Hiking & Climbing
Hiking & Climbing
Hiking & Climbing
Hiking & Climbing
Hiking & Climbing
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Hike to the Gilfenklamm gorge and into the Racines/Ratschings mountains

The sky is within reach

The Gilfenklamm gorge for families, Ridanna/Ridnaun high altitude trail for the ambitious, the Mittagsspitze for panorama addicts ... your love of hiking is revived at the Alphotel Tyrol! Racines/Ratschings and the Alphotel Tyrol are the starting point for numerous hikes and adventure trails and therefore the start of genuine highs!


I cannot say wherein happiness lay. You’re sitting up a mountain and looking at other mountains – it’s nothing more than that? Bushes and forests, birdsong and peace, mountain air and the view of the vast sky – anyone who has an hour free for this. You can’t explain the beauty, you feel it.
Peter Rosegger


On the hotel hikes together we whisk you away in person to our wonderful mountains and show you the most stunning spots that impress us time and time again anew, which you will hopefully remember fondly too. 

For the tours with the professional hikers Lore and Gerhard, the hiking shuttle, which you can use free of charge as part of the TourCard, picks you up right in front of the hotel and takes you to the starting point of your hike. Numerous tours also start right outside the hotel: simply strap on your hiking backpack – you will find one in your room – tie your hiking shoes and head off into fantastic nature.

Look forward to unique panoramas, challenging as well as easy trails, magical mountain pastures, spectacular peaks and rustic mountain inns. The Gilfenklamm gorge and co. are expecting you!

Inclusive services for our hiking friends

  • 2 guided hikes in two levels of difficulty every day 5 to 6 times a week (from mid-June to end of September)
  • Free loan of Nordic walking poles and hiking backpacks
  • Hiking information library with lots of great tour suggestions

Tour tips for our mountaineers and little climbers

Gilfenklamm gorge 

The Gilfenklamm gorge – a white marble natural monument

From the hotel to the start of the Gilfenklamm gorge you have a leisurely 20-minute hike along the Racines/Ratschings stream.
Starting point: Hotel
Difference in altitude: 175 m
Walking time:approx. 20 minutes to the start then 45 minutes through the gorge or a circular tour via Pardaun to Stanga/Stange (Wiesenweg) and through the gorge back again – there and back, approx. 3 hours walking in total.
Open: Start of May to start of November

Racines/Ratschings “Stohlwand” climbing park 

Gets climbers’ pulses racing!

From right outside the hotel, a roughly 1-hour leisurely hike, then over a steep track for about another 15 minutes to the base of the rock face. The climbing park with slate and gneissic rock offers 20 routes of varying levels of difficulty (between 4 and 8a).
Starting point: Hotel
Walking time: Roughly 45 minutes to the base of the rock face
Open: March to November

Ridanna/Ridnaun high altitude trail 

A hike packed with views for lovers of altitude who have a head for heights!

From the Monte Cavallo/Rosskopf cable car top station along trail no. 23 to the Ochsen and Prischeralm in Ridanna/Ridnaun and then continue on trail no. 27 to Masseria/Maiern. From there back to Racines/Ratschings.
Starting point:
from the hotel, by hiking shuttle first
Difference in altitude:
590 m
Walking time:
5 hours 30 minutes
Recommended hiking period:
July, August, September

Mountain pasture hike to the waterfalls 

Family hike with a wealth of panoramas

From the hotel to the cable car and from the Racines/Ratschings top station to the mountain lake, to the Rinneralm and Rinnersattel with panoramic views over the Stubai, Sarntal, Ötztal, Zillertal Alps and the Texel Group and Dolomites. Stop at the waterfall lakes, then climb up to the Sassi/Saxner mountain inn and up to the Wasserfall mountain pasture.
Starting point:
from the hotel, up the mountain by cable car first
Walking time:
3 hours (including cable car trip and return on foot)
Recommended hiking period:
June to October


A view of the Wipp Valley and Stubai glacier!

From the hamlet of Casalupa/Schluppes (approx. 20 minutes away from the hotel by car) along trail no. 12 into the Valdigiovo/Jaufental, continue along marked trail no. 16 over the timber line and finally over a ridge to the summit cross (2,053 m).
Starting point:
from the hotel, by hiking shuttle first
Difference in altitude:
660 m
Walking time:
3 hours 20 minutes
Recommended hiking period:
June to October

Other recommended hikes in our valley 

Over the Racines/Ratschings Almenweg to the Klammalm
Glaiten high altitude trail – experience 3 peaks on this hike (Flexner, Sassi/Saxner, Glaiten/Glaitner, Giogo Alto/Hochjoch)
Punto di Montecroce/Hohe Kreuzspitze
A La Bianca/Ratschinger Weiße
Sasso di Mareta/Mareiter Stein – Wurzer Alm

Other wonderful hikes in the near vicinity 

Through the Burkhardklamm gorge to the Agelsbodenalm
Seven lakes hike
Cima Libera/Wilder Freiger and Rifugio Gino Biasi – South Tyrol’s highest situated mountain inn
Monte Cavallo/Rosskopf – Vallmingtal circular hike

Experiencing the peaks with children 

Cima di Stilves/Zinseler
“Köpfli” Monte Cavallo/Rosskopf – also wonderful as a sunrise hike

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