Lonely mountain lakes, gushing streams and thundering waterfalls are defining features of untouched alpine nature. You sit on a stone at the edge of the path and enjoy how small you are compared to these overwhelming landscapes. How long has a stream flowed through this lake? How many stones journeyed from the summit to the valley below? These places give you strength and fill you up with an energy that lasts longer than your hike. They are the places that lure you to the mountains again and again.
If these words ring true, then the Wipp Valley is the right place for you. Carving between Tyrol in Austria and South Tyrol in Italy, five untouched mountain valleys branch off from the main valley. Countless natural gems are hidden along their lengths and we show you where to find them in this Collection. Although there is so much untouched nature that is perfect for hiking, the trails here are still very quiet – perfect to fully enjoy your own headspace.
We’ve selected 10 hikes for you that take you along the most beautiful streams and rivers, up to rushing waterfalls and to tranquil mountain lakes. Some of the walks are short strolls across alpine meadows and others are exciting full-day hikes up to lofty heights.
For most hikes, you need to wear sturdy hiking boots and pack weatherproof clothing in your rucksack. It is best to take enough to drink and a small picnic with you, because there are not always refreshment stops along the way.
At the starting points, there is car parking or bus connections: we’ve planned the hikes so that they end at a bus stop. You can use your Guest Card as a ticket on public transport in the region. There’s more detailed information on this in the individual Tour descriptions.
The Wipp Valley runs south from Innsbruck in Austria to the Brenner Pass and onto South Tyrol so it’s easy to reach from Austria and Germany. Along the Brenner road towards the Brenner Pass, you’ll no doubt be impressed by the beautiful landscape. It’s hard to believe that the spectacular valley lies so close to the road.
Most of the 11 villages in the region are nestled in this wonderful nature and place importance on sustainable tourism. Gschnitztal in the Stubai Alps and St. Jodok, Schmirn and Vals in the Tux Alps belong to the elite circle of mountaineering villages of the Alpine Associations. There are more than 500 kilometres (310 mi) of well-marked hiking trails and something for every level.
Get involved in an unforgettable hiking experience in the beautiful Wipp Valley region. Warm hosts and stunning landscapes await.
The six-kilometer circuit is perfect for family hikes. It starts and ends at the end of the Obernberg valley and, with an altitude difference of around 180 meters, is also suitable for the inexperienced.
The round takes you over forest paths and alpine pastures to the crystal clear Obernberger See. It…
Today's hike, about six kilometers long, takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Tyrol. The paths are easy to walk and very suitable for families. You hike to an old shepherd's hut at the end of the valley and then back to the starting point.
First you follow the road to the Gasthof Kasern…
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Today's tour takes you into one of the beautiful side valleys of the Wipptal: The Gschnitztal maintains sustainable tourism and, in addition to a magnificent landscape, offers a lot of interesting facts about water for young and old explorers. The approximately 15-kilometer hike is very suitable for…
Very nice, small round through the mill village in the Gschnitztal and to the waterfall. The circular route above the mill village is easy to hike and leads over a suspension bridge directly past the waterfall. There is also a platform below the waterfall where you can have the spray sprayed directly…
The hike to the Sarnthein waterfall is about two and a half kilometers long and you need a little surefootedness.
You walk above the parking lot into the valley and cross the Finetzbach at a point where there are still a few old, very interesting mills. Then it goes along an educational bird trail up…
On today's almost seven and a half kilometers long hike you will overcome about 840 meters in altitude. The paths over the alpine pastures and mountain meadows are easy to walk on, however, so that you can enjoy the view to the fullest - it only gets steeper on individual sections, which is why the path…
The ridge hike and the subsequent descent to Obernberg are about eleven kilometers long and you will overcome a lot of altitude. You need good footwear, a little surefootedness, a good basic level of fitness and enough to drink as well as a small picnic for this hike. You will be rewarded with a fantastic…
Today you can expect a very nice hike through the nature reserve Valsertal to the rustic Zeischalm. The way there and back is almost eight kilometers long and you will overcome about 580 meters in altitude. The paths are easy to walk and also very suitable for families. But don't forget to bring enough…
On this hike, the beautiful Obersee in the power forest is your destination. The way there and back is a good ten kilometers long and you will overcome about 670 meters in altitude. You need a little basic fitness for this tour, but the paths are easy to walk on and suitable for families. Since there…
When you reach the Bremer Hütte after a good four kilometers, you will have overcome about 900 meters in altitude. For this you need a very good condition, sturdy shoes and surefootedness. You also need weatherproof clothing, enough drinks and a small snack in your backpack. The way back is on the same…
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