Stubai Alps Family Walking Adventure
Explore the heart of the Austrian Tyrol amidst the peaks of the Stubai Alps
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Choosing the level of your walks
Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
The compact Stubai Valley is a haven for active families, with great walks for all abilities while the inclusive Stubai Super Card allows access to a host of great leisure facilities, pools and attractions. This welcoming region will provide fun for all the family, followed by relaxing evenings in our cosy hotel.
- Neustift's indoor pool and outstanding 'StuBay' Water Park
- Venture around the valley on the cable car systems with the Stubai Super Card
- Enjoy the thrill of the Mieders summer toboggan run
- Samply the Austrian tradition of hot chocolate and cake at the abundant mountain huts
- Benefit from reductions at a variety of attractions, including the ice caves on the Stubai glacier
- A full programme of guided walks with 3 options every walking day
- All transport to and from walks
- The Stubai Supercard; a transport card and much more; a bonus for your free day offering free access on some of local gondalas, as well as some rail travel, free and reduced entries to lots of attractions in the areas (see local area for full details).
- The services of experienced HF Holidays’ leaders
- Return flights from the UK and hotel transfers on ‘with flight’ holidays
- 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
- Half Board – continental buffet breakfast and 5-course evening meal
Images courtesy of TVB Stubai Tirol www.stubai.at
The Pfurtscheller Family and their team welcome you to their 4-star hotel: Hotel Sonnhof. Located in the heart of the traditional village of Neustift im Stubaital, this hotel offers easy access to the local transport and shops.
Neustift is located about 25km from the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. On a clear day, it is possible to see the southern part of the Italian Alps and the western summits of the Swiss mountains.
|The hotel features 38 cosy, traditional and well-equipped en-suite rooms, with:
The hotel has a delightful outside terrace with seating, the best place to relax and enjoy the views in the summer.
Guests can also relax and enjoy a drink at the atmospheric bar.
There is a wellness centre that features a sauna, steam room and a spa pool.
Our holidays at Neustift are Half Board
Self-service buffet with cereals, fruit juices, fruit, cold meat & cheese, as well as pastries and some hot items.
A 5-course dinner is served in the restaurant. Vegetarian and special diets are catered for; we ask you to take a few moments to speak with the hotel management on arrival to advise them of your needs.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.
Lunch (payable locally)
The hotel can provide pre-ordered packed lunches at an additional cost. Alternatively, ingredients for a picnic lunch can be purchased from local shops or it may be possible to eat at cafés or huts on certain days on the walks. Our leaders will advise you of the options.
The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer whilst listening to your leaders outlining the next day's walks.
On some evenings there may be some live music and or you may just like to relax in the hotel bar or on the terrace outside chatting with your fellow guests.
Your leaders will be checking for local events going on nearby
Our experienced leaders offer the choice of three different walks each day on our Family Walking Adventures so you can choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness.
We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort. On all the walks there are mountain huts, mostly family run, which offer a delicious selection of meals, drinks and cakes!
Our leaders are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable
Family Walks: 3 to 6 miles (5-9.5km) on good paths through valleys and meadows.
Easier Walks: 5 to 9 miles (8-14.5km) on good paths, with some rough sections. Up to 1,800ft (540m) of ascent in a day.
Harder Walks: 6 to 11 miles (9.5-17.5km) with some steep and rough ascents to summits and cols. Up to 3,500ft (1,050m) of ascent in a day.
For information on the easier and harder walks we offer on our Family Walking Adventures please see our Guided Walking Holiday at Neustift
(please note our family walks have been designed to run alongside itinerary one of our Guided Walking Holidays).
Possible Family walks include:
Under the Elfer
We take the cable car in the village up to a meadow area with wild flowers and interesting information boards. Our circuit leads us to a mountain hut for refreshments and gives us plenty of time to look at the giant sundial and watch the paragliders taking off. 4½ miles (7km) with 1,400 feet (420m) of ascent.
Glaciers, caves and waterfalls
We head up to the very top of the valley and use the cable car to view the glaciers and high peaks. There is an opportunity to visit a cave right inside the glacier before we descend on the cable car and walk a section of the valley path to visit the massive Grawa waterfall. Sightseeing plus 2 miles (3.5km) walking, with negligible ascent and 700 feet (210m) of descent.
Under the Serles
We travel down the valley and use the Serlesbahn cable car to reach an area of forestry and alpine pastures. Our walk takes us to a monastery for refreshments, then on an exciting and informative trail past a delightful ‘alm’ – a working farm which may also be our lunch stop. On return we can take a ‘toy’ train back to the cable car, where we should have time to visit the lake with its play and activity areas. The final descent to the valley can be the cable car or the summer toboggan run! 4½ miles (7km) with 800 feet (240m) of ascent.
Wild water and peaceful lakes
Another section of the valley path leads us past wild cataracts with viewing platforms, under a waterfall, and emerges to finish the day by a pretty lake with a play and activity area. There is also a lovely café for refreshments. 3 miles (5km) with 200 feet (60m) ascent and 800 feet (240m) descent.
The Schlickertal and ‘Scheibenweg’
We catch the bus to Fulpmes and use the Schlick2000 lift to reach a stunning viewpoint with views up and down the Stubai valley. Then we spend the day descending the valley on a well-made path, passing more information boards on flora and fauna and some lovely wood carvings. After a stop at a big hut, we follow an activity trail and then the ‘Scheibenweg’, a wooden disc run which is fun for all ages! We finish at the middle cable car station. 6 miles (9½km) with negligible ascent and 2,600ft (780m) of descent.
Tree Houses and a Water Park
Today we can visit the meadows above Fulpmes and walk the ‘Tree House Route’, a new installation for children to explore. Each house has a ‘stamp’ to collect towards a small treat at the end! Arriving back at Fulpmes, if desired we can walk or take the bus to the ‘Stubay’ water park, where the Stubai Card allows a free 3-hour visit. The ‘Stubay’ has indoor and outdoor pools, grassy areas and flumes. 3 miles (5km) with negligible ascent and 1,000 feet (300m) of descent.
the Stubai Card allows full access to buses and lifts in the valley, including the interesting city of Innsbruck. You can easily revisit favourite areas, or try something new, such as paragliding (bookable locally), the high-level adventure park or even white water rafting!
There are a number of local shops within a short walking distance of the hotel where you can obtain the basic necessities, ingredients for a packed lunch and plenty of gift shopping.
Our first visit to Neustift, it was relatively unspoilt little place. One day, returning to the hotel after a trip to the supermarket I heard the sound of an Alpenhorn coming from the church; curiosity drove me in to listen, and by wonderful happenstance I picked up a leaflet for a concert the next day. The next evening, a small group of us went down to a packed out church (mostly local people), and listened to a wonderful mellow sounding concert of featuring three Alpenhorns – you can see why they were used to communicate between mountains. It added a lovely and totally unexpected bit of spice to our holiday and we still reminisce about it now. (Colin, Salisbury)
The Stubai Supercard
All our guests visiting Neustift with HF Holidays are given one of these invaluable cards. This travel pass is valid for the week and is used during the week on some of our walks to access the local cable cars but is invaluable to use on our free day. It includes:
- free travel on local buses
- free rail travel from Fulpmes to Innsbruck
- free entry to Neustift indoor swimming pool, Stubay Adventure Pool and Mieders pool.
- 1 ride on Mieders summer toboggan run
and up to 30% discount on entry to the Ice Grotto on the Stubai Glacier, entry to the Bird of Prey park at Telfes, mini golf at Fulpmes and many other attractions in Innsbruck.
We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.
‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle free option
Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Heathrow or Manchester (via Heathrow) flights to Innsbruck airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 40 minutes to the Hotel Sonnhof.
Please note guests travelling to Mayrhofen, Seefeld and Selva will also fly in to Innsbruck. Leaders will be available at the airport to direct guests to the correct transfer coach.
‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option
Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.
If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, we can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Innsbruck airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £35.00. Please note guests travelling to Mayrhofen, Seefeld and Selva will also fly in to Innsbruck. Leaders will be available at the airport to direct guests to the correct transfer coach.
Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details
* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach
One of the many highlights of our holiday in Neustift is the use of public transport to and from the walks. Each guest is provided with a “Stubai card” which covers transport on the buses trains and lifts. The “Stubai card” has a host of benefits such as free use of the Neustift indoor swimming pool, one entrance per week in the new waterpark Stubay and discounts at various attractions in the Stubaital - useful for your free day! For more information please see the website
Dates & Prices
|10 Aug 2019||NULFL - Stubai Alps Family Walking Adventure- Without Flights||7||£999.00||Book Now|
|10 Aug 2019||
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(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)
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Prices are per person
- Single room: £10 per night
- All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday