Holidays to Neustift

Neustift is a springboard to the supersized sights of the Stubai Valley, including the impressive Stubai Glacier

Neustift village sits in the heart of the Stubai Valley, framed by pine forested slopes and an icy turquoise river. This region has long welcomed those who love to launch themselves into the mountains at full pelt. In summer, it casts off its legendary winter sports scene, replacing pistes with footpaths and après-ski with aperitifs. Hiking, cycling, paragliding, swimming and summer tobogganing are all great ways to explore this spectacular corner of the Tyrol. The trusty valley buses also make the half-hour journey to Innsbruck. Plus, at the end of the valley is the grandest of grand finales – the vast Stubai Glacier.

Summer holidays in Neustift

Neustift draws in the lively – those ready to use it as a base for exploring the mountains and valleys beyond. Paragliders drift overhead and the mountains are always in sight, best viewed from a terrace with a local pine-infused cola or elderflower spritz in hand. The Elfer cable car trundles from Neustift up the Elferspitze mountain, leading the way to easy woodland strolls, panoramic paths between mountain huts and hair-raising via ferrata routes.

To the Top of Tyrol: the Stubai Glacier

A 30-minute bus journey takes you to the gondolas of the vast Stubai Glacier. The Top of Tyrol viewing platform crests over the mountain like a snow ridge, offering views across more than 100 lofty mountains. Join a guided walk on the glacier or head to signposted walking paths that range from family-friendly loops to more challenging hikes to high alpine lakes.

Marvelous mountain huts

There’s been a serious mountaineering scene in Austria since the 19th century. Over 50 mountain huts rest high in the slopes above Neustift, still offering shelter, food and drink to weary walkers. They’re great places to refuel with a bowl of cheesy ravioli-like schlutzkrapfen or a brettljause charcuterie board, and often double as mini museums, showcasing the history of mountain tourism in the Tyrol.

From the mountains to Innsbruck in 30 minutes

There are 850 kilometres of marked walking paths around Neustift, including valley strolls, monastery rambles, high-altitude hikes and fixed-rope via ferrata routes (not for the faint-hearted). And they’re all largely accessible thanks to the great network of gondolas and buses. A half-hour bus journey will take you to Innsbruck, the capital of the Austrian Tyrol. The old town is straight out of a Brothers Grimm tale, with a sprawling palace, grand folk art museum and the famously gleaming (if not actually golden) Golden Roof.

Why book a summer holiday in Neustift with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Neustift’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Neustift include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Free Stubai Supercard (the card will be given to you on arrival by the hotel)

Free use of all lifts (one ascent and one descent per day) and walkers' buses with Stubai Supercard

Hotels in Neustift

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  • 41 rooms
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A comfortable and traditional family-run hotel in a quiet location. Laze in the landscaped gardens and enjoy the beautiful Alpine views. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and relax in the spa which has a sauna, steam room and infrared cabin.

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Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift Spa Area

A centrally located hotel with a pretty garden, heated outdoor swimming pool, and a lovely spa. Close to the Elfer gondola giving you easy access to the mountains, the Alpenhotel Tirolerhof is family-run with friendly and welcoming staff. It's traditional in style with modern conveniences, making it feel like a home away from home.

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The Hotel Der Stubaierhof has a perfect location in the beautiful Stubai Valley and offers friendly and attentive service combined with superb cuisine and great facilities.

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A centrally located, family-run hotel only 200m from the village centre and 600m from the Elfer lift. Cosy, traditionally styled bedrooms - all with balcony or terrace - and a wellness area with four saunas, whirlpool, steam room and infrared cabin which are perfect for post-hike relaxing.

Things To Do

With a vast amount of both high and low level walking available, as well as numerous other activities, holidays in Neustift and the Stubai Valley have something for everyone. In addition, regular transport to Innsbruck offers the chance of sightseeing and shopping in the Tyrol's historic capital. Neustift is a lively village in high season with regular brass band concerts and Tyrolean evenings, whereas Mieders, approximately 3km away, enjoys a tranquil setting and is popular for its direct access to walking routes.

In & Around Neustift

  • Variety of cafés & shops
  • 850km marked walking paths
  • 240km marked biking routes
  • Guided glacier walks
  • Top of Tyrol viewing platform at 3,200m
  • Bathing lake at Kampl
  • Weekly guided mountain bike tours
  • Centre for Paragliding
  • Outdoor pools
  • Indoor sport centre (Jul-Aug)
  • Tennis courts
  • Horse riding
  • High rope climbing park
  • Bowling
  • 3km summer toboggan run
  • Folklore museum
  • Innsbruck by bus and tram
  • Children’s activity programme for four to nine year olds (Mon-Fri, around 10am-4.30pm, end Jun - mid Sep, approx. €25 per day or free if you're staying in the Hotel Stubaierhof)
  • Teen's activity programme from 10 years (Mon-Fri, around 10am-4.30pm, end Jun - mid Sep, prices vary starting from €15 per person per day)

Stubai Super Card - Free to all guests

Neustift’s great value Stubai Super Card is given to you by your hotel and includes:

  • FREE bus transport within the valley and to Innsbruck
  • FREE use of the Stubaitalbahn Fulpmes to Innsbruck
  • FREE use of Neustift and Mieders indoor and outdoor pools, including 1x 3hrs at the new StuBay pool
  • FREE use of the Stubai glacier lift (one ascent/descent per day (except with ski equipment)
  • FREE use of the Serles lifts (one ascent/descent per day)
  • FREE use of Schlick 2000 lift (one ascent/descent per day)
  • FREE use of Elfer lifts in Neustift (one ascent/descent per day)
  • One FREE ride with the Mieders summer toboggan run per day
  • Discounted rates at many local attractions

NB Subject to change, not all lifts open all season. The card will be given to you on arrival.

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times

  • Stubaier Gletscherbahn, Mutterberg (normally open from around 2 Jul)
  • Serlesbahn, Mieders (normally open from around 27 May - 23 Oct)
  • Schlick2000, Fulpmes (normally open from around 27 May - 1 Oct)
  • Elferbahn, Neustift (normally open from around 27 May)

Subject to change.


Neustift’s central location in the Stubai Valley makes it a walker’s paradise with 850km of marked trails offering everything from easy valley walks and moderate paths to summer farms to more challenging high altitude paths up to fixed rope routes. Wander from one end of the valley to the other following the river or take the higher paths and explore Stubai’s many peaks, gorges and waterfalls. There are more than 50 mountain huts and farms dotted about on the hillsides and many are easily reached on foot

GETTING AROUND | The valley offers excellent rambling for all levels and there are 4 separate walking areas all linked by valley bus and each with a gondola and a variety of trails:

ELFER, Neustift | Neustift’s own gondola directly opposite Hotel Berghof is the main area for the paragliders with extensive woodland walks and many mountain huts. Popular walks include the 5 hour panoramic path from the Elferhut to the Karalmhut and Pinnisalmhut.

STUBAI GLACIER, Mutterberg | One of the most impressive views in Austria - at a height of 3,200m the ‘Top of Tyrol’ plateau on the Stubai Glacier offers breathtaking vistas and a unique glacier walk to Austria’s second highest mountain restaurant.

SERLES, Mieders | Very popular walks from the top of Serles lift including an easy 5 hour trail to the healing fountain at the Maria Waldrast monastery and back down to Mieders. Also Europe’s second longest summer toboggan run – a great way for all ages to descend the mountain after a day’s walking.

SCHLICK 2000, Fulpmes | Take the lift to the top Kreuzjoch station for numerous walks, idyllic alms and huts. Lovely walk down to the viewing platform at the mid-station via the ‘Panoramic’ lake, as well as children’s nature trails and adventure areas.

‘Alpine School’ Guided Walks | Very popular with Inghams guests, Neustift Tourist Office’s ‘Alpine School’ runs an excellent programme of FREE daily guided walks around the Stubai valley with a professional mountain guide.

NORDIC WALKING | An excellent area for Nordic Walking. There are extensive trails and 11 specially marked Nordic Walking routes, ranging from 4km to 18km long.

Good to know

Walking trails: 850km of walking trails with four walker's lifts in the valley

Terrain: Mountainous terrain with dramatic peaks and dense forests

Best time to go: end of May to start of October

Recommended for: Walkers of all abilities, families, nature, activities

Fly into: Innsbruck (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx.45 mins by coach

Rep service: In resort

Resort card: Stubai Supercard included for all hotels

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