A steep trail leads from the starting point up to the catered mountain hut Arzler Alm. Once there, turn left onto a trail towards Rappenkopf until you reach the Kreuzjoch turnoff. Then walk to past a hunting lodge. Descend via Tiefentalalm mountain hut and continue along the agricultural road back down to your starting point.
From the starting point walk along the moderately steep agricultural road up to the beautiful catered mountain hut Neubergalm. From there, take a shaded steep path through a forest to the catered mountain hut Tiefentalalm,
set in a scenic location. The path continues behind the Alm left over a bridge to the catered mountain hut Arzler Alm. Descend on the agricultural road or via a forest path to Scheibe. Then turn left and walk along the Pitze river to return to your starting point in Eggenstall, which is an easy 30 minutes’ walk away.
Cross the bridge in Scheibe and turn left to walk along the agricultural road. From there, it is a continuous uphill hike to the catered mountain hut Arzler Alm. After that turn left in the direction of Rappenkopf peak (2,300 m) via a trail to Seirlöcherkogel. Return via the same route.
Der Pitztaler Almenweg links five idyllically located catered mountain huts: Söllberg-, Mauchele-, Neuberg-, Tiefental- and Arzler Alm. About 100 m before Wiese, take the agricultural road on the right to the Söllbergalm.
From there, continue your hike through a larch and Swiss pine forest on a moderately steep track in the direction of the Brechsee lake. After walking for approximately 30 minutes turn off in the direction of Stallkogel – Mauchele Alm. There, the path joins up with a recently built moderately steep track to the Mauchele Alm. After approximately 500 m (red markings) turn left until you cross a stream. Then turn left again and walk
over stony terrain in the direction of the Neubergalm. This part is hard/lback mountain path. Please note that hikers should be sure-footed and not be afraid of heights for this passage. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valley. After the Neubergalm a shaded track takes you through forest to the Tiefentalalm, which is in a picturesque setting. Next, continue your hike bearing right, following the footpath and then the agricultural road to the Arzler Alm. Descend either via the agricultural road or via the forest path to Scheibe. Please note that it is possible to descend from any of the Alms at any point.
The second stage of the Pitztaler Almenweg starts in St Leonhard in the district of Scheibe at 1,390 m. Follow a forest path for a short while, then a steep forest track for approx. 1.5 hrs until you reach the Arzler Alm at 1,875 m. This is the first and only catered mountain hut on this hike. After the Arzler Alm follow a wide forest road for approx. 1 km, then turn off south just below the Rappenkopf. This steep path climbs up gradually. After about 500 m there is another turn-off (this part is hard/black), where you should bear off again in a southerly direction. From here, the high-level trail starts and continues on almost the same altitude level (between 2,000 m and 2,400 m) below the Seirlöcherkogel summit in the direction of the Neururer Berg. Along this route, enjoy several fantastic vistas of Mandarfen, the Mittagsk ogel mountain and the Pitztal Glacier. Once you reach the Neururer Berg after a hik e of about 4 hours, cross a wooden bridge over the Seebach brook and continue to follow the track southwards until you reach a lake (Mittelberglesee at 2,446 m). From there the track climbs to 2,783 m. Follow the path in the direction of the catered mountain hut Kaunergrathütte at 2,817 m (trail number 927) for approx. 3.5 hrs. This is where you will stay overnight. Please note that you must allow between 9 and 9.5 hrs walking time for this Alpine trek. On the following morning, leave the Kaunergrathütte, at the foot of the mighty Watzenspitze (3,532m) and follow trail number 926 to return to Pitztal/ Plangeroß, which will take about 3 hrs.
Take a left over the bridge and walk along the agricultural road all the way up to the catered mountain hut Arzler Alm. Continue to bear left to the summit of the Rappenkopf (2,300 m). Descend on bo terrain [Sümpfe] to return to the starting point in Piösmes/Scheibe.