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Innsbruck Trek

Enjoy a week-long hiking holiday on the most beautiful trails around Innsbruck – without having to carry heavy bags around with you. The Innsbruck Trek combines an active holiday with carefree comfort. You get to tackle a new section of the hike every day and your suitcases will be waiting for you in the evening in your next hotel room. And if you travelled to the starting point by car, you can leave your vehicle there while you hike Innsbruck's mountain ranges. There are plenty of parking spaces and underground garages available – now that's comfort!

An important question for anyone thinking about a hiking holiday: is my fitness level appropriate for the daily hikes? The Innsbruck Trek offers two routes of different difficulty levels every day. Participants can choose to take the easier or the more difficult route. Both hikes are accompanied by certified mountain guides from the Alpinschule Innsbruck (ASI).

Innsbruck Trek – Day 1 – Easy

350 M 350 M
10 KM 10 KM
easy easy
From upper Innsbruck to the Umbrüggler Alm mountain hut  This route leads out of Innsbruck and up onto the slopes of the Nordkette mountain range. The Hungerburgbahn funicular makes it possible to cover a large part of the ascent very quickly. The walk starts from Hermann-Buhl-Platz square, which has beautiful views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains, including Patscherkofel, Serles and Nockspitze. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the route follows well-developed trails up to the Umbrüggler Alm mountain hut where you can enjoy a modern take on Tyrolean dishes and admire views of the city from the lovely terrace.  Afterwards, the hike continues via Höttinger Graben to Höttinger Bild chapel. Finally, a trail woven with tree roots leads to Kranebitten and the end of this section of the hike. Highlights: Alpine and urban: combine the buzz of the city with the beauty of the mountains Experience the Hungerburg mountain, the gateway to the Karwendel Nature Reserve Explore the unspoilt landscape around the modern Umbrüggler Alm

Innsbruck Trek – Day 1 – Intermediate

750 M 750 M
13 KM 13 KM
medium medium
From Innsbruck to Rauschbrunnen The route starts at Innsbruck’s famous Golden Roof and follows a path along the River Inn to the covered, wooden Weiherburg-Steg bridge. You can enjoy the sound of the water rushing along beside you as you leave the city behind. The trail then winds its way up past the Alpine Zoo to the Hungerburg district, which boasts fantastic panoramic views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains such as Serles, Nockspitze and Patscherkofel. From there, you follow a well-developed path for 40 minutes to the Umbrüggler Alm mountain hut where you can enjoy a modern take on Tyrolean dishes and admire views of the city from the lovely terrace.  Afterwards, the hike continues via Höttinger Graben to Höttinger Bild, a small pilgrimage chapel on the edge of the forest. A path woven with tree roots covers a few more vertical metres and soon brings you to the Rauschbrunnen alpine guesthouse, which also rewards you with fantastic views of the Wipp Valley, the Stubai Alps and the city of Innsbruck. The route continues for 45 minutes along another root-laced path, which leads to Kranebitten and the end of this section of the hike. Highlights: Alpine and urban: combine the buzz of the city with the beauty of the mountains Experience the Hungerburg mountain, the gateway to the Karwendel Nature Reserve Explore the unspoilt landscape around the modern Umbrüggler Alm

Innsbruck Trek – Day 2 – Intermediate

700 M 700 M
12 KM 12 KM
medium medium
From the Mieming Plateau to the Lehnberghaus and Lacke This hike starts from Hotel Bergland in Obsteig. Your first destination is Gasthaus Arzkasten, an alpine guesthouse and restaurant, which is located just a short way along a wide forest trail. From there, you continue towards the Lehnberghaus mountain hut. The route starts along a forest road but soon branches off to become a narrow path. The Sturlbach stream flows alongside the trail and you can enjoy the sound of the water and the fresh scent of the conifers while you walk. The trail gets slowly steeper and leads away from the bank of the stream. However, after a very steep section you'll soon be welcomed by the flag of the private Lehnberghaus mountain refuge. There you can relax on the lovely terrace and let your gaze wander over the mountains in the Mieming Range while replenishing your energy levels with one of the traditional Tyrolean dishes off the menu. If you want to continue on, you can take a root-laced path to the Lacke viewing platform, which offers views of the Mieming Plateau, the Inn Valley, the Wetterstein mountains, the Karwendel mountains and the Stubai and Ötz Valley Alps at their best. The hike back follows the same, now familiar, trails to the Lehnberghaus and Gasthaus Arzkasten. The hike ends back at the starting point, Hotel Bergland in Obsteig. Highlights: Take a “forest bath” on the Mieming Plateau landscape conservation area Enjoy the panoramic views from the Lacke viewing platform Experience Tyrolean inn culture at the Arzkasten Inn

Innsbruck Trek – Day 2 – Difficult

1200 M 1.200 M
15 KM 15 KM
hard hard
From the Mieming Plateau to Lehnberghaus, Lacke and Wankspitze summit This hike starts from Hotel Bergland in Obsteig. Your first destination is Gasthaus Arzkasten, an alpine guesthouse and restaurant, which is located just a short way along a wide forest trail. From there, you continue towards the Lehnberghaus mountain hut. The route starts along a forest road but soon branches off to become a narrow path. The Sturlbach stream flows alongside the trail and you can enjoy the sound of the water and the fresh scent of the conifers while you walk. The trail gets slowly steeper and leads away from the bank of the stream. However, after a very steep section you'll soon be welcomed by the flag of the private Lehnberghaus mountain refuge. There you can relax on the lovely terrace and let your gaze wander over the mountains in the Mieming Range while replenishing your energy levels with one of the traditional Tyrolean dishes off the menu. If you want to continue on, you can take a root-laced path to the Lacke viewing platform, which offers views of the Mieming Plateau, the Inn Valley, the Wetterstein mountains, the Karwendel mountains and the Stubai and Ötz Valley Alps at their best. From Lacke, a very visible path continues up the mountain and the landscape gradually becomes alpine terrain. With a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of alpine fauna such as chamois, ibex or marmots. After a good 500 vertical metres, you reach the summit of Wankspitze, the "tame" outpost of the wild Mieming Range, and wonderful panoramic views spread out in front of you. To the north, you can see the rocky and rugged "Hölle" (hell) and to the south, the towering peaks of the Stubai and Ötztal Valley Alps. The hike back follows the same, now familiar, trails to the Lehnberghaus and Gasthaus Arzkasten. The hike ends back at the starting point, Hotel Bergland in Obsteig. Highlights: Take a “forest bath” on the Mieming Plateau landscape conservation area Enjoy the panoramic views from the Lacke viewing platform Experience Tyrolean inn culture at the Arzkasten Inn

Innsbruck Trek – Day 3 – Intermediate

600 M 600 M
10 KM 10 KM
medium medium
Via the Feldringalm to Kühtai Today's section starts at Sattele bus stop and leads along the leisurely Pirchkogelweg trail towards the Feldringalm mountain hut. The route follows a forest road that starts out flat and then leads up through a coniferous forest. The trees open up shortly before reaching the Feldringalm to reveal this charming mountain hut surrounded by lush green alpine meadows. From the wonderful terrace, you can enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic views.    The route continues up a steep mountain path towards Pirchkogel. The trail passes through a short wooded area, past Feldringer Böden to Grünwaslkreuz cross (2,017 m), where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Kühtai mountains.  From Marlstein, you continue along the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Weg trail, which leads through a pine forest to Kühtai. Shortly before the end of the hike, you will pass the Längental reservoir and the Dortmunder Hütte mountain hut, which is known for its good Tyrolean cuisine. This is another nice place to stop for a break. Highlights: Enjoy the fragrance and colours of the alpine roses Explore mountain meadows and stone pine forests Experience mountain lakes, water and hydropower

Innsbruck Trek – Day 3 – Difficult

1150 M 1.150 M
11 KM 11 KM
hard hard
Crossing Pirchkogel Today's section starts at Sattele bus stop and leads along the leisurely Pirchkogelweg trail towards the Feldringalm mountain hut. The route follows a forest road that starts out flat and then leads up through a coniferous forest. The trees open up shortly before reaching the Feldringalm to reveal this charming mountain hut surrounded by lush green alpine meadows. At the hut, you can enjoy the sun with a cool and refreshing drink while admiring beautiful panoramic views from the wonderful terrace.    The route continues up a steep mountain path towards Pirchkogel. The trail passes through a short wooded area, past Feldringer Böden to Grünwaslkreuz cross (2,017 m), where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Kühtai mountains.  The trail towards Pirchkogel continues over alpine meadows and past a few small lakes. Soon you come to a fork in the trail and, if you have seen quite a few hikers up to this point, it will become quieter. During the hike, you are repeatedly rewarded with spectacular views of the Inn Valley and the Kühtai mountains.  The wide mountain ridge becomes increasingly narrower as the hike progresses and turns into alpine terrain. The meadows disappear and are replaced by rocks and stones. In some places, cairns line the path as it continues up to the summit cross. This section requires you to be sure-footed and have a good head for heights. Once at the summit, you can see not only the Kühtai mountains, but also the Mieming Range.  From the summit, you can also see the route to Kühtai. If you follow the path, you will soon come to two small mountain lakes. The route continues past the mountain lift station of the Kaiserbahn lift and down a steep path to Kühtai. Highlights: Enjoy the fragrance and colours of the alpine roses Explore mountain meadows and stone pine forests Experience mountain lakes, water and hydropower

Innsbruck Trek – Day 4 – Intermediate

350 M 350 M
13 KM 13 KM
medium medium
On the Path of Reflection through the mountaineering villages This section starts just below the village of St. Sigmund and initially follows a wide forest road along the Zirmbach stream towards Gries. After half an hour, you turn off the forest road onto an idyllic forest trail that leads right to the charming mountaineering village of Gries. The village has 600 inhabitants and still preserves local rural traditions. It is an ideal starting point for hikes and ski tours in the Sellrain mountains, far away from mass tourism.  The route continues to St. Quirin along the Path of Reflection. The path undulates gently as it leads through the forest and past beautiful old farmhouses adorned with flowers.  Benches are dotted in nice spots along the way and invite you to stop for a relaxing break. The path also features boards that contain many thoughts about belongings, loss, recovery and the Good Shepherd. After two and a half hours, you reach St. Quirin, where a small pilgrimage church rises up against the sky on the steep southern slopes of the Sellrain Valley. Behind the church, the Karwendel mountains, the Nordkette mountain range and Patscherkofel form a fantastic backdrop and stunning alpine panorama.  The route continues through fields and meadows into the Tiefental valley and then on to Oberperfuss, which marks the end of today's hike. Highlights: Marvel at the views from the Wonder Hiking Trail up to the Sonnbergalm mountain hut Hike through the mountain farmers’ world in the Sellraintal valley Discover St. Quirin Pilgrimage Church

Innsbruck Trek – Day 4 – Difficult

900 M 900 M
17 KM 17 KM
hard hard
To St. Quirin on the Sellrain Valley high-altitude trail This section starts in Neu Peida and first leads to the Sonnbergalm mountain hut along the Wonder Trail, which you follow for an hour as it zigzags up the mountain. Information boards along the way highlight and explain little wonders of nature. Just below the Sonnbergalm, you join the Sellrain Valley high-altitude trail. The first part of this trail is a steep path that leads up the mountain, past avalanche barriers and up and down the slopes of the Peider Sonnberg mountain. The route requires you to traverse a few small chutes and some sections are secured with cables. The hike continues below the peak of Rosskogel to the Rifflkreuz cross, where you can enjoy exceptional views of the entire Lower Inn Valley and the Kalkkögel mountain range, which is known as the "Dolomites of North Tyrol" thanks to its craggy peaks.  From Kögele, you follow a mountain path west down the mountain. Now and again, you will come across wire fences that you need to cross with the help of wooden stiles. The route is sometimes steep as it leads back down through the forest to the pilgrimage church in St. Quirin, which marks the end of today's hike.  Highlights: Marvel at the views from the Wonder Hiking Trail up to the Sonnbergalm mountain hut Hike through the mountain farmers’ world in the Sellraintal valley Discover St. Quirin Pilgrimage Church

Innsbruck Trek – Day 5 – Easy

450 M 450 M
9 KM 9 KM
easy easy
On the Innsbruck Almenweg trail The Innsbruck Almenweg is a wonderful and varied hike that meanders above the western holiday villages around the Nockspitze (Saile) mountain.  This section starts at the Adelshof bus stop and leads along a forest trail towards the Birgitzer Alm mountain hut (1,803 m). The route meets the forest road in a few places along the way, which is also used as a toboggan run in winter and is one of the most popular places to go sledding near Innsbruck. Finally, you leave the forest trail and turn onto a mountain path that leads up and down through the Götzener Graben. The root-laced path is steep in some places. The route continues past the Götzener Alm mountain hut and continues below Pfriemesköpfl peak to the Mutterer Alm mountain hut. Once at the hut, you can choose a spot on the spacious terrace and enjoy stunning views with delicious Tyrolean cuisine.  From the Mutterer Alm, a mountain path leads down past the idyllic Hirschlacke pond towards the valley. At an altitude of about 1,400 metres, the trail turns into a forest road and then joins a ski piste.  Finally, the road leads into the village centre of Mutters, which is known for its traditional houses and flower-laden balconies.  Highlights: Hike in the Axamer Lizum Olympic Region at the foot of the Kalkkögel Enjoy a refreshment stop at the rustic Götzner Alm Don’t miss the magnificent flowers adorning the balconies in the centre of Mutters

Innsbruck Trek – Day 5 – Intermediate

550 M 550 M
9 KM 9 KM
medium medium
From Birgitzköpfl to Mutterer Alm This section starts from the bottom lift station at Axamer Lizum. From just behind Hotel Olympia, you take a gravel path that branches off to the left and eventually turns into a relatively steep mountain path towards Halsl. During the right season, you can experience the splendour of the alpine roses on this route. However, no matter what the season, you will always be rewarded with fantastic views of the Kalkkögel mountain range, the Ampfererstein and the Marchreisenspitze. The route follows windy paths that lead over tree roots and rocks to Halsl, where you get spectacular views of the Stubai Valley, and then continues for one kilometre along a mountain path to the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut. From there, you get a good view of the next part of the route. The trail leads a few metres down the mountain and then joins a beautifully-prepared mountain path towards Pfriemesköpfl mountain. From below Pfriemeswand peak, it is only another 35 minutes to the Mutterer Alm mountain hut, initially down a steep path and then along a forest road straight to the hut. Once at the hut, you can choose a spot on the spacious terrace and enjoy magnificent views with a cool drink and good Tyrolean food.  From the Mutterer Alm, a mountain path leads down past the idyllic Hirschlacke pond towards the valley. At an altitude of about 1,400 metres, the trail turns into a forest road and then joins the ski piste. The route down to Mutters repeatedly crosses the mountain cart track and the downhill bike track that is part of the Muttereralm Bike Park.  Finally, the road leads into the village centre of Mutters, which is known for its traditional houses and flower-laden balconies. Highlights: Hike in the Axamer Lizum Olympic Region at the foot of the Kalkkögel Enjoy a refreshment stop at the rustic Götzner Alm Don’t miss the magnificent flowers adorning the balconies in the centre of Mutters

Innsbruck Trek – Day 6 – Easy

300 M 300 M
6 KM 6 KM
easy easy
A leisurely hike high above Innsbruck The new Patscherkofelbahn lift takes you up to the mountain lift station, which is the start of today's hike. The first destination along the hike is the Patscherkofel Gipfelhaus, which is a mountain restaurant that you can get to either along a well-prepared forest road or an easy-to-navigate mountain path. From the Gipfelhaus, you continue east towards the Boscheben alpine guesthouse, where you can enjoy hearty Tyrolean cuisine. The restaurant's wonderful terrace boasts views of the secluded Viggar Valley and the city of Innsbruck with its impressive Nordkette mountain range. It is also possible to spot the Zugspitze massif and the first peaks of South Tyrol.  The Zirbenweg trail, which is a well-known panoramic path and nature trail that links the mountains of Glungezer and Patscherkofel, leads you on a safe, easy and botanical hike through the largest primeval Swiss stone pine forest in the Alps. There are numerous benches along the path, as well as information boards that provide interesting descriptions of the trail. Once back at the Patscherkofel mountain lift station, you take the lift back down into the valley. Highlights: Walk the Innsbruck skyline Hike through Europe‘s largest ancient stone pine forest Try the bacon dumpling soup at the Boscheben mountain inn

Innsbruck Trek – Day 6 – Intermediate

600 M 600 M
9 KM 9 KM
medium medium
Patscherkofel and Viggarspitze The new Patscherkofelbahn lift takes you up to the mountain lift station, which is the start of today's hike. The first destination along the hike is the Patscherkofel Gipfelhaus, which is a mountain restaurant that you can get to either along a well-prepared forest road or an easy-to-navigate mountain path. From the Gipfelhaus, you continue east towards the Boscheben alpine guesthouse, where you can enjoy hearty Tyrolean cuisine. The restaurant's wonderful terrace boasts views of the secluded Viggar Valley and the city of Innsbruck with its impressive Nordkette mountain range. It is also possible to spot the Zugspitze massif and the first peaks of South Tyrol.  From Boscheben guesthouse, you continue towards Viggarspitze peak. The trail leads along the ridge towards the peak, passing a depression just before it starts to get steep. You then continue along a mountain path into high-alpine terrain and have one more steep section to conquer just before the Viggarspitze summit. At the summit, you are rewarded with fantastic views of the Stubai Alps, the Wetterstein mountains with the Zugspitze and the Nordkette mountain range. The Zirbenweg trail, which is a well-known panoramic path and nature trail that links the mountains of Glungezer and Patscherkofel, leads you on a safe, easy and botanical hike through the largest primeval Swiss stone pine forest in the Alps. There are numerous benches along the path, as well as information boards that provide interesting descriptions of the trail. Once back at the Patscherkofel mountain lift station, you take the lift back down into the valley. Highlights: Walk the Innsbruck skyline Hike through Europe‘s largest ancient stone pine forest Try the bacon dumpling soup at the Boscheben mountain inn
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