Over wide forest paths and narrow trails. With every metre of altitude gained, you get closer to your goal. You can almost smell the Kaiserschmarren. Can you hear the whistling in the distance? With a bit of luck, you will discover a marmot on the alpine meadows. Behind the next bend, the rustic alpine hut is already waiting for you. Ambitious mountaineers hike a little further and find their fortune under a summit cross. You pause. The view is breathtaking. Back at the alpina&more, you've earned yourself a bit of relaxation. Jump into our new outdoor pool or treat your muscles with the soothing warmth in the sauna.
Are you planning a hiking holiday in Serfaus? Then make sure you put these five points on your to-do list. You will not regret it.
If you hike to the quieter and higher mountain areas and pay close attention, you have the chance to hear a marmot whistle with a bit of luck. If you are fortunate, you may even spot a rodent peering vigilantly or lying in the sun. The animals are diurnal but avoid the midday heat. You, therefore, have the best chances early in the morning or late in the afternoon. We especially recommend keeping an eye out for the small rodents on the marmot trail, around the Furglersee lake or at the Fisser Joch.
In the Högsee lake, you can enjoy pleasant cooling on hot summer days at 1,829m. Swimming is allowed here, so what are you waiting for? Jump into the cool water or take a spin on the pedal boat. Around and in the middle of the lake, young adventurers can let off steam. The Hög Adventure Park has a lot to offer, including a water maze, a cow trampoline and a wooden ball track. If you prefer something more natural and unspoilt, hike to the romantically situated Urgsee lake. Once there, it's time to take off your shoes! Swimming is not allowed in the natural mountain lake, but those who don't mind the ice-cold water can put their tired feet in. 100% refreshment guaranteed.
Your reminder of a perfect hiking holiday. Grab a hiking pass (for a small fee) and start the medal hunt. Throughout the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region, a wide variety of hiking destinations are marked for you to conquer. At each station, there is a sign and a punch. Punch your hiking pass and collect points. The more diligent you are, the better you score. Depending on your score, you will receive a bronze, silver or gold hiking medal. Tip: There is already a Murmli & Berta hiking pin from 20 points for the smallest hiking foxes.
"Marend" is Tyrolean for a snack. In the past, hard-working farmers used to recharge their batteries with a Marend in the afternoon. The snack has remained to this day and is cultivated as a tradition by many families. Because a Marend is not a quick snack in between meals, it is an expression of sociability. People take their time and sit down together in a cosy atmosphere. Over time, however, the menu has become somewhat more extensive and heartier. The "Marend" is "classically served on a large wooden board, from which everyone takes what they like: bacon, sausage, cheese, minced meat, lard, roast pork, smoked fish, butter, spread, fruit, pickled vegetables, mustard and freshly grated horseradish. There is also plenty of farmhouse bread. You can try the Tyrolean Marend after a strenuous hike at many huts in the region. We wish you a good appetite!
In the Alpine region, there is an old tradition for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is as simple as it is effective. If you want to switch off and let your thoughts run free, sit down on one of the region's numerous "Holzbankla" (wooden benches) and do nothing for 20 to 30 minutes. Just breathe deeply and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin. Observe nature — nothing else. You'll see, you haven't been this relaxed in a long time.