Wheelchair-accessible hiking trails

Here you will find three lovely wheelchair-accessible hiking routes with detailed descriptions and many extra tips that will guide you through the wonderful nature of the Seefeld Plateau...

 

1. Around the Seefeld Wildsee lake


The circular hiking route around the Seefeld lake offers unspoilt landscapes and a fascinating panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. The famous Olympic town of Seefeld provides a diversion from the hiking route with its excellent tourist infrastructure.

Route description
Path width: narrowest point approx. 1.2 m
Obstacles: none
Roadway: approx. 50% asphalt, 50% very firm gravel
Weather-dependent accessibility: apart from during the winter thaw, this route can even be accessed in snowy conditions, however assistance may be required for a short steep part of the route.
Suitable for: tetraplegics with assistance, active paraplegics without assistance
Duration: 1 hour
Route length: approx. 1.5 km
Approach: start at Strandperle café-bar/swimming pool - turn right - along the lake in the direction of Seefeld - along the bank around the lake.
Public car parks: in front of the swimming pool
Refreshment tip: Hotel Central in Seefeld/Münchnerstraße: Wheelchair-accessible hotel
 

2. Around the Seefeld lake to the Gschwandtkopf

 

 

A moderately difficult route around the Seefeld lake. It is particularly varied due to the excursion to the valley station of the Gschwandtkopf lift.

 

Route description

Path width: narrowest point approx. 0.9 m
Obstacles: short climb at 1km, lateral gradient at 1.5 km, some stones (tennis ball size) between 1 km and 2.5 km
Roadway: approx. 40% asphalt, 50% very firm gravel, 10% firm meadow path
Weather-dependent accessibility: Always accessible apart from in snowy conditions
Suitable for: Active paraplegics without assistance. The route is less suitable for tetraplegics due to the uneven path between 1 km and 2.5 km.
Duration: 2 hours
Route length: approx. 3.1 km
Approach: start at Strandperle cafe-bar/swimming pool - turn right - along the lake in the direction of Seefeld - along the bank for 1 km - then towards Reith - at 1.6 km turn right up to the Gschwandtkopf lift - then back to the lake.
Public car parks: at the lake/Seefeld swimming pool
Refreshment tip: Gschwandtkopf valley station: terrace and restaurant are easily accessible, WC accessed via a 0.1 m high terrace, door to men's WC too narrow, in the women's WC it is wide enough, however it opens inwards.
Extra tip: there is a petting zoo for children at the Gschwandtkopt valley station.

3. Seefeld - Mösern

Easy route in the area around Seefeld with a lovely view of the surrounding mountains and the Seefeld Plateau. The few short inclines make this route rather varied. The route can even be accessed by wheelchairs in snowy conditions.

Route description

Path width: narrowest point approx. 1.2 m
Obstacles: none
Roadway: approx. 50% asphalt, 50% firm gravel or firm forest floor
Weather-dependent accessibility: apart from during the winter thaw, this route can even be accessed in snowy conditions, however assistance may be required for steep parts of the route.
Suitable for: tetraplegics with assistance, active paraplegics without assistance
Duration: 1.5 hours
Route length: approx. 3 km
Approach: from the Hotel Central in the pedestrian area, go in the direction of the Sports Centre – hiking route towards Seekapelle (Lake Chapel) – direction of Sportalm, ski jump – at 1.2 km turn right towards national highway – cross highway – climb to the right – at 2.1 km there is a fork in the path (both directions are correct): one road leads to the path under the Seekirchl (Lake Chapel); the other is an exit to the pedestrian area in the direction of the Seekirchl . If you want to walk further, after crossing the highway, turn left towards Mösern instead of turning right.

Refreshment tip: Hotel Central/Münchnerstraße in Seefeld: Wheelchair-accessible Hotel Sportalm (on the way to ski jump): level terrace, 0.1 m high step to entrance, toilet on same floor, door width 60 cm, doors open inwards.
Extra tip: around Seefeld, there is a varied range of leisure activities, both in the summer and the winter - from the Leutasch Funpark to the Seefeld lake, from varied ski activities to extensive cross-country routes (Olympic routes).