Summer holidays to Galtur, Austria for summer 2020 & 2021 with SNO® Summer holidays to Galtur, Austria for summer 2020 & 2021 with SNO® Summer holidays to Galtur, Austria for summer 2020 & 2021 with SNO®
Highlights: • Peaceful town • 300km of hiking trails • Excellent mountain biking
The town links up to an enormous 1000km network of hiking trails – a quarter of which can be found in Galtür alone. At 1600m, magnificent glaciers are never far away and there’s no shortage of daring, high-altitude climbs. The view from the summit of the Furgler is hugely rewarding and the incredible Lake Weignesee, Bielerhohe reservoir and Sunny Mountain pastures can be reached on some of the area’s gentler hikes.
A good one to try is the Waldweg nach Mathon: starting in Galtür, walk to Tschaffein and along the riverside path. When you’ve crossed the river at Trisanna, head to Maria Hilf, which is a lovely forest chapel. Children will love the other option from the river crossing: the wildlife park, complete with petting zoo. There are some lovely routes around the Kops reservoir for a family walk, where you can usually see llamas grazing. Nordic walkers will feel right at home - head to the Silvretta reservoir for awesome views of Piz Buin.
As part of the Paznaun region, the resort is linked to the towns of Ischgl, Kappl and See. Paznaun’s MTB region is known collectively as the Silvretta - in our books, it’s pure gold. It’s only a 9km ride to Ischgl where most of the tracks begin, designed for classic riding, enduro, and big mountain. The Enduro Flow Trail is a good one to warm up on as it really gets you going on all parts of your riding. After that you’re really spoilt for choice – we love Jamtal, a great 40km ride with almost 900m of climbing in it, worth doing for the hut at the top alone!
The Tirol region is famed for its rolling hills – road cyclists will love the lanes out of Galtür for the climbs, tight hairpins and descents. Paznaun happens to be of the highest E-Bike destinations in Europe, so you can still enjoy the great views and adrenaline-fueled descents, even if you can’t quite hack the big climbs.