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Cross-country ski trails in Tannheim Valley


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On the border between the Bavarian Allgäu and the Austrian state of Tyrol lies the Tannheimer Tal, a highly recommended winter sports area. While alpine skiers and snowboarders let off steam on the slopes, the valley floor is firmly in the hands of cross-country skiers.
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The most beautiful cross-country ski trails in Tannheim Valley

Im Naturschutzgebiet Vilsalpsee
Cross-Country Skiing · Tannheim
Cross-country skiing trail Vilsalpsee
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
13.4 km
2:45 h
173 m
173 m
This cross-country ski run opens up the natural jewel of the valley with its magnificent mountain panoramas and the romantic lake. Current info: the cross-country ski run from Tannheim to Vilsalpsee is prepared for skating and partly for classic.2019/2020
Cross-Country Skiing · Tannheim
Cross-country skiing trail Gaichtpaß
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
18.9 km
4:00 h
53 m
53 m
This round track Gaichtpaß promises an absolute highlight with the mountain panorama in Nesselwängle and the crossing of the frozen Haldensee.
Cross-Country Skiing · Tannheim
Cross-country skiing trail SKI-TRAIL
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
29.9 km
4:30 h
280 m
280 m
A great circular trail through the Tannheimer Tal and the neighbouring Allgäu.
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Forecast for Tannheim Valley

140 kilometres of cross-country ski trails criss-cross the wintry landscape between Jungholz, Tannheim, Schattwald, Zöblen, Grän and Nesselw– and that is quite a lot, once you take into account that the Tannheimer Tal is only about 16 km long in its entirety.

The Tannheimer Tal has already been awarded the distinction of "Cross-country skiing guild of the Tyrol" for its well-prepared trails, and the German Ski Association has also given it top marks. And rightly so, because the trails are equally suitable for skaters and classic skiers, for beginners, advanced skiers and sporty professionals.

Langlaufen im Tannheimer Tal
Video: Ferienregion Tannheimer Tal

The most beautiful cross-country ski trails in the Tannheim Valley

The latter wait impatiently every year for the last weekend in January, because that is when the SKI-TRAIL Tannheimer Tal – Bad Hindelang takes place. This is one of the largest cross-country skiing events in Germany and Austria with around 1500 runners. The participants traditionally start in Tannheim and then run via Zölden to Oberjoch across the German border. In addition to the marathon distances of 13 and 33 km (classic style) and 36 and 60 km (skating), there will also be a 19 km skating race. There will also be an attractive supporting programme: free training sessions will be offered off the race course, as well as courses in Nordic fitness and much more. Of course, the course is also open outside the race period.

Cross-Country Skiing · Tannheim
Cross-country skiing trail SKI-TRAIL
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 29.9 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 280 m
Descent 280 m

A great circular trail through the Tannheimer Tal and the neighbouring Allgäu.

Tannheimer Tal

A particularly popular loop leads from Tannheim to Vilsalpsee. In the heart of the Tannheim Valley, cross-country skiers experience an intact landscape and particularly beautiful mountain views in the Vilsalpsee nature reserve.

Somewhat more challenging is the round trail Gaichtpass, which runs directly üover the frozen Haldensee in cold winters. A special stop along the route is the "Lenzerhof" in Grön, where you can enjoy genuine Tyrolean delicacies on the sunny terrace after the trail tour.

Well-organised all-round service for cross-country skiers

  • For those travelling to the Tannheimer Tal without their own car, the route from the hotel to the start of the cross-country ski trail can easily be covered by the regularly scheduled ski bus. This is free of charge with the guest card.
  • The starting point for cross-country skiing beginners are the ski schools in all villages of the Tannheimer Tal.
  • The equipment can easily be rented in many places. 
  • At the starting point of the cross-country trails in the village of Tannheim, there are  public sanitary facilities and an information centre available.


Cross-country skiing trail Nesselwängle by André
August 21, 2018 · Community
Landschaftlich wirklich schöne nicht anstrengende Anfängerloipe.
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Cross-country skiing trail Vilsalpsee by Joachim
February 03, 2018 · Community
Schöne Runde im leichten Auf- und ab, die immer wieder mal die Straße quert. Auch hierfür sind die 4 Sterne angemessen. Die letzen 2 km vor Tannwald waren leider ungenügend und widersprüchlich ausgeschildert.
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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language