Summer experiences on the mountain

Via ferrata

Via ferratas cover the mountain ranges of the Tiroler Oberland like a huge iron net.
Pure adventure for experienced climbers and hiking fanatics, who want to conquer the rock faces without climbing them in the classic way. Since difficulty levels range from easy to extreme hard, everybody finds the ideal route. Via ferrata equipment is a must of course, meaning: helmet, sit or chest harness, shock absorber with carabiner.

The Anton Renk via ferrata route, at the Fallender Bach waterfall close to Ried, is quite a demanding one with its D/E level of difficulty, however it is maybe the most spectacular one thanks to its closeness to the magical waterfall. Two overhangings have to be overcame while climbing up 260 meters of altitude, but the view is guaranteed to compensate for every moment of fighting. Further via ferrata routes in the Tiroler Oberland: Goldweg Nauders (which ends up on a 2912 m high summit), „Holderli Seppl” via ferrata in Kaunertal and the Edelweissstieg Nauders.

Hiking


There is countless number of trails in different difficulty levels, meandering among the breathtaking peaks of the Tiroler Oberland. To ensure that everybody finds the path, which fits best to her/his abilities and actual mood, all trails are categorized into 3 difficulty levels:

  • BLUE TRAILS: simple, safe and well signed trails, which guarantee a nice experience for the whole family.
  • RED TRAILS: middle level paths in terms of difficulty, where you may even need your hands sometimes.
  • BLACK TRAILS: outstandingly nice trails, but only for experienced hikers with suitable equipment.

 

The Radurschlklamm (Radurschl Gorge) is one of the most impressive destinations in the region, where a magical path leads past wonderful waterfalls and over hanging bridges, but it’s always suitable for the kid sas well. The Fallender Bach (Falling Creek) offers one of the most spectacular destinations in the Tiroler Oberland, where a 170 m high waterfall awaits at the end of the road. The comfort feeling of the tours are guaranteed by the “Hütten” popping up from time to time along the paths and kindly inviting for a cold beer or some refreshment.

Cable cars in the summer

Even the whole family can quickly and easily reach the panorama points on the summits and the starting point of several hiking trails by using the skilifts which are also operating in the summer.

In the region the cable cars of Ried (Fendels), Serfaus, Fiss-Ladis, Nauders, Venet and Samnaun are operating in the summer, while in the nearby Kaunertal you can drive up on the 26 km long Glacier Road (starting at 1287 m above sea level) almost to the realm of the eternal snow (at 2750 m). The lower part of the Kaunertal glacier offers an outstandingly unique experience with a hiking trail leading at the bottom of a glacier crevasse, thus giving a safe look at ice deepening its way into the side of the mountain.

 

 

Rock Climbing

 

The Tiroler Oberland and Ried have a lot to offer also for climbers. Fascinating walls and numerous climbing gardens await the hands and feet of climbers seeking cracks, handholds, pockets, reibung steps and anything else that can be imagined as useful help to get further up.

 

 

 

The www.climbers-paradise.com (the largest on-line climbing platform) lists 3 family-friendly climbing gardens, 128 sport routes and 18 routes of more rope length near Ried. The easily accessible Rappenwand next to Serfaus is located just 30 meters from the road, while the Sauerbrunn climbing garden near Prutz offers a simple terrain for beginners. Those seeking for bigger challenges may find their match in the climbing gardens of the neighbouring Kaunertal (e.g.: Fernergries) and on the bigger walls providing more rope length.

Gasthof Rieder Stub`n, Ried im Oberinntal 3., Österreich, Tel: +43 664 8851 5640, E-mail: gasthof@gasthof-riederstubn.com