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

If you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Außervillgraten, Reiterstube Winkeltal valley (bus stop and parking space in the vicinity)
Destination: Volkzeinerhütte mountain hut
Marker: Volkzeinerhütte
Distance: approx. 6.7 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 390 m
Altitude level: between 1,510 and 1,890 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: August 2017

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