Guidebook

High Mountains & Quaint Huts : Tirol's Finest Day Hikes

25 gorgeous Tirolian hikes showcasing everything from cascading waterfalls to wild and barren mountain tops.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

The variety of hikes which can be found in Tirol is quite staggering - the mountains in the region are high and mighty but the valleys between them are peaceful and bucolic. The area is also littered with literally thousands of traditional mountain huts and visiting these only adds to the Tirolian trekking experience.

In this guidebook you'll find classic short hikes such as Innsbruck's Zirbenweg, journeys to the summits of Tirol's best known peaks like Serles and the Ahornspitze and unusual trips like the Krimml waterfalls and the Seefeld Lakes Loop. There really is something for every hiker in Tirol and you'll be able to find a trip in here which suits you regardless of your age, technical ability or fitness level.

The hikes listed are spread out across the many famous regions of the Tirol, and doing all 25 will take you to the Stubai, Zillertal, Wildkogel, Seefeld and all around the Inntal. The trips themselves are wonderful but the fact that they'll give you an excuse to explore this most famous of mountain regions makes them all the more appealing.

So get your hiking shoes on and get ready for views, knödels and weiss bier!

Wankspitze
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Wankspitze

3 - 4 hrs
11.0 km
1,054 m
1,054 m
A beautiful peak with an amazing summit slope. No giggles at the back about the name, please.
Difficult
Private
Kühtai Lakes
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Kühtai Lakes

2 - 3 hrs
8.1 km
461 m
461 m
A picturesque, mid-length hike in Austria’s highest ski resort, taking in 3 alpine lakes, including the impressive Finstertaler reservoir.
Moderate
Private
Seefeld 3 Lakes Hike
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Seefeld 3 Lakes Hike

2 - 3 hrs
12.4 km
344 m
344 m
A classic mellow hike through peaceful forests and between a series of lakes.
Moderate
Private
Rangger Köpfl Loop
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Rangger Köpfl Loop

Rangger Köpfl
2 - 3 hrs
9.7 km
614 m
615 m
An incredibly wild-feeling trip through some wonderful scenery.
Difficult
Private
Crossing the Kalkkögel
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Crossing the Kalkkögel

Axamer Lizum
3 - 4 hrs
9.1 km
383 m
1,364 m
An atmospheric and wild-feeling hike through Tirol's finest mountains.
Difficult
Private
Seefeld to Hochzirl
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Seefeld to Hochzirl

Seefeld - Rosshütte
4 - 5 hrs
14.8 km
719 m
1,846 m
A high and wild day through some epic mountain scenery.
Severe
Private
Hafelekar to the Pfeisshütte and Thaurer Alm
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Hafelekar to the Pfeisshütte and Thaurer Alm

Innsbruck
4 - 5 hrs
15.1 km
440 m
2,097 m
A long and beautiful trip which is almost all downhill and stops at 2 traditional mountain huts.
Difficult
Private
Bettelwurf Hut and Lafatscher Joch.
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Bettelwurf Hut and Lafatscher Joch.

Innsbruck
5 - 6 hrs
17.6 km
1,510 m
1,500 m
A big day out through some of the finest scenery in Austria.
Severe
Private
Serles
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Serles

4 - 5 hrs
11.7 km
1,113 m
1,113 m
The so-called “Altar of Tirol”, Serles is the most famous peak in the region, and rules the view above Innsbruck.
Severe
Private
Rinnenspitze
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Rinnenspitze

4 - 5 hrs
13.5 km
1,211 m
1,211 m
A classic there-and-back hike to a dramatic peak
Severe
Private
Naviser Almrunde - A tour of the finest huts in Navis
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Naviser Almrunde - A tour of the finest huts in Navis

3 - 4 hrs
12.9 km
589 m
589 m
For fans of incredible views and good food, this is a must-do!
Moderate
Private
Walder Joch Loop
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Walder Joch Loop

4 - 5 hrs
17.4 km
901 m
900 m
A scenic and peaceful day hike which takes you from some of the Tirol’s busiest trails to some its quietest!
Difficult
Private
Edelhütte
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Edelhütte

Mayrhofen Hippach
1 - 2 hrs
6.1 km
342 m
342 m
A wonderful, high mountain loop to a popular hut.
Difficult
Private
Ahornspitze Peter Habeler Weg
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Ahornspitze Peter Habeler Weg

2 - 3 hrs
5.1 km
722 m
722 m
The classic route up one of the Zillertal's most famous peaks.
Severe
Private
Kolmhaus Hike
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Kolmhaus Hike

2 - 3 hrs
7.6 km
764 m
764 m
A tough climb up to a traditional Austrian mountain hut.
Difficult
Private
Brandberger Kolm
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Brandberger Kolm

3 - 4 hrs
6.3 km
831 m
830 m
An amazing hike/scramble in the heart of the Zillertal.
Severe
Private
Plauener Hut and Little Tibet
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Plauener Hut and Little Tibet

4 - 5 hrs
15.1 km
816 m
817 m
A classic high mountain hike above a gorgeous lake.
Difficult
Private
Speikkogel Loop
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Speikkogel Loop

Wildkogel Arena
5 - 6 hrs
15.9 km
815 m
1,260 m
A beast of a trip around some wild and rugged mountains.
Severe
Private
Isskogel
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Isskogel

Zillertal Arena
7.0 km
381 m
381 m
A beautifully positioned peak opposite the glaciated mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Difficult
Private
Karspitz
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Karspitz

Zillertal Arena
2 - 3 hrs
8.0 km
560 m
560 m
A lovely half day cruise to a well-positioned summit.
Moderate
Private
Rotbachlspitze
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Rotbachlspitze

Trentino-Alto Adige
5 - 6 hrs
17.9 km
1,146 m
1,146 m
An incredibly well-positioned peak on the Austro-Italian border.
Difficult
Private
Onkeljoch
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Onkeljoch

Spieljoch – Fügen
0 - 1 hrs
3.3 km
222 m
222 m
A scenic, easy hike suitable for the whole family.
Moderate
Private
Krimml Waterfalls
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Krimml Waterfalls

2 - 3 hrs
7.0 km
443 m
443 m
Austria's highest waterfalls have to be seen to be believed!
Moderate
Private
Neue Bamberger Hut
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Neue Bamberger Hut

Zillertal Arena
21.1 km
970 m
969 m
A fabulous, long trip into a wild mountain range.
Difficult
Private
Zirbenweg
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Zirbenweg

Patscherkofel
1 - 2 hrs
7.5 km
257 m
162 m
A stunning traverse high above the Inn valley, this is one of the most famous hikes in the Tirol.
Moderate
Private