Summit hike to the Elferspitze, © TVB Stubai
Summit hike to the Elferspitze, © TVB Stubai

Summit Hike
Elferspitze

The Elferspitze mountain in the Stubai Valley takes its name, which literally translates as "Eleven Peak", from the fact that at 11:00 every day the sun disappears behind the mountain seen from the town of Neustift. From the top of the cable car, a short walk takes you into this collection of rocky towers and walls reminiscent of the Dolomites. Little wonder that rock climbers can often be found scaling the heights here. Those who wish to make it to the top of the mountain will have to complete a short climbing section shortly before they reach the summit, though the rest of the approach is relatively easy. The reward for all that hard work is a wonderful panorama taking in the glacier-covered peaks of the Stubai Alps, the iconic Serles, the Karwendel Mountains and the craggy tops of the Kalkkögel.

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Starting point  

Top of Elferbahn cable car (1,794 metres) / Neustift

Hike to

Elferspitze (2,505 metres)

Finishing point

Top of Elferbahn cable car (1,794 metres) / Neustift

Mountain chain

Stubai Alps

Length

8.2 km

Approximate hiking time

4 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,505m 1,794m

Elevation uphill 750m
Vertical metres downhill 750m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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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.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Bus routes 590a, 590b, get off at stop Neustift i. St. Abzw. Elferbahn

Parking

Bottom of Elferbahnen cable car

 

Places serving food and drink

  • Elferhütte (open from late May)
  • Panoramarestaurant Elfer

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Trail description

The adventure begins with a ride on the Elfer-Gondelbahn cable car up to 1,800 metres above sea level. It is here that the hike itself begins, taking walkers along a twisting and turning trail on the edge of the ski piste up to the Elferhütte (2,004 metres). This is a good place to take a rest and enjoy the view, which extends down through the Stubai Valley towards Innsbruck. From the hut, take trail number 5 heading in a southerly direction up onto the ridge. Soon the terrain becomes rougher on both the left and the right. The trail, however, remains good and leads up through alpine rocks and scree. Shortly before you get to the main summit of the Elferspitze (2,505 metres) – also known as the Elferkogel – you will need to be sure-footed. A little climbing is required. Finally, squeeze through a narrow gap to get to the top, marked by a mighty cross.

The descent heads first south and then west. After a short uphill section, walkers reach the Zwölfernieder ridge at 2,336 metres. Turn left there and walk around the Elferspitze in an easterly direction on a narrow but well-maintained path. A short section on the Stubai High Trail leads back to the Elferhütte. From there, all that remains is to descend back down to the top of the cable car.

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Your destination address: Moos 12, Neustift im Stubaital

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