© Andre Schönherr
© Andre Schönherr

Two Day Trek: Stubai Alps

On this demanding two day tour on foot of lofty Kalkkögel Peaks in the Stubai Alps, the wow factor far exceeds the “ow” factor – perhaps no other trail in the country delivers as much reward for the effort. Magnificent Alpine pastures, sweeping vistas and friendly on-mountain eateries all add to create an experience you won’t soon forget. Kreuzjochbahn Gondola conveniently whisks you up to 2,100 meters. Trailhead of this wonderful walk is the top terminal on foot of lofty Kalkkögel Peaks that are known for their perpendicular rock faces. 2,611-meter tall Burgstall Peak is easy to scale via Burgstalljoch Col and is a superb viewpoint with peaks in every direction. Take in beautiful snow-capped majesty and glorious views of Inntal Valley and Zillertal Valley from the top. The inviting Starkenburger Hut is your place to spend the night – and to enjoy hearty delicacies in the evening. This route will tax your strength and endurance. Sure footing is required, too, as at some sections fixed wires are in place to aid stability.

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Starting point  

Fulpmes, Kreuzjochbahn Gondola

Finishing point

Fulpmes, Kreuzjochbahn Gondola

Mountain chain

Stubai Alps

Length

23 km

Duration

2 day(s)

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,611m 1,027m

Elevation uphill 990m
Vertical metres downhill 2,080m

Fitness level

Technique

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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

Day 1: Fulpmes – Kreuzjoch (by gondola) – Hoher Burgstall – Starkenburger Hut
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 500/400 meters | Hiking Time: 3 hours | Distance: 4 kilometers | Highest Elevation: 2,611 meters

Kreuzjochbahn Gondola conveniently whisks you to an elevation of 2,100 meters. From its top terminal, follow signs for “Burgstall”. The well maintained walking track gently ascends to Sennjoch Col and to the hut of the same name. The route continues along the southern flank of Niederer Burgstall Mountain and gains the summit of 2,410-meter Burgstalljoch Col. 2,611-meter tall Burgstall Peak is easy to scale via Burgstalljoch Col across rugged and rock-laden terrain; some sections are assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. On the other side of the peak, follow signs for “Starkenburger Hütte”, 1h”. The path zigzags down to Starkenburger Hut, your place to spend the night.

Day 2: Starkenburger Hut – Seejöchl Col – Seducker Hochalm – Milders – Fulpmes (by bus)
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 400/1,700 meters | Hiking Time: 7 hours (5½ hours to Seduck) | Distance: 18 kilometers | Highest Elevation: 2,580 meters

From the hut, retrace your steps and walk back where you have come from the day before. Follow signage for “Seejöchl” on a trail that gently climbs Alpine pastures. Some distance beyond, traverse the scree slopes below Kalkkögel Mountains and take the well-graded climb atop Seejöchl Col. On the other side of the col, follow signs for “Franz-Senn-Hütte”. High above Oberbergtal Valley, you’ll walk into the valley traversing moderately steep tussock slopes that are interspersed with rocks, scree and talus here and there. Proceed in the same direction on the trail that has many easy ups and downs. After a six-kilometer walk you will reach Seducker Hochalm Alpine Pasture at an elevation of 2,250 meters. From there, the route meanders down to Seduck and Neustift/Milders. It is a gentle downhill stroll over wide open Alpine pastures in the beginning. After reaching a grove, the signed path plunges into the trees to descend to the hamlet of Seduck. If you wish, you can ride a taxi across Oberbergtal Valley to get back to Stubai Valley. Those wanting to burn up some extra energy can walk out of the valley through gorgeous meadows, following signage for “Bärenbad, Milders” and/or “Neustift”. Passing by remote farmsteads, you will eventually get to Gasthaus Bärenbad Inn where the trail merges onto the valley road. Walk down to the hamlet of Milders along this road for about two kilometers. The bus stop is located at the junction of Oberbergtalstraße Road in Milders. The bus ride lasts 23 minutes. From the bus stop, it’s a ten minute stroll through the village to the car park at the base of Kreuzjochbahn Gondola; or, ride a bus back to Innsbruck.

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Your destination address: Tschaffinis Umgebung 20, Fulpmes

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