Your new hiking shoes are waiting for their first use? That sounds like the perfect reason for a hike to a cosy alpine hut. Therefor we have put together the perfect tour package for you here: On seven hikes we lead you to the most beautiful alpine pastures, mountain huts and alpine guesthouses around Innsbruck. On all tours the enjoyment is clearly in the foreground. Comfortable hiking trails, wonderful views and of course the excellent Tyrolean cuisine promise you a wonderful day in the mountains.
Seven tours, 13 huts – the choice is not easy. Do you go on the Vier-Almen-Weg on the slopes of the Patscherkofel? Or are you more interested in exploring the Mühlauer Klamm and a subsequent stop at the Arzler Alm? The tours on the Goetheweg over the Nordkette or the Gipfelsturm to Nockspitze are beautiful and exciting at the same time. As you can see, there is something for every hiker on our tours.
If you want to get to your favourite alpine pasture without any top athletic performance, the tours on the Vier-Almen-Weg, to the Tulfeinalm and the Waldrast Jöchl will be particularly enjoyable. Here you save yourself the long ascent and float comfortably up to lofty heights with the cable car – especially nice for families.
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The rocky ridge of the Nordkette can be seen from any location in Innsbruck high above the Inn Valley. From below, the peaks appear only for experienced mountaineers, but actually runs up here the well-developed Goetheweg. The moderate mountain trail leads you from the mountain station of the Hafelekarbahn over barren meadows and scree slopes to the picturesque Pfeishütte. Here you strengthen yourself and walk back the same way.At the beginning of the tour, you'll take a staggering 1,400 vertical meters with the Hafelekarbahn - so you can enjoy a breathtaking view from the driveway. Once at the top you will find the signposted Goetheweg, which leads you through the wild and romantic mountain landscape of the Karwendel to the Pfeishütte.Incidentally, the summit of Hafelekarspitze, Gleirschspitze, Mandlspitze and Brandjoch leaves out the Goetheweg. If you believe it, you can of course also take the detours to the rocky peaks.After hiking along the three peaks, the path will lead you serpentine up to the Mandlscharte, the highest point of the tour. Now it goes down steadily and you can see soon the Pfeishütte in front of you. Here you have earned a long break before returning to the cable car on the same route.
The Nockspitze - also called Saile - forms the northern end of the Stubai Alps and towers high above the Inn Valley. Since the mountain is well developed by several cable cars, you come without too much climbs up to the 2.404 meter high summit. We have selected the route for you from the mountain station of the Nockspitzbahn via the Pfriemeswand to the summit. This route is sometimes a bit exposed and requires sure-footedness and a head for heights - perfect for experienced hikers. Afterwards you have the choice: Either a stop at the Birgitzköpflhaus or on the Götzner Alm.From Götzens the Nockspitzbahn takes you up to the mountain station and with every meter the view becomes more spectacular. Once at the top, you wander through a sparse mountain forest and over barren meadows up to the Pfriemeswand. The path is partly rocky and exposed, but offers you already a great panorama. Just as exciting it goes on up to the Nockspitze.After the summit you follow the considerably more comfortable way down towards Birgitzköpflhaus. Here you follow the signposted path to the Götzner Alm. Along the course of the Geroldsbach you climb downhill to the alpine hut. Strengthened you then make yourself on the way back to the cable car station.
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On the broad mountain saddle between Patscherkofel and Glungezer is still one of the largest and oldest pine forests in Europe. Some of the pine trees are many hundreds of years old and thus a magnificent sight. There are also wonderful views of Innsbruck and a cozy retreat in the Tulfeinalm at the end of the path. The best thing is to climb and descend comfortably by cable car.With the Patscherkofelbahn you can fly comfortably from Igls up to lofty heights. From the mountain station it is only a short walk to the summit of the Patscherkofel. The local mountain of Innsbruck offers you a phenomenal view of the city, the Inn valley and the opposite mountain ranges of the Karwendel. From the summit, hike downhill until you reach the signposted pine path.Here you turn to the right and follow the trail through the picturesque, sparse stone pine forest. In the gentle up and down our route leads you on and on and you open again and again beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Shortly before you reach the end of the Zirbenweg, you can stop off in the cozy Tulfeinalm and enjoy Tyrolean delicacies with a fantastic view. A few meters further and you reach the valley station of the Glungezerbahn. The lift goes downhill to Tulfes. From here there is a bus back to Igls.
On this tour, the enjoyment is clearly in the foreground: First you float with a magnificent view up to the Patscherkofel. From there you hike on good hiking trails downhill and from alpine hut to alpine hut. With enough breaks, the 1,170 vertical meters in the descent are also suitable for leisurely hikers - and anyway, all four huts are worth a long break.From Igls, the Patscherkofelbahn takes you over the middle station up to the mountain station. After you've had enough of the magnificent panorama over the Inn Valley, you follow our route downhill. The path leads you first to Lanser Alm, which is surrounded by light mountain forest. On a wide trail, you continue to hike down the valley and past the Sistranser Alm, the Aldranser Alm and finally the Rinner Alm.All four pastures serve Tyrolean cuisine, which is mainly made with regional products. For free, there are the great views of the Inn Valley and the Karwendelgipfel. Bring hungry with you, so that you can have a tasty rest on each alpine hut.In Tulfes you reach the end of the tour. From here there is a bus connection back to the valley station of the Patscherkofelbahn.
The wildly romantic Mühlauer gorge is still one of the insider tips among the hiking destinations around Innsbruck. Coming from the Karwendel, the Mühlauer Bach rushes down through an exciting gorge down to the Inn. You can explore the gorge on a hiking trail and finish off at the Arzler Alm.On the trail parking lot at the bottom of the Mühlauer gorge your hike begins. After only a few steps, you will meet the stream. This you follow upstream into the forest and into the romantic gorge. In the middle of the natural valley, you suddenly find yourself standing in front of a futuristic-looking building: the huge avalanche barrier made of concrete protects Mühlau from the infamous avalanches of the stream and offers you a spectacular view.Through the valley, you hike uphill until a forest path branches off to the left. You follow the path and reach a road that leads you to the Arzler Alm. Here you dine with wonderful views. Via the Rosnerweg and the signposted Amarellersteig you finally return to the starting point of the hike.
The summit of Waldraster Jöchl is in close proximity to the famous rock pyramid of the Serles. However, the Waldraster Jöchl is just under 1,000 meters lower than its rocky neighbor and thus easy to reach for pleasure hikers - especially since the ascent is facilitated by a cable car. From the top you have a magnificent view of the dramatic backdrop of the Serles. Afterwards you can round off your hike with a stop at the Gleinserhof alpine hut.From Mieders you glide up the Serlesbahn. At the mountain station, you can first enjoy the magnificent panorama over the Stubai Valley in the direction of the Inn Valley and Innsbruck. Then it goes on a comfortable and signposted hiking trail up to the Waldraster Jöchl. The summit is partly wooded, but between the trees you can always admire the striking summit of the Serles.Afterwards you hike on broad hiking trails over alpine meadows and through romantic mountain forests down to the Gleinserhof alpine hut. Here you sit on the terrace and taste Tyrolean delicacies. Strengthened, you finally hike on the last section of the tour down to the valley station of the Serlesbahn.
North of Innsbruck rise steep and mighty the gray rock walls of the Karwendel. In the lower elevations below the peaks thrive lush alpine meadows and peaceful mountain forests. On your hikes through this mountain idyll, many hosted alpine huts attract a cozy break. This round trip leads you from rum on rooty forest paths up to the Rumer Alm and the Enzianhütte.The starting point of your hike is the Rum train station near Innsbruck. First, you cross the small village, until you follow the path into the rustic mountain forest. Time on good trails, sometimes on wide forest roads and sometimes on narrow forest trails you walk steadily uphill. At the Rumer Alm you have reached the highest point of the hike - and you deserve a hearty Brettljause or a portion of Kaspressknödel. The best way to enjoy it is on the sun terrace overlooking the broad Inn Valley.For your dessert, you hike a little downhill and then return to the not less cozy Enzianhütte. A cup of coffee, a sweet Kiachl and you're ready for the descent. Through the forest it goes downhill, but not without one or the other view of the Tyrolean capital. On the edge of Arzl, the forest clears and the last piece to the station you wander across open fields and meadows.