Winter walking in Austria
113 kilometres of winter walking paths in the Wilder Kaiser region in Tyrol
With its sunny valleys lying between the hilly spurs of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the steep slopes of the Wilder Kaiser mountain massif, the region is an inviting place for extensive winter walks. It is particularly impressive to walk along glistening fields of snow through some of the Tyrol's most beautiful countryside using the comprehensive network of 113 kilometres of prepared winter walking paths. There's plenty to discover away from the pistes around the four villages of Going, Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll - winter walking in Austria!
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Winter walking paths in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll
In the neighbouring parish of Going there are 10 kilometres of marked paths around the idyllic village. Romantic winter walks on the timber trails through the snowy forest or panoramic walks like the one up to the Hollenauer Kreuz. There's no better place to get a closeup of the Wilder Kaiser in all its splendour!
An atmospheric valley walk awaits anyone setting out on the Blaikenrunde from the church in Scheffau and crunching along in the snow past the farmhouses. The 18 kilometres of winter walking paths in Scheffau include some up to the frozen lake Hintersteiner See, the path alongside this jewel of nature is particularly impressive in winter with the glistening ice, snow and mountains.
One of the options amongst the 30 kilometres of winter walking paths in Söll is to take the Pirchmooser Rundgang on the Sunnseitweg past the Pirchmooser chapel on a sunny circuit with plenty of places to stop for refreshment and fortify oneself for the next stage with mulled wine and a steaming bowl of dumpling soup.
A winter hike in the Wilder Kaiser region is the perfect way to recharge the batteries in the crisp winter air.