The Tyrolean mountains are more varied than almost any other region in the Alps. In the north, the steep limestone peaks of the Mieminger Gebirge and Karwendel mountains rise into the sky. The wide Inn Valley separates the northern mountain worlds from the southern summits of the Hohe Tauern, Ötztal, Staubaital and Zillertal valleys. Tyrol lies far to the west on the Swiss border and on the long border with Italy are the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps.
In this varied landscape, you will find fantastic hikes of varying difficulty. You can hike through picturesque and unspoiled valleys or climb wild peaks. Rustic mountain huts await you in inhospitable places as well as cozy mountain pastures on lush mountain meadows. Regardless of which hut you stop in or stay overnight, delicious meals made from regional products will spoil you on your hikes.
These thirteen hikes are spread all over Tyrol and are as different as the landscape itself. Choose your route exactly according to your wishes and let yourself be enchanted by the unique mountain worlds of Tyrol on your adventures.
This moderately difficult round trip leads you through the original alpine and mountain landscape in the back Navistal. Beautiful forest roads and romantic trails through Almrosenteppiche and flower-strewn meadow paths alternate. Magnificent panoramic views of the Tux Alps, the Stubai Alps and the Wipptal valley complete the experience of nature.The Peeralm, the Klammalm, the Poltenalm, the Stöcklalm and the Naviser Hütte invite you along the route to Einkehr and provide with a variety of home-made products for real culinary delights.Starting point of the hike is the parking lot Schranzgatter at the end of the valley of Navis. From there you go first flat and flat along the Navis Au. Follow the signs and the path leads you along a narrow forest road to the Peeralm at about 1,600 meters above sea level.From here you follow a beautiful forest path and climb leisurely up to the Klammalm, the highest point of this tour. At the Klammalm is also "half time". Here you have reached the head of the valley and then hike across the opposite side of the valley, past the Poltenalm, Stöcklalm and the Naviser hut back to the starting point.The Klammalm is located in the area of the military training area Lizum-Walchen. On certain days, the terrain is closed due to exercises for hikers. You can find the days and times under wattenberg.tirol.gv.at/Truppenuebungsplatz
The approximately 10-kilometer-long, medium-difficulty day tour over the Goetheweg is considered one of the most beautiful hikes around Innsbruck. Here you will get to know both the rough Karwendel mountains and its gentle side covered in meadows and pines.The goal of your tour is the Pfeishütte at 1,950 meters above sea level with its original restaurant and a large sun terrace. A special experience is the overnight stay at the Pfeishütte: in the evening you can see the sun disappear behind the mountains and on the following morning you can enjoy a wonderful sunrise.From the mountain station Hafelekar Nordkettenbahn you first wander without major differences in altitude in an easterly direction to the Gleierschjöchl and on to the Mühlkarscharte. Just follow the signs to the Pfeishütte. The trail passes over the back of the Nordkette and below the Mandlspitze. A short stretch up the serpentines to the highest point of the hike to the Mandlscharte (2,314 meters). On the other side of the ridge, the path leads down to the "Pfeis" and then gently, through the pines to the Pfeishütte.After the stop you will hike back to the mountain station Hafelekar on the same way and take the cable car down to the center of Innsbruck.Alternatively, you can descend via the Arzler Scharte on the trail no. 217 to the Arzler Alm and on to the Nordkettenbahn station on the Hungerburg. For the way you should plan about three and a half hours from the Pfeishütte. However, this tour is partly through debris and is only recommended for experienced mountain hikers.
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The Olpererhütte in Zamser Grund above the Schlegeisspeichers shares the big name with its rocky "patron saint", the Olperer. It is the main summit of the Tuxer ridge, its striking appearance is characterized by the pyramid-shaped summit structure. It has always been a magnet for ambitious mountaineers who need accommodation on their tours. The refuge was built in 1881 by the former "Section Prague" of the German-Austrian Alpine Club.Due to the high visitor interest, the premises were soon no longer sufficient, they were renovated several times and demolished in 2006 because of the critical building fabric and rebuilt. The Olpererhütte is located on the Berliner Höhenweg, the "Peter-Habeler-Runde" and the "Traumpfad München - Venedig" and is therefore visited annually by numerous hikers.Your ascent to the hut starts at the impressive Schlegeisspeicher. You can reach the reservoir by car or by bus from Mayrhofen in the Zillertal. The way up is short and crisp and therefore also perfect as a day trip. But if you have gotten a place to sleep on the hut, you should definitely join a summit climb. From the hut, the route takes you on challenging mountain tours up to the Olperer, the Fussstein, the Schrammacher and the frozen-wall peaks. In addition, you can reach many other huts from here, which are also located on the mountain trails of the Tux Alps.
The Thurntaler is a popular hiking area in the Villgrater mountains. This round trip, which starts after a gondola ride in Sillian, leads you in a loop around the slightly more than 2,400-meter-high summit and delights with a magnificent panorama: the view sweeps over the Villgrater mountains, the Carnic Alps and South Tyrolean Dolomites to the Grossglockner, Austria's highest summit.The Almgasthaus Thurntaler Rast and the panorama restaurant Gadein at the mountain station of the gondola invite you to stop along the hike. On your round you will also pass the picturesque Thurntaler lakes. Take a break at the quiet mountain lakes, so you can let the unique panorama in peace on you.The 6-seater gondola in Sillian takes you to the mountain station at the Thurntaler and then on the path 10b to the outer Hochalm with a fantastic panoramic view over the Pustertal and to the Sexten Dolomites. The path 10 continues over green alpine meadows to the ridge. From there you follow the path down to the rear Hochalmhütte on the Villgrater side. Here the path 10b leads you over the Hofilet Alm to Thurntaler Rast and back to the mountain station Thurntaler.
The easy day tour is ideal as a family hike. The 10-kilometer route leads from Leutasch through the Gaistal, which lies nestled between the imposing rock walls of the Mieminger Mountains in the south and the Wetterstein massif in the north. Picturesque alpine meadows and sparse larch and mixed forests complete the idyllic landscape panorama. The Gaistalalm or the Tillfussalm invite you to stop for a bite to eat: on both alpine pastures, hikers are spoiled with delicious Tyrolean home-style cooking.The hike begins at the Salzbachbrücke car park in Leutasch. Here you follow the signs Gaistalalm and Tillfussalm into Gaistal. In the valley, you hike on a track and turn off after about 300 meters on the Ganghoferweg. Here it is now a little bit steeper up, but already a little later gently rising along meadows below the Hämmermoosalm over in a light forest. Here you cross the Leitenbach and reach the Gaistalalm. In the same direction you follow the path over alpine meadows on to the Tillfussalm. The way back leads you first over a short distance down to the main path to Gaistal. Then you hike out of the valley on a wide forest road until you arrive back at the starting point.
There are places that radiate a particularly positive energy. The Wildseeloderhaus stands on such a: in a carmine on the magical Wildsee at Wildseeloder, the local mountain of Fieberbrunn. The hut was built in 1892 from stones. Such were enough, the lime was burnt on the spot, the remaining material was carried up with animals and porters.Today, a part of the strenuous ascent can be comfortably managed by cable car, so you can enjoy the amenities of the cabin for longer: comfortable facilities, good food and wonderful views, for example, the Lofer and Leogang Steinberge vis-a-vis.There are different ways up to the Wildseeloderhaus and our tour starts at the mountain station of the Lärchfilzkogelbahn. From there, the trail leads you through picturesque mountain scenery in about 90 minutes to the hut. If you spend the night up here, you can easily join a summit tour to the Wildseeloder or the hen on the same day. In addition to the two mountains, several other peaks wait to be conquered by you up here. You can also extend your mountain hike from the Wildseeloderhütte to the Bochum Hut, the Hochwildalm Hut or the Hochdörndler Hut.
This easy to moderately difficult panorama trail above Innsbruck and Hall in Tyrol offers you magnificent views of the Inn Valley and views of around 400 Alpine peaks.The special feature of this trail, however, is its namesake, the Swiss stone pine: the panorama trail leads through one of the largest and oldest pine stands in Europe. The strongest stone pine is 250 years old, the oldest stone pine in the Ampasser Kessel is even more than 700 years old. From May, a sea of flowers by Almrosen adorns the landscape along the Swiss stone pine path.By bus you can reach the valley station of the Patscherkofelbahn in Igls from Tulfes. From there you can take the cable car to the Patscherkofelhaus at 1,964 meters above sea level. The signposted Zirbenweg (No. 350) runs above the shelter on a wide path towards the east to the somewhat hidden Boschebenhütte at 2,035 meters. Without significant height changes, the Zirbenweg then goes slightly up and down just above the 2,000 meter mark and offers you again and again magnificent views.A trail finally leads over to Tulfeinalm, which is perfect as a refreshment stop at the end of the pine path. After your rest you reach after a short climb the Halsmarterlift. With the Glungezerbahn I + II you finally reach the valley to Tulfes.
This easy mountain hike from Galtür to the Jamtalhütte takes you to one of the most fascinating high mountain regions in the Alps. On the way through the wild and romantic Jamtal, you have wonderful views of the Silvretta summit, especially on Jamtalferner with the Jamtalspitzen and on the Dreiländerspitze.From the bus stop and the car park at the church of Galtür, head south into Jamtal. Along the Jambach you walk comfortably and in a moderate slope into the valley. While you follow the "footpath to the Jamtalhütte", after about an hour's walk you will reach the first intermediate station, the Schnapfenalpe (1,735 meters). Here graze cattle from the Vorarlberg Göfis and the Tyrolean Oberinntal.From the other side the Scheibenalpe greets you with the nice snack station. If you like, make a detour to Jambach for a leisurely break.Subsequently, the ground changes, the alpine pastures are replaced by a stony valley cut. You cross two stream beds on narrow boardwalks and the trail turns serpentine up to the foot of the Jamtalferner and the Jamtalhütte (2,165 meters).Nearly 200 beds are available in the hut, also here is well cooked and the hikers can cater very well.At the end of this tour, the Jamtalhütte, it is worth taking a look behind the house. At the head of the valley, the Augstenberg massif rises up here and you can see the striking summit of the Dreiländerspitze over the vast glacier fields. Mountaineers use the Jamtalhütte as a base for extensive tours, because dozens of summits can be climbed from here.The way back is the same way as the ascent.
The Kufsteiner Hausberg Pendling in the Brandenberg Alps presents itself to the Inn valley as a distinctive cone and is considered one of the most beautiful mountain views in the Tyrolean lowlands.The moderately difficult summit tour begins in Thiersee. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the fortified town of Kufstein, the Inn Valley and the surrounding mountains. The peak area is also known for its flower splendor in late spring.From the parking lot at Gasthof Schneeberg in Thiersee, a well signposted hiking trail leads you into the forest. After about 15 minutes you leave the forest road in a right turn and follow a narrow trail, which is signposted "Pendling via forest road".After just over an hour you will reach the first summit cross at Pendling at 1,563 meters above sea level. It almost goes on to the second summit cross and slightly down to the Pendlinghaus. From there, the path leads you gently up and down to the Mittagskopf, which is only slightly lower with a height of 1,542 meters and also expects you with a magnificent view.You descend via a forest path and a small forest path over the managed Kala Alm back to the starting point.
This easy hike impresses with its diversity and the spectacular views from the Kellerjoch.The starting point of the hike can be easily reached by city bus from Schwaz. You leave the bus at the inn peace and from here your tour starts. From the bus station on the road, the hike leads you in the same direction past the Hotel Grafenast to the lift. Here you follow the path below the lift station and then you can orient yourself for a long time at the signs in the direction of "Kellerjochhütte" and "Alter Kellerjochweg". Alternatively, it goes on footpath, climb, track and in places up the slope through the light forest.In about 1,600 meters you change from the track to the right on the designated Jägersteig. The Jägersteig leads you on through sparse forest with virtually no significant change in altitude over to Niderleger Naunzalm in the open alpine pastures. You pass the small alpine building and follow the track upwards along hairpin bends to the Naunzalm upriver.From Hochleger, follow the signs to the "Kellerjochhütte" and hike up a steep track to the long-visible Schutzhaus.The Inn Valley lies far below you, gently nestled between the Tux Alps and the Karwendel. Enjoy the relaxed hike through a sea of alpine roses between the Naunzalm and the Kellerjochhütte.At the top of the Kellerjoch hut, a unique panorama awaits you. The view sweeps from Grossglockner to Grossvenediger and hits the Zugspitze in the northwest. The breathtaking scenery makes you forget everyday life.The way back is the same way back to the starting point.The tour does not involve any particular difficulties and is therefore also recommended for children over the age of eight. Take enough breaks with your family, because despite the short distance, you can overcome many altitude differences.
This circular walk at the border triangle in Nauders will inspire you with its impressive natural landscape. Here, between Reschenpass and the Swiss border, lie the two Mutzköpfe and in the middle two beautiful mountain lakes: the Black and the Green Lake.First you take the chairlift to the Kleine Mutzkopf and from there you walk past several bogs with white cottongrass to the nature reserve Schwarze See. Moorsee is the highest lake in the Alps where water lilies grow. Especially in July, when the water lilies open their flowers, you can experience a unique natural spectacle here.After the circumnavigation of the lake you follow the trail through a spruce forest up to the green lake. From here, the trail continues southeast and you will reach the large Grossmutz meadows. Through the meadows, the ascent to the Grosse Mutzkopf takes place, which awaits you with a unique view.Then you follow the trail no. 7 on the Riatschwiesen to Riatschhof. From here you hike across wide meadows and through the forest down to the valley station in Nauders.
The Ramolhaus is not only the oldest refuge in the Ötztal, but also one of the highest situated huts in Tyrol. Theoretically, one could still greet each other there with "Moin, Moin!" Instead of "Griass di!", Because the rustic hut is run by the Hamburg section of the German Alpine Club.You reach the Ramolhaus of Obergurgel at the southernmost end of the Ötztal on a four-hour tour. You first cross the Gurgler Ache and then take trail 37, which leads here together with the long distance hiking trail 902 up to the Ramolhaus.As you ascend through the rear Gurglertal, the landscape becomes increasingly barren, and soon you will reach underneath cliffs and over rubble up to the destination of your hike.Arrived at the Ramolhaus a great view awaits you on the surrounding peaks. If you start early enough, the tour is also suitable as a day hike. But many hikers climb to the Ramolhaus to use the hut as a starting point for further summit ascents. Finally, around the refuge you will find numerous magnificent peaks, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Ötztal glacier world. The most popular tours lead you further on the Ramolkogel, the rear Spiegelkogel, up on the Firmisiascheide or on the Schalfkogel.
The Eagle Walk is the most famous long-distance hiking trail in Tyrol and individual stages are also perfect for day trips or shorter multi-day hikes.This tour takes you up to glistening glaciers, thundering waterfalls and bubbling glacier streams. Near the famous Umbal Falls, near Prägraten / Ströden, starts the first stage of the Adlerweg Osttirol. First, the path leads through sparse larch forest, soon you will hear the marmots whistle. Passing the Göriach Ochsnerhütte, the path takes you up to the Essen-Rostocker Hütte with a great view of the glaciated mountains.After a well deserved break, you will hike from the Essen-Rostocker Hütte over the Schweriner Weg. In bends he overcomes a mountain flank and you cross the southwest slope of the little violinist after about an hour's walk. Now you follow the path over glacial ice tracks and widely scattered debris fields towards Türml and Türmljoch. To the east of this, the loop, which runs in loops, leads down through snow caves and over debris soils and, as a result, down the Dorferkamm east slope.Along path-breaking Steinmandln, the mountain path takes you to the Johannishütte, the oldest hut in the Eastern Alps. It was built in 1857 and renovated in 1999. A longed-for destination, because this stage is long but very scenic.From the Johannishütte the south route leads over the Defreggerhaus up to the glacier-covered summit of Grossvenediger. In addition, you can plan further glacier tours from here to other summits as well as glacier-free summit ascents. In addition to the summit tours, the Johannishütte is also perfect for a multi-day hut tour, because from here you can reach numerous mountain huts in the Venediger group.