17.06.2023 - Basic texts, Summer
The fantastic mountain worlds of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis!
Some people need their mountain bike to be happy, others need a headlamp, a bit of gold dust, and a mystical cave. Or maybe hiking shoes and a backpack are enough? It might seem like only a fantasy world could satisfy all these desires, but Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis manages it! Because the three mountain villages form a simply fantastic holiday region with probably the most comprehensive range of recreational opportunities in the entire Alpine region. This guarantees not only variety and enjoyment, but also carefree mountain holidays at the highest level in all respects – whether for singles, friends, families, or as a three-generation group.
Unforgettable experiences for everyone
Steeped in Alpine history, the three idyllic and traffic-calmed villages of Serfaus, Fiss und Ladis are situated on a sun-kissed plateau about 1,400 metres above sea level. All around the peaks of the Samnaun mountain range provide a breathtaking panorama, not to mention all kinds of sport and leisure opportunities. Ranging from childcare services and family-friendly accommodation, to the Culinary Hikes, events and Breakfast with Sparkling Wine in the Crystal Cube restaurant, the holiday region offers something for everyone. And the village of Serfaus offers unbeatable infrastructure. Car-free, it boasts the world’s smallest, highest hovertrain, which takes visitors and locals alike smoothly from A to B.
Your holidays begin here: the advantages of our "Super. Sommer. Card."
Every guest who stays at one of the designated partner accommodations in Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis will receive the “Super. Summer. Card.” service card, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of first-class time-out in line with the “zero worries principle”. This card allows you to make unlimited use of all open cable cars, including the mountain adventure worlds in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. The children’s entertainment programme in the two children’s clubs, the hiking bus and guided mountain hikes can be enjoyed by all SFL guests. In the summer season 2023, a fee of € 5.50 per adult and € 2.75 per child (born between 2008 and 2016) per night will be charged for the Super. Summer. Card., in order to maintain the usual quality of the services for visitors and to drive innovative further development in the future as well!
Mountain adventures for old and young alike
For families looking to explore the wide range of adventures available in the mountains of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, there’s only one setting: full steam ahead. Even the kids will love the hiking on offer here. The Austrian children’s author Thomas Brezina has given his creativity free rein and designed three different themed trails for children. On the Pirates’ Trail, the Witches’ Trail and the Explorers’ Trail, the idea is to conquer the trail and solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. And there are even more exciting hiking trails for kids. The Golden Man Trail is all about goldrush fever. It begins at the Children’s Mine playground at Fisser Joch at 2,436 metres above sea level, where budding gold-diggers can unearth glittering rocks. On the Murmliweg trail, visitors can explore where the Murmli mascot lives. At the entrance to Fisser Gonde Natural Trail, the little mascot Berta awaits and shows the way to a historic trail, which via 25 interactive way stations leads you through the protected forest. And along the Family Adventure Trail, visitors of all ages can explore nature in a new and satisfying way.
Below the Alpkopfbahn mid station, the new Holzkugelweg trail with numerous marble runs promises entertaining fun for the whole family. The necessary balls are available at the entrance to the trail and can be taken home.
Out and about with your baby buggy
Don’t let your buggy stop you getting out into the great outdoors. Several buggy-friendly themed trails wind through the forests of the elevated plateau. If you want to experience the mountains with all your senses, hit the Six Senses trail, the Fiss Energy & Senses Trail or the Panorama Enjoyment Trail. And if you don’t fancy pushing too hard on the trail, you can always rent an e-buggy on site.
Boredom just doesn't exist here – adventure parks with educational play stations
The family region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis would never be content with just one amusement park. That’s why the area boasts no less than three adventure parks. The Hög Adventure Park is all about forestry and Alpine agriculture. On and around Högsee lake, among others there’s a skill course, a woodcutter playground, a water-filled soft play area, a giant milk churn memory game and a bee house that are suitable for the whole family. Or make you way along the raft course or explore the lake with a paddle boat or a kayak. Another highlight is the year-round Schneisenfeger Family Coaster.
Near to the Komperdellbahn mid station, the Serfaus Adventure World features the Murmliwasser and the Murmli Rodeo. The 15,000 square metre area borders a wild stream. Interactive stations such as sand play areas, water features, a cliff-face labyrinth and the Murmli lighthouse all invite the whole family to splash around and have fun. A gold panning sluice and a cast of marmots complete the picture.
If that’s not enough, you can put your fearlessness to the test at the Summer Fun Park Fiss, where your pulse will be set racing by a 13 metre high jump tower with a giant air cushion, the giant three-level swing Skyswing, the Fisser Flieger flying dragon with a top speed of 80 km/h, and the 2.2 km long Fisser Flitzer summer toboggan run. Even more fun is to be had at the Slackline Park, the trampoline, the tubing run and the XXL sandpit. From this summer onwards, four new and differently designed wooden marble runs will expand the offer. The new children's farm at the Schöngampalm also celebrates its opening this summer. Children can look forward to a water play area, a watercourse and a walk-in tractor. Also new is the outdoor children's playground at the Sonnenburg Family restaurant. Children can let off steam under colourful umbrellas.
Feel like getting out into nature even more? Then the Wode Park is just right. The mysterious forest around Wode bath and Wode tower in Ladis not only harbours a mystery about the giant Wode, but an adventure park with its wonderful flora and fauna.
Outdoor action for the whole family – climbing and biking
At Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, outdoor thrills and spills are firmly on the agenda. Whether you’re a climber, hiker or cyclist, the holiday region won’t fail to give you a boost of adrenalin. Climbers of all ages and abilities will love the three short but thrilling climbing trails on the castle rock of Laudeck castle in Ladis. These are named Via Claudia Augusta (blue), Pons Laudes Steig (red) and Laudecksteig (black) and their difficulty levels range from A to D. Other climbing opportunities can be found at the Rappenwand Family Climbing Crag, situated just below Serfaus. Here the difficulty levels range from II to VII and there are even two multi-pitch climbing routes. The lower part is flat and suitable for families, while the upper part is a vertical drop and therefore more suited to serious climbers. But that’s not all. In the X-Trees forest rope course, visitors can climb through the Spider Net, keep their balance over the Indiana Jones Bridge and then turn a few somersaults on the bungee trampoline. And if it does rain, climbers can let off steam on twelve different climbing walls and two climbing towers, in the Bouldering Room, in the soft play area or in the Laser Room of the PLAYIN Indoor Playground in Serfaus.
Mountain bikers too will find plenty to challenge them on the high plateau in the Tyrolean Oberland region. If you like your riding relatively gentle, pick one of the many bike trails. For a more challenging ride, head to single trails of the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. But best of all, you don’t have to pedal up the mountain. Take your bike with you in the gondola or rent an e-bike; then you can save all your energy for the ride down. The new Zirbentrail (Swiss Pine Trail) offers even more action for mountain bike fans along a 9.1-kilometer stretch on the North Side of Fiss. The new and longest single trail in the region is based on three previous trails (Almtrail, Flüstertrail and Zirbentrail), which have been cleverly connected and completely redesigned in sections. A tip for early birds: the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Bike School organises Early Rides from June to October. With a guide, bikers explore the untouched mountain world around Schönjoch early in the morning and race down the Frommestrail while the first rays of sunshine herald the new day. Finally, a regional breakfast awaits the participants at the Frommes-Alp. If you don’t like riding alone, or you’re looking to improve your skills, check in at the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Bike School. Whether you’re experienced or a complete beginner, whether you’re looking for tips on technique or a guided tour, the school’s MTB guides can provide a varied programme for riders of all ages and abilities.
By the way: the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Pure enjoyment at lofty heights – sun-kissed Feel-good Stops
Whether before, after or even during your exertions in the great outdoors, kicking back and relaxing in Serfaus-Fiss-Laden should be high on your holiday agenda. True to the region’s promise – switch off and put your feet up – a number of what we call “Feel-good Stops” can be found at various locations, complete with hammocks, sunbathing and breathtaking panoramic views. And with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, wherever you are – in the village, on an Alpine pasture or high up on the peaks – you can look forward to plenty of warming rays.
Early risers can catch the Gourmet Gondola for a leisurely two-hour breakfast over pastures, meadows and soaring Alpine peaks. After lunch, head for High Tea at the Crystal Cube, the gourmet destination at 2,600 metres above sea level. The exquisite tea is accompanied by delicate pralines and fine pastries prepared by the in-house confectionery of the BergDiamant Panoramic Restaurant.
24-hour feast for your palate
Many local restaurants, meadows and small food businesses boast regional specialities and a wide range of local produce. This is supported by the cable cars, which pay the farmers a higher price for their produce. Why? Because it makes sense for everyone involved. Short delivery routes for the farmers, and outstanding quality and fresh produce for visitors. For the local Kaiserschmarrn dessert, for example, only “Fisser Goggala”, i.e. eggs from Fiss, are used. One genuine rarity is the Tyrolean single malt whisky called Fissky Imperial, which is distilled from unprocessed Fisser Imperial Gerste barley, fresh spring water and peat from the Piller Moor.
Fancy a gourmet treat? If you fancy discovering your favourite spot and tasting some regional specialities, the Fiss-Ladis cable car company will be delighted to prepare a picnic backpack for you. You will find it filled to the brim with homemade and regional specialties including bacon, alpine cheese, spreads and farmhouse bread. Home-made food is also available in the mountain restaurants and huts. The Seealm Hög spoils its guests with homemade bread from the wood-fired oven or ice cream from its own production. The Leithe Wirt restaurant makes its own regional smoked specialities. With the Leithe’s Feinstes “smoked box”, you can easily take your holiday delicacies home with you. And did you know that in Ladis there is a state-certified therapeutic spring where the refreshing mineral water known as Tiroler Sauerbrunn gushes forth? Fill your bottle up from here as often as you can, because the water is simply delicious.
Cordial hospitality: feel good just like at home
From farm stays to hotel packages to family apartment rentals, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offers a range of accommodation options. Choose from welcoming hotels and guesthouses, bed-and-breakfast hotels, B&Bs, private rooms and apartments and chalets, or even four- and five-star luxury hotels. Families have numerous child-friendly options to choose from while cyclists can select from a list of certified bike-friendly establishments.
True to the motto “The fantastic mountain worlds of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis”, the Tyrolean holiday region represents variety and completely carefree summer holidays at the highest level. For singles as well as best friends, families or three-generation groups. Because in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis the mountains not only have plenty to offer the grown-ups, but also the little ones. The three mountain villages, each of which enjoy history in abundance, are situated on a sunny high plateau above the Tyrolean Upper Inntal valley, surrounded by the striking mountain peaks of the Samnaun mountain range and the Ötztal Alps. Between 1,200 and 3,000 meters above sea level, the holiday region offers all guests the best conditions for a unique summer vacation: Variety for the whole family. Activities for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Adventures for thrill seekers. Breath-taking panoramas for those who like to take it slow. Extraordinary specialties for food lovers. And that is not only fabulous, but simply fantastic.