Grübelesee lake, © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl
Grübelesee lake, © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl

Mountain Hike
Grübelesee

Located in the heart of the Samnaun Alps, the Grübelesee is a crystal-clear mountain lake offering fabulous views of the surrounding landscape. Hikers have to climb 1,200 vertical metres on foot to get there, but the effort is well worth it. Along the way there is the chance to stop off at the Gamperthunalm hut serving hearty local food.

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Starting point  

Kappl, village square

Hike to

Grübelesee lake

Finishing point

Kappl, village square

Mountain chain

Samnaun Mountains

Length

24 km

Approximate hiking time

9 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

2,121m 1,161m

Elevation uphill 1,206m
Vertical metres downhill 1,206m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* 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.

Parking

Village square in Kappl, Bäckerei Wechner (house number 300, free parking in summer), next to Kappl cable cars on both sides of the auf Trisanna river (Au 483, 6555 Kappl)

 

Places serving food & drink

  • Gamperthunalm (mid-June until mid-September)
  • Various locations in Kappl

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Trail description

The hike begins in the centre of Kappl, an idyllic village in the Paznauntal Valley. From the village square, next to the parish church, the route leads in a southerly direction over the Trisanna river. There then follows a series of switchbacks up along a forest road, past the Rotwegkapelle chapel, until a trail branches off to the left. Heading east, this trail later merges into a larger forest road and reaches the Grübelebach stream. It is here that another trail heads east to the Grübelesee lake at around 2,100 metres above sea level. The route back initially leads along the same route. After around a kilometre, follow the eastern bank of the Grübelebach stream towards Labebene. There is the opportunity to stop off at the Gamperthunalm, one of the most beautiful alpine huts in the Paznaun Valley. The final section leads through the dense "Ronenmaiswald" forest in a westerly direction, then via Lochau back to the starting point in Kappl.

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