in Tyrol’s Berwang Valley
The Berwang Valley is one of Tyrol’s most beautiful walking regions. Over 300km of signposted footpaths and mountain trails allow walkers to experience a pristine natural world with incomparable landscapes, diverse natural habitats and majestic peaks. Fresh mountain air, lush meadows, extraordinary rock formations, fragrant herbs, meadow hay and forests make up the stuff that Berwang is made of. We have compiled a small preview of our magnificent summer in Berwang, the highest village in the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena, for your hiking holiday. ‘I’m happy when I’m hiking, pack upon my back.’
The Kögele Hütte is one of the Zugspitz Arena’s most rustic huts. Although the hut, which is entirely constructed of wood, has been refurbished many times over the years, it has lost none of its charm. An added bonus is its unique location – in the middle of a flower meadow. On warm summer days you can enjoy hearty local delicacies outside on the terrace during your hiking holiday in Tyrol, while inside the hut there is plenty of space to seat around 40 guests. The walk to the Kögele Hütte is suitable for children as well as less able walkers, and makes a great day out for all the family. Enjoy your hiking holidays in the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena!
Florian Singer’s gourmet tip
‘Our favourites at the Kögele Hütte are their excellent snacks, as well as a scrumptious dessert of buckwheat, nuts and chocolate.’
approx 45 minutes to 1 hour.
From the outskirts of Berwang – going towards Rinnen – before the last house on the left take the wide forest path that gently rises uphill towards Rastkopf. From there, walk along the gorgeous meadow path until you get to a fork in the path. Take the right path and walk for an hour or so to reach the Kögele Hütte. The path is also pushchair-friendly.
The comfortable dining room seats up to 35 guests for a tempting menu of delicious, homemade regional dishes: perfect fuel for hungry walkers. Enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and the village of Rinnen from the sun terrace.
Christina Singer’s gourmet tip
‘Almgartopf is a delicious stew cooked in a special pot, and Florian and I also love their cheese spätzle.’
from Rinnen approx 1.5 hours; via Rieden, near Weissenbach approx 2.5 to 3 hours.
The fastest ascent to Ehenbichler Alm is along a signposted footpath from Rinnen and takes just under 1.5 hours. From Rieden near Weissenbach, the walk leads first to a reservoir. From there walkers take the signposted path for approx 2.5 to 3 hours before reaching the Ehenbichler Alm.
Tip for mountain walkers
If you fancy even more mountain air, truly awesome peaks are accessible from the Ehenbichler Alm. These include the Abendspitze at 1,962m (walking time approx 1.5 hours) and the Galtjoch at 2,109m altitude (walking time approx 2.5 to 3 hours). The front and rear of Steinkarspitze and the 2,378m high peak of Knittelkarspitze also await intrepid walkers.
This short walk leads you from the chapel on Berwang’s outskirts (going towards Rinnen) along the right side of the road and then onto footpath no. 7 beside the stream for around 2km until you reach Rinnen. Then follow the Rotbach stream to the hamlet of Rauth. From there, a level path leads to the Rotbachbrücke bridge approximately 1km further along. Cross the bridge and keep going, following signpost no. 614 for around 2 hours until you reach Sennalpe Raaz. From this idyllic spot, it is just 15 minutes along a wide path to the Ehenbichler Alm where you begin the descent to the valley and the hamlet of Rauth. Then return to Rinnen and onwards to Berwang.
Walking time approx 4.5 hours
Elevation gain 708m on the way up
Elevation loss 889m on the way down
Rustic and cosy, the Wechner family’s restaurant in Mitteregg, at the end of the Rotlechtal Valley, is 6km from Berwang. Tyrolean, Austrian and the finest game and venison dishes are their speciality. On sunny days we recommend you grab a table on the large terrace, and when outside temperatures begin to drop, enjoy the warmth of the traditional, tiled stove and convivial atmosphere of the restaurant.
Florian Singer’s gourmet tip
‘Drop in for great game and venison and their excellent cheese dumpling soup!’
from Rinnen approx 1.5 to 2 hours.
Around 100m beyond the Hotel Rotlechhof in Rinnen, a forest path with a signpost to Kelmen/Namlos leads to Mitteregg. Continue approximately 100m along the main road until you reach the sign, then take the tarmacked road to Mitteregg. The walk to this village at the end of the Rotlechtal Valley takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. It’s an easy walk, and suitable for children and pushchairs.
‘I’m happy when I’m hiking, pack upon my back.
I’m happy when I’m hiking, off the beaten track.’
Hiking holiday in Tyrol – hiking offer at hiking hotel in Tyrol
Tyrolean Mountain Joy at Singer Sporthotel & SPA
Valid until 14 October 2018
- 7 nights indulgence half board for the price of 6
- Seasonal fruit basket & Singer’s care set in your room on arrival
- 1 x Alpine hike with our guide
- 1 x Alpine power facial (50mins)
- ‘Roter Stein’ SPA ritual (approx 130mins) in Singer’s Private SPA Suite (as a couple or on your own)
– Private herbal aroma sauna
– Singer’s Alpine herb & blossom bath
– Aroma oil massage
– Herbal tea preparation from our own gardens
– Tyrolean ‘Brettljause’
from €969.50 per person