Mountains and valleys as far as the eye can see

“When I see the mountains, I know I can go up and get a new perspective on life from above.” Hubert von Goisern, the Austrian singer-songwriter, must have been thinking of Wipptal when he wrote these lyrics. Because in Wipptal, hiking is a real highlight. The conscious movement in nature and the vast panoramic vistas of the Zillertal and Stubai Alps convey a feeling of freedom and originality.

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Hiking at the Brenner Pass – simply incomparable

Our Parkhotel Matrei offers not only convenient access to the Brenner motorway but also puts you in the heart of the Zillertal and Stubai Alps, with a multitude of varied hiking trails within close reach. Step out of our front door and embark on some of the most breathtaking tours in the region. Discover enchanting Alpine meadows and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Tyrolean sports and the local way of life. Through Wipptal’s extensive network of over 500 kilometres of hiking trails, you can explore remarkable destinations such as the Serles-Habicht-Zuckerhütl nature reserve, and the Nößlach Joch Alp-Lake Obernberger See-Tribulaune landscape conservation area, among others. An avid hiker himself, your host Florian Obojes will be delighted to share the best trail recommendations with you!

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Here, we present a selection of the most magnificent hiking trails in Wipptal:

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Hiking in Wipptal

Hike Location Starting point Ascent Distance Difficulty
High-altitude hike Maria Waldrast Matrei Maria Waldrast 1.5 h 5km moderate
High-altitude hike to Lake Lichtsee Steinach Valley station car park 2 h 8km moderate
Hike to Kluppe Schmirn Obern car park 1.5 h 5km easy
Hike to Seaper Alm mountain hut Steinach Siegreith district 2 h 5km easy
Hike to Lake Obernbergersee Obernberg End of the valley 0.5 h 2km easy
Hike to Alpeiner Scharte Vals Touristenrast restaurant 5 h 13km difficult
Hike to Peeralm mountain hut Navis Grün car park 1 h 3km easy
Hike to Sattelbergalm mountain hut Gries Vinaders church 1 h 4km easy

Hiking in South Tyrol’s Alta Vall’Isarco/Wipptal

Hike OrLocation Starting point Ascent Distance Difficulty
Dolomieu trail Sterzing Mountain station Mt Cavallo/Rosskopf 7.5 h 20km difficult
The varied Mt Cavallo/Rosskopf tour Sterzing Mountain station Mt Cavallo/Rosskopf 2 h 5km easy
Seven lakes tour Ridnaun Val Ridanna/Ridnaun valley head 8 h 20km difficult
Through the Cascate di Stanghe/Gilfenklamm gorge Ratschings Obern car park 1.5 h 4,5km easy
To the Tribulaun mountain hut Pflersch Innerpflersch 4 h 10km moderate
Europa & Pfitscherjoch mountain huts Ridnaun Passo di Vizze/Pfitscherjoch – at the fourth bend 6.5 h 18km difficult
Ratschings mountain hut trail Ratschings Kalcheralm car park 3.5 h 11km moderate
Trenser high-altitude trail Maria Trens Maria Trens 2 h 6km easy

Tip from your host:
Hike to the Alpeiner Scharte. A route full of views and history!

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Parkhotel Matrei
The Obojes Family // Matrei am Brenner 83
6143 Matrei // Tyrol | Austria
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