Hike at over 3,000 metres above sea level, cross the glacier and stop off at Austria’s highest mountain restaurant. An ever-present feature: breathtaking views of a fascinating mountain world with 109 peaks of 3,000 metres or greater.
Special highlight along the way: The TOP OF TYROL summit platform. At a height of 3,210 metres, it protrudes audaciously nine metres beyond the cliff edge, like the tip of a sword. It’s no wonder that it was chosen by GEO magazine as one of the ten most beautiful viewing platforms in the world. A short detour to the Schaufeljoch chapel at the foot of the Schaufelspitze is also recommended.
TOUR: SCHAUFELJOCHBAHN MOUNTAIN STATION – GLACIER TRAIL – EISGRAT MOUNTAIN STATION
Start: Schaufeljoch mountain station, Stubai Glacier (3,165 m)
Destination: Eisgrat mountain station (2,900 m)
Walking time: 45 minutes
Difference in altitude: 300 m
Rest points: Restaurant Jochdohle (3,150 m), Restaurant Eisgrat (2,900 m)
ARRIVAL / STARTING POINTS
Eisgrat valley station (1,695 m), sufficient parking spaces are available there.
The marked trail runs from the Schaufeljochbahn mountain station (3,165 m) to the Jochdohle (3,150 m), the highest mountain restaurant in Austria (walking time: 10 min). From the Jochdohle the secure, marked glacier trail leads past the Eisjochbahn mountain station towards the Eisgrat mountain station (2,900 m).
Tip: The TOP OF TYROL viewing platform can be reached in five minutes from the Schaugfeljochbahn mountain station. At a height of 3,210 metres above sea level, it offers wonderful views over the numerous 3,000 metre peaks, as far as the Dolomites.