Silvretta

Description

Silvretta

In the west of Austria and east of Switzerland, the Silvretta constitues the border between both countries. The Silvretta is one of the most exciting areas in this region. The glaciers that make Silvretta famous, are mostly located on the Austrian side. A better contrast with the sunny green pastures is hard to think of. On the Swiss side, there are virtually no glaciers, and that's probably the reason that most visitors think the Silvretta is solely an Austrian matter.

Still, the highest peaks of the Silvretta are on the Swiss side. Piz Linard, 3411 m, is the highest. A second reason for exploring the Swiss side are the many old towns in this region, the Engadine. With some patience you might hear people speak Rhaeto-Romance. A multi-day hike through the Swiss Silvretta is a good option and perfectly possible.

However, as said, most hikers prefer the Austrian side. Armed with ropes, ax and crampons, they indulge in this high alpine landscape of ice and rock. By the way, if you plan to walk the Via Alpina, you will pass through the Silvretta.

Map

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Map Silvretta

Trails in this region

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Silvretta - Verwallgruppe Kompass 41
  • Silvretta - Verwallgruppe area of the Austrian Alps on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany and the Slovenian Alps. Kompass are Europe’s... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Silvretta, Verwallgruppe
  • Die 4in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Vorarlberg
  • - Ein Kartenset fürs Ländle: Vier Kartenseiten im Maßstab 1:50000 stellen alle Regionen des westlichsten österreichischen Bundeslandes dar – damit haben Wanderfreunde ganz Vorarlberg in der Tasche!- Wenn Sie die Karten entfalten, liegen alle Wander- und Radtourenmöglichkeiten am Bodensee und im Montafon, im Rätikon und in der Silvretta, im... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • A comprehensive guidebook to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps. This handy resource includes information for walking, hiking, trekking, climbing and ski mountaineering. Access, accommodation and facilities in the valley bases and full information about Swiss mountain huts is included to help you make the most out of a trip there. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Swiss Alps
  • This, the latest volume in Cicerone`s World Mountain Ranges series, is a unique planning resource for mountain activists in the Swiss Alps. Not a guidebook describing specific routes, rather it is a book that provides all the information needed for a variety of mountainous pursuits, be it walking, trekking, climbing or ski mountaineering.... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • A comprehensive guidebook to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps. This handy resource includes information for walking, hiking, trekking, climbing and ski mountaineering. Access, accommodation and facilities in the valley bases and full information about Swiss mountain huts is included to help you make the most out of a trip there. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Julische Alpen
  • Destination:- Die Julischen Alpen sind ein Gebirgsstock der Südlichen Kalkalpen, der sich auf die slowenischen Gebiete Ober- und Innerkrain und die italienische Region Friaul-Julisch Venetien aufteilt.- Rund 10.000 Kilometer markierte Wege und rund 150 Zweitausender in den Julischen Alpen lassen Wanderfreunde schwärmen.- Zu den Highlights des... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • WF5966 Julische Alpen mit Karte Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken; naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld; openbaar... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5966 Julische Alpen mit Karte Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken; naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld; openbaar... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 | Cicerone
  • Uistekende wandelgids van de Via Alpina dwars door Zwitserland. This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wanderland Schweiz 02. Trans Swiss Trail
  • Das Wanderland Schweiz besteht aus 6 nationalen Routen und 51 mehrtägigenHighlights. Die Routen basieren auf dem bestehenden Wanderwegnetz und integrierenteilweise bereits bestehende Angebote wie beispielsweise Via Alpina, Jura Höhenweg,Via Jacobi oder Rheintaler Höhenweg.Alle 9 Führer sind mit Farbfotos, Karten und Höhenprofilen farbig reich... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wanderland Schweiz 02. Trans Swiss Trail
  • Das Wanderland Schweiz besteht aus 6 nationalen Routen und 51 mehrtägigenHighlights. Die Routen basieren auf dem bestehenden Wanderwegnetz und integrierenteilweise bereits bestehende Angebote wie beispielsweise Via Alpina, Jura Höhenweg,Via Jacobi oder Rheintaler Höhenweg.Alle 9 Führer sind mit Farbfotos, Karten und Höhenprofilen farbig reich... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
  • This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps
  • This guidebook describes 3 Alpine treks, between 5 and 8 days long, as well as 12 full or half day hut-to-hut routes. The three treks suitable for moderately experienced trekkers, but requiring no specialist equipment, are the Tour of the Silvretta, the Prattigauer Hohenweg and the Ratikon Hohenweg, two of which can be combined to provide a... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps
  • This guidebook describes 3 Alpine treks, between 5 and 8 days long, as well as 12 full or half day hut-to-hut routes. The three treks suitable for moderately experienced trekkers, but requiring no specialist equipment, are the Tour of the Silvretta, the Prattigauer Hohenweg and the Ratikon Hohenweg, two of which can be combined to provide a... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps | Cicerone
  • This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg. Straddling the borders... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
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Belgium
2017
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Kompass
Germany
  • Montafon, Arlberg, Silvretta
  • Destination:- Österreichs alpiner Westen von Bludenz in Vorarlberg bis St. Anton am Arlberg.- Zwischen grünen Matten und ewigem Eis in den Gebirgsgruppen Rätikon, Verwall, Lechquellengebiet, Lechtaler Alpen und Silvretta. - Spektakuläre Gipfel wie Zimba, Mohnenfluh, Rote Wand, Valluga, Patteriol und Piz Buin.- Netz von mehr als 20... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • WF5605 Montafon, Arlberg, Silvretta Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5605 Montafon, Arlberg, Silvretta Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Paradiso National Park IGC 3
  • Gran Paradiso National Park in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc, from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. The map highlights, among other routes, the GTA (Grande Traversata delle Alpi), Via Alpina and Alta Via 2. Coverage extends from Aosta at the top of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Il Monferrato: Asti - Casale Monferrato 50K IGC Map No. 20
  • The Monferrato region of Piedmont east of Turin, between Asti and Casale Monferrato, in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also shows local cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Remo - Imperia - Monte Carlo IGC 14
  • The westernmost part of the Italian Riviera with coverage extending from Monte Carlo to Imperia and northwards to Tende, in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mont Blanc Massif IGC 4
  • The Mont Blanc Massif in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc, from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. The map highlights, among other routes, the Alta Via 1 and the northern section of the Alta Via 2, both of which join up with TMB, as well as the local... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Il Canavese: Ivrea to Chiavasso 50K IGC Map No. 21
  • Il Canavesea area including Ivrea and Chiavasso in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also shows cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Matterhorn / M. Cervino - Monte Rosa IGC 5
  • The Italian side of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, with coverage extending from Zermatt to Aosta, in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne: Lecco - Bergamo 50K IGC Map No. 22
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne area including Lecco and Bergamo in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: IGC 50K Walking Maps of North-Western Italy
  • Italian Alps and Piedmont, the lakes and northern Lombardy, and the Italian Riviera at 1:50,000 from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale on contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc.The maps have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haslital: Grindelwald - Engelberg 50K Hallwag Outdoor Map No. 5
  • Haslital area, from Grindelwald to Engelberg, at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maira, Grana and Stura Valleys IGC 7
  • Maira, Grana and Stura Valleys in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local footpaths and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Asti - Alba - Acqui Terme IGC 19
  • Asti - Alba - Acqui Terme area in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local footpaths and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Silvretta
  • Vanuit het zeer comfortabele hotel Madrisa verkent u de groene bergwereld van Silvretta en Rhätikon in Vorarlberg. Dankzij enkele transfers en gebruik van kabelbanen kunnen we hoog in de bergwereld doordringen. Al jaren een van onze meest succesvolle wandelvakanties! Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Silvretta
  • Je verblijft een week in een van de beste hotels in het SNP-programma, gelegen in een prachtige (wandel)omgeving. In Hotel Madrisa word je dagelijks verwend met een voortreffelijk ontbijtbuffet en een gastronomisch diner. Er is een zwembad, een sauna en een masseur die de vermoeide spieren kan verzorgen. Er is een Nederlandstalige berggids... Read more
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