Hiking in the summer

Hiking on the glacier in the Tyrol in the summer

Hiking in the summer: Demanding summit tours for ambitious mountaineers or relaxing high-altitude hikes on trails that are also suitable for children – the Stubai Valley offers the right challenge for everyone. On our summer hiking map you can find all summer hiking trails in the area of the Stubai Glacier.

These hikes are possible in the summer

Blick auf Mutterberger See im Stubaital
Wanderung Mutterberger See
Route 135 Highlight: Mutterberg mountain lake
Difficulty: intermediate. Duration: 4.5 hours
Dresdner Hütte am Stubaier Höhenweg
Dresdner Hütte
Destination: Dresdner Hütte
Difficulty: easy. Duration: 2 hours
Etappe 3 am Stubaier Höhenweg
Stubaier high trail
Varied, impressive summer hike stretching over altogether 8 days
Dva lidé obědvají na terase restaurace Zur Goldenen Gams
Destination: Gamsgarten mountain station
Difficulty: intermediate. Duration: approx. 3 hours
Bergschaf am Stubaier Höhenweg
Mittelstation Fernau
Fernau mid-station - Peiljoch - Sulzenauhütte (3 hours)
Mid-staton - Egesengrat (45 minutes)
Hike to the Dresdner Hütte (1 hour)
Glacier tours

Glacier tours currently closed! If you prefer more extreme experiences, you can undertake a glacier tour e.g. to the highest summit of the Stubai Alps: the Zuckerhütl.

Glacier tours also harbour dangers. This is why we recommend to make a glacier tour guided by an experienced mountain guide.

An overview of all hiking trails in the Tyrol’s biggest glacier ski area can be found on this page.


Start: Eisgrat (2,900m)
Finish: starting point (circular hike)
Difficulty: intermediate
Walking time: approx. 1 hour

Rest stop in the Eisgrat restaurant (2,900m)

Hiking at an altitude of 3,000 metres. A wonderful circular hike from the Eisgrat mountain station towrds the exit area of the Fernau 6-seater chairlift and back to the Eisgrat mountain station at 2,900m.

Start: Fernau mid-station (2,300m)
Finish: Eisgrat mountain station (2,900m)
Difficulty: intermediate
Walking time: 2 hours
Altitude gain:  600m

Rest stops: Eisgrat restaurant (2,900m) or Dresdner Hütte (2,308m)

On the hiking trail from the Fernau mid-station to the Eisgrat mountain station, the Stubai Glacier presents its most beautiful side. The path leads along the moraine, which bears witness to earlier glacier advances, past the impressive glacier grindings of the Eisjoch Ferner and the ice grotto to the Eisgrat mountain station. 150 years ago, the glacier reached as far as where the mid-station is today. The ice left behind imposing moraine walls at its edge, which are still clearly visible. The Fernau reservoir invites you to spend some time.

From easy to difficult


Ascent to the highest summit in the Stubai Alps, the Zuckerhütls. The Wilde Pfaff and the Apere Pfaff, the neighbouring summits of the Zuckerhütl, can be easily conquered during one-day tours and offer a dreamlike panoramic view.
If you have got a good head for heights, the crossing of the Stubai Wildspitze including the fantastic abseiling spot and the ascent to the Daunkogl await you.


Hildesheimer Hütte, Amberger Hütte, Hochstubai Hütte and many other huts and 3,000m-peaks

Guided hiking tours

Of course there are also guided hiking tours for the whole family.
Contact one of our experienced mountain guides.

In the winter too, you can experience the impressive glaicer world on foot. The Stubaier Gletscherbahn lifts bring you right into the world of the glaciers, where you can enjoy crisp glacier air on a marked winter hiking trail

Hiking tours on the map

Upper valley station - Fernau mid-station - Dresdner Hütte (2 hrs.)

Mutterberg valley station - Wilde Grub'n - Mutterberger See Lake - Niederl - Dresdner Hütte - Fernau mid-station (4.5 hrs.)
Upper valley terminal - Wilde Grub'n - Gamsgarten mountain terminal (3 hrs.)

Fernau mid-station - Eissee Lake - Eisgrat mountain terminal (2 hrs.)
Fernau mid-station - Peiljoch - Sulzenauhütte (3 hrs.)
Fernau mid-station - Egesengrat ridge (45 min.)
Dresdner Hütte loop trail (1 hour)

Refer to the hiking map for tours

Information on the difficulty levels
The hiking trails are divided into four levels of difficulty: easy, intermediate, difficult and alpine route. Detailled information on this can be found here.

Glacier-Experience-Day: info hour with hike
Learn interesting facts about the world of glaciers combined with a guided hike on the Stubai Glacier every TUESDAY at 11:00 a.m. from 5 July - 6 September 2022.
Daily information hour
Learn interesting facts about the world of glaciers combined with a guided hike on the Stubai Glacier every TUESDAY at 11:00 am from 5 July - 6 September 2022.
Winter hike
These hiking tours are possible in the winter: winter hike in the ski area. Non-skiers and non-snowboarders too can enjoy the dreamlike winter landscape.

Contacts - hiking guides

Bergführerbüro Stubai Alpin
Dorf 5
6167 Neustift