Hiking

Miracles of nature

With a mixture of different levels of difficulty, everyone is guaranteed to find the right route on the Spieljoch. Some impressive hikes start directly at the Spieljochbahn mountain station. So it goes, on excellent hiking trails with panoramic views through the unique nature of the Zillertal.

Hiking trail tips

From the Spieljochbahn mountain station, the trail first leads to the Geolsalm and then to the Gartalm (1830 m Hochleger). From there the trail leads through treeless terrain (watch out for the markings on the trail - rocks or stones) to the Kellerjoch hut. The Kellerjoch is the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the Inn Valley (2344 m high). From the Kellerjoch hut you can either hike along the Alpine trail (AV trail 312) to the Spieljochbahn cable car or take the same trail back.

Difficulty: difficult
Route length: 10.5 km
Metres in altitude downhill: 660 m
Metres in altitude uphill: 660 m
Walking time: 04:00 h

ATTENTION: If you choose the way back via the alpine path to the Spieljochbahn, first talk to the landlord of the Kellerjoch hut! This route is ONLY for experienced mountaineers with equipment.  - (approx. 5 hrs.)

Take the gondola lift to the Spieljochbahn mountain station. From the mountain station the hiking trail leads to the Spieljoch - from there continue on the trail to the Geolsalm and then to the Gartalm (1830 m Hochleger). The Gartalm is a natural jewel. Cows and sheep are in the grazing area every day. Golden eagles, chamois, marmots as well as snow hares can be observed. The 400-year-old alpine hut still shows traces from the time of silver mining. Mountain trail with award from the Tyrolean provincial government. From the Gartalm, the trail leads through treeless terrain to the Gamssteinhaus (Loassattel 1683 m) - past the Gamssteinhaus, the trail heads towards the Maschentalalm - Lamarkalm - and on to Hochfügen. Of course, you can also complete the hike in the opposite direction from Hochfügen to the Spieljochbahn mountain station. Take the free bus to Hochfügen and the Spieljochbahn back to Fügen.

Difficulty: moderately difficult
Route length: 10.2 km
Metres in altitude downhill: 595 m
Vertical metre uphill: 215 m
Walking time: 03:30 h

From the Spieljochbahn mountain station, the trail first leads downhill a short distance to the junction with the hiking trail to Geolsalm. The trail continues without ascending to the Geolsalm (1733 m). From the Geolsalm, the hiking trail leads uphill across alpine meadows to the summit of the Spieljoch (1920 m). From the Spieljoch it is only a few minutes back to the top station of the Spieljochbahn.

Difficulty: moderately difficult
Trail length: 4.6 km
Metres in altitude downhill: 205 m
Metres in altitude uphill: 205 m
Walking time: 01:30 h

Take the cable car to the Spieljochbahn mountain station - from there the trail leads along the ski slope out of the valley past the reservoir to the ski hut and then either follow the wide road in a northerly direction or the forest trail downhill (difficult trail) to the Spieljochbahn middle station. To the valley station, the trail leads along the valley path past the Trojerhöfe farmsteads, from where you can take the forest path back to Fügen, either along the forest path or in the direction of the Sonnberg snack station.

Difficulty: moderately difficult
Route length: 3.6 km
Metres in altitude downhill: 0 m
Altitude difference uphill: 560 m
Walking time: 02:15 h

Herb hike

The Spieljochbahn takes you up to the mountain meadows at 1,860 m, where mountain herbs such as soundweed, dandelion and ground ivy are collected. During the hike you will learn interesting facts about these herbs and make a herbal salt with the mountain and wild herbs you picked yourself, which you can keep as a souvenir. A beautiful mountain herb hike for all herb lovers.

Hiking-Guide

Stay safe
  1. Only fit in the mountains and not first "fit through the mountains".
  2. No mountain hike without careful tour planning.
  3. Take the right equipment for the planned tour and nothing unnecessary.
  4. Suitable footwear is essential! Only go into the mountains with mountain boots!
  5. Obtain information about the tour and the weather conditions.
  6. Take a ten-minute rest every two hours.
  7. Drink and eat plenty during the tour.
  8. Never leave the marked trail.
  9. Stop the tour in good time if there is danger or the weather deteriorates.
  10. An emergency kit (first aid box, mobile phone and torch) belongs in every rucksack.

Winter-Hiking

Up on the mountain

Feeling the fresh air in your lungs, overlooking the mountain peaks and hearing the snow crunching under your shoes - hiking is not only part of the Spieljoch in summer. From the top station of the Spieljochbahn cable car, you can reach the summit of the Spieljoch via a cosy winter hiking trail.