TiroloWipp Valley

Hail the mountains!

Hiking in the Wipp Valley between the Zillertal and Stubai Alps

Hiking in the Wipp Valley and its side valleys is a real highlight! Where else nowadays can you experience these kinds of highs, a genuine feeling of freedom achieved by such simple as well as straightforward means and ways, solely through nature and movement.

Hubert von Goisern, an Austrian singer-songwriter, says: "Whenever there are mountains around I know that I can go up there and get a totally new perspective on life from the top." So that you can see for yourself, we invite you to hike through the Wipp Valley between the Zillertal and Stubai Alps. As variety whilst hiking is not difficult with the Parkhotel Matrei! From here you can set off on the most beautiful tours around in just a few minutes, discover Tyrol's most magical mountain pastures, try out the Tyrolean national sport and associated Tyrolean lifestyle.

An extensive hiking network of over 500 kilometres in the Wipp Valley allows you to superbly explore the Tyrolean mountains with the Serles-Habicht-Zuckerhütl nature reserve, the Nößlach Joch-Obernberger See-Tribulaune conservation area and the St. Jodok, Schmirn and Vals mountain valleys on foot. Various guided hikes are offered every week by the Parkhotel Matrei in cooperation with the local tourist office.

South Tyrol's Wipp Valley with its side valleys Pflerschtal, Pfitschtal and Ridnauntal supplement and enrich the activities on offer, a cross-border region, which is quite unique due to its scenic beauty, character, history and culture.

Your host Florian Obojes is a passionate hiker himself and is happy to let you in on some of the best tour tips! Here's a little taster for you:

HikeLocation Starting pointTime required for ascentLengthDifficulty
Maria Waldrast high altitude hike Matre Maria Waldrast1.5 hours 5 kmmedium
High altitude hike to Lichtsee SteinachBottom station car park 2 hours8 kmmedium
Hike to Kluppe SchmirnObern car park 1.5 hours5 kmeasy
Hike to Seaper Alm SteinachSiegreith district 2 hours5 kmeasy
Hike to Obernbergersee ObernbergEnd of town Half an hour2 kmeasy
Hike to Alpeiner Scharte col ValsTouristenrast restaurant 4.75 hours13 kmdifficult
Hike to Peeralm NavisGrün car park Three quarters of an hour3 kmeasy
Hike to Sattelbergalm GriesVinaders church 1 hour4 kmeasy
Hike LocationStarting pointDurationLengthDifficulty
Dolomieu Trail Sterzing Rosskopf top station7.5 hours 20 kmdifficult
The varied Rosskopf circuit SterzingRosskopf top station2 hours 5 kmeasy
Seven Lakes TourRidnaunHead of the Ridnaun valley8 hours 20 kmdifficult
Through the Gilfenklamm gorgeRatschingsStange village1.5 hours4,5 kmeasy
To the TribulaunhüttePflerschInnerpflersch4 hours10 kmmedium
Europahütte & PfitscherjochhausRidnaunCar park 4th bend/Pfitscherjoch6.5 hours18 kmdifficult
Ratschings AlmenwegRatschingscar park Kalcheralm3.5 hours11 kmmedium
Trens high altitude trailMaria TrensMaria Trens2 hours6 kmeasy

The host's tip

Alpeiner Scharte

Hike to the Alpeiner Scharte col – a tour packed with views and steeped in history

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