...protected areas, nature parks and marshlands.
Connected to: Adlerweg route, E4 route, E5 route, Way of St James, Lechtaler Höhenweg hiking trail, Via Claudia Augusta
Hoher Übergang (Salvesenklamm gorge):
Imst Oberstadt - Prantlsteig - Starkenberg Castle - Oberer Rotanger - Hoher Übergang - back to Imst
Hiking time: Approx. 3 hours
TIP: Hiking boots are required!
Scheibenbichl - Wetterkreuz:
Imst Rathaus (town hall) - Putzenwald - Scheibenbichl
(great view!) - Hoch-Imst; descent via Wetterkreuz
(great view!) - Imst
Hiking time: Approx. 2 hours
TIP: Easy hiking tour
Karrösten: Imst Piger bridge - Karrösten - Kriegerkapelle chapel - Imst Piger bridge.
Hiking time: approx. 1 hour
TIP. easy tour
Karrösten - Karres: Karrösten - towards Karröster Alm to car park - rising trail up to Karreralpweg trail - down along Karreralpweg - until you get to the houses of Karres
(left turn) - track leading up to Karrösten
Hiking time: approx. 3 hours
TIP: beaitiful tour, intermediate level
Milserberg trail: Gunglgrün (Maria Schnee church) - Kohlstatt - back along gravel road to Gunglgrün or to Mils
Hiking time: approx. 2.5 hours
TIP: hiking boots, panorama trail
Imsterberg loop trail: Tiwag Kraftwerk Imst - Arzler Wald - Imsterberg - Imsterau - Tiwag Kraftwerk
Hiking time: approx. 2 hours
TIP: easy hike
Imst Höhenweg Trail (high Alpine path): Hoch-Imst - lift ride to top terminal (2,200 m) - Drischlsteig path - Muttekopfhütte lodge - towards Seebrig - Pleiskopf peak (2,560 m) - Larsenngrat ridge - Laggers (2,328 m) - descent to Hoch-Imst.
Hiking time: approx. 8 hours (no. 622)
TIP: good physical shape, surefootedness, good head for heights and excellent hiking equipment required!
Roppen - Maisalm: hamlet of Mairhof (Post Office) - steeply rising path - along Forchheimerweg trail - Maisalm lodge Great view of Inntal valley.
Hiking time: approx. 2.5 hours (one way)
TIP: beautiful hiking tour for advanced hikers
Schönwies panorama trail: from Starkenbach towards the waterfalls - descent to Mils
Hiking time: approx. 3 hours
TIP: good physical shape is required; stunning view
Free rental of baby back carriers at the tourist offices in the Imst region.
At the church Schinderbach river flows out of this spectacular gorge before flowing into Pigerbach river. To the right of the church there is a conglomerate wall into which living quarters were hewn. Then the gorge becomes more narrow. To the left of the actual path there is a small trail leading to a waterfall. Later on the footpath becomes a bit more difficult and steeper. It circumvents the first bottleneck before meeting the spectacular river again.
Parking is possible behind St. John´s church and/or Gasthof Sonne in Imst. Follow the signs.
Walking time: 2-3 hours.
Kronburg gorge is largely unknown - and this is not very likely to change. Tourists who drive to Kronburg castle by car usually don´t even notice the deep gorge they have to cross on their way. Alas, as it is one of Tirol´s most beautiful ones! A good head for heights and sturdy boots are required.
Getting there: from Schönwies toward Kronburg to the bridge crossing the gorge. Just before the parking lot.
Salvesen river runs south of Heiterwand, separating the Tirolean Inntal valley from the estuary of river Lech. Unfortunately this gorge is not accessible. From dizzying heights of Hoher Steg vista platform you can look down into the spectacular gorge.
Getting there: from Imst to Tarrenz. Turn left into Salvesental and drive on to the end of the road. Walk to the dam and follow the left shores of the river to Hoher Steg viewpoint.
Walking time: 1-2 hours.
Those in search of outdoor adventures will find plenty of activities in the Imst region's rivers, forests and mountains. The area around Imst is a paradise for adrenaline junkies as well as nature lovers.
The Imst region is a paradise for those in search of outdoor activities of all kinds, including whitewater rafting and much, much more. Safety equipment including helmets and wetsuits are absolute must-haves.
Canyoning is the perfect summer adventure. It usually involves a variety of activities including abseiling through waterfalls, jumping into pools, swimming, wading, scrambling and floating on lilos: On the hottest of days the water is cool and invigorating, making this the ideal way to escape the heat of summer. Canyoning is as about as close to pure, unalloyed fun as a grown-up is allowed to get. So don´t miss out on this adrenaline thrill experience in a remote and beautiful setting.
The Imst region is highly popular with climbers. The Imst Climbing Hall, at 22 m Austria's highest, played host to several top international competitions in the past.
In the summer there is a fantastic choice of tours in rock up to level 9+.
There is also a wide range of Via Ferrata, the name commonly used to describe the high level footpaths found in the Alps that use fixed cables for protection and steel ladders to surmount difficult sections.
Outdoor fans are usually amazed by the enormous amount of activities offered here. Dare devils try conquering the 27 meter high highrope Climbing Area or the mega climbing wall. Instead of taking a "normal" sightseeing tour in AREA-47 you take the 350 m long "Flying Fox"! During this exciting flying experience you see the 7000 m² „Water AREA“ where dare devils show spectacular moves while jumping of the ramp with their snowboards, skis or BMX-bikes. If you dont' mind getting wet you can go rafting on the Ötztaler Ache or the Inn or go canyoning in the wild and romantic ravines. The area is also ideal for mountainbiking and climbing.
The giant waterslide park attracts a lot of water fans. There are six waterslides, some of them are the steepest in Europe, to give you an adrenaline kick. Especially the 27 meter high diving platform is a real challenge. Experts like Orlando Duque, winner of the „Red Bull Cliff Diving“-series, have decided to train in the new tyrolean „Acapulco“. Lots of action also on the many beach-volleyball- and beach-soccer-fields.
Climbing fans meet at the „Climbing Area“. On the bridge pillars of the "Achbrücke" a 27 meter high climbing route has been designed, the highest one of its kind in Austria. Beginners and intermediate climbers can train their skills on several routes of all difiiculty levels. There is also a boulder cave mit many different climbing combinations just high enough to still jump off. A special challenge is the AREA-47 high rope course at an altitude of 27 meters. Safety is guaranteed by a safety rope and skilled instructors. Nevertheless it still takes a lot of courage, fitness and concentration to conquer the course with dangling ropes and trapezes.
If all this action has made you hungry you can visit the „Lakeside-Restaurant“ in the centre of the „Water AREA“. The restaurant can seat 400 people and serves gourmet dishes, juicy burgers and excellent steaks. Thanks to the large glass slide doors and the sunny terrace you have a great view on the action outside. The „AREA Dome“ is designed for sports and music events and has a capacity of 8.000 visitors. The ceiling being 19 meters high allows motocross artists to perform spectacular stunts. Partydome „River Haus“ is the place to be: here you can party, enjoy good food, chill and have a good time. It is designed for concerts and events for a max. of 400 people. Afterwards you can relax in one of the accommodations of AREA 47. There are wooden tipis and log cabins for sweet dreams and after a long sleep in you can join in the action again on the next day.