The Verwall Walking Tour

The Verwall hiking circuit can take up to eight days on a walking tour over the borders of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg.

The Verwall mountains stretch from Bludenz in Vorarlberg to Landeck in Tyrol. The Arlberg pass and two valleys, the Montafon in Vorarlberg and the Paznaun valley in Tyrol, frame the mountain range.

Even though some peaks are over 3,000 metres high, the Verwall range is a hiking region for those who prefer easy to medium-difficult high-altitude mountain trails.

The Kartellsee near St Anton am Arlberg
The Kartellsee near St Anton am Arlberg
© TVB St Anton am Arlberg | Wolfgang Burge

The best view of the mountains is on the 73 kilometre long Verwallrunde, along which there are eight huts where you can stay overnight and stop for a bite to eat.

Starting points for the tour at or near railway stations are St. Anton, Pettneu, St. Christoph and Stuben – all near the Arlberg Pass – or Schruns in Montafon. For most stages there is a simple to moderately difficult variant as well as a demanding variant for experienced hikers.

With a little luck you may see ibexes living in the Natura 2000 protected area on the Vorarlberg side of the Verwall mountains.

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