Hike through the Schönverwalltal valley

The Schönverwalltal valley is located at the upper course of the Rosanna river between St. Anton am Arlberg and Galtür. The route follows the gravel road through untouched, wild landscapes in the Verwall Group.

In order to get to the starting point of this extensive but easy hiking tour through the Verwall, we take the bus, which in the summer months runs from St. Anton am Arlberg through the Rosannaschlucht gorge to the final stop Salzhütte (access is closed to private cars). Here, at 1,500 m a.s.l. the hike starts, which first leads to the Konstanzer Hütte mountain hut.

At the Konstanzer Hütte (1,688 m a.s.l.), the only rest point on the way, the Fasultal valley branches off to the left and the Schönverwalltal valley to the right. We follow the forest road leading towards the Heilbronner Hütte for about 90 minutes until we reach the small Schönverwall-Hütte, which is situated in the middle of the valley, surrounded by high alpine meadows. The wide, blooming valley invites to stay. For our way back later we take the same route.

With more than 9 km (in each direction), this is a very long, but thanks to the good trails easy hike. If the whole route is too long for you, we recommend to hike only up to the Verwall Alpe at the Konstanzer Hütte: in this case, the time, kilometres and altitude information are halved.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Verwall Salzhütte (bus stop)
Markers: Konstanzer Hütte, Heilbronner Hütte, no. 517
Distance: 9.5 km (in each direction)
Walking time: about 3 hours ascent, 2.5 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 570 m
Altitude level: between 1,490 and 2,010 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? yes
Hiking with dogs: suited
Rest point: Konstanzer Hütte mountain hut
Experienced in: July 2018

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