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Mountain pastures and local dishes — hiking to the Tyrolean alpine huts

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Mountain pastures and local dishes — hiking to the Tyrolean alpine huts

Hiking Collection by Tirol

13

Tours

37:25 h

62.8 mi

16,625 ft

Regardless of whether you plan a relaxed stroll with your family or a challenging high-alpine summit hike, a stop at an alpine pasture or mountain hut should be an essential part of your itinerary. We’ve put together 13 hikes which take you to some of the best culinary spots in Tyrol, a beautiful mountainous area in western Austria.

The hikes in this Collection don’t just take you along boring farm tracks from one alpine pasture to the next. You walk along natural paths and hidden forest trails with magnificent views accompanying you every step of the way.

At the mountain huts, you can look forward to tasty regional specialties: delicious homemade alpine cheese, classic Kaspressknödel (Tyrolean cheese dumplings), and home-baked pastries. Your taste buds will tingle as you explore the western Oberland, the Kitzbühel Alps in the east, the Karwendel mountain range, and the Wilder Kaiser in the north and the Ötztal, Zillertal and Stubaital valleys in the south.

You can reach almost all of the food stops via short, easy paths or even catch a gondola. In the Karwendel, however, you can really earn your lunch clocking up miles in the mountains.

Whichever hike you decide on, rest assured that great food and wonderful scenery awaits.

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    Intermediate
    02:37
    4.62 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Are you into cheese? Then this tour is perfect for you. The short hike takes you to the Aussermelang Alm in the Watten Valley, which is known for its first-class cheese production. The starting point of the seven-kilometer hike is at the parking lot of the military training area in Walchen. Much of the route takes you through the Federal …

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    4.33 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    No question, the Ötztal mountains around Sölden have much more to offer than ski slopes - for example, excellent cuisine on the Gampe Thaya. On a short but quite steep hike, you can climb from Sölden through the forest to the alpine pasture and look forward to the food all along the way. In addition to Tyrolean classics such as …

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    6.00 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Burgeralm is the perfect hiking destination for lovers of excellent cheese. Because up here in the Chiemgau Alps, first-class cheese made from fresh hay milk is processed directly on site. The cows are grazing all around the pasture, and you can watch them on the hut terrace while having a snack. And for this tour, leave a little more …

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  • Intermediate
    02:40
    4.74 mi
    1.8 mph
    650 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Extensive mountain forests, fantastic views of the Inn Valley and the Karwendel, as well as a comfortable ascent with gondola lift and, not to forget, cozy mountain huts - the Zirbenweg is a popular classic of Tyrolean pleasure trails. The cozy panoramic trail leads you from the Patscherkofel through the wildly romantic Zirbenwald to the Tulfeinalm. After the stop, the Glugenzerbahn brings you back down to the valley.

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  • Intermediate
    02:42
    4.65 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The deep blue Achensee is the largest lake in Tyrol - and of course you have the most beautiful view of this natural jewel on a hike in the surrounding mountains. If you also have a cabin stop on your tours then we have the right hike for you. From Eben, on the eastern edge of the lake, we lead …

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    3.61 mi
    1.1 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A stop at the Falbesoner Ochsenalm is something for all the senses: after a steep ascent you really feel your legs, look at the mighty mountain panorama of the Stubai Alps, listen to the rippling of the Falbesoner Bach, enjoy the spicy smell of the homemade gray cheese and let yours Enjoy a hearty snack - that's what a mountain …

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  • Difficult
    06:14
    13.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A stop on the Mösl-Alm you have to earn properly, because 22 kilometers route for round-trip is a small challenge. But you will be spoiled right on the mountain pasture and not only with the excellent gray cheese, but also with the secluded location in the midst of the wild mountains of the Karwendel. Add to that the wild and …

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  • Intermediate
    01:42
    2.63 mi
    1.6 mph
    725 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Dinos in the mountains? On the Kammerköralm in the Pillerseetal you can actually discover some of the extinct lizards, if only as a replica. The Triassic Trail, the adventure trail of the Triassic Park, not only takes you to the tops of the stone slab, but also into the ancient Triassic with its prehistoric sea Tethys. Fun for the whole family.

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  • Intermediate
    01:06
    2.03 mi
    1.8 mph
    600 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Muttereralm lies on the wide slopes of the Nockspitze not far from Innsbruck and attracts mountaineers, families and leisurely hikers alike with the easy hiking trails, the wonderful view of the Inn Valley and of course the Tyrolean delicacies. While sporty hikers ascend to the Pfriemeswand and the Nockspitze before a stop, the others stroll on our leisurely tour …

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  • Easy
    00:29
    1.16 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A trip to Seealm Hög in the Tyrolean Oberland is the perfect day out for you and your children. You comfortably float with the gondola of the Alpkopfbahn to the middle station and explore here the Six Senses way and the adventure playgrounds around the Högsee. As a conclusion, you then enter the stylish Seealm and let yourself be pampered. …

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  • Intermediate
    03:53
    5.13 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With the Hochschoberhütte, hut host Harry Lucca has fulfilled a dream. He ran an inn in Upper Austria for 10 years - and then he needed a break. Together with a friend, he left for Tibet and spent months wandering across the Himalayas. Back in Austria, there was a unique opportunity on arrival: a mutual friend picked her up at …

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  • Intermediate
    04:38
    7.77 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    There have been new tenants at the Lizumer Hütte since 2019 - and the two have already made a name for themselves in this short space of time. This is mainly due to the down-to-earth Tyrolean cuisine, which relies entirely on first-class ingredients from the region. For them, the Lizumer farmers are not just suppliers, but also friends and neighbors …

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  • Difficult
    01:49
    2.34 mi
    1.3 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Framed between the Platteinspitzen and the Muttekopf, the Muttekopfhütte drones in the Tyrolean mountains. Hut manager Patrick Zwangerl spoils his mountaineering guests with regional ingredients only. Mountain cheese from the See dairy in the Paznaun valley, the beef from farmers in Imst and the eggs from the Locherhof in the Pitztal - he has personally got to know the chickens …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    62.8 mi
  • Duration
    37:25 h
  • Elevation
    16,625 ft

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