Activities in close touch with nature
The quality-sealed hiking villages of Gries and Niederthai as well as the promising candidate Sölden have maintained the harmony between man and Alpine nature. They prepare visitors for their personal hiking experience, spoil them with excellent hiking infrastructures and make their valued landscape come alive.
Gries Hiking Village
In Gries, on a refreshing altitude of 1600 meters between lush meadows and pastures, you can breathe freely. Clean mountain air and a picture-perfect ambience welcome guests as soon as they follow the panoramic road from Längenfeld. Far away from hustle and traffic this typical Tirolean mountain village is known as a very quiet and family-friendly place. Amidst the mighty Alpine mountain giants of the Ötztal and Stubai Alps, Gries makes an ideal starting point for leisurely walking tours, scenic hut hikes, climbing adventures and high Alpine tours.
Niederthai Hiking Village
Quiet, natural, hospitable: The classic hiking village of Niederthai, located at 1550 m altitude on a sun-kissed plateau high above Ötztal, is considered a true insider tip. Right on the doorstep of your cozy accommodation (available in all categories) you can indulge in superb hikes, such as Horlachbach mountain brook leading to Tirol's biggest waterfall, including splendid views of Ötztal. The beautiful loop walk around the village, a detour to Tauferberg region or through picture-book Horchlachtal towards high Alpine landscapes rank among the undisputed highlights when it comes to a hiking holiday in the family-friendly mountain village of Niederthai.
Sölden Hiking Village (from spring 2019)
The internationally renowned ski and snowboard resort of Sölden doesn't stand still in summer. A thriving hiking area offering about 300 km of marked hiking trails promises tours and hikes for every preference and skill level. The state-of-the-art mountain lifts take hikers effortlessly up to the family-friendly Almzeit theme walking trails, challenging mountain tours and vista points at 3000 m. In Sölden's Silent Part of Windachtal, hikers can choose from scenic day tours and loop walks in pristine nature. Thanks to innovative infrastructures and omnipresent mountain enthusiasm, Sölden has a good chance of becoming an officially awarded "Hiking Village" in the near future.