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Trail Running

Trail running at the roof of Tyrol

19 signposted trail running routes with a total of 264 km

Pitztal is THE number 1 trail running destination in Austria (Trail running award 2016) and scores highly with specially signposted trails, maps, a trail in sections and a dedicated trail running shop.

Trail runners will experience fascinating and diverse trail running routes past mountain lakes, brooks and waterfalls. Run over summits and along ridges and take in breath-taking panoramic views. Take on the trail running challenge in the Tyrolean Alps: beginners, advanced and professional runners will find perfectly suited, flowing trails away from forest roads! Start straight down in the valley or use one of our mountain railways on the way up to your high-alpine altitude training. Train among the exposed landscape and experience unforgettable trail running moments!

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Trail running in majestic Pitztal mountain scenery
Trail running in majestic Pitztal mountain scenery
Crossing a glacier whilst trail running in Pitztal
Crossing a glacier whilst trail running in Pitztal
Runners of the Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail
Runners of the Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail

Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail – the event of 2019

Experience THE trail running event of Austria from 2 to 4 August 2019. The individual course sections will take trail runners up to four times to the start – finish straight depending on the distance that they are running. This gives supporters the opportunity to cheer on their runners again and again at certain intervals. A dedicated program for children will provide entertainment and shorten the wait to the finish of the event. All trail running distances and registration information can be found on the Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail website

Trail running sections concept

Based on the existing hiking routes, a special route was put together for the trail runners. At several starting points these trails are summarized on large signboards and are also available as small printed maps. The GPS coordinates and further route information can be found on our interactive map

Trail runner at the Mittagskogelscharte in Pitztal Tyrol
Trail runner Mittagskogelscharte Pitztal Tyrol

Trail running taster sessions

As part of our summer program we are making “Getting started with trail running” easy. Find out more about trail running technique and test the latest trail running shoes on the market with the guidance of a trail running guide.

NEW! Trail Running ParKUHR

You will find the new Trail Running ParKUHR with 8 stations in Mandarfen, next to the mountain lift Rifflsee.

Trail running shop

During the summer months trail runners can find all necessary equipment at our trail shop in Mandarfen. At Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten you can find trail running shoes, shirts and backpacks as well as diverse trail running accessories.
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Pitztal stage trail

You are probably aware of the E5 – THE long-distance hiking trail. Trail runners can now explore the trail in stages. Discover Pitztal at a quick pace in several stages – including a summit experience should you so wish .

Pitztal trail running hotels

Several accommodation providers in Pitztal are now catering to the special requirements of trail runners. A select group of accommodation providers now offer a laundry service and athlete’s breakfast and also provide you with all required trail running information.

Trail running symposium

Pitztal has been devoted to trail running since 2012. We think that it is important to build & share knowledge of this trending sport and are organising an annual symposium for interested trail runners to learn more about psyche, injuries and training methods (in German).

3 summits circuit

Ausgangspunkt
Fishpond Piller (1406m)
Endpunkt
Fishpond Piller (1406m)

This trail starts off at the Piller fishpond car park and then follows to the catered mountain hut Gogles Alm on the same route as the Galflun Alm circuit. But once there the “3 summits circuit” forks off and follows a steep uphill path in the direction of Glanderspitze summit. Once there the slightly cropped path follows along the Venet mountain ridge all the way to the Kreuzjochspitze summit. A slightly steeper path leads downhill to a forest road, which then continues on to Gaflun Alm. To descend follow the trail just in front of the mountain hut in the direction of Piller, with the last section following a comfortable forest road back to your starting point. 

Venet Alm circuit

Ausgangspunkt
Fishpond Piller (1406m)
Endpunkt
Fishpond Piller (1406m)

This trail starts off at the Piller fishpond car park and then initially follows a forest road. Follow the signposts in the direction of Larcher Alm or rather Venetalm. Once there, continue to run along a beautiful path to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm and then follow the signposts to Piller. Once you have reached the forest road continue to follow it and turn off after approximately 1 km in the direction of your starting point at Piller fishpond. 

Galflun Alm circuit

Ausgangspunkt
Fishpond Piller (1406m)
Endpunkt
Fishpond Piller (1406m)

The trail starts at the car park at Piller fishpond and initially follows a forest road and later alternates between a steep trail and a forest road all the way to the catered mountain hut Gogles Alm. From then on the trail steeply continues in a northerly direction, boasting magnificent views until you reach the catered mountain hut Galflunalm. To descend follow the trail just in front of the mountain hut in the direction of Piller, with the last section following a comfortable forest road back to your starting point. 

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