Autumn in Tirol: Villgratental Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer
Autumn in Tirol: Villgratental Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Mario Webhofer

Villgratental and Winkeltal Valleys

Holidays in the mountains don’t get more easy-going than this. Infrastructural modesty is considered a virtue in the Villgratental and Winkeltal Valleys, a fact that is highly appreciated by hikers and mountaineers seeking respite from the madding crowds. Here, visitors share hiking happiness with just a few likeminded people scattered amongst the soft alpine pastures – joined only by a number of laidback cows and the famous breed of Villgrater sheep, who still have no idea that their magnificent season of summer grazing will soon be coming to an end this year. If you point your nose towards the fresh oncoming breeze, the unmistakable aroma of blooming alpine clover will flatter your senses.

Villgratental, © Tirol Werbung/W9 STUDIOS

Experience

The Villgratental Valley branches away from the Pustertal Valley at Sillian. A roughly four-hour walk leads from Innervillgraten over the Ahornberg and Versellerberg mountains into the Winkeltal Valley and on to Außervillgraten. The route can also be walked in the opposite direction. A visit to the Schett family’s “Villgrater Natur Haus” is highly recommended.

Sleep

The rooms and holiday apartments at the Natur Residenz Villgraten are fully furnished in stone pine and “Villgrater Nature” beds. As views of the surrounding mountains are absolutely priceless, they are thrown in free with every room!

Eat

Those who like to be out and about in the great outdoors and enjoy fabulous food, should visit the Gault&Millau-listed Gannerhof, belonging to the Mühlmann family in Innervillgraten.

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