Imst – Gurgltal
| In ancient times the Gurgltal valley
was an important trade route and a commercial area in its own right. The
Romans used the valley as a connection to the capital of the province Raetien,
Augsburg, on the Via Claudia Augusta. This main transport route, named after
the reigning emperor Claudius, was connected to many other routes forming
a wide net of roads.
| The Gurgltal valley is situated between
the Fernpass (1216 m) and Imst (822 m), the capital of the district, in
the south-eastern part of the Lechtaler Alps. The Gurglbach (Biger) river
flows into the River Inn . The main geographical features of this region
are humid biotopes such as moors and pastures, connected by dry pastures
and the “Toma-hills” which are common in the upper end of the valley.
|The region of Imst-Gurgltal
is a top destination when it comes to rafting, mountain-biking, biking,
climbing and canyoning. It’s the ideal place for all lovers of modern and
exciting sports. Hiking fans especially enjoy hiking through the Alps in
perfect alpine summer conditions.
Imst - Gurgltal is the right choice for a vacation with the whole family.
Kids will enjoy a trip with the "Bummerlbär" adventure train
which will surely bring a smile to the adults’ faces as well. With this
special train it is possible to visit the most beautiful parts of the region.
|Imst-Gurgltal has many
highlights and attractions - ice and street curling, an ice skating stadium,
a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a mountain-bike path, a riding stable,
a skiing area, many hiking paths and leisure lakes and brooks, a fishing
lake, two fitness paths, cross-country skiing tracks, biking paths, a toboggan
run, a summer lift facility, tennis courts, thermal spas and wild-water
rafting bases. With such a range of activities on offer it would be impossible
to be bored here.