Tannheimer Tal

Vilsalpsee round

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 6675 Tannheim

Duration:1,58 hours
Length: 12,329 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 113 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 113 m

Lowest point: 1098 m
Highest point: 1170 m
Panoramic view: Dreamtour
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Short description:
A dreamlike natural scenery in the nature reserve Vilsalpsee is waiting for you...

Technique: **

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Geological highlights
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights


Experience the running and Nordic Walking Arena Tannheimer Tal

Whether you are a breathless beginner or a well-trained mountaineer: in the Tannheimer Tal everyone who likes to get some fresh air and explore the surrounding mountains on foot gets his money's worth. All active people, from hobby sportsmen to professionals, are spoilt for choice day after day: Tyrol's largest path network offers 26 marked routes which extend over a total of 186 kilometres. Beginner's loops are just as much a part of it as demanding mountain runs. And so that all guests know which route suits their physical condition and requirements, a specially prepared map and small boards provide information about the altitude profile, reason for difficulty and length of the route - the running and Nordic Walking map.

Along meadows, over green pastures, along glittering mountain lakes... Walking and running in the Tannheimer Tal is not only the best training for the body, but above all a balm for the soul. The starting points for all those hungry for exercise are in the six villages Tannheim, Grän- Haldensee, Nesselwängle-Haller, Zöblen, Schattwald and Jungholz. From here, walkers, Nordic walkers and runners follow the signs. They are easy to recognize: Male with the sticks. In addition, all routes, as well as ski slopes, are divided into the categories black, red and blue. An optimal marking, which among other things has contributed to the fact that since 2005 the probably most beautiful high valley in Europe can officially call itself "Running and Walking Competence Tower".



Go straight on in southern direction until you reach the Maria Hilf chapel. Turn right and at the next fork in the road turn south past the shooting range and football field onto the forest path. Then on the asphalt road to the Vilsalpsee. On the right shore of the lake almost to the Vilsalpe, then the same way back and on the asphalted way north until the bridge. Turn right there, above the village of Schmieden in the direction of the cable car. Pass under the cable car and head west into the village of Tannheim. At the crossroads head north and over the roundabout back to the starting point.


Safety guidelines:
It should be noted that running and walking sports may involve an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Despite careful route planning, a basic risk always remains. Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate technical training and further education as well as personal prudence will reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. 

The personal equipment must be safe and serviceable and meet the relevant technical standards. Everyone is recommended to inform themselves about the planned tours in technical literature or on site. Complete equipment is strongly recommended, even for experienced riders! 

Additional information:

Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal

Naturschutzgebiet Vilsalpsee

Starting point: Tourism info Tannheim
Destination: Tourism info Tannheim
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there

On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit Tannheim, to the valley station of the cable car Neunerköpfle.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 in the direction of Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the exit Tannheim, to the valley station of the cable car Neunerköpfle.


Public Transit
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Tannheim.

Lift parking place in Tannheim - with costs!
Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Vilsalpsee round
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim