The municipality of Navis stretches over the entire Valley to the east of the Wipp Valley, which was once also named the "Valley of love".
Thanks to an east-west orientation, the Navis valley is exceptionally sunny. The peaceful and well-loved holiday location features a pastoral landscape with old farms, numerous mountain restaurants and Alpine huts/lodges, and a stunning crown of high peaks all around. The Navis Valley is especially popular with hikers and ski touring enthusiasts, as the beautiful and gentle valley basin with its Alpine meadows in the upper Navistal is an ideal starting point for tours.
The origin of “Navis” is disputed, but the word has either Latin or Germanic roots. Finds of coins in the lower part of the village even indicate the presence of the Romans. The Navis Valley served for many years as pasture and meadow land. It was only permanently settled in the 13th century. One of the most successful Tyrolean church architects - Franz de Paula Penz (1707-1772) - was born into a farming family in Navis. The little church of St. Katharina with the Aufenstein castle chapel at the entrance to the valley is moreover known for its ancient frescoes.
The Navistal is known for its magnificent and varied alpine flora. A special highlight for gourmets is the “Naviser Almenrunde”, a hiking and cycling tour of Alpine hut to Alpine hut in the upper Navistal, where no culinary wish is left ungranted. As an alternative to mountain biking, the route can be explored in a leisurely fashion by e-bike – these can be hired locally.
In the winter, the valley’s high altitude (over 1,300 m above sea level) means that snow is guaranteed. This is the perfect starting point for a variety of popular ski tours through the exciting terrain of the Tux Alps. Alpine skiers can use the municipality’s small drag lift at the end of the village to get back to the top.
Also away from the lonesome slopes, however, Navis offers some winter activities for the whole family - from perfectly groomed toboggan runs through to snowshoe hikes and winter hiking trails through beautiful snow-covered forests and meadows. There’s something for everyone!
Please choose the type of accommodation you would like in the Navis Valley. The list is composed of everything from hotels to holiday homes for the entire family!
Navis is a municipality with 1985 inhabitants in the district of Innsbruck Land in Tyrol. The municipality is in the judicial district of Innsbruck. It covers the entire Navis Valley.