Through the Winkeltal valley to the Volkzeiner Mountain Hut

A wide path takes us from the Reiterstube in the middle of the Winkeltal valley into the beautiful Villgraten Mountains until the Rif. Volkzeiner mountain hut at the head of the valley. We walk through alpine meadows and woods

The popular Volkzeinerhütte mountain hut, is located in the heart of the Villgraten Mountains at the head of the Winkeltal valley and beneath the peaks of Hochwand, Hochalmspitze und Marcheggenspitze. At the Reiterstube parking space (1,510 m a.s.l.) we follow the gravelled road into the valley. It proceeds along the Winkeltalbach brook. We reach several alpine pastures, like the Mosshofalm, Niederbruggeralm, Brunneralm, Geireggalm, Gasseralm, Taletalm and Lackenkammeralm.

After about 6 km the forest gives way to a meadow landscape which fills the wide valley basin. Here the view opens up on the huts of the Volkzeinalm alpine pasture, where also our destination is located, the Volkzeinerhütte mountain hut. We enjoy the beautiful summer day and the dished up Tyrolean delicacies to the fullest before we start back along the same route.

Please note: the wide path shows only a slight ascent, there are only two short steeper sections. It is manageable for everybody and suited for prams. Otherwise it is also possible to reach the mountain hut by car.

Author: AT

stroller-friendly suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Außervillgraten, Reiterstube Winkeltal valley (bus stop and parking space in the vicinity)
  • Time required:
    03:45 h
  • Track length:
    13,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.505 m to 1.900 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +395 m | -395 m
  • Destination:
    Volkzeiner Hütte
  • Resting points:
    Volkzeiner Hütte (mountain hut)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Through the Winkeltal valley to the Volkzeiner Mountain Hut

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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