Fifty imposing peaks have always lovingly connected the Villgratental valley in a heart-shaped way. But you can only really see it from a bird’s eye view. To ensure that no one gets lost, the legendary 5-day route, which was previously considered an insider tip by the locals, is now signposted throughout and called the Herz-Ass.
The special attraction of the route lies in its guidance, right through the middle of an alpine high mountain range in the border area between East Tyrol and South Tyrol. Seen from a bird’s eye view, the 50 or so mighty peaks of the Villgrater mountains paint a heart into the landscape, in the middle of which lie the two mountaineering villages of Außervillgraten and Innervillgraten, a heart that beats to the rhythm of the Eastern Alps. A gigantic mountain backdrop with the highest and mightiest mountain peaks in Austria and South Tyrol such as the Grossglockner, with 3798m the highest mountain of Austria, the mighty massif of the Großvenediger, the mystical spikes of the grey mountains, the South Tyrolean Dolomites with the legendary Three Peaks as well as the peaks of the Zillertal Alps covered by the eternal ice and the peaks of the Goldberg group in the west and east form the legendary backdrop for a great hiking adventure in the Villgratental valley.
Along the entire Herz-Ass trail, the hiker is able to circle the Villgratental valley in five day stages in a unique natural and cultural landscape. The routes of the Herz-Ass trail are chosen in such a way that each one always represents a daily stage, which means a hike of 6 to 10 hours and thus a full day. Due to the length of the routes, a good physical condition is a prerequisite for a successful hiking day. On the Herz-Ass route you can also climb the striking mountain peaks of our valley. However, additional summit victories extend the route times by up to 3 hours.
Further information on www.herz-ass-villgratental.at