On the Walserweg path to the Zeinisjoch

Lake Kops and Lake Zeinis – these two lakes are located at the transition from the Tyrolean Paznauntal valley to the Montafon in Vorarlberg. This nice walking tour with only 280 metres of altitude difference leads through the alpine pastures where the Walser, an Alemannic ethnic group, once settled.

The Walserwege paths are a network of footpaths of more than 1,000 km length between the villages of the Walser, who inhabited the upper ends of numerous Alpine valleys between the Valle d’Aosta and Tyrol in the 13th and 14th century. The eastern end of the path network, is the path which leads from Galtür to the Montafon in Vorarlberg. We follow this trail to the Zeinisjoch ridge, where the Zeinissee lake and the Kops Reservoir are located.

In Galtür we cross the Trisanna river and take the valley path which follows the meadows at the sunny slope towards west. At the level of the district of Wirl, the path leads to the Zeinisjoch-Straße road which we follow towards the Zeinisjoch ridge and further to the Zeinissee lake. Past the tavern we take the road to the Kops-See-Rundweg circular path, which we follow to the Kopsseestüberl snack bar. It is possible to walk over the dam wall and then to round Lake Kops.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Galtür, village centre
Markers: Walserweg path, Zeinissee, Kopssee
Distance: 6.7 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours ascent, 1.5 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 280 m
Altitude level: between 1,570 and 1,840 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? yes
Hiking with dogs: suited
Rest points: Zeinisjochhaus, Kopsseestüberl
Experienced in: July 2018

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