Hike from Hintertux to the Sommerbergalm hut

Below the Hintertux Glacier, at 2,000 m asl, the Sommerbergalm mountain pasture is accessible within an easy mountain hike starting in Hintertux.

In winter a popular skiing area, in summer a famous hiking region - these are the alpine pastures of Hintertux. In the small village of Hintertux the hiking path (n° 17 and 324) starts. After about 3 km we reach the Bichlalm pasture, an ensemble of a farm and several huts which also offer food and drink. We carry on along a comfortable wide forest road, reach the timber line and enjoy a gorgeous view on the valley. Not far we catch sight of the Schleier Waterfall.

The path proceeds until the Sommerberg mountain pasture where the mountain station of the Hintertux Cable Car is located. There is the possibility to hike further towards the glacier or the Tuxerjochhaus hut (2,313 m asl). But we decide to stay and enjoy the impressive view across the valley. For our way back we take the same route (alternatively you can take the cable car).

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Hintertux
Route: Hintertux - Bichlalm hut - Schleier Waterfall - Sommerbergalm hut
Signpost: 17, 324, Sommerberg, Tuxerjochhaus
Distance: about 7.4 km (each direction)
Walking time: 2.5 - 3 hours (ascent), 2 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: 570 m
Altitude level: between 1,500 and 2,050 m asl
Suitable for families? Yes, the comfortable wide forest road is not only suitable for children, but also for prams.
Experienced in: August 2015
Further information: Tux-Finkenberg Tourist Board, phone: +43 5287 8506

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