Gschnitztal valley hike

This 10 km long walk from Trins through the Gschnitztal valley leads us to the Mill Village at the head of the valley.

Starting point of our nice walking tour through the Gschnitztal valley is Trins, the first village at the entrance of the valley. We pass Schneeberg Castle and walk downhill to the Rio Gschnitzbach which we cross. Along the south bank we walk into the valley.

The first section proceeds along asphalted forest roads. Now, in June, many meadows are a sea of flowers. We walk past the Pumafalle tavern, the road turns into a forest path, and later along a trail through the wood on the shore of the stream, past the village of Gschnitz.

At the head of the valley we reach the Feuerstein tavern, named after the 3,267 m high mountain which dominates the valley. Beside the tavern, the Mill Village Gschnitz (Mühlendorf Gschnitz) is located straight below the waterfall of the Rio Sandesbach. It is an open-air museum which informs about the utilisation of water in former times. For our way back we take the same route, it is also possible to go back by bus.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Trins in the Gschnitztal valley
Signpost: 102, “Wiesen- und Waldweg”
Distance: approx. 10.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 170 m
Altitude level: between 1,170 and 1,280 m asl
Suitable for families? Yes, it is a nice and easy walking tour.
Experienced in: June 2016
Further information: Wipptal Tourist Board, phone: + 43 5272 6270

Suggested accommodations

  1. Aktiv Hotel zur Rose

    Aktiv Hotel zur Rose

  2. Alpenhotel Fernau

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  3. Sporthotel Neustift

    Sporthotel Neustift

  4. Hotel Blattlhof

    Hotel Blattlhof

  5. Hotel Jägerhof

    Hotel Jägerhof

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