Innsbruck Region


Summit Tours

Hiking to the very top

Are you a mountaineering fanatic? Or would you like to become one? If so, you're in the right place! We'll show you the most beautiful summit tours in the Innsbruck area. Not all of the peaks are difficult to reach and they don’t all require top mountaineering skills.

You don't have to be a mountaineering great like Reinhold Messner to conquer some of the local peaks. Here we have put together an overview of two easy summit tours.

These tours combine the uplifting feeling of reaching the summit with a comfortable journey there. The magic word is: "Bergbahn". Because where there is a mountain lift or cable car, you only have to complete the last stretch of the route up to the summit cross yourself. Then nothing stands between you and the perfect hiking experience.

Find the perfect mountain peak here

Some summit tours only require a short hike, the rest of the route is covered by a mountain lift or cable car. To see these summit tours, choose "easy" in the filters below.

Are you looking for the ultimate mountaineering experience? Would you like to reach the summit under your own steam? If so, choose "difficult". The results will then show routes for experienced mountaineers with good fitness levels.

Summit tour: Handschuhspitze – Innsbruck Region
Summit tour: Handschuhspitze
Altitude up
1136 METER
Max altitude
2284 METER
Max. route length
6.5 KM
Walking time uphill
Starting point
Parkplatz Arzkasten
Road quality
Bergpfad, Schotter, alpiner Steig
GPX DownloadRoute to start

Starting at Arzkasten car park, take the steep Alpsteig path to the Marienbergalm mountain hut. From there, follow the gravel path towards Marienbergjoch. Just below the Marienbergjoch ridge, a trail leads west towards the Handschuhspitze. You need to be sure-footed for this steep alpine path, which crosses scree fields and leads up the mountain to the summit. The views from the top are fantastic.


Arrival, public transport

You reach the starting point via the Inn Valley. At Telfs or Mötz, drive onto the Mieminger Plateau and continue through the village of Obsteig. After about 500 m turn right onto a forest road. After a few minutes drive you will reach the Arzkasten parking lot. Bus 350 or 355 - stop "Obsteig Holzleiten" (approx. 30 minutes walk to the starting point Arzkasten)

In the surrounding area

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Elevation profile


The current area of low pressure will leave us on Wednesday! Clouds will clear during the morning and we will get a few hours of bright weather. Already by the afternoon, new clouds will build and produce showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be around the seasonal average.


On Thursday the weather will become stable. The sun will be seen more often and showers and thunderstorms will become less frequent. From Friday we can look forward to perfect weather: it will be sunny and dry with temperatures still rising.



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