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Full Day: Griesener Alm
The Griesener Alm, a local inn found in Kirchdorf in Tirol, is known as the ‘gateway to the Kaiserbach Valley’, and our walk will take us to this excellent inn. Situated 1,024 meters above sea level in the Wilder Kaiser, the Griesener Alm serves as the ideal destination for our 5km walk, which will take approximately two to two-and-a-half hours.
Our easy to moderate walk will follow a shady path through beautiful Tyrolean scenery, complete with Alpine views and rolling meadows. We will make our way to a Tyrolean Dairy, where we will sample locally-produced cheeses, before making our way back to the coach.
Full Day: Kundl Gorge
The Kundl Gorge is a popular walking spot for both the young and old, and this easy to moderate 3km walk will take us past huge rock faces and along the Wildschonau River. The Wildschonau Valley is known for its incredible scenery, and for the local legend behind the creation of this impressive gorge.
Legend has it that the gorge was created when a local villager slayed a dragon living in a lake. When the dragon fell, it bit through the cliffs all the way to the town of Kundl, opening up a gorge through which the water from the lake drained. It’s very easy to see how this legend came about when admiring the mythical scenery of the Wildschonau Valley!
After our walk, which will take approximately one to one-and-a-half hours, we will continue to our hotel by local road train.
Full Day: Rubezahl Hiking Path
Explore the amazing Rubezahl Hiking Path, Austria’s longest hiking path of carved figures. We’ll take a gondola lift ride up to Hartkaiser Mountain, where we will join this fantastic 3km walking route, admiring 22 unique woodcarvings, which were created by the landlord of the Rubezahl-Alm, a popular Alpine inn.
Take in mesmerising views during our journey along this walking route, and be sure to remember your camera - there will be plenty of photo opportunities!
This easy to moderate lift will take us approximately one hour to complete, and will lead us to the Rubezahl-Alm, where we will travel back to Ellmau by gondola lift.
Guided walking tour of Innsbruck
To learn more about Innsbruck, and to take in even more of the splendid sights, we’ll also be able to join an optional guided walking tour of the city. This will give us greater insight into Innsbruck’s history, and will allow us to tour more of the city.
Innsbruck is a wonderful city and is, in fact, the capital city of Tyrol. Its placement in a valley means it features excellent scenery, with high mountains on all sides. This Alpine scenery makes the city even more mesmerising, but there’s a lot more to see in the city besides its views.
For instance, while at leisure in Innsbruck, you may choose to visit some of the many attractions the city has to offer, such as Ambras Castle, the Rococo-style Helblinghaus and, opposite it, the iconic Goldenes Dachl, which many see as Innsbruck’s symbol. This building features thousands of fire-gilded copper tiles that account for its name, which can be translated as ‘Golden Roof’. It was built for Emperor Maximilian I when he married Bianca Maria Sforza in 1500.
Kneipp Adventure And Tyrolean Traditions
Travelling by coach, we make our way to Aschau, where we enjoy a relaxing optional excursion. Soak up the impressive surrounding mountain scenery and experience the invigorating effects of the Kneipp water.
Join us as we learn more about local Kneipp techniques, which will revive and recharge your batteries. We’ll then continue our excursion to a traditional farmhouse, dating from 1706, where we will enjoy a short tour and a chance to sample some local produce.