The Valley of Stubai offers plenty of different leisure time activities to their visitors, we collected some of the most popular for your trip.
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.At the centre of the municipality lies the traditional ski and mountaineering resort of Neustift, characterised by its mighty church. The village spreads on the debris of the Bachertal. There is a wide view from here, best enjoyed from the hills on the left side of the valley. Below down the valley you see the mighty Pfaffengruppe, flanked by the Mair and the Brennerspitze. In the south the lime towers of the Elfer and Zwölferspitze rise from a high bedrock that serve as mighty sun dials to the people of Neustift.
The beautifully formed mountains of the Serleskamm extend on the other side of the valley with a view all the way to the Hochnißl near Schwaz in the Unterinntal. Near Neder the romantic Pinnistal with its wonderful alpine retreats merges with the valley from the south. The well-known Innsbrucker Hütte lies at the Pinnisjoch (2,369 m) amidst a great mountain scenery. In the west, the Habicht (3,277 m), one of the country’s most beautiful mountains, rises mightily.
With 110 kilometers of slopes Stubaier Glacier is Austria's largest glacier ski area and offers top skiing conditions from October to June. The combination of natural and artificial snow ensure first-class skiing fun for all level skiers. A total of 24 ski lifts and gondolas give access to impeccably groomed slopes and ensure that lift lines are virtually unknown here. At the Ski Club Micky Maus a program for children is offered. The Stubai glacier is an adventure for the whole family. Boarders can pursue their sport at the funpark feat. Banked Cross, Rails and fun boxes.
There is also a course for children.
The giant slalom race track with time-taking at Eisjochferner is a highlight for adrenaline junkies.
A ski area for the whole family!
Discover the sights and attractions of this holiday destination and enjoy a unique mix of alpine urban experiences – in a place where the mountains meet the valley and the city is one with nature. Explore the holiday villages in the surrounding area, from sunny alpine plateaus and wildly romantic mountaineering villages to family-friendly oases of wellbeing. Perfect for winter holidays, ideal for summer holidays. A great range of leisure activities, cultural highlights and sports are on offer year round in Innsbruck and the surrounding area.
The Stubaital is a true hiker’s paradise. The Stubaital and the Stubai Alps offer an almost limitless hiking network. An unforgettable nature experience as the Stubaital offers something for everyone, independent of training condition, stamina and experience. Walks and hikes in the village of roses or to scenic nature site, easy routes on medium altitudes and themed trails, the WildeWasserWeg, the Stubaier Höhenweg and the more challenging Seven Summits routes … the offer is extensive.
More leisurely hikers often take the cable cars when ascending or descending, as their use is included in the Stubai Super Card.
In addition to quaint huts and tasty Stubai delicacies, impressive views mark the end of the hike. Panoramic views of the summits and the platforms at the Stubai Glacier, the Schlick 2000 and at the Elfer are probably the most rewarding experiences when hiking.
On more than 5.000 square meters Stubay offers youperfect conditions for relaxation and refreshing swimming.Relaxing moments in our spacious sauna area. Strengthen your immune system, purify and promote your blood circulation. A rejuvenation for body, mind and soul.Several catering areas guarantee culinary delights from the Austrian cuisine and hearty snacks for in between. With fresh local ingredients our kitchen team pamper your palate while you enjoy a wonderful view of the Tyrolean mountains. Enjoy your meal! Four tennis courts includes the ultra-modern plant of StuBay. Two indoor tennis courts and the outdoor area (summer 2015) are ready for you. From exercise bikes via the treadmill to the cross trainer - Body&Soul StuBay has the full range of exercise equipment.
What skiing is in winter, biking is in summer. In the Stubaital, the biking arena in the heart of Tyrol, there are numerous trails and routes on offer to explore the region on two wheels. All bikers, from extreme athletes all the way to leisurely e-bikers, will find a matching challenge.
The 720 km long comprehensive trail network in the Stubaital with a difference in altitude of approximately 13,000 m offers sufficient variety and is arranged in line with the Mountain Biking Model Tyrol. All routes are properly sign-posted. Interactive maps as well as QR codes at the signs facilitate navigation through unknown areas.
Racing bikers can use the asphalted Stubai alpine road to ascent to the Valley Station of the Stubaier Gletscherbahn. Beginners and advanced cyclists can improve their technique in the Bike Academy in Fulpmes with the help of expert bike guides. You can ride everywhere with e-bikes, but only the eight specially designed e-bike routes feature rentals and charging stations.
The Achensee steam cog railway runs between Jenbach and Seespitz, the steamboats from the Achensee Ferry Companie cross the lake and the Rofan and Karwendel cable car carries the hikers in the mountain.Climb with the Rofan cable car in the Rofan mountains. The cable car is situated in Maurach and floats every day up into the mountains. Up there are hiking trails with an stunning scenery. For adrenaline is taken care of – with the Skyglider Airrofan you fly like an eagle.To the top of the mountain “Zwölferkopf” in Pertisau you take the Karwendel cable car. From the mountain station you can immerse yourself in the hiking region of the nature park Karwendel.It's exciting is probably the best word to describe a trip on the oldest steam cog train in the world. Whistling, hissing and puffing the Achensee train makes its way daily from Jenbach to Maurach to the Seespitz halt. Bottom line – this is not an excursion destination for die-hard railway enthusiasts only, it’s for everyone.The Achensee boat company provides a different perspective of the dreamy natural setting. Its crosses the biggest lake in Tirol with its five boats and gives you a chance to lie back and enjoy yourself.
Hark back to a time when wealth was based upon coinage and money still had a magical shine, currency was only as hard as the material it was composed of, and forgers could expect a dark fate if caught. Using modern audio guides, visitors are guided through half a millennium of European coin-minting history with our Münzwardein (master of the mint) Franz. They will discover the secrets of the powerful coin-issuing authorities and their fascinating machines. Using magnifying glasses, visitors have the possibility to slip into the role of a researcher and to discover hidden details about the coins. After a visit to the Hall Mint, climb to the top of the famous Mint Tower. Discover the world’s only cylindrical stamping press and the world’s first ‘Thaler’. Climb the Mint Tower, complete with atmospheric sound and lighting effects. Enjoy the unforgettable view from the top of the tower. Inform yourself about the return of the Common Kestrel to the falcon cupola and about life in the middle ages in the City Archeological Museum. Travel the mysterious spiral staircase with three flights and admire the largest silver Thaler in the world, including more than 20 kg of silver it makes anything else appear small in comparison.
The Tour of the Giant: an adventure of a completely different kind: Families can embark on this unique, incomparable adventure either in the spacious open garden or in the Chambers of Wonder. Pocket flashlights are issued to each visitor to ensure that they can uncover each secret hidden inside the Giant. At the end of the journey, the youngest crystal researchers will find a delightful crystalline surprise waiting for them. Whether you are a well-seasoned explorer of Swarovski Crystal Worlds or arriving for your very first visit to the realm of the Giant, the Tour of the Giant is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for everyone, and a spectacular shared moment for the entire family.