This easy to moderately difficult panoramic trail above Innsbruck and Hall in Tyrol is a classic among Tyrolean pleasure hikes. It offers magnificent deep views into the Inn Valley and views of around 400 Alpine peaks, especially the mighty Karwendel, which lies directly opposite. The special feature of this hiking route, however, is its namesake, the Swiss stone pine: the Panorama Trail leads through one of the largest and oldest Swiss stone pine stands in Europe. The strongest Swiss stone pines here are 250 years old, the oldest Swiss stone pine in the “Ampasser Kessel” even more than 700 years old. As is typical for the timberline, the tree population is light and open. From May onwards, a sea of alpine roses adorns the landscape along the Zirbenweg.
Info at: www.patscherkofelbahn.at