Hike from the Valsertal valley to the Geraer hut

At 2,324 m asl, in the Tux Alps, the Geraer mountain hut is located - starting in Innervals it is accessible within about 3 hours.

Our starting point is the parking space at the Nocker mountain hut in Innervals (head of the Valsertal valley). We pass the Touristenrast tavern and walk along the forest road into the valley. It is a idyllic green valley, from the rocks little waterfalls cascade and in the background the peaks of Mt Fussstein and Mt Olperer are visible.

The path ascends to 1,650 m asl and proceeds past the St Valentine chapel (Valentinskapelle) to the valley station of the goods cable lift. Here the forest road ends and we follow the trail with the n° 502 which proceeds uphill along the hill. To our surprise the weather changes suddenly, clouds appear and first raindrops fall. Fortunately we are already at the Ochsenalm pasture (2,100 m asl) which is surrounded by a sea of alpine roses.

The Geraer mountain hut is not far anymore. Just still on time we reach the hut and can wait the thunderstorm out in safety. For our way back we take the same route and enjoy once again the gorgeous almost untouched nature here at the main chain of the Alps.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: parking space at the Nocker mountain hut, head of the Valsertal valley
Route: Innervals - Touristenrast tavern - Ochsenalm pasture - Geraer mountain hut
Signpost: forest road, 502
Distance: approx. 7 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (ascent), 2 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: 1,090 m
Altitude level: between 1,350 and 2,330 m asl
Experienced in: July 2015
Further information: Wipptal Tourist Board, phone: +43 5272 6270

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