PINNIS VALLEY – SPLIT STONE

Relic of spectacular landslides

As romantic as this nature site may be, the history of its origins is just as spectacular. The giant stone that lies here is made from dolomite, which, like all the dolomite ranges in the Stubai Valley, is made up of what is known as Brenner Mesozoic. It is proof of the tremendous rock movements that took place here in the Pinnis Valley several thousand years ago, in the middle of the Elfer’s flanks and the Serles mountain crest. The stone is thought to have broken in two auf crashing to the ground and has remained here split open ever since.

North of the Pinnisalm are even more large blocks of dolomite which are also the result of these spectacular landslides. They mostly come from a large eruption site on the flank of the Elfer summit, which is extremely rugged with numerous spires and pillars.

Tour: ELFER LIFTS MOUNTAIN STATION – PINNIS VALLEY – ELFER LIFTS VALLEY STATION

Starting point: Elfer lifts mountain station (1,794 m)
Finishing point: Elfer lifts valley station (993 m)
Walking time: 3 hours
Difference in altitude: 954 m
Refreshment stops
Elfer Panoramarestaurant (1,794 m), Pinnisalm (1,550 m), Issenangeralm (1,380 m)

ARRIVAL / STARTING POINT
Direct bus connection to Neustift (bus stop: Neustift i. St., Elfer lifts turn-off). There are also plenty of free parking spaces next to the Elfer lifts valley station.

TOUR DESCRIPTION
From the Elfer lifts mountain station, follow the forest path directly past the sundial. A slight slope leads to the Pinnisalm in the Pinnis Valley, which can be reached in approx. one hour. From there it only takes another 5 minutes in the direction of Neder to reach the natural site of “Pinnis Valley – Split Stone”. To return from there to the starting point at the Elfer lifts valley station, follow the forest path down the valley past the Issenangeralm until you reach the Neder district after approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then turn left and follow the signposts to Neustift. After 20 minutes, you will reach the carpark at the Elfer lifts.

Alternatively, the natural site can also be reached directly via the district of Neder (walking time: 2 hours), or can be combined with the Elfer.

Offer for your holiday in the Stubai valley

Stubai Super Card Package

26.05.2018 - 14.10.2018
  • 7 nights with breakfast or half board, or in a holiday apartment
  • Stubai Super Card
  • Stubai hiking map - all hiking trails, themed trails and mountain tours
  • Entrance to the musical events at the Stubai Musikkarussell in July and August
  • The guided electric bike tour of the week
  • 4 guided hikes from our weekly programme
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01.06.2018 - 30.09.2018
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  • Guided walks from our weekly schedule (Mon to Fri)
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