Surrounded by 80 glaciers and 109 3,000-metre (9,842 ft) peaks, the Stubai Valley offers great hiking for all ability levels in summer, from a thrilling high-altitude hike to the eternal ice of the Stubai Glacier and themed trails that promise true adventure in the mountains. Read our five reasons why you should spend your hiking holiday in the Stubai Valley in Austria:
1. The Stubai mountain lakes
The Stubai mountain lakes are especially magical in the early morning hours, when they are still in shade whilst the Wilder Freiger peak is already illuminated by the sun. The lakes are a wonderful place to relax.
2. The Stubai’s nature
In the Stubai Valley, you journey through picturesque, untouched Tyrolean landscapes and idyllic Stubai nature – the perfect backdrop for adventure and relaxing breaks.
3. The WildWaterTrail
The WildWaterTrail leads past raging mountain rivers to the mighty Grawa Waterfall, a natural monument and the widest waterfall in the Eastern Alps.
4. The Seven Summits Stubai
Unique summit moments on the Seven Summits Stubai, the seven most characteristic Stubai mountains with majestic views.
5. The Stubai High Trail
If you have plenty of surefootedness, a basic fitness level and a head for heights, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views on the Stubai High Trail (komoot.de/collection/336).
Enjoy the fresh mountain air, admire the unique panorama and discover the mountain world of the Stubai for yourself!
The Stubai Super Card as the perfect vacation companion:
You can experience the wonderful mountain world even more intensively during the summer with the Stubai Super Card. It includes numerous benefits such as free journeys on the mountain railroads (Serlesbahnen Mieders, Schlick 2000, Elferbahnen, Stubai Glacier), the Stubai Valley Railway and the buses, as well as entrance to swimming pools, and more. You receive the card when you stay overnight in one of the partnering hotels.
On this hike you will discover several breathtaking mountain lakes in the rear of the Stubai Valley, the clear water of which reflects the mighty peaks of the surrounding mountains. A gondola takes part of the ascent for you. You float comfortably from the valley station of the Stubai Glacier Lifts up to the middle station. You start your promising hike past the Dresdner Hütte.
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The Elfer, Neustift's local mountain, is one of the Stubai Seven Summits because of its height and boldness. If you don't want to hike over the steep rock towers of the mountain, you can go around the magnificent mountain range on a hike with great views. The route is just as varied as the rock - rugged, light rock towers made of limestone on one side and the primary rock of the Stubai Mountains, called Ötztal-Stubai-Kristallin, on the other.
The first part of the WildeWasserWeg starts in the so-called WildeWasserArena in Ranalt and leads along the Ruetz through the spectacular Ruetz Cataract, a gorge, to the Tschangelair Alm.In the WildeWasserArena you learn everything about the importance of water and there are many wonderful "Platzerl" invite you to breathe deeply and enjoy.Directly on the main road, from where you get to the WildeWasserArena, there is parking as well as a bus stop (Nürnberger Hütte).
The second part starts right at the view of the magnificent Grawa Waterfall. From here you continue on the old alpine trail. Good shoes, sure-footedness and a bit of fitness are required - but it's worth it. As you ascend, you can admire the waterfall on two other platforms. Here you can feel the unbridled power of the water, the roaring, tremors and mist on your skin. And moreover, fresher air you rarely find where.
The "Hoger", as he is called by the locals. The path leads steeply up to the 3,277 meter high summit with the beautiful summit cross. Technically not the most difficult of the Stubai Seven Summits, it does require a little bit of physical fitness, because you're gaining altitude fast. Although the hawk is not the highest peak in the Stubai Alps, its appearance is so powerful that it is often considered the highest mountain in Tyrol.