Innsbruck: a city full of summer, sun and sports!
Innsbruck boasts a delightful range of sporting options for the summer as well. Whether you prefer hiking, cycling or swimming, Innsbruck and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer in the way of outdoor activities. With all this magnificent mountain landscape right outside your door, what can you do but get out there and explore on foot? Wherever there are mountains, you will find people wanting to climb them. The mountains around Innsbruck have plenty of opportunities to offer, as well as indoor climbing options to suit every taste. Pleasure cyclists, racers, mountain bikers and downhill racers will also find everything they want in Innsbruck - after all, it is known as the "Bike City"!
Hiking near Innsbruck
Countless kilometres of hiking trails run through the mountain landscape around Innsbruck. You will find everything a hiker's heart could desire: from comfortable beginner's tours and a diverse range of family-friendly trails right up to high Alpine peak trails - and plenty of beautiful rest stops in the Alpine meadowland. But no matter what path you choose, hiking in the mountains of Tyrol is always a real delight.
Our Zach tip: the North Chain, our very own mountain range right outside your door
The North Chain is the perfect starting point for hikes of all levels of difficulty. From the city, the Nordkettenbahn will take you right up to 2,300 metres in just 20 minutes. One hiking option is the Panorama loop, starting from Seegrube station, which includes truly unique views of Innsbruck and the whole Inn valley. But even below the tree line there is plenty to discover in passing: from Hungerberg station you can easily get to a number of different Alpine huts. Would-be geologists will enjoy immersing themselves in the origins of the mountains on the Geotrail from Hafelekar station. And what could be better after a hike than a nice, hearty meal? An ideal place for a break is the Panorama restaurant at Seegrube. Here you can enjoy a range of Tyrolean specialties while gazing out over the beautiful mountain landscape.
A climber's paradise in the middle of the city
Climbing in perfect solitude or with city views? Bouldering in an ultra-modern hall or out amongst the spectacular cliff formations? Innsbruck offers a diverse range of climbing options for every ability. In just a few minutes the North Chain railway will take you out of the city centre and into a true climbing paradise containing climbing slopes and gardens such as the legendary Martinswand. And if the weather is not playing the game, both young and older climbing enthusiasts can visit the climbing halls and indoor boulders instead, in Telfs or the Innsbruck Climbing Centre. This last was the site of the 2018 climbing World Championships, and contains the largest and most up-to-date facilities in the world.
Innsbruck – the "Bike City"
These days, cycling is not just a matter of riding a bicycle. Cycling is a sport with many aspects, and Innsbruck's convenient location on the banks of the Inn makes it the ideal setting in which to enjoy them all! Mountain-bikers can enjoy a variety of spectacular trails leading from the imposing mountains down into the city. The Innsbruck Bike Park has an impressive range of facilities to suit all levels of difficulty. And pleasure cyclists and racers alike will find just what they want in the Innsbruck region. In fact, the UCI Road World Championships came to Innsbruck in 2018. To cut a long story short, Innsbruck has well and truly earned its title of "Bike City".
It just wouldn't be summer without some swimming fun!
Summer without swimming - that's just not really summer. But happily, Innsbruck has a terrific range of fun aquatic options to choose from! Our tip: a popular meeting point for sun-worshippers, sporting enthusiasts and families is the Innsbrucker Baggersee in the Rossau, covering an area of more than 53,000 square metres. This body of water is better known as the "lake in the city". You might choose to take to its waters in a rubber dinghy, splash around in the paddling pool or romp around in the large playground. There are also facilities for volleyball, basketball, football, triathlon swimming and a diving centre. If you need a break from all that swimming excitement, you might like to visit the deck47 restaurant. For more water fun around the city, try the shallow, child-friendly waters of the Untermieming Badesee (although some points are a little steep), the undisturbed peace of the Möserer Naturbadesee or the up to twelve-metre-deep Alpine waters of the Lanser See. At the Natterer See you will find those who are looking for fun, sport and adventure. The Moorstrandbad boasts outstanding water quality with temperatures up to 25 degrees and an impressive Aqua Park with water trampoline, surfing, kayaking, water-volleyball and an enormous water slide.
Find out more about swimming and climbing options as well as hiking routes and cycleways from the reception at your Hotel Zach.
Do you long for adventure, sightseeing by bicycle or some sporting fun at the swimming lake? Send us your obligation-free enquiry or call us on +43 512 589667 to secure your room in Innsbruck at the unique Hotel Zach.