Speed Hiking Park

City to mountain

The athletic way of hiking

Austria's first Speed Hiking Park - in Imst!

Speed hiking is the new hiking trend, whereas hikers decide on their own pace. Speed Hiking doesn't mean to beat a record, the idea of increasing your fitness is more important. It's about tackling the mountain at your own pace, walking as fast as possible. The weight of the equipment is reduced to a minimum. More and more people are attracted by the fresh air in the mountains. This new hiking discipline has a very positive effect on your physical condition and health. 

Following this trend, Imst Tourismus in cooperation with the Imst Mountain Lifts offers sign-posted routes, information and downhill tickets for the cable cars and the Alpine Coaster. The descent is done comfortably by gondola (Coaster) to relieve joints and muscles. The routes lead from the centre of Imst via Hoch-Imst to the Alpjoch top station at 2,050 m. Three different routes are on offer, signposts are guiding the speed-hikers along the trails and offer information on elevation gain and the remaining distance.

The three speed hikes

1 - Ursprung-Hike

Elevation profil route 1

Start Imst - city-centre – 8.6 km – finish 2 > 1,232 vertical metres
Start Hoch-Imst – 5.7 km – finish 2 > 980 vertical metres

2 - Alpine Coaster-Hike

Elevation profile 2

Start Imst - city-centre – 11.2 km – finish 2 > 1,271 vertical metres
Start Hoch-Imst – 8.9 km – finish 2 > 1,021 vertical metres

3 - Opferstock-Hike

Elevation profile 3

Start Imst - city centre – 12.3 km – Ziel 2 > 1,410 vertical metres
Start Hoch-Imst – 10.2 km – Ziel 2 > 1,160 vertical metres

General maps

Video: The athletic way of hiking

Speed Hiking isn't about beating a record but about increasing your personal fitness.

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