For mountaineers, families and nature lovers: new offers for summer 2022 in Tyrol
New long-distance and themed hiking trails, mountain bike rides, family must-sees, natural and cultural facilities and via ferrata: thanks to many new offers and attractions, everyone will find what they are looking for this summer season 2022. together these new Tyrolean attractions.
HIKING The Arlberg Trail, a long-distance hike between Tyrol and Vorarlberg3 stages, 5 locations, 3 days: the new Arlberg Trail connects the five Arlberg locations Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton in a circular hike through spectacular alpine scenery. In three daily stages, this great sporting hike oscillates between Tyrol and Vorarlberg over a total length of 50 kilometers, of which almost a fifth is covered by cable cars. The remaining 40 kilometers of hiking trails combine 6,038 meters of elevation on mountain trails of medium difficulty.
The Arlberg Trail Ticket includes an ascent or descent for all necessary cable car journeys along the trail, and is valid throughout the summer season. Accommodation is in St. Anton, Stuben and Lech, and services such as luggage transport can be booked.
Gourmet market tour in the Wilder Kaiser region
The Wilder Kaiser region is the birthplace of many regional producers. The offer is very varied, ranging from organic quality meat to brandies, artisan products and much more. Echoing the “Marktplatz Wilder Kaiser” platform, the region now offers gourmet market tours, during which visitors can walk or cycle along scenic routes to the relevant farms and taste their products.
The Upper Tyrol trail, a cross-border long-distance hiking trail between South Tyrol and East Tyrol
In three stages, the Hoch-Tirol-Trail connects Prettau, in the Ahrntal valley in Südtirol, to Prägraten am Großvenediger in Osttirol. Over a length of 25 kilometers, hikers cross the Rieserferner-Ahrn nature park and the Hohe Tauern national park. Overcoming 1,490 meters of elevation on the way up, and 1,000 meters on the way down, the walker will rest at the Lenkjöchl refuge on the Italian side, then at the Clara refuge on the Austrian side. If you access this long-distance cross-border hiking trail via popular excursion sites, once up there, you travel through wild and pristine lands.
BIKE & MTB. Ötztal: Schtirggar Line & new mountain bike route
A new course will be added to the diverse and varied offer of the Bike Republic Sölden in the summer of 2022. With a length of 1.2 kilometers and a drop of 100 meters, the “Schtirggar Line”, green , is a course accessible to all beginners – proving once again that all types of bikes and cyclists, from children to pros, are welcome here.
With its new mountain bike training center in Umhausen, which is freely accessible, the Ötztal continues to resolutely strengthen its status as a mountain bike region. On an area of 2,500 m², children and beginners will find a vast field for exercise, training and games that is as fun as it is effective for getting to grips with safety on all types of mountain bike.
Trailcenter Gurgtal: 4.5 km trail for beginners
An outdoor paradise, the Imst region is currently building the Trailcenter Gurgltal. This new mountain bike offer will deploy its 4.5 kilometers of trails from the summer of 2022, with an easy route for beginners.
Certified gravel walks in the Imst region
Combining mountain biking and racing bikes, the gravel bike is enjoying ever-increasing popularity. It allows you to ride on the road as well as beside it, the main thing being to have fun. Imst, land of outdoor sports par excellence, offers from the summer of 2022 and for the first time four certified gravel courses for lovers of the genre, just to join some of the most remarkable landscapes of the region on asphalt or gravel.
Climbing Hall-Wattens: new via ferrata at the Glungezer
The Glungezer via ferrata has been completely renovated and considerably extended by the Alpine Club of Hall in Tirol. Accessible from June 2022, this via ferrata is also suitable for beginners and offers a magnificent panorama of the Inn valley and the surrounding mountains. Easy, it overlooks the Zirbensee lake, leads to the Glungezer refuge and has been equipped with exciting stations around the legend of the “Gilungezer giant”.
Wipptal: new multi-pitch routes at the Stafflacher Wand
The mountaineering village of St. Jodok in the Wipptal valley has provided its sunny Stafflacher Wand climbing location with several great routes. From the summer of 2022, alpine climbers will tackle seven major routes of difficulty 3 to 7, with up to eleven lengths of rope per route. The start of the routes is about 300 meters east of the start of the via ferrata Peter Kofler, the exit of the two longer routes leads to a cross at the top with a bench to rest. A dry-tooling training ground completes this offer.
Sunny Stafflacher Wand climbing site in the Wipptal valley © Senfter Thomas
Spoggolino: longest bowling alley in the Kitzbühel Alps
At the Alpinolino Westendorf, the alpine discovery park on the Talkaser adventure playground (1,770 metres), it’s all about fun and a thirst for adventure. Extended by the summer of 2022, the “Spoggolino” boules circuit will become the longest facility of its kind in the Kitzbühel Alps. An easy hiking trail around the Choralpe promises fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Söll Witch Water: New Chicken Egg Museum “Eilight”
A new installation will delight budding adventurers from summer 2022 at the Hexenwasser in Söll, on the Simonalm pasture. In the “Eilight” chicken egg museum, young and old visitors will learn all the secrets of this common and fascinating natural product. And first of all, which of the egg or the chicken was first? A discovery that had a knock-on effect!
Karwendel Nature Park: new wildlife observation station and municipal extension
By following the popular hiking route between the recently extensively renovated Hinterhornalm and Walderalm alpine pastures, a new wildlife observation station will be discovered from summer 2022. It offers the possibility of contemplating the animals of the Karwendel nature park, such as chamois, marmots or golden eagles, in the middle of nature. On site, visitors not only find useful information about the nature park and its furry and feathered inhabitants, but also a Swarovski Optik spotting scope.
Another novelty, the government of the province of Tyrol has decided to integrate the Arnspitze nature reserve into the Karwendel nature park. Leutasch, in the Olympiaregion Seefeld, thus becomes a municipality of the nature park, the latter thus expanding by 11.5 km² to reach a total area of 739 km².
TOP Mountain Motorcycle Museum: reopening with an expanded offer
At the beginning of 2021, the TOP Mountain motorcycle museum on the Timmelsjoch high road was almost completely destroyed by fire. After being rebuilt in record time, Europe’s highest motorcycle museum has reopened its doors after just a few months – bigger, richer in information and sensations than before. Exciting engine stories, historic racing machines and a varied, partly interactive program await visitors at 2,175 meters above sea level.