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Walser Ultra Trail

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  • Walser Ultra Trail
    Walser Ultra Trail
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | @Fotograf: Dominik Berchtold, CC BY-ND, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
The Walser Ultra-Trail is part of the Walser Trail Challenge. The route length is about 65 km and 4200 Hm and starts and ends in Riezlern.
Distance 61.8 km
13:45 h
3,716 m
3,716 m
2,199 m
1,060 m
The start of the UltraTrails is in Riezlern. From here it goes via Egg, Wäldele and Küren up to the Gottesacker plateau. Over  Ifen it carries on into Schwarzwassertal and follows out to the Auenhütte. Continue on a short piece of gravel road to the Upper Walmendinger Alpe and continue on to Walmendingerhorn. Over the Lüchlealpe and the Stierhofalpen in direction Grünhorn. The trail from the Grünhorn to the Starzeljoch is exposed. In the Zick Zack Trail it goes down into the Starzeltal (Duratal) and on a dirt road to the village Baad. From here, the route runs like the Walser Trail: past the Bärgunthütte it goes to the Widdersteinhütte. From here via the Gemstelkoblat to the Mindelheimer hut and on the Krumbacher Höhenweg to the Fiederescharte. From the Fiederescharte it goes down in the direction of Fiederepass. Downhill past Wannenalp to the inner Kuhgehrenalp. Here it goes up again to Kuhgehrenscharte. From here downhill over the Zwerenalpe to Riezlern. More information at: www.trailchallenge.at
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Update: March 02, 2023
Highest point
2,199 m
Lowest point
1,060 m
Best time of year

Track types

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Rest stops

Hut Ifersgunt
Alpe Melköde
Alpin Lodge Auenhütte Alpine comfort on the Ifen
Obere Walmendinger Alpe
Obere Lüchlealpe
Alpe Widderstein (Gourmet hut)
Bärgunthut (Gourmet hut)
Mindelheimer Hütte
Innere Kuhgehrenalpe

Safety information

140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 
112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network) 

Tips and hints

How do you consciously experience nature?


Nature is so much more than the backdrop for unforgettable mountain experiences. It is a habitat for animals and plants. It provides drinking water and supplies us with high quality food. Not only does it provide valuable raw materials such as wood, it also protects against avalanches and mudslides and regulates the climate. It is up to us to support nature in everything that it does for us. One thing is certain, together we can achieve more:


Smart in NATURE

CONSCIOUS together

EXPERIENCE foresight


Smart in NATURE

Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries, be outside and feel free. When we enjoy nature, we are guests in the living room of shy animals and rare plants. If you behave smart, they will be happy to share their living space with you in the future too.


Stay on paths and marked routes

If you follow the marked paths and routes, you are sure to come to new favorite places. In this way you also respect protected areas, because many animals and plants need special protection. Especially in winter, any disturbance unnecessarily costs the wild animals the strength they need to survive.


Avoiding twilight times

Standing on a mountain at sunrise is a special experience. The morning and evening hours are also the time when most wild animals are in search of food. If they are disturbed, they get stressed. If it cannot be avoided, please stay on the marked path, do not use a bright headlamp and enjoy the silence.


Stay clean & take rubbish with you

It goes without saying: You take rubbish with you again, on the mountain and in the valley. Please also organic waste, because it is composted much more slowly at altitude. You can dispose of the rubbish properly at home or in your accommodation - please remember that there are no rubbish bins in public spaces in Kleinwalsertal.


On the natural toilet

If you are looking for a quiet place, please be at least 50 m away from water. Bury excrement or cover it with a large stone. Use fallen leaves or recycled toilet paper and put the paper back in the trash bag.


On tour with a dog

Are you always in control of your four-legged partner, even if he gets his nose for marmots, deer or other wild animals? You are both on the safe side on a leash. Keep dogs on a short leash near grazing cattle. If an attack by a grazing animal is foreseeable: leash off immediately. There are numerous dog stations in the valley for the disposal of dog bags. The farmers and alpine farmers thank you because manure in meadows and fields contaminates the feed and makes grazing cattle sick.


CONSCIOUS to each other


Consideration for other athletes and those looking for relaxation

Everyone loves to enjoy a special piece of earth for themselves. But most of the time we are not traveling alone. No problem, because there is enough space. Allow time, open the way in an accommodating manner, provide support when someone needs help and always give a smile. So nothing stands in the way of friendly cooperation and relaxed enjoyment of nature.


Appreciating the preservation of the cultural landscape

Alpine landscapes are touching with their contrast: Imposing peaks and natural forests alternate with gentle valleys, well-tended meadows and pastures. In the Kleinwalsertal too, this delightful landscape at three altitudes is no coincidence, but the result of an interplay of natural and cultural landscapes. Behind this is the work of farmers, alpine and forestry as well as hunters. With their work, they ensure that the attractiveness of the recreation and leisure area and the diversity of species are preserved. We already say thank you if we stay on the marked trails and enjoy regional products.


EXPERIENCE farsighted


Safe on tour - for you and others

Whether on a ski or snowshoe tour in winter or on a mountain tour in summer, anyone who is out and about in alpine terrain has to be well prepared. This includes careful information and tour planning as well as the right equipment. Correctly assessing alpine dangers requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Why not learn from professionals and go on tour with one of the experienced guides?


Riezlern (1,120 m)
47.342960, 10.167183
47°20'34.7"N 10°10'01.9"E
32T 588165 5243937




Wildlife protection area Hoher Ifen b: December 31 - May 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Riezlern. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Gemeindeamt".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

By road

Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.


A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point.


47.342960, 10.167183
47°20'34.7"N 10°10'01.9"E
32T 588165 5243937
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nature experience map, scale 1:12,000; Kleinwalsertal tour map (with hiking guide), scale 1:25,000; DAV hiking map, scale 1:25,000; the respective cards are available for a fee in the Walserhaus Hirschegg.

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61.8 km
13:45 h
3,716 m
3,716 m
Highest point
2,199 m
Lowest point
1,060 m
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