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Scenic nature: Round trip 2 (Mountain station Elferlifte - Pinnistal - valley station Elferlifte)

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  • Panoramarestaurant Elfer
    / Panoramarestaurant Elfer
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  • Elferhütte
    / Elferhütte
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    Photo: Stubai Tirol, Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
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    Photo: Stubai Tirol, Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
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    Photo: Stubai Tirol, Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
  • / Karalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
  • / Pinnisalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
  • / Issenangeralm Sommer
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1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Panoramarestaurant Elfer-Agrar 1.790 m Panoramarestaurant Elfer Agrar Elferhütte Elferhütte Naturschauplatz Elfer Karalm 1.737m Karalm Pinnisalm 1.600 m Pinnisalm Pinnisalm Issenangeralm Issenangeralm

difficult
14.6 km
5:30 h
448 m
1262 m
The „Elfer“ – home mountain of Neustift – has not only been a natural time marker for the locals since time immemorial but also shows unique geological features. It is impressive to watch how two different rock forms meet there: on the one side the rugged and bright rock towers on the Serles ridge made out of limestone, on the other side the prehistoric rock of the Stubai mountains, the so called Ötztal-Stubai-Crystalline that forms the socket of the mountain. The chalk sediments had been lifted out of the sea when the African Plate pushed against the Eurasian Plate and the Alps were formed. You recognize the limestone by its red to yellow limestone layers below the summit of Kesselspitze, a rugged and highly jointed setup and the bright rock fans out of sharp-edged boulders.
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Stubai Tirol
Updated: May 21, 2019

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Highest point
2161 m
Lowest point
969 m
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Tips, hints and links

http://www.stubai.at/en/activities/hiking/scenic-nature/elfer/

Start

Elferlifte mountain station (1787 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.098688, 11.323544
UTM
32T 676319 5218750

Destination

Elferlifte valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Elferbahn mountain station the track winds upwards to the Elferhütte. Shortly above the hut the panoramic trail moves downwards to the western side of the Pinnistal, climbs a little once more and then stays at the same level for a considerable time with a wonderful view of the romantic and wild Pinnistal. After a walk of around 1.5 hours you turn right towards Zwölfernieder before reaching the Elfer natural beauty spot, which is on a plateau and offers a fantastic panorama along the Serleskamm. Larchwood benches are an inviting place to take a rest.

Public transport

Direct bus to Neustift (stop: Neustift i. St. Turn-off Elferlifte)

Getting there

From the Olympic city of Innsbruck, you reach the Stubaital in approx. 20 minutes via the Brenner motorway (Europa Brücke). Exit at Schönberg, the first community of the Stubaital; continue further to Mieders, Telfes, Fulpmes and Neustift. Or drive along the toll-free Brenner route to Schönberg (approx. 35 minutes travel time).

Parking

At the Elferlifte valley station are free parking spaces.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
448 m
Descent
1262 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

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