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Austria – the Stubaital

Top of Tyrol panorama
Elfer sunset
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Top of Tyrol – Stubaital

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Panoramasee – Stubaital

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Sunset on the Elfer

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A wonderful destination for the whole family

It’s been a long time since i’ve posted, and i thought it’d be good to break from the ramblings about a trip to the Southern Hemisphere eight years ago. I do intend to finish that diary (mainly so I can remember what we did, and sort through the best pictures).

The Stubaital (Stubai Valley), in the Tyrol, close in Innsbruck. is less well known than some in the Alps, particularly to the average British tourist, who might well head to areas closer to Salzburg, or to ths Swiss Alps. It is well worth exploring – lots of lovely places to stay, things to do, and good traditional food to eat., as well as lots of great mountain views.

As a family, we have now visited the area twice, both in summer, and found plenty of great things to do each time. This has included, valley walks, mountain walks, cable car trips, and just relaxing and watching the Aplen glow hit the mountain peaks in the evenints. Hopefully i’ll get around to sharing some of the details in due course.

One of the greatest attractions of this Valley is their Stubai Super Card (covered by the usual small “resort tax” levied for each night of your stay in participating local accommodation). Most accommodation providers are members of the scheme, which entitles you to a card for the duration of your stay. This card includes free daily use of each of the gondalas and cable cars in the valley (with some limits), weekly entry to the amazing Stubay swimming complex for a certain number of hours, and other perks and discounts. It also includes free travel on the tram and bus all the way to Innsbruck.

This is just an introduction; I plan to write about a few of the more details possibilities, and share some more pictures in due course!