© Tirol Werbung / Frank Stolle
© Tirol Werbung / Frank Stolle

Seefeld Olympic Region: Tirol's First Long-Distance Winter Walking Trail

The Seefeld plateau is much more than just a hotspot for cross-country skiing and biathlon in winter. Thanks to its high altitude at over 1,200 metres above sea level it is also the location for Tirol's first long-distance winter walking trail.

Gently rolling hills, picturesque lakes and a snowsure altitude make the Seefeld Olympic Region the ideal destination for Nordic and alpine sports. However, there is much more to this region than just cross-country skiing and biathlon, the two sports for which it is best known. Winter walking is another very popular activity here thanks to the large network of walking trails criss-crossing the plateau. In fact, the Seefeld plateau is home to Tirol's first long-distance winter walking trail, which takes hikers across the region in four days. The well-signposted trails are kept in excellent condition, and there is the option of having your luggage transported from place to place for you.

Experience

As the first rays of the morning sun spread across the snowy Seefeld plateau, it is time to pull on your walking boots, pick up your poles and head out into the fresh mountain air – after, of course, handing over your luggage to the transport service, which brings it quickly and reliably to your next accommodation. Hiking without a rucksack is a much more enjoyable experience and is available along Tirol's first long-distance winter walking trail except on stage three. Leaving from Leutasch, the route takes walkers into the idyllic Leutaschtal Valley, via Wildmoos to the Peace Bell in in Mösern and finally up to the Wettersteinhütte hut at 1,717 metres.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of places to stay the night along Tirol's first long-distance winter walking trail. Some particularly worth mentioning are Poli's Hütte (stage one), the Wildmoosalm (stage two) with views of a small lake, and the Ropferstub’m (stage three) serving fine food in a cosy atmosphere.

Accommodation

Of the many huts visited by long-distance walkers, there are few more spectacular than the Wettersteinhütte. Perched at 1,717 metres above sea level, it offers fine views of the surrounding landscape including the Seefeld plateau to the south-east. Don't forget to order a portion of the deliciously sweet and fluffy pancake dish called "Kaiserschmarrn".

 

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