With 80 glaciers and 109 three-thousand-metre (9,842 feet) peaks, the Stubai Valley is an amazing place to hike at all altitudes in summer. Located in Austria’s Tyrolean mountains, the Stubai Glacier offers high-altitude excitement whilst you can also discover the beautiful mountainous scenery on gentle themed trails. Read on to find out five reasons why you should spend your next hiking holiday in the Stubai Valley.
1. Scenic nature
The untouched nature in Tyrol is really something else. These hikes will take you on an impressive journey to the Stubai’s best nature spots.
2. The Seven Summits Stubai
The Seven Summits Stubai are seven of the most distinctive Stubai mountains. From the top, you can enjoy incredible panoramic views.
3. The WildeWasserWeg
The WildeWasserWeg leads past gushing mountain streams and to the impressive Grawa Waterfall, the broadest waterfall in the Eastern Alps.
4. The Stubaier Höhenweg
The Stubaier Höhenweg is a breathtaking high altitude route with breathtaking views. You should be sure-footed, have a good level of fitness, and not suffer from vertigo. More information: komoot.de/collection/336.
5. The Stubai mountain lakes
The Stubai mountain lakes are a magical spectacle, especially in the early morning when the sun illuminates the Wild Freiger mountain whilst the lakes are still in shadow.
So enjoy the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the unique panoramas of the Stubai!
Starting point is the parking lot in Obergg above Krössbach. Leisurely ascending leads the forest in about 1.5 hours to the Milderaunalm. From there you walk another 1.5 hours to the natural scene chicken game. The hiking trail starts next to the pasture and leads directly to the natural scene Hühnerspiel…
The Serles seems to be alone. The pyramid rises imposingly, as the queen of the surrounding mountains. Yes, the Serles ruled the Stubai Alps with their magnificent appearance. Legend has it that a wild knight was once cursed by a farmer for his fury and cruelty, along with his sons. So where once his…
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The Elfer is one of those mountains whose beauty can only be guessed at from afar. The images you get from afar are extremely impressive, especially from Neustift when the late morning sunlight reveals the summit in all its glory. But only up close, i.e. when you practically walk on it, can you capture…
The Rinnenspitze: High, not too heavy and an absolutely picturesque ascent - this could become your first three-thousand meter peak. Not many mountains of this height are so easy to conquer. Up here you can enjoy a new view, the whole beauty of the Stubai Glacier World. Through the magnificent Oberbergtal…
The "Hoger", as he is called by the locals. The path leads steeply up to the 3,277 meter high summit with the beautiful summit cross. Technically not the most difficult of the Stubai Seven Summits, it does require a little bit of physical fitness, because you're gaining altitude fast. Although the hawk…
The Hohe Burgstall is probably the easiest to climb, the Stubaier Seven Summits, but is not inferior to his brothers and sisters. The summit at the southwestern end of the Kalkkögel is a fantastic view mountain. But above all, it shows you the whole variety of the Stubai Alps, because it stands as limestone…
On the border between Italy and Austria rises a mountain so beautiful and mighty, with a robe of white firn. The Italians call it Cima Libera, you might think, because of its beauty. The Austrians call him the Wilden Freiger – and he is wild too. A very popular playground for all adventure-hungry alpinists…
A white horn from one, a rocky, rugged summit from the other side, the highest peak in the Stubai Alps and so powerful is it: the Zuckerhütl. Located on the border with South Tyrol, it is still in the background, despite its proud 3,507 meters. The ascent is not a picnic, but the summit ascent brings…
The first part of the WildeWasserWeg starts in the so-called WildeWasserArena in Ranalt and leads along the Ruetz through the spectacular Ruetz Cataract, a gorge, to the Tschangelair Alm.
In the WildeWasserArena you learn everything about the importance of water and there are many wonderful "Platzerl…
The second part starts right at the view of the magnificent Grawa Waterfall. From here you continue on the old alpine trail. Good shoes, sure-footedness and a bit of fitness are required - but it's worth it. As you ascend, you can admire the waterfall on two other platforms. Here you can feel the unbridled…
The last part of the WildeWasserWeg takes you into the wonderful world around the Sulzenauferner. Behind the Sulzenau hut you follow the glacier nature trail along the water past the "Blaue Lacke" a small mountain lake and the smooth cut rocks through the plateau. Here you can see how the glacier once…
Lake Mutterberg is picturesquely situated in a secluded carmine high in the Stubai Alps. The famous triumvirate of the Stubai Alps - Wilder Freiger, Wilder Pfaff and Zuckerhütl - are reflected here in the clear waters of the lake. From the valley station Mutterbergalm at the end of the Stubaitalstra…
Flower meadows surrounded by larches, pasque, blue gentian, arnica and co share the fields with brush grasses and dwarf shrubs, sheltered by light-flooded conifers. The so-called "owl meadows" were created by slash-and-burn as farmers created new grazing land at higher altitudes. While the other trees…
The Elfer, Neustift's local mountain, is one of the Stubai Seven Summits because of its height and boldness. If you don't want to hike over the steep rock towers of the mountain, you can go around the magnificent mountain range on a hike with great views. The route is just as varied as the rock - rugged…
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