Hiking the Verpeil Gorge in the Kaunertal

New trails, steps and a suspension bridge have opened up the Verpeil Gorge in the Kaunertal valley in Tyrol this summer.

Anyone looking at the Verpeil Gorge and its waterfall from the village of Feichten in the valley will scarcely believe that this rocky terrain is accessible. But a new adventure trail has made it possible this summer.

The route leads in serpentines over paths and steps along the edge of the gorge. Visitors can pause at vantage points from which they can see either the village or the waterfall.

The highlight is the new suspension bridge. Those who cross it can peer 35 metres down into the depths.

The Verpeilhütte above Feichten in the Kaunertal
© Tourismusverband Tiroler Oberland | Daniel Zangerl

Once the gorge has been mastered, a detour to the “Adlerblick” viewing platform or the hike to the Verpeilalm and the Verpeilhütte at 2016 metres above sea level is a good idea. The walking time from Feichten to the Verpeilhütte and back is around five hours.

More information: www.kaunertal.com