This delightful village has a special location, lying on a sunny plateau above Innsbruck. 0n your doorstep are meadows, forests, and a huge range of walking opportunities yet historic Innsbruck is only a 15 minute scenic bus ride away. Innsbruck has endless sightseeing opportunities including the Hofburg Palace and the Golden Roof. The FREE ‘Valley Explorer’ walking programme is hugely popular with Inghams guests, and due to its central location Igls is also an ideal base for many excursions. The village has a handful of quaint shops and cafes, and the Patcherkofel cable-car for magnificent alpine panoramas. In the evenings Innsbruck is easily accessible, and several concerts and a folklore evening are arranged in Igls itself each week. All guests receive a FREE 24hr Innsbruck Card.
Enjoy a free Nordic Walking taster with professional trainer and Nordic Walking instructor. Available from mid June, Mondays, 1-1½hrs, meeting point at Igls Tourist Office.
Two Centres | Combine your stay in Igls with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or the Italian Dolomites.
Resort Code: ATIG
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 15mins by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Pre-book 2 full day excursions and receive a third half price (discount will be applied to the cheapest excursion, and the half price excursion can only be booked in the resort).
Neuschwanstein Castle & Oberammergau
Visit King Ludwig of Bavaria’s famous fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein used as the inspiration by Walt Disney for his Cinderella castle in his theme parks. Price includes entrance to the castle. On the way we stop to visit the historic Passion Play village of Oberammergau. Price includes castle entrance fee.
Full day, £44
Journey over the border for this popular full day excursion into Italian province of South Tyrol. Enjoy lunch in the famous spa town of Merano with its ‘Ladino’ culture, an interesting mix of Austrian and Italian influences.
Full day, £36
Lake Achensee & Rattenberg
Travel along the Inn Valley to Tyrol’s largest lake. Perhaps take a trip on the popular steam train or enjoy a scenic boat trip (optional). Also visiting Rattenberg, famous for its Crystal glass production.
Full day, £26 summer
For those based in Igls hotels, the sightseeing possibilities are endless with museums, art galleries, the Hofburg Palace and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck to name but a few. Regular buses run between Igls and Innsbruck and a small tram weaves its way through meadows and forests to the valley below. Browse around the quaint shops in the village centre or ascend the impressive Patscherkofel by cable-car for a magnificent alpine panorama. Due to its excellent location, holidays in Igls are ideal for many excursions, such as Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria or the pretty town of Merano in Italy.
In & Around Igls
Innsbruck Resort Card - FREE to all guests 24hrs card
This great value card is valid for 24hrs and gives you:
Card is given out on arrival. Other durations available to purchase locally.
Igls is a great starting point for many walks into the valleys surrounding Innsbruck and the Valley Explorer Walking programme is ideal for those looking for a full programme of daily guided walks across the area. In Igls village the local Patscherkofel cable-car gives access to a number of panoramic walks including the popular Zirbenweg. There are also lovely lake walks around Lanersee and the Seerosenweiher, and up to the Lanserkopf for great views over Innsbruck.
The ‘Valley Explorer’ Walking Programme - Free
Igls Tourist Office runs a fantastic programme of daily FREE guided walks, including transport and tour booklet, which is very popular with Inghams guests. Staying in your comfortable base in Igls, each day you can explore the lush pastures, dense woodland and higher trails of a different unspoilt valley surrounding Innsbruck.
Walks are led by a professional English speaking guide and there is often a choice of two walks a day to suit different abilities. Shuttles to and from the start of the walks are included, as are a tour booklet and hiking medals
Popular walks include:
Patscherkofel/Viggarspitze I A local walk starting with a ride up the cable car in Igls to the top of the Patscherkofel, from where there are superb 360° views of the surrounding mountains. Famous for its 7km pine forest walk, the Patscherkofel is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Sellrain Valley I A bus will take you over to the Sellrain valley and the high alpine village of Kühtai today. At a height of 2,000m Kühtai is surrounded by dramatic peaks and pine forests and is an ideal starting point for both gentle and challenging walks. It is also well known for its alpine roses in June/July.
Mieminger Plateau I On the opposite side of the Inn valley at a height of 1,000m lies the Mieminger Plateau which is covered with larch forests and meadows and is criss-crossed with a network of both biking and walking trails. There are many red deer on the plateau which you might be lucky enough to see.
The Wipp Valley and its side valleys I The Wipp Valley is the valley leading up to the Brenner Pass and over into Italy and whilst the Wipp Valley itself with its main rail line and motorway is very busy, it has some beautiful, quiet, unspoilt side valleys, such as the Navis and the well-known Stubai valleys. With a variety of lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and alp huts as well as fantastic views, they all provide excellent walking possibilities.
NB. Walks may vary from those shown. No previous mountaineering experience is necessary but participants should have good physical fitness and suitable footwear with ankle support.