ENTRANCE OF STUBAI VALLEY – SCHLICK – STARKENBURGER HUT
From the entrance of the Stubai Valley into the jagged world of mountains: here the glacier valley presents itself in all its glory. Overlooking the Serles, the trail follows the woody Stollensteig path along the Ruetzbach to Telfes. In this village, which is famous for its mountain run, the ultratrail most challenging ascent begins. Approximately 14 kilometres and 1,250 meters of elevation must be conquered. The trail continues over a variety of substrates through the Plövener Loch, across the Schlicker Boden in the shadow of the ragged Kalkkögel to the Starkenburger Hütte (2,237 m). When the weather is good and the view is clear, a unique panorama awaits the runners: the view extends from the Karwendel Mountains over the Zillertal Alps and the mountains of the Gschnitz Valley to the glaciers around the Zuckerhütl, the highest mountain in the Stubai Alps. From the Starkenburger Hütte (2,237 m), the path continues on a steep path leading back into civilization: the centre of Neustift at 994 m.