The Speikboden is more than just a favorite ski area. It is also an ideal hiking area. The mountain got its name from a little flower that grows in the high mountains – Alpine valerian, or “Speik” in German – and that is in fact because this lovely flower is often found in the hiking area.
With the cable cars you can reach the "Speikboden Alm" at 2000 metres of altitude or the Sonnklar mountain at 2400 metres above sea level. Both are starting points for fantastic walks and hikes along well maintained trails. Particularly popular are the sunrise walks - to spot the first sunrays while the valley still lies in darkness is a memorable experience.
|Altitude||860 m / 2110 m|
Hühnerspiel [yoke] – Äußere Michlreis Alm (Trejer Alm) [alpine hut] – Purstein Höfe [farms] – Sand in Taufers.
Using the cable car Speikboden to reach an altitude of 2000m. Turn to the left to reach the hill Hühnerspiel (trail n. 27b). Passing the hut Trejer Alm (trail n. 27b) and the lake Trejer Lacke you reach the farms Purstein (trail n. 27a). Follow the trail to the village Sand in Taufers.
Numbers of paths: 27b, 27a.
Wonderful view on the Pojen, the Durreck- and the Rieserferner group.
Walking time: 3 h 50 min, Distance: 7,73 km, Ascent: 328 m, Descent: 1400 m, Difficulty: difficult.