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A Tyrolean Treat Walk

A Tyrolean Treat Walk

A Tyrolean Treat Walk Overview

For a very easy and relaxed walking break amid the sublime scenery of the Tyrolean Alps, look no further than Austria’s Stubai Valley.

  • self-guided, single-centre walking
  • very flexible, easy walking offering superb views
  • high-quality, family-run hotel in the Tyrolean Alps
  • easy to reach & get about (included Stubai Super Card)

This short break – to the relatively little-known Stubai Valley in the Austrian Tyrol – is the ideal escape if you want to immerse yourself in dramatic, high-alpine scenery without expending too much energy. Just a short hop from Innsbruck and its airport, our 4-star superior hotel offers superb facilities and is set midway along the valley – ideally placed for exploring your sublime surroundings on foot, and for touring the area with your included Stubai Super Card, which provides free access to the excellent local transport system, including cable cars.

Choose from several easy walking routes while you are here: two are little more than strolls along the valley itself, while another four options make use of cable cars to whisk you up into the high-mountain scenery. Once you’re there, though, the walks themselves are distinctly easy-going: amble along a nature trail to a welcoming Hütte (mountain inn) for lunch, before following an Abendweide (‘sensory walk’) to catch the cable car back down; visit the less-frequented – but serenely beautiful – valley of Pinnistal and call in at our favourite Hütte of all; sample part of the Baumhausweg (‘Treehouse Trail’) – a less spectacular walk, but a pleasant option for when the clouds are low; or stroll to Maria Waldrast Kloster, one of the highest monasteries in Europe, while taking in terrific views of Serles’ summit along the way. Don’t forget, too, the historic, imperial city of Innsbruck, just a short distance away by bus or historic tram; or our recommended trip to the Stubai Glacier by bus and cable car. This can be extended in summer to reach the ‘Top of Tyrol’ and an amazing ice grotto – an unforgettable day out.

Inntravel website: walking holiday, Austria