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||960 m / 2224 m|
Kleiner Nock [hillock] – Nock Lacke [lake] – Schöllberg Alm [alpine hut] – descent to Luttach (or to Weißenbach via the serviced Busegge-Alm [alpine hut])
Using the cable car Speikboden to reach an altitude of 2000m. Turn to the right to go up to the hillock Kleiner Nock (trail n. 18a). From here follow the trail n. 18 to the hut Schöllberg Alm (not serviced) and the village Luttach. Alternatively you can go to the hut Busegge-Alm (serviced) and the village Weißenbach.
Breathtaking view on the Zillertaler Alps, the Durreck group und the Ahrntal [valley].
Numbers of paths: 18a, 18.
Walking time: 3 h, Distance: 6.75 km, Ascent: 294 m, Descent: 1135 m, Difficulty: easy.