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Walking routes

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 0km to 38km

Duration

Duration ranges from 0h to 10h

Altitude

Altitude ranges from 15m to 335m

Vilage - Falsterwies – Gischlewies - Village

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Tourist information office Jerzens (1117m)
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Tourist information office Jerzens (1117m)

Pfitschebach waterfall circular route

Ausgangspunkt
bus stop St. Leonhard/Ghf. Liesele (1341m)
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bus stop St. Leonhard/Ghf. Liesele (1340m)
This circular route starts at the bus stop of the Hotel Sonne Liesele following the waterfall signposts in the direction of the catered mountain hut Tiefentalalm. After a few metres on a cart track a steep path forks off on the left towards Tiefentalalm. Continue straight on this path and you will reach the viewing platform after about 15 minutes. Return on this path until the fork in the direction of the Tiefentalalm. Follow the slightly steeper path until you reach a forest road taking you all the way to the catered mountain hut Neubergalm. Return via the forest road in the direction of Enger/Bichl and continue on the valley hiking trail to your starting point.

Trail to the Gletscherstube

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Mittelberg (1731m)
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Mittelberg (1732m)
Follow the flat and even agricultural road to the catered mountain hut Gletscherstube.

Pitztaler Sagensteig

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Car park Mittelberg or bus stop Mittelberg Wendestelle (1733m)
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Car park Mittelberg or bus stop Mittelberg Wendestelle (1734m)
Follow the “Pitztaler Sagensteig” [path of Pitztal’s legends] with five stops - about the myths and legends of Pitztal - up to the catered mountain hut Gletscherstube at the foot of the Mittelberg glacier. You can return back to Mittelberg via the same path or follow the agricultural road or the Talwanderweg [valley hiking trail] to Mandarfen.

Mandarfen Runde groß

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Parkplatz Rifflseebahn/Haltestelle Rifflseebahn (1675m)
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Parkplatz Rifflseebahn/Haltestelle Rifflseebahn (1675m)

Happy Track

Ausgangspunkt
Mehrzwecksaal / Kirche (977m)
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Mehrzwecksaal / Kirche (991m)
The “Happy Track” starts at the public car park next to the community hall in the centre of Wenns. You will wak past historic buildings through Wenns for the first few metres to Hotel Pitztaler Hof. From there, head north and follow the signs to the “Talwanderweg”. Shortly after a small playground there is a junction, continue uphill in the direction of “Langenau”. The actual “Happy Track” starts there. There are three interactive stations focusing on the subject of “self-esteem”. Old thought patterns are questioned, inner strengths are brought to the fore and affirmations are used to show ways in which to gain confidence. At the end of the “Happy Track” there is visitor’s or “pathways book” which gives inspiration for the following day and you can also leave messages for others. Once you arrive at the small chapel in Steinhof, follow the signs again in the direction of the “Talwanderweg” to Wenns. The entire loop is almost six kilometers long and is manageable with an all-terrain pushchair.

Hike to Waldweiher pond

Ausgangspunkt
car park Piller Moor (1526m)
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car park Piller Moor (1526m)
From the starting point hike to Piller Moor until you reach the fountain. Then follow the signposts to Waldweiher via forest roads and idyllic steep forest paths to this natural gem, the Waldweiher pond. Follow the trail around the pond until you reach the forest road. Return to your staring point via the same route on the last section.

Bichl circular route

Ausgangspunkt
car park Volksschule Wald (885m)
Endpunkt
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.

Circular route Steinhof

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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.
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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