Summer Holidays in Igls, Patsch and Ellbögen
Summer, sun and sports
In mid-June, a unique display of nature's beauty unfolds on Patscherkofel as the flowering of the Alpine rose transforms its mountain meadows into a vibrant carpet of red. Just a minute's walk from the top lift station are the Alpine botanical gardens. Covering two hectares, the gently sloping gardens are home to 400 different plant species, of which many are under strict protection. Admission to the Alpine botanical gardens is free.
Igls boasts a vast network of walking and hiking trails. Among the most scenic is the Zirbenweg trail which, in turn, forms part of the "Tyrolean Adlerweg" (Eagle's Trail). This breathtaking walk with only slight elevation changes, leads from the Patscherkofel mountain to the Glungezer mountain, crossing a unique protected area of outstanding natural beauty.
With the guest card, visitors staying at one of the three villages are welcome to take part in a guided hiking programme focusing on nature experiences. A great way to explore the most scenic spots with expert hiking guides leading the way on sunrise mountain hikes and lantern-lit evening walks, frequently followed by a convivial get-together at a rustic mountain hut.
As you explore the meadows and forests between Igls and Patsch you will come across an interesting "Nature Watch" trail. Offering a wealth of information on local flora, fauna and history, this walk through the Rosengarten nature reserve represents a delightful opportunity to get to know the surrounding holiday villages.
But Igls, Patsch and Ellbögen have a lot more to offer: Leisure options include mountain biking on forest trails, swimming in the Lanser See lake, playing a round of golf or a game of tennis. Whether you let it rip at the Olympic bobsleigh and luge track, or head down into Innsbruck (5km) for a more cultural experience - you'll find that there's something for everyone.
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