Trudging through the unspoiled winter landscape on snowshoes is one of the most revitalising and healthy alternatives to skiing. The unspoiled side valleys of our region between Innsbruck and Brenner are a perfect place for this activity during your winter holiday. Link your body and soul into one entity and step into a calming atmosphere by relaxing and slowing yourself down.
Try it - you'll love it
We have put together a selection of tour suggestions for wonderful snowshoe hikes in the Wipptal holiday region in our interactive map. All the places in den valleys - Schmirn, Vals, Navis, Obernberg, Trins and Gschnitz offer a wide range of snowshoe hikes. Snowshoes and hiking poles can be rented free of charge with your guest card (deposit: € 40 p.p.) in the Wipptal Tourist Board in Steinach and Trins.
Uncomplicated and professional - guided snowshoe hikes
From the end of December to the middle of March, the Wipptal Tourist Board organises a guided snowshoe hike every Tuesday with a mountain hiking guide. After a short technical briefing, you are ready to go. Warmly wrapped up in winter clothes and equipped with snowshoes and hiking poles (that are complimentary to rent, by the way), you head out into winter mountain landscape. A stop-off at one of the rustic huts is something not to be missed. Steaming dumpling soup, Tyrolean ham, cheese and tasty "Kaiserschmarrn" shredded pancakes await snowshoe hikers.
Indulgence triathlon in the Navis Valley
A highlight for the winter is the indulgence triathlon that takes place every Wednesday to the rear of the Navis Valley, whereby participants can enjoy three very different disciplines: snowshoe hiking, tobogganing and tasting sessions with local delicacies and fine spirits. A very special kind of "Endurance sport", just for connoisseurs. A free transfer from Steinach and Matrei takes the "Indulgence triathletes" to the starting point in the Navis Valley and back again after an eventful day. That way you don't have worry about driving!
On your way in the mountains
Regardless of whether you are traveling of your own accord or part of a group, please also find out about the latest avalanche risks in your chosen region in advance or seek the accompaniment of an experienced mountain hiking guide. Your safety is our priority.
The ski bus is free throughout the region for all guests with guest card during the winter. In the mountaineering village St. Jodok, Schmirn- und Valsertal there is additionally a daily transfer for ski tourerer which is bringing you and picking you up later at start- and end-locations of skitours. At every stop there is a hut or a inn, where you can warm up and have a drink afterwards. Bookings are possible per phone the day before until 8.00 pm.
Departure daily at 08.30 am at Gasthof Lamm, St. Jodok:
- MO & THU: Padaun – Berggasthof Steckholzer
- TUE, FR, SUN: Schmirn/Toldern – Gasthaus Olpererblick
- WED, SAT: Schmirn/Muchnersiedlung – Schmirner Stadl
Pick up at 2.00 pm! It's for free with your guest card, otherwise it's € 5,- per drive
Booking: 0043-664-7880540 Taxi Mader Christoph
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