Hiking

Offerings

Cable Car
Self-Catering
Bob Run
Arolla Pine Trail
Changing Room
Alpine Garden
Church
Restaurant
Ticket Purchase
Bike Route
Parking
Tickets
First Aid Room
Seminar rooms
Intersport Patscherkofel
BoConcept Lounge
Children's playground
E-charging stations

Public Transportation

Stop
IVB, Line J
VVT, Line 4132, 4134
IVB, Line 6

Facilities

A
Patscherkofel Ropeway Section I (valley to middle station)
closed
A
Patscherkofel Ropeway Section II (middle to mountain station)
closed
Arolla Pine Trail
Arolla Pine Trail (Zirbenweg) above Innsbruck.

A famous, popular and well-trodden path that is still an uplifting experience every time! The Arolla Pine Trail ("Zirbenweg") above Innsbruck runs from the Patscherkofel mountain station to the Tulfein Alm chalet in Tulfes.
Also possible in the opposite direction..


You can take a bus from Tulfes to the Patscherkofel valley station in Igls, from where you can take the cable car to an altitude of 1,965 m in the greatest of comfort. The trail begins above Schutzhaus Patscherkofel, heading east. The ÖAV Patscherkofel nature trail also starts here.

The Zirbenweg trail follows a wide, steep path to the Boscheben chalet, which is somewhat hidden away. The trail ascends and descends gently without significant changes in altitude as it runs along the edge of the forest, at an altitude of over 2,000 m, to the Tulfein Alm.Throughout the entire walk, you can look down at the Inn valley and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Karwendel mountain chain opposite. Near Tulfein Alm, you could take the cable car of Glungezerbahn to the valley station to Tulfes in comfort.

Also possible in the opposite direction. 


Alpine botanical garden and Hiking along the forest limit

The Patscherkofel Alpine Garden is the highest botanical garden in Austria and has been in the possession of the University of Innsbruck since 1930. Its favourable location right at the tree line provides the perfect environment for naturally occurring plant communities, such as dwarf shrubs, high forest and tall perennials. Interested visitors (admission free) will enjoy the signed circular walk with information on the sensitive balance of these vulnerable habitats, which deserve to be protected.

For more information go to Alpine Garden University Innsbruck



Hiking Bus Timetable
Elevation
Ascent: 200 m

Descent: 100 m
Difficulty
Suitable for beginners and experienced hikers


Walking time
around 2,5 h


Distance
  7 km (excluding bus and cable car journeys)

Tickets
The Arolla Pine Trail (Zirbenweg) day ticket for using the bus and cable car facilities is available here:

Patscherkofel Cable Car Valley Station
Hours: Mo. - Su. 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
+43 / 512 37 72 34info@patscherkofelbahn.at

Glungezer Cable Car Valley Station

Hours: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
+43 / 5223 78 321info@glungezerbahn.at

Bus Service
During the day there are regular buses between Tulfes and Igls. For more information, please consult the timetable. www.vvt.at

Transfer to Igls
When the hiking bus is not running, it is possible to arrange a private taxi at Taxi Evkaya. Simply call: +43 / 676 32 10 371

Minibus for up to eight people: € 35,- per trip
Car for up to four people: € 30,- per trip

The waiting time for the taxi is 15 to 20 minutes.
Food and Drink
You will find many lodges and chalets where you can stop for a bite to eat along the Stone Pine Trail. For more information, see the section on Gastronomy.
Zirbenweg
Zirbenweg
At a height of 1,952 m, you can take in the sight of the largest stone pine forest in the Alps as well as stunning views of the city.
Botanischer Garten
Botanischer Garten
The entrance to this unique Alpine garden is located next to the mountain station of the Patscherkofel cable car.
Aussichtsplattform
Aussichtsplattform
The large viewing platform made entirely of wood is perfect for admiring the Karwendel mountain panorama.
Almen & Hütten
Hütten & Almen
There are many lodges and chalets along the Stone Pine Trail where hikers can stop for a bite to eat.