Half Stubaier Höhenweg

5 days
T3 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Breathtaking views of the stunning alpine scenery
> Spend your nights in cozy alpine huts
> Bookatrekking.com arranges all the huts along the way

The Stubaier Höhenweg, or the Stubai High Trail, is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Austrian Alps. The hike begins in the village of Neustift in Stubaital in the heart of Tyrol, not far from Innsbruck. The Stubaier Höhenweg is the highlight of hut-to-hut hikes in Austria and can be walked by young and old if they are sufficiently experienced and prepared.

During this 5-day Stubai Höhenweg, you will hike some of the most beautiful stages and stay every night in one of the beautiful mountain huts. This version of the Höhenweg starts at the Sulzenau Hut and ends at the Innsbrucker Hut. Tourismusverband Stubaital makes sure that your stay at all huts on the Höhenweg is arranged. Half board is also booked for you. In this way, you don't have to carry food along the way and you can relax carefree when you're not hiking.

Itinerary

Day
1

Neustift - Sulzenau Hütte

Duration: 03:15 h
Distance: 5.8 km
Ascent: 650 m
Descent: 60 m

Today your 5-day Stubaier Höhenweg starts. The easiest way to reach the starting point of the tour is to take the bus directly from Neustift. Travel until the bus stop Sulzenauhütte where you can find the Grawa Alm. There is also a (free) parking area at this bus stop for those who prefer to go by car.

The stage is relatively easy and you walk almost directly into the mountains. Immediately you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Grawa Waterfall before making your way up the Wildwasserweg. This road gets its name, which translates into Wild Water Way, from the many waters you encounter along the way, including the Sulzenau Bach and several waterfalls. Because there is no shortage of water here, the area is filled with green valleys that contrast beautifully with the rugged rock formations of the mountain range. After about 6 kilometers (3,7 miles) you will reach the Sulzenau Hütte, where you will spend the night. Not yet tired? Continue to walk to the blue lake. More information on this can be found in your travel guide.

Sulzenau Hütte

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Sulzenau Hütte
Day
2

Sulzenau Hütte - Nürnberger Hütte

Duration: 03:10 h
Distance: 4.5 km
Ascent: 440 m
Descent: 340 m
Many hikers describe this stage as the most beautiful stage of the Stubai Höhenweg. From green mountain meadows with rushing streams, to stone fields with impressive mountain lakes, to snow-white glacier giants, everything is there. 2 kilometers (1,2 miles) after you leave the Sulzenau Hütte you can already take a brief break at the clear blue Grünausee; you are almost halfway. Branch off north until 500 meters (1.640 feet) further on you are faced with a choice. Do you choose to hike via the Niederl and encounter the climbing and scrambling that makes the Stubai Mountains so special, or do you want to take it easy today. If so, walk the extended route along the top, via the Mairspitze. Whichever choice you make, the paths will meet again shortly before the Nürnberger Hütte and merge as you cover the last meters to your final destination.

Nürnberger Hütte

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Nürnberger Hütte
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3

Nürnberger Hütte - Bremer Hütte

Duration: 03:50 h
Distance: 5.8 km
Ascent: 540 m
Descent: 410 m
During this stage you will see how the glaciers have impressively shaped the landscape and rock formations. The panoramic views and unique landscape are simply impressive, and it is not for nothing that part of this stage is called "paradise." You will find this breathtaking piece of scenery after hiking 2.5 kilometers (1,5 miles) through the rugged, stony mountain area. Shortly after passing through ‘paradise’, the challenge begins to increase and you balance over loose rocks toward the Bremer Hütte. Hang your hiking poles on your bag as you climb along the mountainside through steel cables and ladders. Once you reach the Bremer Hütte, rest your feet in the small mountain lake and enjoy the peaks that surround you.

Bremer Hütte

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Bremer Hütte
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Included

  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Stubaier Höhenweg for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Stubaier Höhenweg, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Stubaier Höhenweg, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

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