The Olympiaregion Seefeld is a region in Austria’s mountainous west. A short drive from Innsbruck, it sits atop one mighty plateau, with the average elevation being 1,200 meters or 3,900 feet. Framing the largest wildlife preserve in the eastern Alps is the nature park Karwendel, the protected Wildmoos, the mighty Wettersteingebirge and the towering Munde. The tradition-rich Olympiaregion Seefeld comprises five towns: Mösern-Buchen, Scharnitz, Reith, Leutasch and Seefeld, and offers visitors incredible opportunities for both short and extended stays, with numerous breathtaking hikes that lead you through nature as it should be: untouched.
The Ice Age Trail in Mösern introduces the impact of ice ages on the scenic shape of the Seefeld high plateau. Observation points are equipped with information facilities and interactive elements as well as 3-D simulations to explain contents such as glaciation, glacier power, ice level, glacier flow, glacier cut, boulder, etc. The 3 existing vantage points on the Brunschkopf offer an ideal view of the Olympic region and, above all, make the glacier's almost one million years of work outstanding. Once at the summit, you can enjoy great views in all directions and find great places for a long break with a snack.
From the valley station Rosshütte in the east of Seefeld, you reach a forest road to the Hocheggalm and continue to only 5 minutes walk from the Alm distant Kaltwassersee. After admiring the lake, which in winter serves as a snow-making facility, you continue to the panorama restaurant Rosshütte. That's where the Zirbenweg begins. For 20 minutes, this beautiful path leads you high above Seefeld. Here you get back to the mountain station Rosshütte. Return to the valley via the same path, by cable car or via the more demanding "Krummen Steig".
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From Seefeld the path leads you over the Möserer Mähder with a short incline towards Mösern. At the last intersection, you choose the right path, where you will pass the Kaiserhof, Olympia and Hubertushof hotels and reach the Möserer See lake. After circumnavigating the lake, the Hotel Tyrol briefly descends an asphalt road until you reach the inn Menthof after approx. 10 minutes. From there it goes on the Pirschtsteig in the direction of Lottensee. Shortly before the Lottensee the Pirschtsteig leads into an asphalt road, which you follow shortly. Continue to the holiday colony Wildmoos (where the second aperiodic lake, the Wildmoossee can be found) and to the popular and popular with guests and locals Wildmoosalm. Shortly after the Wildmoosalm the Hörmannweg leads you right into the forest back to Seefeld.
Starting at the parking lot Ried you walk to the bridge Isar, then a short distance back over the main road and up into the forest. Now on a narrow path through the forest until you reach after about half an hour a tear, the so-called Hofleite. A piece parallel to her upwards, then at a signpost you cross either immediately the tear or you wander still another piece up to the Sulzleklamm suspension bridge and cross her on the small ravine. Both paths lead back together and cross the material cable car of the hut at about 1200 m. Then the forest trail leads in many serpentines up to the Brunnstein hut (1523 m).
From the trail parking lot at the Gasthof Wiesenhof it goes steadily uphill with a steep slope on a moderately difficult route to the Pleisenhütte (1,757 meters). The way to the top of the punt (2,569 meters) then leads again on something more challenging climb. From the summit you can enjoy a unique view over Tyrol. But also the sun terrace of the hut grants an impressive view of the Karwendel and the Wettersteingebirge.
The hike to the Gaistalalm begins at the Salzbach parking lot and follows the course of the crystal-clear Leutascher Ache. The Gaistal is a beautiful green alpine pasture lined with high peaks. After a leisurely break at the Alm, you follow the Ganghofer Weg to get back to the parking lot. Here you get another view of the valley and beautiful views over the mountains.
From the road to Maximilianhütte left up to Reitherjoch-Alm. Behind the hut on the left through the forest, past the now disused Meinhardstollen over the Hochanger and below Härmelekopf and Reither Spitze over to Nördlinger Hütte. From the Reitherjoch-Alm you can also go right past a pier of the Ichthyol factory over a ditch beyond steeply up to the Nördlinger hut. From here it pays off in sufficient condition and mountain experience in any case from still on the Reither peak to rise. From the Nördlinger Hütte there is a descent via the Schartlehnerhaus on the west slope of the Rauchenkopf to Reith.
On this tour you can combine mountain biking with mountaineering! From the trail parking lot, you follow the driveway to the venison meat trade Gaugg. There you cross the bridge and turn left towards Karwendeltal. At first a steep ascent to the height of the Birzelkapelle. Continue on the forest road through the magnificent Karwendeltal with another climb to the end to the Karwendelhaus. From there you hike steeply into Serpentine into Schlauchkar and through this on a scree path on the Schlauchkarsattel (2,639 m).Caution: In the steep slope in front of the saddle is old snow almost the whole summer! From the saddle east to Birkkarhüttl (uncultivated). Here begins a secured with wire rope, which leads over Schrofen to the summit (2,749 m). Descent along the ascent route.
At the bridge in Ahrn / Emmat you follow the forest road, past the individual hamlets, the edge of the forest and the crystal clear Ache along to Unterleutasch / moat. The beginning of the hike is also possible from Oberleutasch / Weidach or Obern / Klamm (Achweg Nr. 5).