At the gates of Innsbruck lie the magnificent Sellrainer and Stubaier Alps with their mighty peaks. The Sellrainer Huettenrunde takes you to the most beautiful vantage points and the most rustic huts in the mountains in seven days. Challenging at times, this long hike takes you along clear mountain streams and over exposed ridges to over 9842 feet (3000 meters) above sea level. You will often have the dreamlike landscape to yourself.
The panoramic adventure starts in the tranquil Sellrain. From Innsbruck, you can easily reach the village by bus line 4166. The seven stages alternate between tranquil valleys, high alpine passes and unique summit climbs. In the Luesenstal valley, you will find wide alpine pastures and colourful meadows with grazing herds of cows. From the Schoentalspitze, the highest point of the Sellrainer Huettenrunde, you can enjoy stunning views. It's up to you how many peaks you want to climb: you can easily plan further ascents along the way. You will spend the nights in cozy and modern huts that serve Tyrolean delicacies. We recommend booking in advance.
For the ascent of the Sellrainer Huettenrunde, don't forget your weatherproof equipment and surefootedness. High up in the Sellrainer Alps, conditions can change quickly even in summer. Some stages are a bit longer so you will need enough water and food for these, which you can get from the huts. The last section between Kuehtai and Sellrain can also be shortened by post bus. The best time for these routes is between the end of June and the end of September, outside of these dates you can expect snow. Come prepared and seven days of untouched high mountain nature and fantastic views await you on the Sellrainer Huettenrunde .-
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Last updated: February 8, 2023
The starting point of the seven-day circular hike is the Gasthaus Neuwirt in Sellrain. Surrounded by the idyllic mountains of the Sellrain Alps, you follow the course of the Fotscher Bach. Again and again you cross the crystal clear water on small bridges and walk steadily uphill.
Half way to the Potsdamer…
It all starts at the beginning of the second stage: from the Potsdamer Hütte, you climb the 2,832-meter-high Roten Kogel, the first summit on your tour. At the summit cross, you can enter the book and enjoy the wonderful panorama. Over the Zirmsteig, for which sure-footedness is required, you reach the…
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After a relaxing night, on the third day you will hike up the Sellrainer Hüttenrunde towards Münsterhöhe. If you want, you can make a detour to the 2,473-meter summit. Otherwise you follow the narrow path through stony terrain to the Zischgenscharte. Sure-footedness is necessary for crossing the notch…
You can tackle the fourth stage in a relaxed way. At just under six kilometers, it is the shortest round trip. From the Pforzheim hut you wander through Tyrolean mountain idyll in its purest form: babbling brooks, mighty slopes and idyllic mountain pastures lie along the way.
It zigzags up to Gleirschj…
After a fortifying breakfast you start from the Schweinfurter Hütte westwards. High above the Ötztal valley you walk along impressive peaks. The partly steep ascent brings you to breathtaking heights on the flank of Hochreichkopf.
Over the summit of the Lauser you reach the ruin of the old Bielefelder…
The penultimate stage starts with an impressive view from the Bielefelder Hütte. At first you walk over green mountain pastures and through sparse forest, then the path becomes steeper and leads you up to the Mittertalscharte. On the mountain trail, you will always enjoy fantastic views of small lakes…
The seventh stage takes you from the Dortmunder Hütte back to the valley to Sellrain. You walk along the road through the town of Kühtai with its chic hotels, restaurants and lift stations. Behind the Zirmbachalm you turn off onto the mountain trail and soon you are surrounded by beautiful nature. Over…
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