This enchanting alpine valley with the beautiful ancient name of Pfundser Tschey lies above Pfunds, at 1,650 metres above sea level. It impresses autumn visitors with the perfect mix of summer warmth and a refreshing cool breeze, as well as scenery that soothes the soul; with pale-brown meadows, ready for winter dormancy after the final haymaking of season; a few hazy clouds scud across the horizon, only serving to accentuate the deep blue of the sky. Countless tiny barns of weathered timber, known as “Cooking Huts”, are dotted randomly throughout the countryside.
The Pfundser Tschey high alpine valley is located at around 400 metres above the village of Pfunds and starts at the renovated Greitermühle mill at Radurschlbach river. An easy 2.5-hour family hike takes you through the Tschey and Platzertal valleys to Platzalm. Those wanting to stay a little longer with the family can visit the Bergerlebnispark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis mountain adventure park nearby.
As member of the HikersHotels* Tirol, the Hotel Berghof offers guided walks several times a week, as well as great value for money and friendly overnight accommodation. Sections of the four-star Hotel Traube in Pfunds date back to the 16th century, while the Lafairser Hof combines contemporary design with traditional architectural elements.
Autumn is wild game season and the Berghof in Pfunds serves up game dishes from their own hunting grounds, in addition to their traditional Tirolean and Austrian cuisine.
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