads through one of the most beautiful high valleys in our region: From the parking lot in Kasern, you descend briefly to the east to the bed of the Ahr stream and cross it on a wooden bridge. Continuing to climb eastwards, trail no. 11 leads upwards, past entrances to old mine tunnels. From the Rötalm hut, the terrain becomes gentler and a wide valley basin opens up. At the end of the valley, the terrain becomes steeper and stonier until we reach the Lenkjöchlhütte hut after about 2.5 - 3 hours.
The view of the Rötspitze (3,495 m) is magnificent. The descent path no. 12 leads us into the Windtal valley. Descending we pass the Labesau huts and to the Prastmann Alm hut at the bottom of the valley. Here we hike past the Hl. Geist church on trail 12-13 back to the starting point.

Difficulty: medium
Total duration: 5 - 6h
Metres in altitude: approx. 1,000 metres


Mountain pass Krimmler Tauern (2,634 m) and Schüttalkopf (2,773 m)

From the car park in Kasern, follow the road or the parallel station path to Heilig Geist as far as Trinkstein (markers 12 + 13). Soon after Trinkstein, the trail with marker 14 - Krimmler Tauern Trail - leads left up to the Tauernalm (2,018 m) and on to the Krimmler Tauern mountain pass (2,634 m) in the Alps of Zillertal. It connects Salzburg with the South Tyrolean Ahrntal valley via the Zillertal main ridge. A beautifully laid out and maintained hiking trail leads up the east ridge to the Schüttalkopf (2,773 m). A great summit cross and a magnificent panorama at the summit make the effort worthwhile.

Descent: as ascent.

Thousands of years ago, cattle herders, hunters, farmers, trail builders, smugglers and traders hiked along the Krimml Tauern Trail from South Tyrol to nearby Salzburg.

Total duration: approx. 5:30 h
Route: 16.8 km
Metres in altitude: 1,130 hm




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