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On Tuesday, the sky will be mostly grey; only rare clear spells will bring the sky a bit of colour! The chances of getting a bit of sunshine are however as small as the chances of getting some precipitation. Temperatures will be around the seasonal average.

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There are no significant changes expected for the next few days, temperatures will drop a bit.

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THE SELLRAIN VALLEY MOUNTAIN HUT TOUR

Seven days, 80 kilometres and 5,700 vertical metres – these are the hard facts of the Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour (Sellrainer Hüttenrunde), a mountain-climbing adventure for experienced mountaineers. This long-distance hiking trail requires high fitness levels and mountaineering experience. It is a difficult route that places high demands on your body.

 

A light pack – containing as little as possible while still including everything you need for the mountains – makes the hike easier. There is no baggage transport option on this route. Please be sure to research the weather and terrain before setting off. The landlords at the various mountain huts can also provide helpful advice. They know the area like the back of their hands and are happy to help. Please be sure to heed their advice.

Mountain climbing in seven stages

The tour begins at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level in the village of Sellrain, which is located at the entrance to the Sellrain Valley. The highest point of the tour is the Schöntalspitze peak at an altitude of 3,000 metres. The trail is broken down into seven stages that lead via numerous summits and mountain huts, stopping along the way at the Potsdamer Hütte, the Westfalenhaus, the Pforzheimer Hütte, the Schweinfurter Hütte, the Bielefelder Hütte and the Dortmunder Hütte. These mountain huts all serve delicious Tyrolean cuisine and provide rustic accommodation options in relaxing and peaceful settings. To ensure you can enjoy the peace and quiet and rest your tired legs, it is essential to book accommodation in advance!

HIGH ALPINE NEAR THE CITY

The mountaineering villages in the Sellrain Valley are known for blissful tranquillity and unspoilt nature. This mountain climbing paradise with rugged charm is only 30 minutes by car from the vibrant city of Innsbruck. Panoramic mountain views extend in every direction. To the south, the Stubai Alps; to the north, the Karwendel mountains and the Nordkette mountain range; to the west, the Ötz Valley and to the east, the Wipp Valley and the Stubai Valley. The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour is the ultimate natural highlight, leading through magnificent alpine landscapes with bubbling mountain streams and along beautiful paths lined with alpine roses and mountain violets.

The natural alpine surroundings covered on the tour are home to chamois, ibex and marmots. Don't be surprised if one or two of these mountain inhabitants cross your path! The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour gives you the change to experience the Alps up close. To ensure future generations of mountaineers can also enjoy these pristine natural surroundings and their inhabitants, we ask you to leave nothing but footprints.

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour

5085 M 5.085 M
84.3 KM 84.3 KM
hard hard
The "Sellrainer Hüttenrunde" is a high alpine, multi-day, circular hut hike that leads through the entire Kühtai-Sellrain Valley region. There are plenty of ways to join and enjoy the trail, which shows the full variety of the Sellrain mountains from the huge, glacier-covered granite gneiss mountains in the upper Lüsens Valley to the gentle hills around the Fotscher Valley and the mighty Acherkogel high above the Tyrolean Oberland region. Seven days, 80 kilometres and 5,700 vertical metres – the Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour is a truly special mountaineering experience. The tour starts in Sellrain at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level and climbs right up to Schöntalspitze peak, the highest point of the tour, at an altitude of over 3,000 metres above sea level. The tour is split into seven stages and passes numerous mountain huts along the way, where you can enjoy delicious Tyrolean cuisine, rustic accommodation and rejuvenating tranquillity. The tour stops at the following mountain huts: Potsdamer Hütte, Westfalenhaus, Pforzheimer Hütte, Schweinfurter Hütte, Bielefelder Hütte and Dortmunder Hütte. The route requires a lot of stamina and mountain experience. Detailed information about the various stages can be found at www.innsbruck.info/huettenrunde

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 1

1101 M 1.101 M
9.3 KM 9.3 KM
medium medium
Gasthaus Neuwirt - Potsdamer Hütte.   The first stage of this seven-day alpine tour takes you straight up to lofty heights. The route starts in Sellrain at 900 metres above sea level. The starting point is the bus stop at Gasthaus Neuwirt. You then follow the route up past the Bergheim Fotsch mountain hut at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level and then onwards to the Potsdamer Hütte mountain hut at 2,000 metres above sea level. At a normal pace, you can complete this route in about 3.5 hours.

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 2

1520 M 1.520 M
15.9 KM 15.9 KM
medium medium
On the second day of this alpine tour, you hike from the Potsdamer Hütte mountain hut to the Westfalenhaus mountain hut. 270 vertical metres separate these two huts but don't let that fool you: this stage actually has an elevation gain of almost 1,500 metres and an elevation loss of over 1,200 metres. From the Potsdamer Hütte mountain hut, follow route number 119 past the Schafalm mountain hut to the summit of Roter Kogel at 2,870 metres above sea level. The route then leads down into the Lüsens Valley along trail no. 36 and trail no. 35 to the village of Lüsens at 1,300 metres above sea level. From there, you follow the Dr.-Siemon-Weg trail to the final destination of this stage, the Westfalenhaus mountain hut. Walking time: 9 hours. Alternative route 1: Via Hochgrafljoch (2,693 m) by following route no. 35 down into the Lüsens Valley. Then continue as above. Alternative route 2: Up to Roter Kogel (2,832 m) then down past the Aflinger Alm mountain hut (1814 m, not open to the public) to Praxmar. You can stop for food and drink at the Alpengasthof Praxmar. Continue to the Westfalenhaus mountain hut the following day. Joining options: From Praxmar or Lüsens, follow the Sommerweg trail to the Westfalenhaus mountain hut (walking time 3 or 2 hours respectively). 

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 3

770 M 770 M
6.9 KM 6.9 KM
hard hard
Follow route no. 143 from the Westfalenhaus mountain hut up to the Zischgenscharte ridge at 2,900 metres above sea level. From there, it is well worth doing a detour up to the Schöntalspitze peak at 3,000 metres above sea level. This is the highest point of the entire tour. The route then continues via the Zischgeles Ferner glacier to the Gleirsch Valley and the Pforzheimer Hütte mountain hut at 2,300 metres above sea level. This difficult stage has an elevation gain of 780 metres and an elevation loss of 745 metres. The walking time is at least 5 hours. Joining options: From St. Sigmund via the Gleirschalm mountain hut to the Pforzheimer Hütte mountain hut (walking time: 2.5 hours)

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 4

460 M 460 M
5.8 KM 5.8 KM
medium medium
This hike leads along route no. 145 to the Gleirschjöchl and then continues via Schneeloch to the Zwieselbach Valley and the Schweinfurter Hütte mountain hut at over 2,000 metres above sea level. This stage has an elevation gain of 440 metres and an elevation loss of 715 metres. Walking time: 4 hours. Joining options: From Umhausen-Niederthai in the Ötz Valley through the Horlach Valley to the Schweinfurter Hütte mountain hut (walking time 2 hours).

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 5

1357 M 1.357 M
12.3 KM 12.3 KM
hard hard
This stage leads via the Hochreichscharte ridge at 2,900 metres above sea level and the Niederreichscharte ridge at 2,700 metres above sea level, before continuing via Lauser and Achplatte to the Bielefelder Hütte mountain hut. This difficult stage has an elevation gain of 880 metres and an elevation loss of 800 metres. Walking time: 9 hours. Joining options: From Ötz or Ochsengarten to the Bielefelder Hütte mountain hut (walking time 3.25 hours and 2.15 hours respectively)

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 6

730 M 730 M
9.4 KM 9.4 KM
hard hard
The second-to-last stage first follows route no. 149 up to the Mittertaler Scharte col and then heads back down through the Mitter Valley to the Dortmunder Hütte mountain hut at 1,950 metres above sea level. This difficult stage has an elevation gain of 500 metres and an elevation loss of almost 700 metres. Walking time: 4 hours Joining options: Follow road number 13 from Innsbruck or road number 237 from Ochsengarten to the Dortmunder Hütte mountain hut in Kühtai. Take regional bus no. 4166 from Innsbruck to Kühtai.

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour: stage 7

1362 M 1.362 M
24.7 KM 24.7 KM
hard hard
The grand finale of the Mountain Hut Tour starts from the Dortmunder Hütte mountain hut and leads back to the starting point in Sellrain. First, you hike to the village of Kühtai. This ski resort can be very busy in winter but in summer, it's nice and peaceful. From there, the route continues down to the Zirmbachalm mountain hut at an altitude of 1,800 metres above sea level and then back up to the Sonnbergalm mountain hut at 1,950 metres above sea level. Finally, you follow the Sellraintaler Höhenwanderweg trail down to the village of Sellrain. This difficult last stage has an elevation gain of over 800 metres and an elevation loss of 1,950 metres. Would you like to save yourself the downhill stretch? If so, you can take the "Postbus" bus and enjoy an effortless journey from Kühtai to Sellrain. If you do the whole stage on foot, the walking time is 9 hours.

The Sellrain Valley Mountain Hut Tour – the Inn Valley loop

3367 M 3.367 M
34.5 KM 34.5 KM
medium medium
This route leads from Kühtai towards the Zirmbachalm mountain hut, turning left off the road before the first arcade onto trail number 152 and 153. The trail continues up to Bachwandkopf and onwards to Peter-Anich-Hütte mountain hut, before following the Peter-Anich-Höhensteig trail to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. From there, the climb continues up Rosskogel mountain and then heads back down to Sellrain on the Sellrainer Höhenwanderweg (the Sellrain Valley high-altitude hiking trail). The tour is also highly recommended in the other direction and offers wonderful views of the Inn Valley.
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