Stilluptal from the Grüne Wald Hütte
Country - Austria
Region - Zillertal (Tyrol)
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 8.0 km / 5 miles
Descent - 320 metres / 1056 feet
Time - 2.00 hours
This walk through the Stillup Valley (Stilluptal) uses the private road in the upper reaches of the valley and continues downstream to Gasthaus Wasserfall.
Start - Grüne Wald Hütte.
End - Gasthaus Wasserfall
The Gasthaus Wasserfall can be reached by road from Mayrhofen. There is a private bus service that operates from Mayrhofen main car park (behind the Post Office). Note the bus does not serve the main bust station adjacent to the railway station. There are a number of services each day and information is available from the Tourist Office. From the Gasthaus Wasserfall there is an 'on demand' minibus service up the valley private road to the Grüne Wald Hütte and this must be used by everyone including those with private cars.
From the Grüne Wald Hütte (warm welcome, refreshments and food) you already have an excellent view down the valley. The route is simple, just follow the road back to the Gasthaus Wasserfall. The Stilluptal offers a look at summer farming in Austria with farms scattered along the valley road. It is a pleasant pastoral scene. Roughly half way is the Stilluphaus, which offers food and refreshments. Nearing the end of the walk there are two tunnels. One is avoided by a path around the lake shore whilst the other has to be walked through with care.
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