Unterperfuss, one of the smallest municipalities of Tyrol, offers several horse riding stables.
Altitude: 596 m asl
Unterperfuss is located in the Inntal valley, about 15 km in the west of Innsbruck. Both in terms of surface area and inhabitants, Unterperfuss is considered to be one of the smallest municipalities of Tyrol. The surroundings of the village are mainly rural with acres and meadows. The emblem of the municipality illustrates a blue swell as a symbol for the Inn river, as well as a red waterwheel. The latter refers to the patron saint of the village, Saint Catherine.
Unterperfuss is a great starting point for hikes and MTB tours. The lift facilities of the hiking area Rangger Köpfl are located only 2 km from the village in Oberperfuss. This hiking area is well-known for its panoramic viewpoint Stiglreith with the restaurant and the children’s playground. Numerous trails for hikers start from here. Also the Way of St. James crosses the municipal territory and is suitable for an enjoyable promenade. Along this path you can admire a sundial, a chapel as well as a cistern dating back to the Middle Ages. There is another famous path snaking in the surroundings of the village: the Inntal cycle path, suitable for a family trip, as it features hardly any drops. And as far as leisure time facilities are concerned, there are several riding stables in the village, such as the “Reiterhof Penz”, which is often venue for important horse riding events.
In winter the neighbouring Rangger Köpfl mountain transforms into a popular skiing area with a 10 km long toboggan run. Further skiing areas in the surroundings are the Axamer Lizum, Seefeld and the Sellraintal valley with Kühtai, the highest located winter sports resort of Austria. By the way, the seasonal ticket “Tirol Snow Card”, which is available at most of the lift facilities, makes you access a considerable number of 91 skiing areas in North and East Tyrol, including the above mentioned skiing areas. In other words, a total of 1,100 lift facilities and 4,000 km of ski runs are available… you will be spoilt for choice!
Our recommendation: a sight that is worth to be visited is the parish church, consecrated to Saint Catherine in 1648. In the course of time it was constructed in Baroque style. Particularly striking are the round-arched windows, the bulbous spire, the Rokoko stucco works decoration in the entire interior of the church and the vault paintings by Anton Kirchebner dating back to the year 1761.