Alternative route from Madau to Zams: Madau – Ansbacher H. – Schnann – Zams
Route: Alternative route: Madau – Ansbacher H. – Schnann – Zams
Your 4.5 to 5-hour hike from Madau takes you through the enchanting and secluded Alperschon valley to Ansbacher Lodge, and then on for a further two hours of steep descent through Schnanner Klamm gorge to Schnann im Inntal. A bus departs from Schnann rectory (line 4242) every hour with a travel time of just under 40 minutes to Zams.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Rest and photo breaks must be added to the times indicated.
Check the latest weather information and be on the lookout for changes in the weather. Storms can develop rapidly in the Alps and if the trail is wet it can be slippery, tread carefully.
Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
Please note that there is no mobile phone reception in the Alperschon valley.
Tips en hints
It may be possible to pick up some refreshments at Ansbacher or Fritz huts. Bear in mind that opening times can vary and you should carry a packed lunch and/or plenty of snacks to keep you going throughout the day.
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least one litre) and to protect yourself against the sun. Trekking poles are recommended.