Every weekday until October 26th qualified guides lead visitors through the stunning mountains and countryside that surround the city and its villages and valleys.
There are 1,220km of hiking trails in the mountains surrounding the city, with guides leading walks from an easy hour to a full-day excursion - through dense forests and over majestic peaks, calling at rustic mountain huts and sharing stories of Tyrolean myths and legends.
All you need is a Welcome Card – which is free to visitors staying at any accommodation in the city for one night or more:
- No previous hiking experience is necessary, all walks are suitable for seniors and anyone over the age of eight with a reasonable level of fitness.
- If your footwear is not up to the rugged mountain paths, FREE hiking boots are available to borrow.
- The FREE hiking bus takes you out into the mountains to experience the natural wonders of Innsbruck’s mountain ranges – in all weathers.
If you get the hiking bug, there’s also the incentive of reward badges to officially recognise your achievements from Bronze for a single hike to Gold with Crystal for 20 hikes.
Top walks include:
- Discover nature on a guided hike of the Mieminger Plateau – learn about the natural beauty of the mountain landscape on this easy-going hike across the sun plateau.
- High in the alpine terrain, above the treeline, is the Nordkette Discovery Tour. A more challenging hike for those interested in nature - trek amid native flora and fauna from the Hafelekar on the Goetheweg to the superb site of the Pfeishütte hut.
- Charms of the Three-Lakes Hike in Kühtai. Although you’re close to the city, you will feel like you are far from the hustle and bustle as you hike through the wilderness of this high-altitude valley.
For the full walking programme visit www.innsbruck.info/en/experience/summer-sports/hiking/free-hiking-programme.html
There are direct flights to Innsbruck from major UK airports. For more information on the unique Alpine, urban and imperial attractions that make Innsbruck a must-see city, visit http://www.innsbruck.info/en