The Stubai Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities for all interests. If you are in the area for several days, it makes sense to get the Stubai Super Card. It includes all public transportation (also to Innsbruck), rides on all the cable cars and the new pool and Spa StuBay.
Located above Fulpmes, this cable car takes you into beautiful scenery with rugged mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views and a coffee from up top and (optionally) take the fairly easy hike downhill (approx. 2-3 hours).
Wilde Wasser Weg (Wild Water Hike)
For (arguably) Austria’s most beautiful hike you need to be in good fitness and wear good shoes (preferably ankle boots). Take the Glacier cable car up to the middle station and start the hike from there. The first bit is the most strenuous uphill section and is on a small path. The rewards are outstanding views to the glacier, mountain lakes and over the valleys. Continue on to Sulzenauer Hut and walk down into a plateau area with waterfalls and soft meadows. The final bit is downhill and passes the dramatic Grawa Waterfall. Duration: 6-7 hours.
For a more relaxed alpine experience, take the cable car at the end of the valley up to the top of the Glacier at over 9000 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views over the glacier and surrounding peaks.
Paragliding and Bungee Jumping
For the more adventurous, both tandem paragliding and bungee jumping are available. Paragliding takes place over the village of Neustift. They take you up with the cable car and then you sail down to the valley (together with a professional). Bungee jumping takes place on the Europa bridge of the main highway. 633 ft – yikes!
Rent a (electric) bike and cruise through the valley.
Tobogganing in Mieders
The cable car in Mieders not only opens up to easy hikes, but also offers summer tobogganing (on rails, like a sort of alpine roller coaster). This fun activity is great with or without kids and makes you giggle all the way down.
The new indoor and outdoor pool and spa in Telfes makes for a great bad weather activity. As per Austrian tradition, bathing costumes are not allowed in the sauna. So go full monty everyone!