Thurntaler Seen lakes, © Alois Bergmann
Thurntaler Seen lakes, © Alois Bergmann

Thurntal Circular Hike

The Thurntal area in the Villgraten Mountains is a popular walking and hiking area in East Tirol. This circular hike, which begins with a cable car ride from Sillian, leads around the 2,400-metre-high peak and offers fantastic views of the Villgraten Mountains, the Carnic Alps and the Dolomites over the border in Italy. On clear days you will be able to see as far as the Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. Hearty food and drink is served at the Almgasthaus Thurntaler Rast and the Panoramarestaurant Gadein at the top of the cable car. We also recommend planning a stop at the beautiful Thurntaler Seen lakes.

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Starting point  

Top of Thurntal lifts, Sillian

Finishing point

Top of Thurntal lifts, Sillian

Mountain chain

Villgraten Mountains

Length

9.8 km

Approximate hiking time

4h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)

Altitude

2,373m

Elevation uphill 580m
Vertical metres downhill 580m

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.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Railway station: Sillian

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Trail description

Take the six-person cable car from Sillian up to the top. Take trail 10b to the Äußere Hochalm with fantastic views of the Pustertal Valley and the Sextern Dolomites. Trail 10 continues through lush meadows up onto a mountain ridge. Descend to the Hintere Hochalmhütte. Follow trail 10b via the Hofilet Alm to the Thurntaler Rast (food and drink served) and back to the Bergrestaurant Gadein and the top of the lifts.

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Your destination address: Sillian 49e, Sillian

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