Family-Friendly Classic Hut-to-Hut Hike: An Alpine Adventure for Adults and Children
Nestled high above the picturesque Gschnitztal valley, this self-guided hut-tour is a classic-style hut-to-hut hiking adventure thoughtfully designed for families. It ensures that both adults and children can fully enjoy the alpine experience. Perfectly suited for beginners, it unveils the serene beauty of the Gschnitztal region, where two charming mountain huts await.
- Traverse Tranquil Terrain: Connect the two huts via well-laid, gently sloping paths suitable for hikers of all levels. This tour offers a serene escape, allowing both adults and children to deeply immerse themselves in the untouched beauty of the Stubai Alps.
- Conquer Alpine Peaks: For families seeking a more adventurous challenge, the option to climb four stunning peaks in the heart of the Stubai Alps is available. These narrow, sometimes exposed trails require a good level of fitness, surefootedness, and a head for heights, making it an exciting challenge for both young and old.
- Seamless Travel: Begin your family’s journey with ease by taking public transport to Trins, with transportation conveniently included in the guest card from Innsbruck or Brenner. Whether you’re new to hiking or seasoned enthusiasts, this classic-style hut-to-hut hike provides an excellent introduction to the enchanting Gschnitztal region and the world of hut hiking, ensuring a memorable experience for every family member.
Embark on this family-friendly adventure, where the stunning landscapes of the Gschnitztal region become the backdrop to cherished moments shared with loved ones, creating lasting memories of an alpine journey that caters to all ages.
|WHEN||June to september|
*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only services mentioned above are included in the price.
|Month||August, July, June, September|
Experience a classic-style hut-to-hut hiking adventure designed for families in the scenic Gschnitztal region. This self-guided tour offers tranquil terrain suitable for all levels, with the option to conquer challenging alpine peaks. Seamless transportation and unforgettable moments ensure an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.
Arrival Matrei am Brenner – Monastery Maria Waldrast
650 HM up, 10 HM down, 2,5 hours, 6 KM
Overnight stay: Monastery Maria Waldrast
Monastery Maria Waldrast – circular hike
Overnight stay: Monastery Maria Waldrast
Monastery Maria Waldrast – Blaser – Blaserhütte
700 HM up, 80 HM down, 2,5 hours, 5 KM
Overnight stay: Blaserhütte
Blaserhütte – Padasterjochhaus
720 HM up, 670 HM down, 4 hours, 8,5 KM
Overnight stay: Padasterjochhaus
Padasterhochhaus – Trins
10 HM up, 700 down, 2 hours, 6 KM
Bus to Steinach or Matrei am Brenner. Transfer to Waldrast.
Equipment and clothing to bring for Alpine hikes and runs
We’ve compiled a list of essential items you’ll need to take on your adventure in the Great Outdoors. While each trip has its own minimum requirements, we have split the list into “need-to-have” and “nice-to-haves”.
Need to have:
Lightweight, waterproof shell
Sunscreen with a high factor
Smartphone with a relevant trip app and a WhatsApp and code number for your local representative
Thin hat, cap, and thin gloves (merino or similar)
Daypack for hiking (tours with luggage transport)
Duffel bag or similar (trips with luggage transport) — DO NOT pack in suitcases.
30 L rucksack on trips up to six days (without luggage transport)
40 L rucksack on trips of more than six days (without luggage transport)
Quick-drying inner layer
Shorts (quick drying)
Technical t-shirt (quick drying)
Fleece sweater for cool evenings
A pair of comfortable jogging bottoms or similar for the cabins
Good mountain shoes — trail running shoes or hiking boots
Water bottle (1.5 L)
A pair of thick socks or light slippers (you can often borrow a pair in the cabins)
A few energy bars, fruits or similar snacks for the trip
Sheet liner — can also be purchased on-site (only if you are staying in a dormitory)
Small first aid kit
Comped or similar
Sleeping bag (on selected tours)
Nice to have:
Sandals for the cabins
Plastic bags to keep things dry