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:
|Hike||Location||Starting point||Time required for ascent||Length||Difficulty|
|Maria Waldrast high altitude hike||Matre||Maria Waldrast||1.5 hours||5 km||medium|
|High altitude hike to Lichtsee||Steinach||Bottom station car park||2 hours||8 km||medium|
|Hike to Kluppe||Schmirn||Obern car park||1.5 hours||5 km||easy|
|Hike to Seaper Alm||Steinach||Siegreith district||2 hours||5 km||easy|
|Hike to Obernbergersee||Obernberg||End of town||Half an hour||2 km||easy|
|Hike to Alpeiner Scharte col||Vals||Touristenrast restaurant||4.75 hours||13 km||difficult|
|Hike to Peeralm||Navis||Grün car park||Three quarters of an hour||3 km||easy|
|Hike to Sattelbergalm||Gries||Vinaders church||1 hour||4 km||easy|
|Dolomieu Trail||Sterzing||Rosskopf top station||7.5 hours||20 km||difficult|
|The varied Rosskopf circuit||Sterzing||Rosskopf top station||2 hours||5 km||easy|
|Seven Lakes Tour||Ridnaun||Head of the Ridnaun valley||8 hours||20 km||difficult|
|Through the Gilfenklamm gorge||Ratschings||Stange village||1.5 hours||4,5 km||easy|
|To the Tribulaunhütte||Pflersch||Innerpflersch||4 hours||10 km||medium|
|Europahütte & Pfitscherjochhaus||Ridnaun||Car park 4th bend/Pfitscherjoch||6.5 hours||18 km||difficult|
|Ratschings Almenweg||Ratschings||car park Kalcheralm||3.5 hours||11 km||medium|
|Trens high altitude trail||Maria Trens||Maria Trens||2 hours||6 km||easy|
Hike to the Alpeiner Scharte col – a tour packed with views and steeped in history