Have you ever gazed at the mountains and wondered what it would be like not only to walk amongst them but also spend the night high in a mountain hut? But does a week or two in mountain huts appear too long? Here’s the answer in the form of a taster tour, dividing your holiday week between mountain huts and a very comfortable valley hotel.
The Stubai Alps are the perfect location for an introductory hutting tour as they have a feeling of wildness and remoteness to them. They are generally unencumbered by ski development, and provide a thrilling high-mountain experience.
We start our week with two quality walks from our hotel at the northern end of the Stubai Valley. Amongst these the Gloatsteig walk follows a mountain stream to a panoramic trail around the Marchreisen Spitz, then visits an alm where eagles can be seen. We may also reach the Rotspitzl col, visiting two of the Stubai Valley’s oldest huts in this less frequented part of the valley.
We spend two full days acclimatising to high alpine treks from the comfort of our four-star valley floor hotel in Fulpmes. Having “walked yourself in” you leave the valley on day four and climb to the rarified world of mountain huts for the next three nights, rarely descending below 2000m, until you return to Fulpmes at the end. Once we leave for the huts at the southern end of the valley our route is along well-trodden paths, challenging, rough and steep at times with occasional fixed ropes and ladders.
The huts throughout are welcoming and well provisioned. We have, wherever possible, booked two to six bedded rooms in the huts, rather than the open plan ‘Matrazenlager’ accommodation. Please see our website or ask for the Holiday Information Sheet for this holiday for more details.
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We stay in the very comfortable, four-star family run Aktivhotel Donnerhof in the centre of Fulpmes. Elisabeth Villgrater and her team have made us very welcome here for many years. We start the day with a large buffet breakfast, and the four course dinners are always something to look forward to. The hotel has a spa with a swimming pool partly inside and partly outside the hotel, a games room and is very close to a variety of small shops. The hotel also has its own farm.
Complementary Wi-Fi is available throughout.
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