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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

Bichler waterfall circular route

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bus stop St. Leonhard Enger (1321m)
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bus stop St. Leonhard Enger (1321m)

This circular route starts at the Enger bus stop and leads on a slightly steeper tarmac road in the direction of the waterfall for a short stretch (ca. 250 m) only. Then a forest road with several serpentines takes you directly beneath the viewing platform. The platform can then be reached by climbing a simple steep path for about 50 m. Continue the tour  along the forest path to Eggenstall. In Eggenstall you cross the street and turn right to the village Innerwald. From Innerwald you hike back to Enger to the starting point at the bus stop.

Small ´Harbeweiher´ [pond] circular route

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Nature Park Centre at Gachenblick (1583m)
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Nature Park Centre at Gachenblick (1584m)

With your back turned to the Nature Park Centre, this circular route starts on the right on a farm road in a southerly direction. Follow this road until you reach a fork, turn right in the direction of Harbeweiher pond. To return to the Nature Park Centre, follow the signs and turn left to follow a wide forest path.

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. 

Experience hike Piller Moor

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Car park at the entrance to Piller Moor (1525m)
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Car park at the entrance to Piller Moor (1528m)

The hike starts at Piller Moor car park/ bus stop. Along this circular route the origin of moors, moor flora and peat extraction is described. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Latschen High Moor from the moor viewing tower. This area in particular is of great fascination to visitors of the moor nature trail as it gives an insight in the slow evolution of these fascinating and increasingly rare habitats. Seven information boards explain the evolution of moors, the moor flora and peat extraction.

Söllberg waterfall circular route

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Wiese (1194m)
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Söllberg-Wasserfall (1189m)

Starting point: Car park at the end of Wiese. From the starting point initially follow the forest road in the direction of Söllberg waterfall. The forest road eventually leads to a trail. Return via the same route back to the Söllbergalm turnoff, then turn left to walk down a trail. After approximately 500 metres you will reach the agricultural road on which you carry on walking downhill for approximately 150 metres before reaching the next turnoff. Then turn right onto the forest road that will take you back to your staring point. 

Klausboden circular walk

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Car park Klausboden (1260m)
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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. 

Piller circular route

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Car park Piller Zentrum (1353m)
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Car park Piller Zentrum (1349m)

Walk in the direction of Galfunalm to the left of the fire station. Above the sports grounds always turn right at the crossroads to eventually return to your starting point below the sports grounds.

Landschaftsteich Piller circular route

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Landschaftsteich Piller car park (1361m)
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Landschaftsteich Piller car park (1363m)

Walk through the hamlet of Fuchsmoos for approx. 100 m up towards the Hairer fishpond always keeping to the right. Once there, continue to walk via Oberpiller down to the Piller road and return to your starting point by keeping to the right once again.

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. 

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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