Austria, Austrian Tyrol
Just 10 km from its slightly bigger sister village of Ischgl, charming Galtür lies at an altitude of 1,584 metres in the upper Paznaun Valley. With a resident population of less than 1,000, this is a tranquil place with a handful of shops and cafés and a supermarket 500 metres from the village square. The area has invigorating mountain air and lush grazing pastures, and is part of a magnificent walking area of 300km of marked trails, and the excellent cable-car and chairlift network make it possible to access the furthest points of the valley before returning home every day. The free Silvretta Card is excellent value for getting around.
September (16-30) is when the villages in the Tyrol celebrate the annual ‘Almabtrieb’. The festival celebrates the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to their stables for the winter. Cowbells echo through the valley as hundreds of cows pass by, all highly decorated in traditional costume. You’ll be welcome to join in the festivities!
Resort Code: ATGA
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: Yes
Resort Ski bus available: No
The village itself has a sports centre with an indoor swimming pool and indoor tennis court. As well as the many trails for Alpine and Nordic walkers, this is also one of the Alps’ prime mountain biking areas with many dedicated biking trails. You can also go fishing, or rafting in the Imster Canyon. And one of Austria's finest panoramic roads, the 'Silvretta High Alpine Route', stretches from the Paznaun Valley to the province of Vorarlberg; this is only passable in the summer months, and is a unique route not to be missed by bus!
In & Around
Galtür 'Silvretta' Resort Card - Free to all guests
The fantastic value ‘Ischgl & Galtür - Silvretta card’ is available from your hotel and gives you.
Join your Rep and other Inghams guests for an afternoon valley walk from Galtür through the gorge and riverside to Ischgl, stopping at Mathon Wildpark for lunch. Approx €8 (pay locally).
Ischgl is a real high alpine hiker’s paradise with over 300km of marked trails and easy access to the rugged peaks and magnificent scenery of the 3 mountains in this area; the Verwall, Silvretta and the Samnaun group. Terrain varies from step ascents up the Verwall range, to long trails through wide valleys to the mighty Silvretta peaks and glaciers up to 3,000m, and dramatic walks over to Samnaun in Switzerland. It is a pristine and unspoilt mountain environment where you can expect to see Eagles, marmots and ibex en route, along with spectacular alpine vistas.
Getting around | The excellent cable-car and chairlift network throughout the region make it possible to access the furthest most pristine and highest points of the valley before turning home. All lifts and buses are FREE with the resort card.
Inghams Guided Walks
A guided walk programme is organised by your Inghams rep and payable locally. The following programme is shown as a guide only and is subject to change.
Paznaun Valley Stroll - This is an easy level guided walk which can be enjoyed by all. We visit many great local places of interest such as the Mathon Wildlife Park.
Silvretta Lake - The route begins from the Bielerhohe and around the Silvretta lake. The location offers superb views over the lake, mountain peaks and descends down the High Alpine Road towards the village of Galtur.
Jamtalhutte Hikers walk - From the resort of Galtur up sloping paths, past the mountain range of Gorfenspitze and alms of menta, Schnapfen and Scheiben. See Scottish Highlinder cows, gushing streams - then upwards towards the Jamtalhutte.
NB. Days and routes may vary from those shown.
Tourist Office Walks | Ischgl tourist office also runs a programme of guided walks with qualified mountain guides in Ischgl, Galtür, Kappel and See.