THE ORIGINAL Tirolean
August 22-28, 2023
6 Days/ 6 Nights
Planned Itinerary 7 Day
Main Pointers Included
This is the ORIGINAL AUSTRIAN ALPINE ADVENTURE I started with back in 2010
Hiking on the Stubai High Trail to the finish of the
STUBAI ULTRA TRAIL
Top of Tirol, Stubai Glacier and Dresdner Hut
Included in your tour
*Welcome Dinner *Breakfast
*All Transfers (except Cable Car needed, Stubai Glacier) *All Accommodation
* Photos of your Experience
* Video of your Experience
Not Included in your tour
*lunches and snacks
*Drinks - during day
*Cable car , Stubai Glacier
Recommended Hike in Innsbruck
destination peak Hafelekar at 2334m if weather is optimal - Innsbrucks house mountain and part of the Karwendel Mountain Range. From Hungerburg, hike to Seegrube, cable to Haflekar, We take the cable car down to Seegrube, then descend via Hottinger Alm for a beverage and snack...before you go back to the Funicular.
Transfer to Rietz my home town
8km/1100 ⬆︎/ 1100m descent / 5 hours
* Yoga stretch is always OPTIONAL
The Meet Up!
Day 1 16:00 - Meet up in Innsbruck at Weisses Kreuz Hotel in the Old Town (you can stay there the night before) late in the day on the 15th…Transfer to Rietz (my home town). Settle in Guesthouse Thaler and enjoy our welcome walk/hike/Mountain Yoga and DINNER. Uncle Gunthers Power Schnapps at Guesthouse Thaler 4pm Meet up
The Adventure Begins ....
Day 2 - 30min Mountain Yoga before Breakfast
Tschirgant Peak - The Pyramid in the sky..After breakfast we travel to Karrosten, the start of our climb to Tschirgant Peak, 2370m - This is the House Mountain of Imst. It draws you in with its striking Pyramid shape (from a lot of angles). A challenging and rewarding climb. Back to Thalers - Yoga Stretch at Karrie's
14km/ 1370m ⬆︎/ 1370 descent / 6 hours
Day 3 - To Peter Anich Hut
30 Min Mountain Yoga Before Breakfast
Hike to the Peter Anich Hut above Rietz sitting at 1905m- this is my home training land - the Home Mountain - Rietzer Griesskogel-then we climb a little higher to Anger lake for a Orgasmic Mountain Dip. Then we hike back to our Hut for the night. 950m ascent/ 950m descent, 8km - total trip 5-6hours
Day 4 - Grieskogel and Kuhtai
It is an early rise today to start our trek to the Grieskogel Summit (my personal fave) at 2884m, the highest mountain in the Northern Sellrain Mountains..which is part of the Stubai Alps. Incredible views await us on the top..as well as a much needed Jause (snack in Austrian Dialect). We descend on the other side of the mountain direction Kühtai and directly to our overnight Alm - Zirmbachalm which is right at our finish.
10km, 1100-1500m(with Lake) ascent/ - 4 -5 hours
Day 5 - The one and only STUBAI VALLEY
30min Mountain Yoga to start our day
Transfer to Grawa Waterfalls for our Kick Off to Sulzenau Hut.
One of the most stunning areas of the Stubai Valley, we hike alongside the Grawa Waterall ..over a fabulous plateau where the Sulzenau Alm lies.
We continue past the Alm up the winding trail to Sulzenau Hut, our place for the night. We drop off our stuff then continue on to the Grunau Glacier Lake for a crazy and super refreshing afternoon DIP!
Mountain Yoga with K on our return to the hut prior to dinner.
7km/ 849⬆︎ Ascent /3+ hours + Lunch Stop Sulzenau Hut
Day 5 - To Dresdner Hut and Stubai Glacier
Start off with early morning MOUNTAIN HIKERS Yoga pre breakfast for the early risers. This next stage goes over Alpine Terrain to one of my Faves spots - Nukshuk City - Beiljoch (2672m)- an incredible collection of Nukshuks built over the years ..what an energy here! From here we descend to the Dresdner Hut - The biggest hut on the circuit..and home to the Stubai Glacier.
Morning Hike 500m⬆ 5km 2.5 - 3 hours to the Dresdner Hut
Afternoon Excursion - Top of Tirol Option: Hike to Eisgrat - then cable car to top - Extra 600m + 6km
Option: to take cable car all the way to Top of Tirol
Mountain Celebration at the Dresdner Hut!!!
Day 6 - After a gorgeous alpine breakfast at 2300m we descend back into the valley
Transfer to Rietz in Tirol (K’s Home Village) -
6 Night /5 Day Version
TOTAL Metres 5200+m
TOTAL KM: 50+km
TOP DAY HIKES + 3 Days STUBAI HIGH TRAIL
Trip info and Pointers
* Huts with bunks
* 2 Days will be in Guest house
* Travel Medical Insurance is a must
* Please bring hiking poles..as the days go on I believe we will need them
* Please bring Electrolyte drinks and energy snacks - although you can pack a bagged some snacks from breakfast table
* Hikes will take place between 9 and 4pm daily
* The plan set here may be altered even more due to weather or other circumstance
The Stubai High Trail is one of Austria ́s most beautiful high altitude hikes. With a total length of 120 km and 8000 meters difference in altitude the Stubai High Trail makes high demands on the walkers. Surefootedness, a good walking condition, no fear of heights and suitable equipment are essential to explore the mountains of the Stubai valley on their best.
The Stubai High Trail can be undertaken in either direction. The route starts or ends at Innsbrucker hut or Starkenburger Hut.
The hike can be interrupted at any hut. Every base offers the opportunity to descend to the valley and alternatively you have the possibility to ascend to each hut from the valley. For this reason stages of the Stubai High Trail can also be planned individually or just for an elongated weekend.
The total round tour requires 8 days. The huts along the trail serve as basis and provide overnight stay, such as culinary delights of the region and of course information for the next stage.
FOR THOSE WANTING TO BOOK FULL STUBAI HIGH TRAIL TOUR PRIVATELY
Can be booked 1 on 1 or create your own group
‘TIROLEAN STUBAI HIGH’ ITINERARY -
7 Day/7 Night Tour (including 2 half days)
The is an advanced Tour, for fit individuals with previous experience in high alpine terrain
Day 1 )- MEET INNSBRUCK OLD TOWN at GOLDENES DACHL 10am Recommended to arrive Innsbruck one day earlier - Possible Overnight at Weisses Kreuz Hotel in the heart of the OLD TOWN - can tour around Innsbruck. Meet in Innsbruck and Travel to RIETZ (my home town 25min away) for a Welcome Party and a Hike up to the Peter Anich Hut sitting at 1900m above.....then we retire for the night and get our Mountain Climbing Power sleep! 3 hr Hike, 1150m
Day 2 - To Rietzer Grieskogel 2889m - Sitting 900m above our Hut is the Grieskogel Peak...one of my most favourite and frequented peaks. It is always my GO TO climb...never get tired of this one, but sometimes tired on it...ha ha. After a well earned lunch on the top..we descend into Kuhtai on the other side of the mountain. Perhaps a short Mountain Yoga session on a Dream spot before we head back down into Innsbruck. Dinner in Innsbruck. ⬆ 900m ⬇ 1000m - 5 hours
Travel to Stubai Valley and to the infamous FARMHOUSE in Fulpmes
Day 3- FARMHOUSE TO STARKENBERGER HUT (2237)
Early to rise...for a hike up to Galtalm for a Mountain High Breakfast... to FUEL up! Onwards and upwards to our 1st Hut on the circuit - STARKENBERGER HUT
approx 1200m climb - 3.5 hour
Afternoon option to one of the STUBAI 7 Summits - Hoher Burgstall - on 2600m Dinner, Breakfast
Day 4 - 440 Hm 530 Hm - STARKENBERGER TO FRANZ SENN HUT (2147m)
To the FRANZ SENN HUT we go! A long hike today but not high metres climbed. An incredible scenic hike with a rolling feel the first couple hours. We arrive at the high energy high alpine Franz Senn..with plenty of time to unwind. Dinner, Breakfast
Day 5 FRANZ SENN HUT TO NEU REGENSBERGER HUT (2286m)
With those wanting to click off the 7 Summits - RinnenSpitze just above the hut...sitting at 3000 We do an early morning trek (850m 3 hours up and down) to this peak to some of the most incredible views. Lunch will be had at Franz Senn.
After lunch it is onward to our next Hut, Neue Regensberger Hut...waterfalls and a glacier lake awaits (if weather permits) to dive into. Dinner, Breakfast
Day 6 - NEU REGENSBERGER HUT TO DRESDNER HUT (2302m) ( and TOP OF TIROL)
900Hm⬆︎ 850Hm descent
A long and more technically challenging stage of our Tour this is. Our last section takes us first through Wilde Grube and up a steep section with fixed ropes before we make our way down to our infamous Ski HUT Dresdner..and home of TOP OF TIROL
OPTION to travel down into valley for rest day and YOGA among the Grawa Waterfalls.
Day 7 - DRESDNER HUT to SULZENAU HUT (2191m) to NURNBERGER HUT (2297m)
Part 1 400Hm⬆︎500Hm descent
Part2 650Hm⬆︎. 550Hm descent
Morning trip to the TOP OF TIROL...weather permitting
Then it is a 3 hour hike to the Sulzenau Hut - en route we stop in the Green Lake for a refreshing Glacier DIP (skinny if some want it) - Lunch at Sulzenau
PART 2 - Hike to Nurnberger (one of my personal FAVE’s) with LEO and FAM welcoming us with some of the best Hut food around! Enjoy a tasty well deserved BEER OR TWO on this stunning high alpine terrace....
7-8 hour day
DAY 8 - Descend into the Valley (90 min) to be picked up and transferred back to Innsbruck. Here you can enjoy a final walk around tour with Karrie and of course a CELEBRATION ESPRESSO before you move on to the next portion of your trip!
Almost 7000m and 90- 100km accomplished!!!!!!!
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* Accommodation is 1 night Guesthouse/Hotel and 6 nights Huts - Single Comfortable Bunks in mixed room - (sleep sack needed in some Huts)
is the option of travelling further south in Italy.
I can’t wait to experience this TRAIL SENSATION with you! Some German/Austrian Phrases for you
Spinnst Du? - Are you Crazy?
Schmeckt sehr gut! – Tastes very good
Ich mochte gern ein Schnapps bitte - I would like a Schnapps please So ist es! ( pronounced so ish das) - Just the way it is
BAG MAS! Let’s go!
Achtung - It’s pee time
Tirolean Indulgences YOU MUST dive into!
Knodel – Spinat is the best with brown butter and parmesan – there are many other kinds Kaiserschmaren – chopped up waffle like pancakes creations with berries and more Topfen or Mohn or Apfel Strudel and vanilla sauce
Graukase – Grey cheese with salt and vinegar and oil Bratwurst – if you are meat eater Spatzle – noodles like things covered in cheese and onions