Hiking & the Joys of Nature
Free mountain hiking programme from June to October, Sun to Fri with approved guides from the Alpine School Innsbruck, on 1,220km of hiking paths.
Included when booking the Sporthotel IGLS hiking week:
To be awarded hiking medals in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold with crystal, there are 40 different hiking trails ranging from 3 to 5 hours.
Early risers can enjoy a guided sunrise walk with impressive display of light and a breathtaking view of the city and the Inn valley.
A further highlight in the hiking programme is the romantic lantern hike to a mountain hut and musical evening.
Combi hiking in Innsbruck-IGLS:
For combi hiking, participants are divided into two groups. You can choose between a very simple, gentle hike or a longer one of moderate difficulty – the choice is yours!
Joys of Nature
Patscherkofel Nature Trail – this informative nature trail around the Patscherkofel mountain can be explored within approx. 2 hours. Some 15 stops along the path are described in a guidebook which explains in detail the important ecological roles played by the flora and fauna, geology, climatic and ‘foehn wind’ phenomena and the different soils; it also documents the history of human life on the Patscherkofel mountain.
Adlerweg (Eagle Trail) – with sweeping wings like an eagle, this unique hiking trail stretches east-west between St Johann and the Arlberg region in 31 stages over a distance of 280km. Enjoy an intense experience of nature and culture on reflective walks through highly diverse countryside – Tyrolean history and tradition ever present. Three stages run through the area around Innsbruck.
Karwendel Alpine Park – the Karwendel, covering some 920 sq km, is one of the largest natural parks to be found in central Europe. It is mainly Alpine in character and still in perfect harmony with centuries of rural farming tradition. This nature reserve combines the thrill of impressive scenery set in almost untouched natural countryside with a rare symbiosis of diverse fauna and flora.