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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

Pitzenhöfe – Leins – retour

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Fork before the football pitch (863m)
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Fork before the football pitch (862m)

Starting point before the football pitch. Turn right at the chapel, located directly adjacent to the road. Then, after about 200 m turn left in the direction of Unterleins. Once there, walk past the church to the bus stop and over a farm track to Oberleins. Return to the starting point via the same route.

Hike from Matzlewald to Jerzens fishpond

Ausgangspunkt
District of Matzlewald, Säge [sawmill] (1138m)
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District of Matzlewald, Säge [sawmill] (1135m)

Walk along the shaded forest road in the direction of Kienberg. When you come to a fork, take a left and follow a steep path to Kienberg. Once there, cross the road and turn left towards the Pitze river. Continue to walk by a flat and even path to the Jerzens fishpond. Return to Matzlewald by the same route.

Hiking to the Gstoanig Kapelle [chapel]

Ausgangspunkt
Car park Audershof (1298m)
Endpunkt
Car park Audershof (1320m)

On the way to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm, turn off left at the third bend and follow a path, which leads you directly to the ‘Gstoanig Kapelle’, a chapel. Return by the same route to the starting point.

Circular route Steinhof

Ausgangspunkt
Car park Kirche/Mehrzwecksaal (981m)
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Car park Kirche/Mehrzwecksaal (988m)

From the starting point at Kirche/Mehrzwecksaal (church/multi-purpose hall) car park walk for approximately 300m to the centre of the village. Turn right above the Pitztaler Hof restaurant and follow the so called ‘Alte Straße’ [old road] with fantastic views of Wenns village and the Tschirgant peak. Continue on this tarmac road to the next fork. Then continue on the forest road to Steinhof and further to Langenau. You can return to the starting point via the road. 

Wood and meadow route Klausboden

Ausgangspunkt
Matzlewald sawmill (1136m)
Endpunkt
Matzlewald sawmill (1138m)

Past the sawmill before Matzlewald you can access a forest path and after about 50 m turn immediately right in the  direction of Klausboden. Continue to follow the signposts along the forest road until you reach Klausboden recreational area. There are two options for your return route: return via the same, wide forest road (suitable for prams) or at the Forstgarten, by the small sawmill, you can access a wild, romantic narrow track following the course of a river. Over a wooden bridge and several wooden planks you return to a forest path. Turning off right here, will take you back to the original forest road leading back to the starting point. Please note that the second option is not suitable for prams.

Eggmahd circular walk

Ausgangspunkt
car park Mühlhoppen (1157m)
Endpunkt
car park Mühlhoppen (1158m)

From the starting point walk along the tarmac road for ca. 300 metres. Then continue to walk on the forest road and follow the signposts “Rundwanderweg Eggmahd“ and turn right. Take in wonderful panoramic views of the Tschirgant, Sechszeiger – Hochzeiger summits with the town of Jerzens. Follow this trail until you reach Eggmahd and then turn right in the direction of Obermühlbach. Please note that there are large rocks on the last 100 metres. A broad tarmac road takes you past the small hamlet Bichl and back to the starting point Langegerte. 



Alternatively you can hike to the catered mountain huts Larcher Alm and Galfun Alm from Eggmahd which takes approximately 2 hours from there. 





 

Klausboden circular walk

Ausgangspunkt
Car park Klausboden (1260m)
Endpunkt
Car park Klausboden (1251m)

After the bridge turn left in the direction of Matzlewald. After the sawmill turn left down to the river and then follow the signposts of “Klausboden-Runde” until you return to your starting point. 

There is also a shortcut that turns off the hiking trail along the river to the right and that is signposted “Klausboden-Route-Abkürzung [Klausboden circular walk shortcut]. Walking time: approximately 30 minutes. 

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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