Climbing holiday in Imst
Discover nature in many ways
The Imst holiday region is located at the foot of the Lechtal Alps in the Tirolean Oberland. It is considered as one of the most versatile holiday regions in Tirol. The center of the region is the vivid city, Imst. It is surrounded by the villages Imsterberg, Karres,
Karrösten, Mils bei Imst, Nassereith, Roppen, Schönwies and Tarrenz. The area is known for its numerous outdoor opportunities for climbing, mountain biking, hiking, rafting and canyoning.
There are several interesting and idyllic places, such as the hike up to the impressive earth close to Roppen, a visit of the Fastnachtmuseum (“Carneval Museum”) in Imst or a walk around the beautiful Fernsteinsee lake in Nassereith.
We put together a selected choice for sports enthusiasts who spend their holiday in the region Imst in Tirol:
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An active holiday: the best tips for the Imst holiday region
- The holiday region of Imst offers many unique climbing possibilities. It is one of Austria’s top climbing spots, providing more than 3.000 sport climbing routes in all difficulties for climbers of all levels - beginners, hobby climbers and pros. Austria’s highest climbing wall is also located in Imst. The crags are in great condition as they have been well maintained and further developed over the past few years. The crags around Muttekopf Hut and on the Latschenturm are breathtakingly beautiful. There are sport climbing routes for both beginners and more experienced climbers. All in all, there a four certified family-friendly climbing gardens. Oberland has four certified climbing gardens which are also convenient for families with children. We particularly recommend the climbing garden „Botanischer Garten“ in Nassereith, Tirol.
- Bike holiday: The Imst holiday region offers numerous cycling routes in best conditions and in all difficulty levels: from easy forest roads and hard uphill trails to challenging downhill paths. A classic route is the 7km long route from Imst up to Obermarkter Alm. Several stages of the „Bike Trail Tirol“ start or end in the Imst holiday region. The 30 km long circular route from Nassereith to Marienbergjoch is highly recommended.
- Water adventure: The Imst holiday region has a lot to offer for everyone who loves water. The Rosengartenschlucht and Hachle Schlucht gorges are highly recommended for canyoning. Abseiling passages through powerful waterfalls guarantee an adrenaline kick! The Imster Schlucht gorge is well known for rafting. On the 14km long way from Imst to Roppen, wild water action is guaranteed!
Pure hiking pleasure
The Imst holiday region encompasses 360km of hiking trails in all difficulty levels.
- Hiking along alpine pastures: The hike up to Maisalm is highly recommended due to its beautiful panorama view: You can see up to the Inntal and the Hohe Munde mountain. The hike starts in Roppen and takes approximately 2,5 hours on a well established forest road. Up at Maisalm, you can enjoy self-made specialities which are typical for the region.
- Muttekopf – a geology journey: The hike up to Muttekopfs (2.774 m) is very beautiful due to its stunning panorama all the way up to the Zugspitze mountain. As it is an alpine tour, it requires surefootedness and head for heights. While hiking up, you can see the different sedimentary depositions which allow an interesting insight in the development history of the Alps. Because of this, the area around Muttekopf is under conservation.
- Gorge Salvesenschlucht: The circular hike through the Salvesenschlucht gorge is also convenient for families with children. An educational trail for children leads through the 5km long gorge, on which you can learn a lot of interesting things about geological features. The gorge is crossed by the so called „Hoher Übergang“, a 40m high bridge.
4 more tips for outdoor excursions
A successful holiday doesn’t necessarily mean a sportive holiday. The region has many more outdoor activities to offer.
- Rosengarten Gorge and “Blaue Grotte”: The Rosengarten Gorge is one of Tirol’s most magnificent natural spectacles. The gorge is 2km long and leads from the city center of Imst to the “Blaue Grotte” (lit. “Blue Grotto”) in Hoch-Imst. The diversity of flora and fauna is very impressive. The Blaue Grotte was discovered by the Romans more than 2.000 years ago when they were searching for silver-containing plumb.
- Bizarre pyramides in Tirol: Visiting the earth pillars close to Roppen is a spectacular experience for both old and young! The earth pillars arose from glacial deposits more than 20.000 years ago. Since then they have remained untouched. A short, versatile hike with informative signs along the way leads next the Walderbach stream to a waterfall. From there, the path leads to the „Lahntürme“ - a natural landmark of the region.
- Rapid downhill fun: Would you like to cover a distance of 3.535m in 9 minutes? The Alpine Coaster roller coaster takes you back to the base of the mountain in high speed. You start at the middle station in Hoch-Imst. The Alpine roller coaster in Imst is the longest one in the world. Instead of taking the lift up to the start of the roller coaster, you can also hike up to Muttekopfhütte. This hike is recommended for the whole family.
- Views like an eagle: The Adlerhorst viewing platform of the mountain railways in Imst offers a magnificent view over the whole valley. It can be reached from the summit station Alpjoch via a 13m long bridge.
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