The Serles is located in the Stubai Alps and dominates as a freestanding, mighty pyramid above the Wipptal. From the roofs of Innsbruck we saw the Serles and decided to climb them the next day.
This year it snowed down to 1900m in mid-September. Fortunately, the sun has completely thawed out the snow on the Serles.
You can start the hike to the Serles of Matrei am Brenner, from Mieders and also from Fulpmes. We drove by car to Matrei and then up to the district Mühlbachl to the toll booth (1061m) on the way to the monastery church Maria Waldrast. There you can park for free and then walk about 1-15, h to the monastery church. Who likes to save this way can also drive up to the parking lot at the church for 5 € toll per car. Matrei can also be reached by bus or faster by train from Innsbruck in about 30 minutes.
We walk the toboggan run through forest, partly along a stream and surrounded by countless mushrooms up to Maria Waldrast. According to information signs, it is allowed to collect 2kg of mushrooms per day and person. But you have to bring a little more time, so we'll let you continue to grow.
Arriving at the monastery (1638m), the Serles hiking trail Nr.121 starts directly at the Klosterbrunnen, where you can fill your bottle with "holy" water. You climb the forest over many natural roots. The path leads around the Serles rock on the left, through pine fields and steep gravel channels to a wide ridge between the steep eastern walls of the Lampermahdspitze and the Serles. After heavy rain, you should be careful in the gravel troughs, as often whole sections slip off. On the right you pass a spring and then climb up to the Serlesjöchl at 2384m. Here you can rest again briefly to then take the last climb to the summit in attack. At the yoke, follow the path to the right. An iron ladder and some wire rope guards help you climb up the steep rock level at first. Then it goes on a narrow mountain path over scree and debris up to the mighty summit cross. From the summit plateau you can look at Innsbruck and the Nordkette behind it. Many hikers come to the sunrise at the Serles. Then you should start depending on the season at 2:30 clock. At the end of September, an icy wind blows here and we descend again on the same way down into the valley.
With the Serlesbahn from the Stubaital (Mieders) you can shorten the way (leisure ticket owners can start up here for free!). If you like you can also cycle with the mountain bike / e-bike from the mountain station Hochserles to Maria Waldrast. Bike transport by train is free of charge.