The Innsbruck region: a hiking paradise
Explore the breathtaking mountain landscapes of Tyrol on foot
Innsbruck is surrounded by mountains on all sides, making it a paradise for hiking enthusiasts, who are sure to feel right at home in the Tyrolean capital! Countless hiking paths and tours in all levels of difficulty are ready and waiting for you.
Family strolls or conquering peaks?
Which do you prefer? A pleasant stroll with the family or a challenging route that demands you give your all? Whatever you decide, anything is possible in the Innsbruck region!
And if you're not such a fan of solitary walking, a free mountain hiking programme is available. Qualified mountain guides accompany Hotel Sailer guests to the most enchanting places – forests, alpine meadows, mountain huts and sensational views.
The best part: stay two nights or more at the Sailer city hotel and guided hikes are included with your free Welcome Card!
A brief overview of hiking areas in the Innsbruck region
The Karwendel Nature Park: hundreds of square kilometres of pure nature
Right beside the city of Innsbruck is the Karwendel Nature Park, the perfect destination for guests at the Sailer city hotel! The Nordkette mountain range is the entrance to Karwendel, and the railway of the same name transports guests from the city centre up to a height of 2,000 metres in just 20 minutes. The route runs alongside steep cliffs, green Alpine meadows and burbling streams and offers travellers an impressive view of the Zugspitze peak. Several Alpine huts are easy to reach, even with children, and offer a selection of delicious snacks. The park contains numerous hiking paths and a fixed-rope route.
Patscherkofel: the mountain in Innsbruck's backyard
The Patscherkofel stretches skyward to the south of Innsbruck, easy to recognise from a distance with its strikingly round domed top and an antenna pole on the peak. The Patscherkofel offers relaxing hiking fun for all the family, with approx. 60 marked paths to choose from.
The Mieminger Kette: hiking all year round
The Mieminger Plateau is the perfect location for fans of leisurely hikes, while the rocky surrounding cliffs invite intrepid hikers to try the more difficult tours in the area. Even in winter, the gentle paths are still open to hikers.
The Kalkkögel mountain range: the Dolomites of the North
The gigantic, grey limestone peaks loom over the landscape southwest of Innsbruck. The Kalkkögel mountains offer hiking in all degrees of difficulty. At the foot of the range, families and visitors seeking nothing more than a relaxing day out will find the perfect destination in the gentler slopes of Axamer Lizum, Senderstal and the Muttereralm.
The Sellraintal valley and the Stubaier Alps: ideal for experienced hikers
The Sellraintal hiking area, high in the Stubaier Alps, does not deal in gentle strolls. Mountain enthusiasts in good condition will feel right at home. Sellrain, Gries and St. Sigmund are considered "mountain climber villages" and are the departure points for various strenuous one-day and several-day hikes.