“At home on the mountain”
In the dream mountains of the Silvretta, hikes and mountain tours lure you through fragrant flower meadows to rustic alpine pastures and stately peaks. Get to know the “good old summer holiday” in the mountains anew. Our house and its surroundings are ideally suited for this. A pleasant atmosphere, healthy fresh mountain air, flowering meadows and the best cuisine.
Longing for mountains
Set out to consciously experience nature. Take a time out from everyday life – hiking through the mountains is a wonderful way to do this.
Relaxed hiking, lingering, enjoying and above all letting your soul dangle in the middle of meadows, alpine pastures, lakes and mountains: A holiday at walking pace is the new luxury. And no destination is better suited than Galtür.
We make hiking a pleasure
You will find us at the end of the Paznaun valley, in an absolutely quiet location, surrounded by picturesque meadows, forests and of course the beautiful mountains of Galtür. All you need to do is step outside the hotel door and you are already in the middle of a hiker’s paradise.
Thanks to the excellent location of our hotel in Galtür, many activities and excursion destinations are within walking distance. Active holidaymakers have countless hiking trails on varied terrain at their disposal. From leisurely paths to more challenging climbs to high alpine tours – everything is on offer here.
A summer day in Galtür
We are often asked which weeks are the most beautiful during a mountain summer. It is difficult for us to give you a quick answer – because in the land of mountains, some things happen a little later and many things take a little longer.
If you appreciate the tried and tested, life becomes wonderfully easy. Like a summer day in the mountains. Where the horizon is wide and the sky is so close. There mountains still have secrets…
At a glance
The entire hiking area
What a natural spectacle it must have been when the earth shook and the Alps made their way through the ruptured ground and formed. Today we are lucky that there are over three hundred measured or named mountain peaks in the Silvretta – 64 of which reach heights of over 3000 m. The Silvretta is therefore a real three-thousand-metre region. Here we are on the way our hiking guests.
Mountain hiking is healthy
… and is good for body and mind, as our grandparents used to say. Dr. Egon Humpeler has now also proven this in a scientific study.
According to the trends of the study, the secret of the recreational value of mountain holidays lies in the mobilisation of forces by the human organism. The latter registers the lower oxygen levels at altitudes between 1,400 and 2,000 m and cranks up its activities vigorously.
This is followed by a throttling of these stronger activities and thus an economisation. Professor Humpeler compares the process to an engine. “At first it revs up to get full power, but then at the end of a stay at altitude it runs more quietly, at lower revs, but produces the same or even better performance.”
The body already reacts at the stimulus altitude of 1,400 to 2,000 m, although it would have enough oxygen. More young red blood cells are formed without their total number increasing. The blood thus retains its normal consistency. However, the transport of oxygen to the cells improves markedly. This “fountain of youth effect” is purely altitude-related. The altitude thus mobilises physical reserves and the mere stay at altitude means a training effect.
The power of mountains
To sum up: hiking and mountaineering are simply good for body and soul. Endurance walking exerts an influence on the fat metabolism and the immune system – similar to a slow endurance run. If there are also some pulse-accelerating climbs to be mastered, the circulation also benefits.
Overall, it takes a little longer to get physically fit this way, but the effect lasts longer. Almost without side effects, the heart, circulation, metabolism and respiration, muscles and support structure are strengthened, while the risk of heart attack, cancer and diabetes is reduced by more than half.
A certain regularity plays a decisive role in this. Those who continuously ensure physical exercise are significantly less ill, recover more quickly in an emergency and demonstrably live longer. It is particularly advantageous that hiking in its many forms – in the flora and fauna of the mountain world – can be practised throughout one’s life and still shows demonstrable training effects even in old age.
Interactive panorama of Galtür in Tyrol
Digital hiking guide of the Paznaun valley
Galtür Alpine Club
Experience the mountain
Experience exclusive hiking tours with the Galtür Alpine Club!
For all those who want to enjoy the mountain summer even more intensively:
The Galtür Alpine Club offers exclusive hikes for younger and older mountain enthusiasts, for courageous summit strikers and those who prefer to take it easy.
With us, you can expect unique mountain and nature experiences in one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the Alps. The diversity of the landscape is matched by the individuality of our hotels, which are all family-run and have often been so for generations. What unites us is our love for the mountains, our passion for hiking and the aspiration to offer our guests an eventful, enjoyable and authentic hiking and mountain holiday.
From mid-June to mid-September, a high-quality, varied programme of hikes and a via ferrata tour awaits you every week. You will be guided by experienced local mountain (hiking) guides from Galtür, who are very familiar with the mountain world around Galtür and the breathtaking Silvretta / Verwallgruppe.
Your advantages at a glance:
- Choose from two hikes and one via ferrata tour every week – together with the qualified mountain guides of Galtür.
- To ensure maximum quality and safety on your tour, group sizes are small.
- The flexible programme brings even more variety to your summer holiday.
- Easy or difficult – you decide on the difficulty level of your hike!
- Ask the staff of your Alpine Club accommodation for a hiking map of the region and recommendations for great tours.
- Thanks to the local guides’ comprehensive knowledge of Galtür’s mountains and wildlife, the guided hikes are a fun and educating experience.
- Head to Intersport Wolfart in Galtür to test or buy high-quality hiking equipment – the shop is an Alpine Club partner!
- At 07:00 there is a comprehensive hiker’s breakfast to get you ready for your tour through the Tyrolean Alps.
- Check out the weekly programme of the Tourism Association for even more hikes and additional activities such as climbing or rafting.
- Simply book your favourite tour at your Alpine Club partner – it’s quick and easy!
Our weekly programme
The current weekly programme for summer 2022 will be available here soon.