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Hiking tours in Pitztal

Walking in Pitztal’ s mountains

Hiking tours are perfect for starting your holiday week, in between or as preparation for longer hiking tours in the mountains. Start your hike straight from your accommodation provider or make use of one of the three mountain railways – Hochzeiger Bergbahnen, Rifflsee Bergbahnen or Pitztal Glacier –  to spare your legs and energy reserves on the way up.

Regions:
Whole Pitztal
Hochzeiger
Gletscher
Rifflsee

Hiking tours in Pitztal

Pitztal offers a diverse range of hikes – from forest hikes to hikes through gorges and romantic vie ferrates with breath-taking panoramic views. Start your hiking week with a hiking tour before venturing out to a breath-taking summit. Hiking tours in Pitztal are perfectly suited as preparation and fitness training for longer hiking tours.

Top hiking tours in our villages…

Arzl: Luis-Trenker trail, Adlerhorst
Wenns: Large Harbe pond circular route, Hike to Kielebergalm
Jerzens: Stuibenwasserfall [waterfall], Sechszeiger
St Leonhard: Almenweg [catered mountain hut tour], Rüsselsheimer Hütte

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Luis Trenker path
Luis Trenker path
The viewing platfrom Adlerhorst
The viewing platfrom Adlerhorst
Stuiben waterfall in Jerzens Schön
Stuiben waterfall in Jerzens Schön
Sechszeiger reservoir
Sechszeiger reservoir

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Distance ranges from 0km to 43km

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Duration ranges from 0h to 10h

Altitude

Altitude ranges from 0m to 3,972m

Hike from Liss to the centre of Jerzens

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Liss (1462m)
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centre of Jerzens (1122m)
Follow the signs Jerzens Dorf from the hamlet Liss to the centre of Jerzens.

Talwanderung von Mittelberg nach Stillebach

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Bus stop Mittelberg Wendestelle (1733m)
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Bus stop Stillebach (1411m)
This section of the valley hike takes you from Mittelberg along the wild romantic River Pitze to Stillebach. The broad hiking trail is not just perfect for walking with prams but also popular with mountain bikers. The trail takes you past numerous waterfalls and at the end of the hike you can cool down and refresh your feet in an icy cold Kneipp hydrotherapy pool. Return to your starting point via public bus. For more information regarding departure times please contact your accommodation provider or the respective tourist information office of Pitztal Tourism Association.  

Talwanderung von Stillebach nach Wiese

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Bus stop Stillebach (1409m)
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Bus stop Wiese (1181m)
This valley hike starts at Stillebach along the River Pitze to Wiese, the actual start of the trail in St Leonhard. It is an easy walk past waterfalls that spring from the Kaunergrat and Geigenkamm ridges. Some waterfalls can also be experienced from viewing platforms, especially the Söllberg waterfall in Wiese offers a highlight at the end of the walk. Return to your starting point by public bus. For more information regarding departure times please contact your accommodation provider or the respective tourist information offices of Pitztal Tourism Association.  

Easy walking route Sunna Alm - Riffelseehütte

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top station Rifflseebahn/Sunna Alm (2287m)
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top station Rifflseebahn/Sunna Alm (2284m)
Follow the agricultural road from the starting point towards the catered mountain Riffelseehütte. Return via the same route. 

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. 

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. 

Meadow circular route

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Tourist information office Jerzens (1117m)
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Tourist information office Jerzens (1118m)
Start your hike at the tourist information office in Jerzens and walk approximately 50 metres in the direction of Leins. Then follow the sign “Wiesenrundweg” [meadow circular route] all the way to the MPreis mini supermarket. To return to your staring point follow the road for the final 50 metres. 

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. 

Double chairlift top station - Sechszeiger - Hochzeiger Gondola top station

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Double chairlift top station (2361m)
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Hochzeiger Gondola top station (2027m)
Starting point: double chairlift top station. Passing the beautiful lake (1.8 ha water surface) a path to the left leads up to the 2,395 m Sechszeiger pea k with magnificent panoramic views. The walking time is approx. 10 minutes. Descend to th e left towards the catered mountain hut Kalbenalm and from there continue either to the catered mountain hut Tanzalm or the top station of the gondola. Alternative route: you can also return to the intermediate station by double chair lift.

Small village walk/processional route

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Centre of Jerzens/Mini MPreis (1117m)
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Centre of Jerzens/Mini MPreis (1117m)
Starting point: for this walk is the village centre of Jerzens. It is a circular route with panoramic views of Jerzen’s parish church. The path continues past the small MPreis supermarket in the direction of Jagerhof. The end of the walk is the church car park. Enjoy this path leading through flowering meadows.
Region: Hochzeiger

Hochzeiger hiking tours

Far-reaching views at Sechszeiger

Hochzeiger hiking resort offers a network of 100 kilometres of marked hiking trails spread over four alpine levels. Spare your legs and quickly get up to 2,370 metres at the top station of Sechzeiger double chair lift with the mountain railways at Hochzeiger ski resort. From there, you can start your planned hike in Pitztal.

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A selection of hiking tours at Hochzeiger

Hiking tips from the Sechszeiger lift top station
(B) *

To the Sechszeiger at 2,395 m and back to the "Landschaftsteich" lake before descending to the Kalbenalm. From there either continue along Path to the Tanzalm (Jerzner Alm) or walk direct to the gondola top station.
Walking Time: 1 hour 30 min. easy hike

(C) *

To the Sechszeiger and then descend in a northerly direction to the Leiner Alm (1 hour) before returning to the bottom lift station (1 hour 30 min.).
Walking time: 2 hours 30 min. intermediate​ hike

(D) *

From the Sechszeiger descend in a northerly direction along through the Oberlang Valley to the Kalbenalm. From there either continue along to the Tanzalm (Jerzner Alm) or walk directly to the gondola top station.
Walking Time: 1 hour 45 min​. intermediate​ hike

 

Hiking tips from the Gondola top station
(H) *

To the Zollberg at 2,225 m from where you have a magnificent panorama view into the Inner Pitz Valley and across to the Wildspitze mountain.
Walking time: 40 min.​ easy hike

(I) *

To the Kalbenalm and return to the Tanzalm.
Walking time: 1 hour 15 min.​ easy hike

(J) *

To the Jerzner Alm (5 min.) and continue to the Hochzeigerhaus (15 min.). Take either the "Bärensteig" or the "Außerwaldweg" to the bottom station. 
Walking time: 50 min.​ easy hike

(K) *

To the valley station via the "Innerwald". Walking time: 1 hour. easy hike

(L) *

To the valley station via the "Rodelweg".
Walking time: 1 hour 30 min. easy hike

(M) *

Walk to the Kalbenalm (30 min.) and continue through the Oberlang Valley until you reach the path leading down from the Sechszeiger lift which takes you to the Leiner Alm (1 hour 15 min.). From the Leiner Alm to the bottom station (1 hour 30 min.). Walking time: 3 hours 15 min. intermediate​ hike

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hiking at Sechszeiger peak in Pitztal
hiking at Sechszeiger peak in Pitztal
360 degree panorama at the sechszeiger peak
360 degree panorama at the sechszeiger peak
Swiss stone pine forest at Hochzeiger
Swiss stone pine forest at Hochzeiger
Relaxing at Sechszeiger Peak, 2,370 m
Relaxing at Sechszeiger Peak, 2,370 m
Region: Gletscher

Pitztal Glacier - Towards the Eternal Ice

Pitztal Glacier hiking tours

Although this is really high Alpine terrain, Pitztal Glacier offers a huge choice of marvelous Alpine walking tours between two and five hiking hours. Of course, sturdy mountain hiking boots, surefootedness and appropriate clothes (pullover, windbreaker, sun glasses, sunscreen) are an absolute must.


Important Information:

  • All walking times listed below are roughly estimated times
  • Always plan a tour in advance according to your personal fitness and skills
  • Take a look at the local weather report and walk back in case of danger
  • For more detailed information please contact the certified Pitztal Mountain Guides at any time
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  • Mittagskogel Walking Tour 3,159 m (View of the Alps & the Valley)
    Walking time: 2 hours up to the peak
    Difficulty level: red/black
  • Braunschweiger Hütte Walking Tour
    Walking time: 1,5 hours up to the mountain hut
    Attention: glacier crossing!
     
  • Braunschweiger Hütte incl. Pitztaler Jöchl 2,996 m
    Walking time: 3 hours
    Difficulty level: red
  • Short hikes/walks at Pitztal Glacier
  • Alpine hiking tours around Pitztal Glacier
  • High Alpine peak tours starting at Pitzal Glacier
Refreshing Moments on a Guided Glacier Tour at Pitztal Glacier
Refreshing Moments on a Guided Glacier Tour at Pitztal Glacier
Region: Rifflsee

Day Tours for Hikers

Varied Mountain Hikes in the Rifflsee Area

Thanks to top modern lift technologies, the Rifflsee mountain gondola takes you from Mandarfen up to 2,300 meters altitude within a few minutes.
Once on top, you can choose from a myriad of hiking trails and routes between two and five walking hours. Sturdy mountain hiking boots, surefootedness and appropriate clothes/mountain equipment (pullover, windbreaker, sun glasses, sunscreen) are an absolute must.   


Important Information:

  • All walking times listed below are roughly estimated times
  • Always plan a tour in advance according to your personal fitness and skills
  • Take a look at the local weather report and walk back in case of danger
  • For more detailed information please contact the certified Pitztal Mountain Guides at any time

 

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Rifflsee Hiking Paths and Trail Running Routes

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

  • Plodersee Loop Tour: hiking trail to a crystal clear mountain lake at 2,380 m (you can even see the lake bottom!)
    Walking time: approx. 4 hours
    Difficulty level: red
     
  • Wurmtal & Löcher Hike: walking tour to Rifflferner glacier (part of the "Offenbacher Höhenweg")
    Walking time: approx. 2-4 hours (depending on stamina)
     
  • Hirschtal Valley Hike: descent via Hirschtal to Tieflehn or Mandarfen, 600 meters of altitude difference
    walking time, descent: approx. 1 hour
     
  • Rifflsee Panorama Footpath: valley hike via Rifflseehütte or Muldennpiste slope
    Walking time: approx. 1.5-2 hours
     
  • Walking trail or cart trail to Taschach Alm cheese dairy (serviced)
    Walking time: approx. 1.5-2 hours
    Difficulty level: blue
     
  • Fuldaer High Elevation Trail: panoramic hiking tour to Taschachhaus at 2,432 m
    Walking time: approx. 3,5 hours
    Difficulty level: red
     
  • Lange Willi Steig: adventurous hike through the Stone Pine Forest into Taschachtal
    Walking time: approx. 3 hours (part of the "Fuldauer Höhenweg" to Taschach Alm)
    Difficulty level: blue
     
  • Grubenkarspitze 3000 m: demanding hike on cart road, along the ski run to the summit
    Walking time: approx. 2 hours
    Difficulty level: red
     
  • Rostizjoch 3,083 m: Alpine mountain hike across pasturelands and erosion areas 
    Walking time: approx. 4 hours  
    Difficulty level: red (the route is not marked on some stages)
     
  • Cottbuser Höhenweg: challenging high Alpine hike to Kaunergrathütte at 2,817 m
    Walking time: approx. 4 hours  
    Difficulty level: red-black !!!rock climbing skills required!!!
     
From Rifflsee on Fuldaer Höhenweg Trail to Taschachhaus
From Rifflsee on Fuldaer Höhenweg Trail to Taschachhaus
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