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INTRODUCTION TO HUTTING IN THE STUBAI ALPS

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Wondering what it would be like not only to walk amongst the mountains and spend the nights out in a mountain hut but does two weeks seem too long?
  • Product Code 24570
  • Holiday Type Hutting Holidays
  • Grade Grade 7
  • Holiday Duration Nights

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.

Holiday Highlights

  • Half day walks between the Dresdner, Sulzenau and Nürnberger Huts, allowing for longer excursions if desired.
  • Dramatic views of the snow-clad peaks on the Italian border including the Zuckerhütl, Wilder Pfaff and Wilder Freiger, all around the 3500m mark.
  • The feeling of freedom and self reliance that the high Alps give you.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Four nights half board en suite accommodation.
      Three nights full board in Alpine hut accommodation.
      All transport necessary to and from the trailheads.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer between Innsbruck airport and Fulpmes is by train.
  • Flights Gatwick - Innsbruck (c2hrs) British Airways.
  • UK add on flights available from £95 return British Airways.
  • Upgrades Business class available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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Aktivhotel Donnerhof

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.


Stubai Mountain Huts

Stubai Mountain Huts


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