Winter hike to Maria Waldrast

The pilgrimage site of Maria Waldrast, located above the Stubaital and Wipptal valleys, is ideal for a circular walk also in winter.

Our starting point is the Koppeneck restaurant which we reach by the cable car of the Serles skiing area (from Mieders). We follow the marker “Maria Waldrast” which leads us to the pilgrimage destination, through the snow along comfortable paths. Beautiful views on Mt Serles (2,717 m asl) and the Kalkkögel mountains at the northern side of the Stubaital valley accompany us.

Arrived in Maria Waldrast we recommend a stop at the tavern of the monastery. After our lunch break we carry on along the circular path “Gleinser Mähder”. Here the view opens on the Alpine divide, the Tux Alps and later on the Innsbrucker Nordkette mountain range. Across larch meadows we reach the Ochsenhütte mountain hut at 1,582 m asl, and from there it is not far anymore to come back to our starting point again.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: mountain station of the Serles cable car (Mieders, skiing area)
Trail route: Serles mountain station - Koppeneck - Maria Waldrast - “Gleinser Mähder” - Ochsenhütte mountain hut - Serles mountain station
Distance: approx. 9.7 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 250 m
Altitude level: between 1,560 and 1,680 m asl
Experienced in: January 2016
Further information: Tourist Information Wipptal, phone: + 43 5272 6270

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