Hiking & Mountaineering
Vacation in a mountaineering village
The villages in the Sellrain valley are part of the initiative “Bergsteigerdörfer” of the Austrian Alpine Association. The region is a marvellous holiday destination, as it offers numerous hiking paths that vary in difficulty. You can find everything from a leisurely afternoon stroll, to a climbing tour. The villages in the Sellrain valley lie very close to each other, which offers the perfect opportunity for a walk to the neighbouring town. You can take the regional busses home, which is free of charge with our guest card. Some of the most popular alps in our area ar the Almind-, Furgges- und Seigesalm in Sellrain, the Juifenalm in Gries and the Gleirsch- and Sonnbergalm in St. Sigmund.
If you take the circular route from Sellrain to St. Quirin, you’ll find a marvellous view and panorama to take in and enjoy.
Additionally, we offer free, guided hiking tours. The guide will not only keep you safe on the routes but also be an excellent company.
The equipment rental of our partner Sport Seppl lies on the opposite side of the road. There, you’ll find a great variety of sports equipment for all your hiking activities. You can reserve the equipment online and in advance if you like.
Tips for tours in the area
Around 400 kilometres of hiking paths with different difficulty levels lead through the region. You can climb several peaks over the three-thousand-metre mark or casually hop from one alpine pasture to another. There are so many possibilities to choose from…
Tour for beginners
The magnificent panorama trail leads you past three churches and following the stations of the cross of Gries. Benches along the way invite you to take a break and enjoy. The starting point is the church St. Martin in Gries. The trail leads, alongside the road, down to Obermarendebach on a marked pathway. From the Graubachhöfe it leads you to Duregg and from there to the pilgrimage church of St. Quirin. From there, you descend along the way of the cross to the church of St. Anna. The trail sometimes leads you along the main road, but also through the beautiful woods in the Sellrain valley.
Tour for advanced hikers
Fotscher Windegg via the Juifenalm
In winter, all ski touring people line up here, in summer, it is much quieter. The tour grants you a fantastic view over the Inntal valley and the Stubai Alps. Someone looking for peace and silence will find them here. From the small parking lot marked “Juifenalm” you start the tour on a forest trail, which is also easily accessible for mountain bikes. The path continues up to the Juifenalm hut and from there via the “Fotscher Windegg” and alongside the Almböden. You’ll walk alongside a mountain saddle, where the track leads down over a wide ditch and on the other side up again to the summit with an impressive view. Then return as ascended.
- Overall length: 14km
- Difference in altitude: 1.270 metres
- Duration: approximately 06:00 hrs
- Highest point: 2.555 metres above sea level
Tour for experts
Weißstein and Roßkogel peaks via lake Hundstalsee – only for experienced hikers!
From the parking lot at the valley station of the Rangger Köpfl ski lift in Oberperfuss, the tour starts with a leisurely hike in the direction of the Roßkogelhütte pasture up to the impressive Hundstalsee lake and the Apollon temple, a breathtaking natural stone temple. A steeper and more difficult trail continues up to the ridge, which winds its way up to the Weißstein peak with some easy climbing sections. Heading further east, a short, secured climbing passage leads back to the ridge. After that, the path to the summit of Roßkogel peak is easy. The descent leads you over the steep north ridge, down to the Krompenbachsattel saddle and from there, down the same way to the parking lot as used upwards.
Tip: Alternatively, you can take the lift up to 1.363 m to Stiglreith, which makes the ascent more comfortable and saves about 500 metres of altitude difference.
- Overall length: 17,5 km
- Difference in altitude: 1.410 metres from Stieglreith
- Duration: app. 07:30 hrs
- Highest point: 2.646 metres above sea level