Wipptal

Lonely lakes and thundering waterfalls – magical places in the Wipp Valley

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Lonely lakes and thundering waterfalls – magical places in the Wipp Valley

Hiking Collection by Wipptal

10

Tours

31:37 h

51.7 mi

16,025 ft

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.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    01:54
    3.85 mi
    2.0 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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 …

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  • Easy
    01:49
    3.68 mi
    2.0 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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 …

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    9.44 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,100 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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 …

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  • Easy
    00:24
    0.71 mi
    1.8 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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 …

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  • Intermediate
    00:49
    1.51 mi
    1.9 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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 …

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  • Intermediate
    03:37
    4.60 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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 …

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  • Intermediate
    04:30
    6.67 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,600 ft
    3,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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 …

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  • Intermediate
    03:03
    4.90 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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 …

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  • Intermediate
    03:45
    6.39 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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 …

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  • Difficult
    07:36
    9.93 mi
    1.3 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    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 …

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  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    51.7 mi
  • Duration
    31:37 h
  • Elevation
    16,025 ft
Wipptal

Lonely lakes and thundering waterfalls – magical places in the Wipp Valley