14-Night Stubai Alps & Seefeld Plateau Guided Walking Holiday

Neustift im Stubaital
Duration: 15 nights
Type: European Centre Based
Walking Grade: 2 & 5
from £1,949pp

Two fantastic holiday destinations in one holiday! Explore the Stubai Alps: Explore the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, amidst the soaring peaks of the Stubai Alps, the broad Stubai Valley being one of the most scenic in the area. From our base in Neustift we can make use of the Stubaital’s excellent transport network to reach a wide variety of walks, suitable for everyone, to spectacular mountain summits and through lush, flower-filled valleys. Explore the Seefeld Plateau: Situated in the Tyrol region of Austria, a short journey from Innsbruck, the easy terrain of the Seefeld Plateau allows for a truly relaxing and enjoyable stay. This high plateau offers a variety of gentle walks. Wander through flower-filled meadows on wide valley floors surrounded by majestic peaks. Walk in the Leutasch Gorge and into neighbouring Bavaria and visit charming Alpine hamlets.

Holiday Highlights

Stubai Alps

  • Ascend the spectacular Stubai summits for breathtaking panoramic views
  • Stay in pretty Neustift at the heart of the valley, surrounded by majestic mountains
  • The Hotel Sonnhof offers a warm Tyrolean welcome and wonderful 5-course evening meals
  • Enjoy a well-earned rest in the hotel’s extensive wellness and relaxation areas

Seefeld Plateau

  • Walk into neighbouring Germany with its gorge boardwalks
  • Discover wildflower meadows
  • Stop for lunch and experience Austrian cafe culture
  • Enjoy the talk on the delights of local schnapps and bacon with tasting
  • Experience the local concerts

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 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

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Welcome to Hotel Sonnhof. Unpack and settle in.


An opportunity for local orientation and a taster for the terrain and views we will be experiencing this week.

Option 1 - Under the Elfer

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 1,400 feet (400m)

In summary: We take a cable car to the slopes of the Elfer, then ascend to a high hut for coffee before following a balcony path through flower meadows with superb views of the Stubai valley. We return initially by the same route, then take another pretty path back to the cable car.

Highlight: The views from today's walks give a spectacular taste of the magnificent week's walking ahead.

Option 2 - Elferspitze & Zwölfernieder

Distance: 8 miles (13km) 

Total ascent: 2,500 feet (750m)

In summary: We take the same cable car but ascend beyond the hut to traverse across the top of the Elferspitze through magnificent rock scenery, giving an immediate taste of our walking for the week. We descend to the col and pick up the easier group’s return route to the cable car.

Highlight: Ascend  Elferspitze, one of the Stubai ‘Seven Summits’.


Today we travel to Mutterberg and explore the remote areas at the head of this dramatic valley.

Option 1 - Eisgrat and Wilde Grube

Distance: 4 miles (6½km) 

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

total descent: 2,500 feet (750m)

In summary: We have time to take a cable car to the Eisgrat station to view the stunning glaciers. Returning to the middle station, we walk past waterfalls up to a high pass, all in majestic surroundings. From here, we pick up a track which winds down through meadows and leads back to Mutterberg.

Highlight:  The cable car trip, first thing, up to the Stubai glacier which provides the largest glacier skiing area in Austria.

Option 2 - Egesengrat & Mutterbergsee

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 2,000 feet (600m)

Total descent: 4,000 feet (1,200m)

In summary: We begin at the middle station and ascend past a small lake to a summit which gives panoramic views of the area. Descending to the pass, we take a high level route which passes another beautifully situated lake before descending to the valley floor for the bus home.

Highlight: The emerald green water of the Mutterbergsee Lake. Soak up the idyllic location and if you are lucky you might observe marmots playing on the boulders nearby.


We head north down the valley to Mieders where we walk under the slopes of ‘King’ Serles, another of Stubai’s ‘seven summits’.

Option 1 - Maria Waldrast & Quellenweg

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (450m)

In summary: We take the cable car, then a good forest track to the impressive monastery of Maria Waldrast. After coffee, we walk through alpine meadows and on forest trails. Back at the cable car, we can descend sedately – or try the summer toboggan run!

Highlight: The summer toboggan run is a great way to complete our walk. Descend the mountain in style! 

Option 2 - Up to the Serlesjochl pass

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Total ascent: 3,300 feet (1,000m) 

In summary: We also head to the monastery and then continue to ascend across the rough slopes of Serles, with increasingly stunning views, until we reach the pass of the Serlesjochl, our high point. Returning by the outward route, we enjoy views to the east. At the cable car we have the same choice of return as the easier group.

Highlight: At Serlesjochl we have incredible views across the valley.

 


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently (making use of the free travel afforded by the Stubai Supercard), or visit local places of interest. Some options may include:

Innsbruck: The capital of the Tyrol offers an interesting day out via bus or train. Places to visit include the Imperial Palace, Royal Gardens, Cathedral and the Golden Roof, or enjoy a stroll around the Old Town.

Mutterberg Glacier: Using the Stubai Supercard, it is possible to ascend to the top stations above Mutterberg for wonderful views, and even to walk on the glacier with optional visits to the Ice Cave.

For local information please visit www.stubai.at/ en/


We go south again towards the head of the valley to see at close quarters the incredible transition from snowflakes to cascading waterfalls.

Option 1 - The Wildewasserweg

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (270m) 

Total descent: 2,000 feet (600m)

In summary: We start in the valley and take a path up to an alpine meadow with a rustic hut dominated by a ring of crags and a waterfall. We can then follow the ‘Wild Water Way’ downstream, finishing at a hut.

Highlight: The 'Wild Water Way' passes impressive waterfalls.

Option 2 - The Peiljoch and Wildewasserweg

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (450m)

Total descent: 3,700 feet (1,100m)

In summary: We take the Mutterberg cable car and ascend a rough mountain trail, with some short sections of fixed ropes, to the Peiljoch, a dramatic pass with amazing views over the glacier and lake. We then follow the ‘Wild Water Way’ through rocky cascades and meadows back to the valley.

Highlight: An exciting day with amazing views.


Our final day’s walks take us onto the mountains northwest of Neustift, to the beautiful Schlickeralm meadows and the airy summit of the Hoher Burgstall.

Option 1 - Sennjoch & Schlickeralm

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (150m)

Total descent: 2,700 feet (810m)

In summary: We ascend by cable car, then continue to a welcoming hut for coffee. Our descent takes us under towering crags and through flower meadows, using an informative heritage trail, to the Schlickeralm hut, and then on down to the middle cable car station for refreshments before our return to the valley.

Highlight: After disembarking the cable car, we are at an incredible viewpoint.

Option 2 - Höher Burgstall

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 2,700 feet (810m)

In summary: An opportunity to ascend another of the Stubai’s ‘seven summits’. From the top station we traverse and then ascend steeply, reaching a rocky pass and then crossing scree to gain our final ascent route, via a short fixed rope section, to the airy cross of the Hoher Burgstall. We descend to complete our circuit to the cable car and maybe a celebratory drink!

Highlight: Reaching the summit of the Hoher Burgstall.


You will be given a direct transfer between hotels 

Welcome to Hotel Kristall. Unpack and settle in.


Today both walks explore the hamlets of the Leutasch valley.

Option 1 - Weidachsee and Leutasch villages

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (150m)

In summary: From the hotel, we quickly reach Weidachsee continuing through woodland. We descend the valley with beautiful flat green pastures and the Wetterstein Mountains looking down on us in the Leutasch Valley before finishing at the Hubertushof Hotel for afternoon cake.

Highlight: Enjoy the initial view of the surrounding Wetterstein mountains.

Option 2 - Weidachsee and the Ober-Leutasch

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

In summary: We begin by following the riverside path, then following around Weidachsee and on through woodland. From here we emerge into the wide open valley and beautiful, flat green pastures around Moos with the Hohe Munde looking down on us. On the north side of the river we acquaint ourselves with some of the pretty hamlets that make up the Leutasch. All too soon we re-cross the river to Weidach

Highlight: A pleasant introduction to this peaceful area.


Today we head to the German border through the Unter-Leutasch Valley and into Mittenwald.

Option 1 - The spirit gorge and Mittenwald

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: minimal

In summary: From the hamlet of Reindlau, we follow paths in open woodland meandering our way down the Unter Leutasch, looking across the valley to the magnificent mountain scenery. We cross flower-filled meadows and eventually we reach the highlight of the walk, the gorge. After the gorge we continue to descend to the foot of the falls and walk into Mittenwald, with time to explore this very attractive town.

Highlight: Walking down the spirit gorge.

Option 2 - Weidach, the spirit gorge and Mittenwald

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Total ascent: minimal

In summary: Our walk quickly reaches a riverside path; there are wonderful views of the Wetterstein mountains and the lush green meadows as we descend. After we have enjoyed a coffee at the Hubertushof hotel we continue down the valley to the gorge, with its

amazing metal walkways. We take the slightly steeper, alternative path as we continue to the foot of the falls.

Highlight: Walking on the metal walkways through the gorge.


Mosern is one of the five villages that make up the Olympia region Seefeld. It is known as the swallows nest and lies 600 metres above the Inn Valley, offering many wonderful viewpoints.

Option 1 - Moserersee and the peace bell

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

In summary: Our day starts in Seefeld. We gradually ascend the partially wooded slopes with lovely views to the east of the flat plateau, which is a winter haven for cross country skiing, and further afield the Karwendel ridge. Moserersee (lake) nestles in a sheltered, idyllic spot above Mosern, ideal for swimming. Here we can have a leisurely lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A short, steep descent brings us into the centre of Mosern.

Highlight: Explore Seefeld and wander to the church and ‘Parish Hill’.

Option 2 - Seefeld, Wildsee and Moserersee

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (390m)

In summary: This is a circular walk starting with Wildsee. After ascending Pfarrhügel, crossing meadows and woods with excellent views of surrounding mountains, we arrive at pretty Möserersee for lunch before returning to Seefeld on a high level contouring path with wonderful views of the Plateau and Karwendel mountains.

Highlight: Tremendous views on the panorama path across Seefeld and the Karwendel Mountains.


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. Some options for your free day may include:

Hotel: You can book yourself a relaxing massage or use the excellent pool and spa facilities available in the hotel

Seefeld: Take time to wander the many restaurants, bars and shops, an ideal place to buy souvenirs and gifts. Here you can take the funicular ride up the mountain to Rosshutte or a horse drawn carriage ride to local attractions. 

Leisure facilities: If you are feeling energetic, in Seefeld there is the large indoor and open-air (heated) pool and leisure complex, tennis courts and the Wildmoos Plateau golf course. In Weidach the Alpenbad is a short walk away with its modern leisure pool facilities. You can use the free mountain bikes from the hotel or have a free Nordic Walking lesson from the qualified instructor at the hotel.

Mittenwald: Known for house paintings and its violin museum, this is an excellent place to visit, with shops, cafés and a cable car/chair lift to the mountain top. You can get a direct bus from Weidach at an additional cost.

Innsbruck: This is an attractive, compact city with its famous Golden Roof and beautiful, historic buildings and museums. It offers excellent shopping and a wide selection of restaurants. It is possible to have a two-hour guided tour of the city, visit the Swarovski displays or travel on the funicular/cable car up the mountain. Travel to the city requires a 35 minute railway journey from Seefeld with breathtaking views.

Local information website: For information on Weidach please visit www.seefeld.at


The Leutascher Ache (river) flows through this wild, quiet valley, with the sharp, rocky peaks of the Wetterstein mountains on one side and the Mieminger mountains to the South.

Option 1 - Gaistal and Gaistalalm

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (150m)

In summary: Our walk heads west from the end of the road, never straying far from the Leutascher river, which flows alongside the track. The steep, rocky hillsides are covered in coniferous forests and open pasture land. Our goal is the lovely Gaistalalm Hut, where we can relax, enjoy refreshments and take in our beautiful surroundings before returning to our starting point, along the old riding trails.

Highlight: Lunch at a small, typical alpine hut and beautiful mountain scenery.

Option 2 - Hammermoosalm, Gaistalalm and Tillfussalm

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

In summary: The harder walk follows the old riding trails before ascending through meadows to the Hammermoosalm. This is high up on the hillside with wonderful views and a fantastic mountain backdrop. We soon return to the old riding trail, heading west, meandering up through the trees and open pastures. We visit the Gaistalalm Hut and the Tillfussalm Hut before returning along the riverside track to Klamm.

Highlight: Enjoy magnificent scenery throughout the day.


Our final walks of the week explore the high plateau of Wildmoos, with the beautiful lakes of Lotten-see and Wildmoos-see taking centre stage, a tranquil, peaceful setting, and a popular outing for many visitors to the Seefeld region.

Option 1 - Buchen to Wildmoosalm

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

In summary: Our walk starts in Buchen, and a short walk takes us to Ropferstub’m. Here we visit the farming museum and admire the wonderful views along the Inn Valley. We have a steady ascent, crossing the golf course and descend to the Lottenseehutte (a small hut selling Tyrolean specialities). We continue along the edge of the golf course, through woods to arrive at the Wildmoosalm. Here, we can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the hospitality of a typical Tyrolean hut before we have the short walk to catch a direct bus back to Weidach.

Highlight: Visit the farming museum in Ropferstub’m and admire the wonderful views of the Inn Valley below.

Option 2 - Ropferstub’m, Wildmoosalm and the Fludertal

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

In summary: Today’s walk begins in Klamm. We head south, through pastures with extensive views before starting a steady ascent through woodland and grassy paths with short steep sections. We continue along the edge of the golf course to arrive at the Wildmoosalm and meet the easier group for strudel and drinks. We complete our walk through pine woods and open meadows to the hotel.

Highlight: Enjoy the peaceful boardwalk path and the magnificent Inn Valley views.


We hope to see you again soon.


Neustift Itinerary Map
Seefeld Itinerary Map

Hotel Sonnhof - Stubai Alps

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.  The Sonnhof offers an extensive spa area and restaurant with summer terrace with panoramic views.  Bedrooms are fitted with traditional wooden furniture, large bathrooms and balconies.  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.

Hotel Kristall - Seefeld Plateau

The superb 4-star Hotel Kristall is run by the Pfeffel family who have been welcoming HF Holidays' guests for over 10 years.  Set in the small hamlet of Weidach in the Leutasch valley the hotel boasts beautiful mountain views on every side.  The bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style but still maintain a traditional alpine charm.  Many rooms offer balconies.  The recently renovated and extended wellness centre offers two swimming pools, sauna, tepidarium and steam bath.  Winner of Best Food 2018 in the HF Holidays Hotel Awards, the 5 course evening meals are of an exceptional standard. 

What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents.
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares).
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers.
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra.
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks.
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner.
  • Thermos flask for hot drink.
  • Water bottle (at least 2 litre).
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch.
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream.

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.

Guest Reviews

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Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2020
20 Jun - 04 Jul 2020 Itinerary £1,949 Available Book Now
27 Jun - 11 Jul 2020 Itinerary £1,949 Available Book Now
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Important Information

Stubai Alps

  • Single room: £12 per night
  • With flight holidays include flights from Heathrow.
  • UK connecting flights to meet our Heathrow British Airways flight available from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh.   £139
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Munich Airport: £50 single

Seefeld Plateau

  • Premium room: price on request
  • Single room: no supplement
  • With flight holidays include flights from Heathrow.
  • UK connecting flights to meet our Heathrow British Airways flight available from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh.   £139
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Munich Airport: £50 single
Duration:
15 nights
Type:
European Centre Based
Walking Grade:
2

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