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Walking routes in Tyrol

Relax on leisurely walks in Pitztal

Walking routes in Pitztal are defined as short, hardly demanding routes. Some of our hiking paths are suitable for prams. Walking routes are particularly popular with senior citizens and families with small children. Or you may just wish to go on a romantic stroll to stretch your legs after a delicious dinner.

Pitztal does not only offer walking routes down in the valley but also easy routes on higher ground that can easily be accessed by using a mountain railway. You may, for example wish to go on the ZirbenPark circular route using Hochzeiger Bergbahnen, on the Lake Rifflsee circular route using Rifflsee Bergbahnen or walk to the Chapel of White Light on Pitztal Glacier.

Regions:
Whole Pitztal
Hochzeiger
Gletscher
Rifflsee

Walking in Pitztal

What nicer thing to do than going on a short walk in beautiful surroundings with your loved ones?

The hiking trails in Pitztal are especially popular with families with small children and senior citizens. The majority of our paths are suitable for prams and some are even wheelchair-accessible.

Top walking paths in our villages…

Arzl: Diemersteig, Osterstein circular route (small)
Wenns: Klausboden circular route, Piller Moor trail
Jerzens: ZirbenPark circular route, Village hike through Wiesen/processional route
St Leonhard: Gletscherstube, Lake Rifflsee circular route

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ZirbenPark circular route
ZirbenPark circular route
View of the Pillermoor in the Kaunergrat Nature Park
View of the Pillermoor in the Kaunergrat Nature Park
chapel of white light
chapel of white light
circular route Rifflsee for the whole fami
circular route Rifflsee for the whole fami

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Distance

Distance ranges from 1km to 4km

Duration

Duration ranges from 0h to 2h

Altitude

Altitude ranges from 20m to 200m

Old road to Wenns

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Bus stop Abzw. Timls (927m)
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Wenns Pitztalerhof (999m)

Starting point is the junction/bus stop Timls on the Pitztal country road. It is easiest to get there via Pitztal Regiobus or on foot walking along the Pitztal country road from the village centre of Arzl (ca. 1.5 

km). At the junction walk to the first bend uphill in the direction of Timls and then turn off  on to the “Alte Straße” (engl. old road, forest road) towards Wenns. Continue to walk to Wenns village centre always staying above the country road. Once there you can either comfortably return to the starting point on the Pitztal Regiobus or return by the same route. Walking time from the Timls turnoff  to Wenns is approx. 1.2 hrs

Bichl circular route

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car park Volksschule Wald (885m)
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car park Volksschule Wald (885m)

Starting point: car park Volksschule Wald. Walk past the church on the left up the hill to the village of Bichl. At the fork, turn right and pass two chapels until you reach the Rastboden. Once there, turn left over a steep path to return to Weiler then continue back to your starting point.

Osterstein tour (big)

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Parking space Fußballplatz Arzl (863m)
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Parking space Fußballplatz Arzl (863m)

The hike starts from the parking space Fußballplatz Arzl. Follow the farm and forest road to the left of the soccer field. At the junction follow the road uphill in the direction of Ostersteinsiedlung for about 400 m. Then return via the so called path Diemersteig to the starting point.

Osterstein tour small

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Parking space Fußballplatz Arzl (863m)
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Parking space Fußballplatz Arzl (863m)

Walk from the starting point towards the playground. Bevor the playground turn right and follow the farm and forest road to Osterstein. Walk through the estate and then go back to the starting point along the Diemersteig. 

Jausenstation Waldeck - Krabichl - Jausenstation Waldeck

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Parking space Galtwiesen (1196m)
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Parking space Galtwiesen (1197m)

A trail takes you from the parking space Galtwiesen to the hamlet of Krabichl in Leins. Takes about 45 mins there and back. 

Nachtrunde

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Parkplatz Volksschule Wald (886m)
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Parkplatz Volksschule Wald (889m)

Starting point of this hike is the car park at Wald primary school (Volksschule Wald) and as the name of this hike suggests the route has street lighting all through the night and is therefore perfect for an evening or early morning walk. At the start walk past the church and the residential houses until you reach a flat, tarmacked road that connects the two hamlets Mairhof and Mauri. At the end of this road, turn off to the left and return via a through road to the starting point. Another plus of this walk is that it’s on a pavement most of the time. 

Wanderung Wildtier Erlebnispfad

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Parkplatz Galtwiesen (1177m)
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Parkplatz Galtwiesen (1177m)

After approximately 200 m from the Galtwiesen car park you reach the Jausenstation Waldeck, where the wild animal adventure trail commences. The trail shows interesting facts regarding the life of native wild animals. Do you know the tracks of the different animals? Do you know how far numerous animals can jump? You can discover and experience all this and much more at the different stations. This adventure trail is an adventurous hike into the animal kingdom, especially for children. You will need approximately 1.5 h including various stops at the stations, where you can take a look and be amazed. 

Around the breite

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Parking space Steige (855m)
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Parking space Steige (856m)

Walk from the parking space Steige up to the farm and right head out towards the sawmill/ toboggan run. When you come to the fork follow the trail downhill on the right instead of continuing on to Imsterberg. Walk along the path until you arrive at Hotel Erika, from where you can go right back  to the starting point. 

Consciousness path

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Parkplatz Volksschule Wald (886m)
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Parkplatz Volksschule Wald (886m)

Starting from the car park next to the Wald primary school (Volksschule Wald), walk directly past the small fire station in the direction of Benni Raich Bridge. At a prominent fork follow the signposting over beautiful meadows, past the through road and houses back to the crossroads and return via the same path to the starting point at the car park near the primary school in Wald. 

Arzl - Imst/Pitztal train station

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Tourist information office Arzl (854m)
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Train station Imst - Pitztal (722m)

Walk along the main road from the starting point in the direction of Imst to the “Pitztal Grill” diner. At the end of the car park a path leads in the direction of the industrial estate and after crossing the country road continue to the train station. Return to your starting point by bus. 

Region: Hochzeiger

Walking routes Hochzeiger

Nature experience

The whole family can easily and comfortably get from Hochzeiger valley station at 1,450 metres to the intermediate station at 2,000 metres above sea level via gondola. This is the ideal starting point for family hikes at Hochzeiger or a walk on our ZirbenPark nature trail. Those who wish to aim even higher can continue their way up via the Sechzeiger double chair lift up to 2,370 metres. From there, it is only a short walk to the Sechzeiger summit cross and its impressive 360 panorama.

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Easy hiking tips at Hochzeiger

ZirbenPark family hike
hiking tour from the gondola top station
Ascent with the gondola to the middle station at 2,000 Meter. This is the starting point for the one kilometer circular path through the ZirbenPark. There is much to discover at the various stations in the ZirbenPark. 
1 h walking time, easy hiking tour

 

short hike from the Sechszeiger lift top station
(A) *

Ascent with the gondola and double chair lift Sechszeiger, short walk to the Sechszeiger Mountain cross at 2,395 m, back to the Sechszeiger lake, breathtaking panorama view, 10 min walking time, easy hiking tour

* look up in the Hochzeiger hiking tips brochure

Region: Gletscher

Short Hiking Tours at the Pitztal Glacier

Scenic Loop Walk at Pitzal Glacier

Planning an easy walking tour you probably won't think about a glacier region. Thanks to the top modern mountain lifts at Pitztal Glacier you can explore the high Alpine regions on a lovely mountain walk almost effortlessly.

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Recommended short walking tours at Pitztal Glacier

Starting point: Gletscherexpresstop station at 2.840 m

  • Chapel Trail to the "Chapel of White Light" 
    Walking time: 15-20 min
    Difficulty level: light blue
     
  • Trail to Glacier Snout – NEW from summer 2017
    Walking time: 1 – 2 hours (both ways)
    Difficulty level: light blue
     
  • Trail to Cafe 3440 – NEW from summer 2017
    Walking time: 15-20 min
    Difficulty level: light blue
     
  • Mittelbergferner Hike – NEW from summer 2017
    Walking time: 1-1.5 hours
    Difficulty level: blue 
Hiking Tour towards the Chapel of White Light
Hiking Tour towards the Chapel of White Light
Region: Rifflsee

Short Hiking Tours in the Rifflsee Area

Nature at its best at Tirol's Rifflsee

The mountain gondola ride up to Rifflsee promises uninterrupted views of the nearby mountain ranges and the Pitztal Alps.
A great choice of leisurely walking trails and hiking paths suitable for all the family is waiting for you at the Rifflseebahn top station.
 

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Walking Trails, Nordic Walking Paths and Trail Running Routes at Rifflsee

Start: Rifflseebahn (gondola) top station - Restaurant Sunna Alm 2,291 m

  • Rifflsee Loop Walk: around the scenic lake
    Distance: 3.7 km  Walking time: 40-60 min
    Difficulty level: none
     
  • Rifflsee Hut Round Tour: walking trail to Rifflseehütte
    Distance: 1 km  Walking time: 15-20 min
    Difficulty level: none
     
  • Sunna Alm–Muttenkopf  Hike: walking trail to Muttenkopf
    Distance: 1.5 km  Walking time: 20-30 min
    Difficulty level: none
Hiking around Rifflsee Lake
Hiking around Rifflsee Lake
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