© OeAV Hall/Gerald Aichner
© OeAV Hall/Gerald Aichner

Day Hike: Tulfes – Tulfein – Glungezer Hut

For the low admission price of roughly two miles you can gain entrance to the primordial world of wildflower carpeted meadows, stunning views and purple mountains majesties: the Tux Alps provide an otherworldly experience where you are dwarfed by nature. Trailhead is at the tiny commune of Tulfes that is located on a picturesque upland plateau high above Inntal Valley. The Protected Area of Viggartal – Zirmberg is filled with delights and natural wonders. Watch and listen for marmots in the rocks below as you soak up the stunning views. The area transforms itself into a popular summertime paradise of unrivaled mountain views and unending wildflower meadows fields. On your climb up along Panoramasteig Trail, views of the cross on the summit of Glungezer Peak hovering above open up. Glungezer Hut overlooks a small basin that resembles a lunar landscape and extends a warm welcome and a sincere invite to call it a day. This is an easy hike in an area of rugged, steep country and one of the few that are suitable for small children. It's the perfect place to take children on their first ‘real’ hike.

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Starting point  

Tulfes (2,060m)

Finishing point

Glungezer Hut (2,610 m)

Mountain chain

Tux Alps

Length

10.4 km

Approximate hiking time

4h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,610m 1,980m

Elevation uphill 705m
Vertical metres downhill 670m

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

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Trail description

A chair lift takes you via two sections from Tulfes to Tulfein Top Terminal. From there, follow the footpath towards “Glungezerhütte”. As soon as the path merges onto a logging road, continue on this logging road (do not cross the logging road and continue ahead on the footpath). At the end of the logging road, the trail leads you further uphill to the wide skiable terrain. After having crossed a dirt road, follow the ski slope diagonally uphill, keeping to the left. When the trail meets the dirt road again, continue on the dirt road, walking past Schafer Hut (“Zum Glungezer im Sommer”). When you have reached the base of the material ropeway on Tulfeinjöchl Col, continue on the path towards “Glungezerhütte”, and keep to the designated trail also at the following turnoff. Then follow the way-marked “Panoramasteig Glungezerhütte”, which takes you gently uphill along meadows. Not long before having reached the destination end of this trail, take the right fork towards “Glungezerhütte”. The final stage of the trail is a relatively level path to the hut, and an optional climb up to Glungezer Peak.

Strongly Recommended: At Kugelwald Forest on Glungezer Mountain you are strongly recommended to take some time to get an eagle's eye view of the mountains at the Eagle View Overlook, a special sightseeing telescope viewer that will leave your head spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you.

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