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.
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