The winter hiking village of Kartitsch offers relaxed walks on cleared trails in one of the most beautiful high valleys of the Alps.
The region around the village offers meditative peace, only interrupted by the crunch of the steps in the snow or the occasional call of a forest animal.
With the high starting altitude of around 1,500 metres, it is not necessary to climb many metres to enjoy a panoramic view of the Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic Alps stretching all the way to Italy.
There are nine signposted routes to choose from that are maintained and cleared throughout the winter.
On the Schustertal winter hiking trail, for example, hikers can view mighty boulders from the last ice age. And on the Dorfberg winter long-distance hiking trail (10.5 km) from St. Oswald, sunny and shady passages alternate before the breathtaking view of the Karnische Kamm and the Ortler opens up.
Certified winter hiking accommodation provides guests with backpacks, hiking poles, warming seat pads and fills the thermos flasks with tea free of charge.
Guided tours are available twice a week and on Wednesdays torchlight and lantern hikes with mulled wine ensure a romantic evening.
More information: www.osttirol.com