Alpe Vermunt near the Silvretta Reservoir, © Irene Prugger
Alpe Vermunt near the Silvretta Reservoir, © Irene Prugger

Alpine Walk
Alpe Vermunt

Alpe Vermunt, often called the alpine jewel of Galtür, was fiercely contested in the past and repeatedly the scene of violent clashes between the Protestants and Catholics. Today, it is a beautiful high alpine pasture above the Silvretta reservoirs, alongside the Silvretta High Alpine Road. Around 900 head of young cattle are herded up to the “Alpe” every summer to graze, as well as many dairy cows, around 80 suckler cows and their calves and 70 horses. 40 pigs are the source of prime alpine bacon. Even farmers from the Zillertal Valley rely on the Silvretta to provide summer quarters for their animals, despite the long journey there. The alpine grazing pastures sprawl over 10,000 hectares and invite hikers and walkers to savour scenic tours, such as the walk around Silvretta Reservoir.

Open interactive map

Starting point  

Alpe Vermunt

Finishing point

Alpe Vermunt

Mountain chain

Silvretta Alps

Length

6.4 km

Approximate hiking time

1 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)

Altitude

2,100m 1,985m

Elevation uphill 250m
Vertical metres downhill 250m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Trail description

Alpe Vermunt is right next to the Silvretta High Alpine Road, making it easily accessible for cars and motorbikes. It is the starting point for a leisurely round walk of approx. 1.5 hours around Silvretta Reservoir.

Information on place

Arrivaldate

How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Your destination address: Silvretta Hochalpenstraße 88, Galtür

powered by Rome2Rio

Search accommodation


Hiking trails in this region

Go up
Is your inbox in need of a holiday?

Then subscribe to our weekly newsletter full of exclusive holiday tips from Tirol!

Live Chat
Live Chat