Winter hike from the Valsertal valley to Padaun

A short winter hike along the Alpine divide, where the Tux and Zillertal Alps rise.

Our destination is called Padaun, a sunny located hamlet in the municipality of Vals in the upper Wipptal valley, straight at the Alpine divide. Our walking tour starts at the entrance of the Valsertal valley, near the hamlet of Kolb in Ausservals. Through the snow we follow the marker “Fussweg Padaun”.

The path proceeds up the steep hill, today it is no problem to manage it with winter proofed walking boots, because there is not much snow. About 280 metres in altitude we have to overcome until we reach the top, where the path leads to the asphalt road. Near the Steckholzer tavern we reach the sunny plateau, where a few farms are located.

We follow the road for about one kilometer until the asphalted path ends. On our way back we stop at the Steckholzer tavern and enjoy a short rest. For the descent we recommend the asphalt road, this route is a bit longer but less steep. The view opens on Mount Serles (2,717 m asl) in the Stubai Alps (on the left) and the Olperer mountain in the Tux Alps (3,476 m asl) on the right.

Please note: this nice winter hike (about 7 km long) is ideal to spend a beautiful winter day in a quiet environment, amidst snowy mountains.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Vals, Ausservals, hamlet Kolb
Markers: “Fussweg Padaun”, Padaun, “Vals Panoramaweg”
Distance: about 7.4 km (in total)
Walking time: about 1 hour ascent, 50 min. descent
Altitude difference: approx. 340 m
Altitude level: between 1,260 and 1,590 m asl
Experienced in: January 2015
Further information: Tourist Information Wipptal, phone: + 43 5272 6270

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