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Kalkkögel

Hiking in the Dolomites of the North

Mighty, grey limestone towers loom high above in the skies south-west of Innsbruck. Due to its special formations, the Kalkkögel range has long been known as the Dolomites of the North, and designate one of the top hiking areas near Innsbruck. Every difficulty level is catered for here. The Muttereralm at the foot of the range is perfect for families and those who wish to just relax.

Information about the Area

  • Routes for every difficulty level
  • The Muttereralm at the foot of the Kalkögel is perfect for families
  • Panorama tours, e.g., Hoadl at Axamer Lizum (partly reachable by cable car)
  • Natural settings
  • Located between 950 and 2,800m above sea level

HIKES Kalkkögel

Take a look at our list of routes on Patscherkofel and pick your favourite or click here for the full selection of hikes.

Hiking and climbing in the Senders Valley

1020 M 1.020 M
medium medium
Close to the peaks – natural, authentic and genuine. These words perfectly describe the idyllic Senders Valley, an area renowned for hiking and climbing in Grinzens. The striking Kalkkögel mountain range, also known as the "Dolomites of North Tyrol", appears at its most beautiful and impressive from here and the destination is a true paradise for hikers, climbers and frankly all nature lovers. A wide variety of different hikes lead past the wild rushing waters of the Gries Bach and Senders Bach streams, through lush alpine meadows, across flowering mountain slopes and past the odd small mountain lake or two. Unique views of the impressive Kalkkögel massif surrounded by the Stubai Alps or wide-open views stretching far off along the Inn Valley are guaranteed.   The Senders Valley is also a popular destination for visiting mountain huts. The Kemater Alm was first documented as far back as 1142 when it was referred to as "montum alpinum Senders" by the Bishop of Brixen. This hut is located 1,673 metres above sea level at the foot of the mighty Kalkkögel mountain range and is a popular destination for day trips and one of the most popular hiking destinations in the area around Innsbruck. The small nearby chapel, dedicated in 1932, is also a nice place to take a relaxing break. A bit higher up, at an altitude of 1,977 metres above sea level, lies the Adolf-Pichler-Hütte – a mountain hut run by the "Akademischer Alpenklub Innsbruck" (Academic Alpine Club of Innsbruck). Both of these huts offer hikers, bikers and above all climbers the best tips regarding the surrounding hiking trails, not to mention delicious specialities, home-made treats, fabulous views and a cosy place to stay the night at the foot of the Kalkkögel mountain range. The Senderstal hiking and climbing area can be reached on foot or by MTB via the Senderstal forest road from Grinzens. If you use the forest road to the Kemater Alm by car, you have to pay a toll! (Toll machine in the valley / entrance to Senderstal: € 5.00 - only limited number possible). In harmony with nature, please be sure to observe! The Senderstal is a rest and alpine pasture area! There is no parking on the Senderstal path and only limited parking directly at the Kemater Alm. Driving ban for caravans or motor homes! The forest path can be closed at any time! Cycling with MTB or e-bikes is without exception ONLY permitted on the Kemater Alm MTB trail (No. 555) and NOT on hiking trails and alpine meadows!  Camping, loud music (day and night) and littering are strictly prohibited in the entire Senderstal rest area!  

Panoramaweg Pleisen trail

240 M 240 M
4.4 KM 4.4 KM
medium medium
An alpine-urban ridge hike ​The Olympiabahn funicular takes you quickly and easily up to the sunny Hoadl plateau and the start of this hike. The trail starts to the right of the Hoadl Haus mountain restaurant (at the top of the double chair lift) and first leads downhill along the ski run before turning left at the signpost to follow the trail to Pleisenjöchl at 2,190 m. From there, a gentle ascent continues to the Pleisenkreuz cross at 2,236 m and then onwards to Axam's local mountain, the Axamer Kögele, at an altitude of 2,097 m (walking time approx. 1 ¼ hours). From there, you get wonderful views of the western mountain plateau, the Inn Valley, the city of Innsbruck, the Nordkette mountain range and the Zugspitze. For the hike back, you can either follow the same route or take one of several other options, for example: 1: Follow the trail downhill towards the valley from Axamer Kögele until you come to the first turnoff - take the trail down towards Pleisen - below the lift station, follow the signs to bypass the Pleisen summit on the eastern side. After walking for about 15 minutes, you will meet the trail that runs between Pleisenjöchl and Pleisen. 2: From Axamer Kögele, it is also possible to hike down the sometimes very steep "Axamer Skiabfahrt" ski run, which takes you down to the village of Axams in about 1½ to 1¾ hours. (approx: 4.2 km)  

The Axamer Lizum Hochtennbodensteig trail

1023 M 1.023 M
8.9 KM 8.9 KM
medium medium
Awarded the title: "Tiroler Bergweg mit Auszeichnung" (Tyrolean mountain trail of excellence). A great but also very demanding high-altitude hike in Axamer Lizum. The tour starts from the bottom lift station of the Birgitzköpfllift chairlift. From there, you take the 2-seater chairlift up to the Birgitzköpflhaus and then continue on foot via Halsl, Schneiderspitze, Widdersbergsattel and Hochtennboden to the Hoadlhaus mountain restaurant (covering approx. 400 vertical metres). Total walking time approx. 3.5 hours > The Hoadlbahn funicular takes you back down to the starting point – the hike can also be completed in the other direction! The area is home to many alpine animals such as sure-footed chamois and, at lower altitudes, curious marmots. If you hike back down to the starting point along the Damenabfahrt, you may well spot these animals along the way! Right by the Hoadlhaus panoramic restaurant, you'll find the "Wood 'n Fun" ball run – fun for the whole family (you can get the large wooden "Lizum Kugeln" balls from the Sport 2000 sports shop at the bottom of the 2-seater Birgitzköpfl chairlift in Axamer Lizum)    

Axamer Lizum to Halsl and then on to Saile/Nockspitze

886 M 886 M
9.4 KM 9.4 KM
medium medium
Nockspitze, a mountain also known as Saile, is located in the Kalkkögel mountain range in the Stubai Alps. The wonderful hike up this beautiful mountain boasts some of the most spectacular panoramic views in Axamer Lizum. A special highlight: sunrise on the beautiful high plateau surrounded by alpine flora. Wonderful 360° views of the city of Innsbruck, which is the capital of the state of Tyrol, and far along the Inn Valley.  Route: Start at Axamer Lizum car park, head straight on past the bottom lift station of the Olympiabahn funicular and continue until you reach the avalanche barrier. From there, turn right and follow the signs to Halsl. From Hals, a narrow route zigzags steeply up to the turnoff for Saile/Nockspitze. This trail leads over rocky terrain to the beautiful high plateau and summit cross. Please note: hikers must be sure-footed and have good hiking equipment for this trail. The route back is the same until the turnoff for the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut. From the Birgitzköpflhaus, you can either take the 2-seater chairlift back down into the valley or follow the Butterbründlsteig trail via the Birgitzer Alm mountain hut to Axamer Lizum car park. (Please note the lift operating times)

Mountain hut tour: Birgitzköpfl - Muttereralm - Götzner Alm - Birgitzer Alm

894 M 894 M
11.4 KM 11.4 KM
medium medium
Family hike in the Axamer Lizum hiking area with great views of the Kalkkögel, the Inn Valley and the Nordkette. Ascent with 2 options. Variant 1 (easier and faster): From the Axamer Lizum car park, walk in the direction of the Birgitzköpfl valley station and take the double chairlift (subject to a charge) up to the Birgitzköpfllift mountain station. Variant 2 (longer route): From the Axamer Lizum car park, head towards the Birgitzköpfllift valley station and continue to the avalanche protection dam. From here, the somewhat steep uphill trail branches off to the left up to the Birgitzköpfllift mountain station (walking time approx. 1.25h; 460Hm). On the right, below the Zwölferspitze and Pfriemeswand, a trail leads down towards the Muttereralm (walking time approx. 45 min; 429 m). Continue to the Götzner Alm (walking time approx. 30min; 66Hm) and Birgitzeralm (walking time approx. 45min; 266Hm) following the signs. Return to the starting point and walk slightly downhill along the Butterbründlsteig trail in the direction of Axamer Lizum. Total walking time: approx. 3.5 hours (from the valley station of the Birgitzköpfllift).
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