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The Stubai Alps

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A week in the picturesque Stubai valley has everything you could wish for from a summer holiday in the Alps.
  • Product Code 19655,19650
  • Holiday Type Flora & Walking, Holidays With Two Grades Of Walking, Hutting And High Level, New Holidays
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 8
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

A week in the Stubai Valley has everything you could wish for from a summer holiday in the Alps. The picturesque valley villages, with their window boxes and surrounding hay meadows give way to woodland and high alpine pasture. Here cows roam, the views stretch far away down the valleys, and alpine huts dot the alms. On harder walks the rocky slopes lead to good scrambling to reach some excellent summits. The Stubai Glacier, whose highest point is 3333m, is visible on many walks.

Even with two grades on offer in July, we will never exhaust the almost endless selection of walks on offer. Several of the grade 6 walks take us to ridges and peaks over 2000m, and our grade 8 walks visit mountain huts and peaks around 3000m.  Cable cars to the Kreuzjoch above Fulpmes and the Dresdner Hut at the southern end of the valley open up the magical world of the high Alps to both grades.

Our base is Fulpmes perfectly located in the Stubai Valley. It is just a short journey through the mountains from the beautiful city of Innsbruck which can easily be visited on a free day. Throughout the summer there are various Tirolean evening events and brass band performances to enjoy in Fulpmes.

Our holiday departure on 21 June will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flora.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk through the Schlicker Valley. 
  • Hike the scenic balcony walk from the Muttereralm and the high level circuit to the Starkenburger hut, especially good for flowers in early summer. 
  • A good head for heights is required as we ascend the Peiljoch, visit the snout of a glacier, a mountain lake and hut. 
  • Capture the Stubai Glacier, 3333m at its highest point, and visible on many walks. 
  • Explore with the Stubai Valley Super Card, with free use of the local cable cars and buses. 
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Munich (British Airways)
      Airport transfers 
      Half board en suite accommodation with coffee and cake
      Two walks, two leaders, two grades on some dates
      All local transport costs.
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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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5/FL

  1. Day 1

    We fly to Munich Airport. On arrival we travel by road to the Aktivhotel Donnerhof, Fulpmes for 7 nights.

  2. Day 2 to 7
    We enjoy a number of walks during our time in the Stubai Valley. Our walks are flexible to allow for group ability and weather conditions. Our days may include one or more of the walks examples below.

    The Autenalm Circuit. A lovely, gentle, very scenic, mid-level circuit using the Elfer cable car up to the start of the walk. We wander gently up to the Pinnistal Panoramaweg, around to the main valley and then take a narrower path gently downwards, to find the ancient and very hospitable Autenalm, where we can have lunch. We return to the Elfer top station, on a lovely balcony path, we take the cable car to go down to Neustift, where we pick up the riverside path and walk back to Fulpmes. 9 miles (14.75km) ascent / descent 400m.

    The Starkenburger Circuit. A stunning high level walk from the top of the Schlick 2000 cable car system, traversing around the Hohe Burgstal to reach the lunch stop at the Starkenburger Hut, perched high above the valley and giving outstanding all round views of many glaciers and 3000m peaks. We continue on very scenic and gently descending track to the middle station, and take the cable car down before we return to the hotel. We will encounter some narrow paths, sections of scree and moderate exposure enroute to the Starkenburger Hut. 8 miles (12km) ascent 250m / descent 980m.

    Pinnistal Panoramaweg. We take the Elfer cable car up, and walk up to the Elfer Hut. From here we pick up and walk along the Panoramaweg at around 2000m, until we are deep in the valley. We drop down to the popular Karalm for lunch and continue along the valley floor a short distance, before taking a gently climbing path back up to the cable car. We descend on the cable car and return to the hotel. This walk is on good, well established paths / tracks, some narrower, rockier paths. With truly unforgettable scenery. 7 miles (11.25km) ascent / descent 430m.

    A free day will be offered to allow you to further explore the area independently or take a day trip to Innsbruck. The Stubai Super Card is included in the cost of the holiday and benefits include direct access to the four cable car systems in the valley, unlimited use of buses in the valley, travel between Innsbruck and the Stubai Glacier and the Stubai Tram which runs to Innsbruck; as well as various other discounts. This card will be used to travel on local transport when it is required to get to the start of the walks, and you may also wish to make good use of this card on your free day.

  3. Day 8

    We bid farewell to Fulpmes and transfer by road to Munich Airport for our return flight to the UK.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Munich (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 2hrs.45mins
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats. 
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Aktivhotel Donnerhof

Fulpmes is a delightful alpine village famous for its century old tram line connecting the village to Innsbruck. It is a beautiful village with many services you would hope to ??nd, including supermarkets, bakeries, ATM, tourist information office, post office and cafes.

We stay in the very comfortable, four-star family run Aktivhotel Donnerhof in Fulpmes. Elisabeth Villgrater and her team have made us very welcome here for many years. The hotel has a swimming pool partly inside and partly outside the hotel, table tennis and a lovely garden to relax in and is very close to a variety of small shops.

Twin bedded rooms usually contain typical 'Austrian type beds' which consist of one bed frame fitted with two single mattresses and bed-packs with individual duvets. In most cases the twin rooms will also contain a sofa-bed as well as the Austrian type bed, which will make a more comfortable sleeping arrangement for room sharing. Rooms are equipped with either a shower only or a bath and shower combined. They include a TV, hairdryer and some of the rooms have a balcony. Wifi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge.