Die Schmugglerrunde in Ischgl Die Schmugglerrunde in Ischgl

In the tracks of smugglers and adventurers

Smugglers' circuit

For unlimited shopping across the mountain

Hiking which is a bit different!

Want to combine shopping with a hike or hiking with shopping?

A summer holiday in Ischgl makes this possible - as long as the backpack is with you and still has enough room for the goodies. After all, the Swiss town of Samnaun with its duty-free shopping is only about 10 km away from Ischgl as the crow flies. It was precisely this short distance that earlier smugglers took advantage of.

By the way: The ancestors of the inhabitants of Paznaun already reached Ischgl via the smugglers' paths.

Heute führen auf Ihren Spuren wunderbare Ein-Tages-Wanderwege über die Grenzen zu den Eidgenossen. Um ein wenig Zeit zu sparen, fährt man dafür mit der Silvretta- und Flimjochbahn von Ischgl aus direkt aufs Flimjoch. Von hier aus bietet sich ein wunderbarer Rundblick in die umliegende Berggruppe des Samnaun, Silvretta- und Verwallgebietes.

Smuggler tours

The main Smuggler routes take hikers from Ischgl to Samnaun as follows:

  • Idalp - Greitspitze - Salaaser Kopf - Zeblasjoch - Samnaun
  • Idalp - Idjoch - ridge trail - Alp Trider Sattel - Luftseilbahn - Samnaun

Way back: with the Samnaun Luftseilbahn - Alp Trida - Flimsattelbahn - Flimjochbahn - Idalp. Please note the operating times of the cable cars for the way back!

Smugglers Tour on interactive map

Insider tip: With the "Monster scooter" from Flimjoch to Alp Trida

Duty free shopping

Samnaun is the only area in Switzerland which has a duty-free agreement, which means you can enjoy duty-free shopping: Among others, exclusive branded perfumes, luxury watches, fine jewellery, tobacco products, designer fashion and much more.

However, customs regulations have to be adhered to. More information on this is available in the valley at the Tourism Association in Ischgl.

Are your rucksacks and pockets full?
Before you attempt to haul it all back, after shopping hop on to the cable cars and chairlifts and get back to Ischgl again in comfort. 

Smuggler's Circuit

... with 5 cable cars from Ischgl to Samnaun