Things to do in St. Anton
- Variety of shops & cafes
- 270km marked walking trails
- Nordic walking
- 200km mountain bike trails
- Village spa with indoor/outdoor pool and lido
- 6 hole golf course
- Ski museum
- Train station for excursions to Innsbruck (1½ hrs)
- Indoor tennis & squash
- Indoor climbing centre and lessons
- Ten-pin bowling
- Weekly Tyrolean evening with yodelling, cow bells & dancing
- Weekly brass band concerts and procession
- Full programme of events at Tourist Office including archery, mountain bike tours, Nordic walking tours (pay locally)
St. Anton, Austria has plenty of shops and cafes, and is ideally positioned for walking and relaxing in, with a central leisure spa, and dozens of well-marked paths. The walks vary in degrees of difficulty from rambles to high peaks. The scenic Verwall valley with its turquoise lake and pine forest can be reached on foot and the Valluga peak at 2,811m is accessible by cable-car, providing an unforgettable panoramic view of peaks and glaciers. Interesting excursions and varied entertainment are available through our representative, and there are events and festivals in the village throughout the summer.
St. Anton Resort Card - Free to all guests
From 22 June 2019 all guests receive the St Anton Resort Card. Available from your hotel, it gives you:
- Free use of all cable cars for 1 day
- Free use of local buses (walkers bus, resort bus, routes to Verwall and Landeck)
- Free entrance to two leisure centres
- Free taster guided walk, cycling tour or archery class
- Free children’s activity programme including torchlit walk
Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019
The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:
Rendlbahn – only open Wednesdays & Thursdays from approx 19 June 2019 - 05 September 2019.
Gampenbahn and Kapallbahn – Open daily except Wednesdays & Thursdays from approx 21 June 2019 - 08 September 2019.
Galzigbahn and Vallugabahn I & II – Open daily from approx 03 July 2019 - 01 September 2019 and from 04-22 September 2019.
Car hire is available
Attracting keen walkers from all over the world, there are 270km of marked walking paths in the St. Anton area, ranging from easy valley walks to more strenuous climbs and high altitude tours accessed by cable-car.
Getting around | The excellent network of chairlifts, gondolas and buses across the area mean walks can be easily shortened to suit different abilities. Paths are well signposted and the FREE resort bus will take you to and from most start and finish points. The forested valley trails of the Verwall Valley and the Moostal can be reach on foot from the village, and the gondola and cable-car network will take you up to the start of many ridge or valley walks that end back down in the village. St. Anton’s highest peak, the Valluga, is accessed by an impressive cable-car ride which provides incredible unspoilt views over the entire Arlberg region, and often still has snow in high summer.
Popular walks include:
Mühltobelweg | 3 hrs | Easy |
Leaving the centre of St Anton and passing the Arlberg museum, follow a small gorge up towards the Sennhütte where you can enjoy a refreshment and enjoy the gardens which have a variety of different herbs and flowers that are used for cooking and medicines in the region. You could also explore the WunderWanderWeg which is an interactive walking trail.
Verwall Valley | 4 hrs | 1,295 - 1,676m | Moderate |
This beautiful walk starts with the Rosanna gorge, opening up into the forested Verwall valley with its turquoise river and plentiful wildlife. Continue to the historic Sennhütte for a traditional lunch.
Valluga | 5-6 hrs | 1,300 - 2,811m | Slightly Challenging |
Take the Galzig gondola from the village centre then continue with the awe inspiring Valluga cable-car to St. Anton’s highest peak at 2,811m. Walk the ridge for spectacular views alongside mountain ibex, and walk or take the cable-car back down to the middle station, stopping for lunch at the Ulmer Hutte (Jul & Aug). Here you join the final section of the famous ‘Eagles Way’ route and follow trails through grazing pastures through the ‘Steissbachtal’ back down to the village.
Local Walking Map
Plan your walking in advance, purchase a map of the local area for just £6.95. Must be ordered at time of booking.
Tourist Office Guided Walks
St. Anton tourist office runs a full programme of daily guided walks and Nordic Walking (small local charge).