STUBAITAL – A valley, that fascinates
The Stubai Valley in Tyrol, near the state capital of Innsbruck, is perfectly located for access via the Austrian Brenner motorway from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. 35 km long, surrounded by 80 glaciers and 109 3,000m mountain peaks, the Stubai Valley takes centre stage with its five key areas: Neustift, Fulpmes, Telfes, Mieders and Schönberg. The year-round activities on offer are something that appeals most of all to active holidaymakers: the Stubai Glacier, the largest glacier skiing region in Austria, offers top-class skiing fun right through to the end of May. Versatile summer activities on offer and a perfectly established network of mountain lodges and trails also await holidaymakers at the mountain adventure park Schlick 2000 in Fulpmes, at the hiking trails in Mieders reached via the Serles cable cars, or the trails in Neustift via the Elfer cable cars. In the summer, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding on excellent thermals, rafting, kayaking, Nordic walking, tennis, yoga, swimming and many other types of sport beckon.
Thanks to its proximity to the Stubai Glacier, Neustift is the best-known and most visited place of the valley. The area of Neustift extends far to the Unterberg and to the upper mountain valley, deep into the Glacier region, and begins about 4 km away from Fulpmes. Highest point with 3,505 m is the Zuckerhütl that is right on the border to Italy on the main crest of the Stubai Alps.
With regard to surface, the municipality is the second largest in Tyrol, after Sölden, and the third biggest in Austria.
Located in the centre of the Stubaital the family-friendly holiday resort of Fulpmes lies at 930 m above sea level. At the foot the Schlick there are great leisure facilities on offer throughout the year, including the Alpine Adventure Park and the Erlebnispark with climbing garden, bivouac grotto, flying fox, the educational alpine plant trail, the Scheibenweg and possibly the most beautiful Panorama Lake in the Stubaital Alps in the Schlick 2000 hiking area.
Telfes lies in the midst of a wildly romantic mountain and nature landscape. In combination with the Stubai Glacier at the end of the valley, both guests and locals enjoy a unique postcard-like atmosphere. With its wonderful southern exposure, the village of Telfes with its 1,500 inhabitants offers everything that makes holidays in the Stubaital a special pleasure. Tennis camp, indoor and outdoor pool with sauna or the predatory bird park are only some of the numerous leisure facilities. A walk along the beautiful Telfer Wiesn with the incomparable larch forests is a must when spending your summer holidays in the Stubai! This attractive track passes lots of larches and after 15 minutes you reach the Telfer Wiesen beauty spot. With its large reclining platform and shady trees this is an ideal place to linger. In 1990, 1996 and 2014 Telfes was the venue of the mountain running world championship, and 2009 venue of the mountain run European championship, always within the context of the annual Schlicker Almlauf.
Lying at 942 m above sea level, the tranquil village of Mieders invites to recover and taking a rest. The small holiday village of Mieders at the entrance of the Stubaital offers pure relaxation. Hikers and mountain bikers find a true sport paradise around the Serles activity mountain. A summer toboggan run remains an unforgettable experience. Directly at the mountain station Koppeneck the new adventure- and relax world Serlespark with the lake offers various moments in the mountains for the whole family. You can reach all attractions of the Stubaital from Mieders in no time. A trip to the nearby state capital of Innsbruck is recommended as well. By car or public transportation, it is only 15 minutes away.
Only ten minutes away from the Olympic city of Innsbruck lies the picturesque village of Schönberg with its dream views of the white summits at the end of the valley. At the entrance of the Stubaital, Schönberg offers the most varied holiday options. All recreational areas of the Stubai holiday region can be reached in no time from here. “Small is beautiful.” Schönberg cannot be described more appropriately. The small, rural municipality at 1,026 m above sea level is a charming holiday resort where every guest is welcome. Particularly recommendable is the unique panoramic view from Gleins. After a leisurely hike, you reach the Alpengasthof Gleinserhof in about one hour. The breath-taking view extends across the whole Stubaital, all the way to the state capital Innsbruck with the impressive northern mountain chain.