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Hikes in Ahrntal

South Tyrol, Italy

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The Ahrntal valley on the edge of the Zillertal Alps offers its visitors impressive mountain worlds, fresh mountain air and great hiking tours through the region. The Ahrntal is known for its impressive number of three-thousand-meter peaks, which is why it is also called the "valley of the 80 three-thousand-meter peaks". The best conditions for enjoyable hikes as well as for sporty summiting.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Ahrntal

Almschank Holzerböden - Malga Holzerböden
Hiking trail · Ahrntal
FWW Mayrhofen - Meran: Et. 3 Almschank Holzerböden - Weißenbach (Ahrntal)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18 km
7:00 h
620 m
1,188 m
Eine sehr lange Wanderung, weitgehend auf Wirtschaftswegen, an Almen und Gasthäusern vorbei.
Waldneralm
Hiking trail · Zillertal Alps
Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfade - Etappe 3.c: Von Steinhaus über die Sonnenwege zur Waldneralm
recommended route Difficulty moderate
15.1 km
7:00 h
1,435 m
400 m
Eine empfehlenswerte Wanderung mit beachtlichem Höhenunterschied für ausdauernde Geher, zunächst in tieferen Lagen auf den Ahrntaler Sonnenwegen - Sunnsat bis St. Peter, dann steil aufsteigend auf den Ahrntaler Sonnenwegen - Almenrunde bis Samhütten, ab hier auf Fahrweg nicht mehr so steil aufsteigend zum höchsten Punkt der Tour, dann in leichtem Auf und Ab bis zur Waldneralm.
Lichtung mit den Hühnerspielhütten
Hiking trail · Zillertal Alps
Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfade (UZS) - Etappe 3.b: Von der Waldner Alm zu den Holzerböden
recommended route Difficulty moderate
19.6 km
8:00 h
1,150 m
1,325 m
Eine ausgiebige Tour weit oben über dem Talboden für Wanderer mit guter Kondition.
Bergsteigergruppe aus Kassel auf den Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfaden - Gruppo di alpinisti da Kassel su Sentieri contrabbandieri della Valle Aurina
Hiking trail · Zillertal Alps
Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfade - Etappe 3.b: Von den Holzerböden über den Almenweg zur Waldneralm
recommended route Difficulty moderate
19.6 km
8:00 h
1,300 m
1,125 m
Eine ausgiebige Tour weit oben über dem Talboden für Wanderer mit guter Kondition.
Berghotel Kasern
Hiking trail · Zillertal Alps
Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfade (UZS) - Etappe 3.a: Von Kasern nach Steinhaus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
16.7 km
5:30 h
315 m
880 m
Eine Wanderung, die - je nach Schneelage - auch im Winter gemacht werden kann. Es geht zunächst östlich von Kasern nach Prettau, ein Stück an der Straße entlang, hoch nach St. Peter und über die Ahrntaler Sonnenwege - Sunnsat bis Steinhaus.  
Kirche in Steinhaus -  Chiesa in Cadipietra
Hiking trail · Zillertal Alps
Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfade - Etappe 3 a: Von Steinhaus nach Kasern
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
16.7 km
6:00 h
880 m
315 m
Eine Wanderung, die - je nach Schneelage - auch im Winter gemacht werden kann. Es geht zunächst über die Ahrntaler Sonnenwege - Sunnsat bis St. Peter, dann Richtung Götsch zur Ahrntalstraße, teilweise auf oder in Nähe dieser bis Kasern, dem letzen Dorf im Ahrntal. Obwohl keine großen Anstiege zu bewältigen sind, kommen dennoch fast 900 Hm im Aufstieg zusammen.  
Parish Church of St. James
Hiking trail · Ahrntal
FWW Mayrhofen - Meran: Et. 4 Weißenbach (Ahrntal) - Chemnitzer Hütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate
8.9 km
4:00 h
1,092 m
0 m
Ein Hüttenaufstieg mit Rastmöglichkeit an der beliebten Gögealm.
Rast an den Samthütten
Hiking trail · Zillertal Alps
Ahrntaler Schmugglerpfade (UZS) - Etappe 3.c: Von der Waldner Alm über die Sonnenwege nach Steinhaus
recommended route Difficulty moderate
15.1 km
5:00 h
407 m
1,435 m
Eine empfehlenswerte Wanderung für ausdauernde Geher. Zuerst wenig An- und Abstiege, ab den Samhütten steiler bergab auf Wirtschaftswegen und Pfaden bis St. Peter. Dann in tieferen Lagen auf den Ahrntaler Sonnenwegen - Sunnsat über St. Jakob bis Steinhaus.
Gipfelpanorama auf dem Rauchkofel
Hiking trail · Kronplatz
Rauchkofel
Premium content Difficulty moderate
10.2 km
5:00 h
1,013 m
1,013 m
Schöne Tour auf den Rauchkofel im Tauferer Ahrntal, einem felsigen Gipfel der Durreckgruppe
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Hiking trail · Ahrntal
Sentieri contrabbandieri della Valle Aurina - Tappa 3.a: Da Cadipietra a Casere
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
16.4 km
6:00 h
872 m
323 m
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Hidden in the north of South Tyrol

The Ahrntal is located in the very north of South Tyrol and owes its name to the river Ahr, whose upper reaches flow through the entire valley. In the south, the Tauferer Valley directly follows, which is why it is often referred to as the Tauferer Ahrntal. The valley is characterized by its elongated shape, reminiscent of a trough. This impression is reinforced by the surrounding mountains, whose peaks rise above 3,000 meters and belong to the main Alpine ridge or the Zillertal Alps. An impressive panorama is therefore already well provided for and there is certainly no lack of hiking tours leading to the most beautiful spots. In addition, there are more than 50 alpine pastures spread all over the Ahrntal valley. They ensure that there is always a suitable place to stop for a break.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 926 m
Descent 1,035 m

Reizvolle Wanderung durch die Almlandschaft am Südhang der Zilllertaler Alpen.

from AVS-Sektion Ahrntal,   alpenvereinaktiv.com

The top mountain peaks of the Ahrntal Valley

The 7 most beautiful summit tours on the three-thousand-meter peaks of the Ahrntal valley are called "7 Summits". These include:

  • Ahrner Kopf (3.051 m)
  • Rauchkofel (3.251 m)
  • Schwarzenstein (3.335 m)
  • Großer Moosstocki (3.059 m)
  • Lenkstein (3.235 m)
  • Dreieckspitz (3.030 m)
  • Great Windschar (3.041 m)

So ambitious mountain hikers should not run out of peaks here so quickly. For those who don't want to go quite so high or simply have less alpine experience, there are also the "7 Summits" of the two-thousanders, which include, for example, Schüttalkopf (2,773 m), Schaufler (2,198 m) and Schönberg (2,273 m).

Hikes in the Ahrntal

But there is also a lot to discover between the peaks. For those who first want to explore the valley with all its charms, the 45-kilometer-long Ahrntaler Rundweg is the right place to start. Of course, the trail does not have to be completed in one day, and there are enough entry and exit points with bus stops to allow for individual planning of hikes. Given the total of 2,646 meters in altitude, this is certainly advisable for most hikers. Those who don't want to hike for a good 17 hours at a stretch can simply use one of the overnight accommodations along the way.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 45.5 km
Duration 17:00 h
Ascent 2,646 m
Descent 2,646 m

Ein Rundweg mit wunderschönen Aussichten, der einerseits die Dörfer des Tals verbindet, beim Rückweg aber auch die zahlreichen Almen am Südhang der ...

from Andreas Skorka,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Several hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty are known as the Ahrntal smuggler trails. Following the traces of a rather unofficial economic life in the shadow of the Zillertal Alps, several hiking tours are offered, which differ from each other mainly by the ascents. The hiking trails are between 15 and almost 20 km long. Stage 3.b requires the most stamina, because here, in addition to the 19.6 km, there are also 1,150 meters of elevation gain to the destination, the Waldner Alm. Hiking trails 3.a and 3.c run parallel to it below and each reach just over 400 meters in altitude. Stage 3.a can also be hiked in winter, if the current snow conditions allow.

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Kronplatz,Speikboden by Adolf
September 07, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 07, 2022
Sonnenweg Ahrntal St. Jakob > Prettau by Hermann
June 11, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 13, 2022
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