Boots, hiking, hikes!

The main thing is to get out of bed and into the mountains

Throw your high heels in the corner and unpack your hiking boots. There is simply nothing better than exploring the wonderful hiking trails around the Eagle’s Nest. Fresh air, red cheeks and blissful grins included. There are fabulous family hikes, challenging high-altitude tours and a legendary visit to a mountain hut for all mountain goats big and small. What hiking highlights await you? Read for yourself …

Hut hikes for summiteers and pleasure hikers

Hut highlights in the Schnalstal Valley

A new hut every day, an incredible hike every day. You will definitely not get bored with us. From the Eagle’s Nest you can head for the most romantic Alpine pastures. With the family to the Lazaunhüttn, up to the Similaunhütte or straight to the Ötzi discovery site. You start your adventure practically on our doorstep. You can also easily reach the starting points by bus, which departs directly in front of the hotel. No matter whether you want to take it easy with the family, prefer short tours or want to climb challenging peaks as an ambitious ski tourer – every adventurer will find the right route with us.

Family hikes - from alpine meadows to summit bliss

Marmots, family adventures and pure nature

Pack up the family, put on your hiking boots and off you go! You set off together in the most beautiful picture-book mountain weather. Past beautiful streams, blooming alpine meadows and forests and of course always with magnificent panoramic views. A highlight is the hike to the Lazaunhütte, our own mountain hut. The Berglalm and the Rableid Alm are also perfect destinations for varied family excursions. Let’s go!

Adlernest tip: Hike together with Senior Chef Armin to our Lazaunhütte. There are lots of exciting things to discover along the way. Wild nature, great views, babbling brooks and marmots along the way! A free lunch awaits the hotel guests’ children upstairs and the adults should not miss out on the incredibly tasty alpine dishes.

Perhaps the most beautiful family tours from the Adlernest:

Rableid Alm

The Rableid Alm awaits you at 2,004 meters in the middle of the Texelgruppe Nature Park. It starts from Vorderkaser. The Merano High Mountain Trail takes you through the beautiful Pfossental valley with its unique flora and fauna. First it’s time to immerse yourself in nature and then relax in the cozy parlor or on the sun terrace. Upstairs you can enjoy home-baked “Vinschger Paarlbot”, homemade cheese and for the adults a cool beer from the clay jug.

Facts about the tour:

  • Distance: 8.92 km
  • Duration: 3:29 h
  • Ascent: 370 hm
  • Descent: 370 hm
  • Highest point: 2,219 m
  • Lowest point: 1,968


An incredible view at 2,214 meters with a view of numerous three-thousand-metre peaks, a bombastic high mountain landscape with extensive larch forests and an incredibly delicious snack with South Tyrolean specialities. You can look forward to this when you arrive at the Berglalm. There are several ways up. A longer but easier trail with wonderful panoramic views starts from Kurzras. Also perfect as a family hike. And while the kids are having fun in the playground, parents can chill out in the sun.

Facts about the tour:

  • Distance: 10.5 km
  • Duration: 3:33 h
  • Ascent: 313 hm
  • Descent: 313 hm
  • Highest point: 2,219 m
  • Lowest point: 1,968 m

That was not all

More great family hikes with bonus

Be sure to tell your kids about the Schnals Hiking Needle – then nothing will stand in the way of their motivation to go hiking. Little hiking pros can earn the Schnals hiking pin in bronze, silver and gold.

A highlight: off to the Lazaunhüttn

Our own hut

Lace up your hiking boots, pack your hiking rucksack and kids – let’s go!

To the Lazaun – our own family-run hut, which we proudly took over in 2021.

The way up is worth it: we hike along rushing streams, colorful alpine meadows and mystical forests.

There’s plenty to marvel at and discover along the way. The highlight for the kids: with a bit of luck, you might even spot a marmot or two along the way.

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Delicious, funny, Lazaun

The closer you get to your destination, the stronger the aroma of fresh alpine dumplings…mmmh! For the hotel guests’ children there is a tasty free lunch. And the big ones have also earned a hearty alpine treat. Naturally with that very special eagle’s nest touch. Our senior boss Armin is also usually to be found on the Lazaun. You can also book him for a guided family hike. As a certified hiking guide, he is sure to inspire you with his stories about the unique flora and fauna of the Venosta Valley.


  • Distance: 6.2 km
  • Duration: 2:05 h
  • Ascent: 430 hm
  • Descent: 456 hm
  • Highest point: 2443 m
  • Lowest point: 2011 m

Guided hiking tours

Discover and be amazed

Just switch off, don’t plan anything and listen with excitement…in summer, hiking guide and head of the house Armin organizes guided excursions 2 to 3 times a week. He accompanies them himself or our hiking guide Franzi. A highlight for the grown-ups: Together with Armin, we’ll take you to the legendary spaghettata on our local mountain pasture “Gfoltrina”. The hard-working hikers are greeted by an amazing panorama, summit schnapps and Armin’s delicious spaghetti. And while you chew with relish, listen to the exciting stories and anecdotes. Or have a great experience up your sleeve.

Of course, there are also guided tours with the kids. Hike together to our Lazaun hut or to the Rableid Alm in the Pfossental valley. There’s not only flora and fauna to marvel at, but also a lot to discover – for young and old hikers alike. Letz fetz!

Challenging hikes

Discover the wild mountain trails around the Eagle's Nest

Do you have a head for heights and love the challenges of extreme altitude tours? The area around the Eagle’s Nest also offers many fantastic opportunities. Panoramic high-altitude trails or challenging glacier tours – the choice is yours. Mountain freaks can usually be found at the end of the Schnals valley. Here you can conquer the imposing summit of the Weißkugel, climb the Finailspitze or head for the Similaunspitze.

The Texelgruppe Nature Park is also ideal for exciting high mountain tours. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot ibex and chamois in the wild in the Pfossental valley. And when it’s time to take a breather, you will not only find shelter in the high-altitude mountain huts, but also the perfect place to stop off and recharge your batteries.

Hiking highlight

A visit to the Ötzi discovery site

A rather challenging tour that leads via the Similaun hut to the site where the famous “Iceman” was found. You start either from Vernagt through the Tisental valley or from Kurzras via the Hochjochferner. Duration: about 5 hours ascent and 4 hours descent. You should therefore bring enough stamina with you. Then the tour is basically feasible for everyone. But: Only experienced mountaineers should tackle this route alone. It’s better to hire a mountain guide. If you can, you should definitely not miss out on this unique tour!

Facts about the tour:

  • Distance: 15.2 km
  • Duration: 9:00 h
  • Ascent: 1607 hm
  • Descent: 1607 hm
  • Highest point: 3,217 m
  • Lowest point: 1,610 m

For cozy people and panorama fans - the Schnalstal Glacier lifts

With us, you'll all reach the summit

Not in the mood for a big effort and still want to reach the summit? No problem! We have a great solution for all relaxation vacationers, baby transporters and people with disabilities: the Schnalstal Glacier lifts!

Parents go on a discovery tour, Kids in the club

Tip: If you fancy a challenging tour without the kids, then simply take the little ones to childcare. Win-win! The kids have fun and you can really let off steam.

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Our Eagle's Nest hiking tips


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