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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

Trail to the Kaunergrathütte (2,817 m)

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car park between Plangeroß and Tieflehn (1615m)
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car park between Plangeroß and Tieflehn (1615m)

Starting point: car park just before Plangeroß. Walk by a path, which starts off wide before narrowing and becoming increasingly steep – through the forest to the Plangeroßalpe. Once there, cross over the river at two points, continuing next to ascend on the moderately steep path along the river to the second plateau, where the path is joined by a high-level trail, the Cottbuser Höhenweg. From there, follow the trail over loose stones and rocks to the last very steep ascent of the route up to one of the highest catered mountain huts of the Ötztal Alps, the Kaunergrathütte (2,817 m). Descend by the outward route. For experienced and fit mountaineers, there is an alternative descent from the Kaunergrathütte via the Mittelberglesee lake to Trenkwald (this alter -native descent adds another 2 hrs walking time to the high Alpine trek). 



Tip: From the Kaunergrathütte, within about an hour, you can also climb the summit 

to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Plangeroßkopf. Grade: moderate

Hike to Straßbergersee

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Wiesle (1074m)
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Wiesle (1074m)

Starting point: Hamlet of Wiesle. Follow a forest path to the right uphill towards the beautifully located catered mountain hut Strassbergalpe. After another hour you will  reach Lake Strassberg. Descend to the right over a steep path to Graslehn and once there, turn right to return to Wiesle.

Hike to the Walder summit cross

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Car park Galtwiesen (1196m)
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Car park Galtwiesen (1197m)

Starting point: car park Galtwiesen. A forest path leads to the catered mountain hut Vordere Wenner Almhütte (approximately 1 hr). Continue over the brook to the next catered mountain hut, the Hintere Wenner Almhütte (approximately 1 hr walking time from the first to the second hut). Following on from there turn left to take a beautiful steep path to the Jägerhütte [hunting lodge] and continue to the Walder summit cross.

Ibex hiking tour

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car park between Plangeroß and Weißwald (1598m)
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car park between Plangeroß and Weißwald (1598m)

Walk from the starting point on a well-prepared but steep path to the catered mountain hut Rüsselsheimer Hütte, set in a picturesque location. After the hut, the path continues steeply uphill over rocks and gravel and then a moderately steep track turns off to the left. Walk by this track directly to the Gahwinden viewpoint, where a breath-taking view of the Glaciers and lower valley awaits. Return via the outward route.

Arzler Alm circular route – Kreuzjoch – Tiefentalalm

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Scheibe (1387m)
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Scheibe/Piösmes (1398m)

A steep trail leads from the starting point up to the catered mountain hut Arzler Alm. Once there, turn left onto a trail towards Rappenkopf until you reach the Kreuzjoch turnoff. Then walk to past a hunting lodge. Descend via Tiefentalalm mountain hut and continue along the agricultural road back down to your starting point. 

Mountain pasture hike Venet

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Car park Piller Zentrum (1355m)
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Car park Piller Zentrum (1361m)

From the starting point you walk in the direction of Oberpiller passing the Piller fishpond. After walking on the Rodelbahn (toboggan run in winter) for a short while you will reach a steep path in the direction of the catered mountain hut Gogles Alm. At the next fork, keep right until the steep path joins a forest road. Continue to walk on the forest road to get to the Gogles Alm. From there, walk along the Venet-Rundwanderweg [circular route] to the catered mountain hut Galflun Alm. Once there, forest path takes you further to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm. Just before the Larcher Alm a steep path forks off to the right towards Piller. This path joins a wide track, which will take you back to Piller.

Feuerwehrhaus - Egg - Innerwald - Tanzalm

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Bus stop Jerzens Feuerwehr (1090m)
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Bus stop Jerzens Feuerwehr (1090m)

Circular route: Taschen – Galflun Alm – Larcher Alm – ‘Gstoanig Kapelle’ [chapel] – Taschen

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Taschen (1263m)
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Taschen (1263m)

Follow the forest road until you get to a steep path leading up to the catered mountain hut Galflun Alm. Please note: the ascent on this path is in parts very steep and can be very slippery in wet conditions. From the 

Galflun Alm continue to walk on an agricultural road to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm, and then further along the forest path. After a few bends, turn off to the right towards a chapel [Gstoanig Kapelle]. From there, a footpath through the so-called Salzmöser takes you back to Taschen.

Hike to Straßbergalm

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Wiesle (1074m)
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Wiesle (1070m)

Starting point: Hamlet of Wiesle. Follow a forest path to the right uphill towards the beautifully located catered mountain hut Strassberg Alm. Descend to the right over a steep path to Graslehn and once there, turn right to return to Wiesle.

Pitztal Alpine Pasture Route

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Eggenstall (1344m)
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Eggenstall (1343m)

From the starting point walk along the moderately steep agricultural road up to the beautiful catered mountain hut Neubergalm. From there, take a shaded steep path through a forest to the catered mountain hut Tiefentalalm, 

set in a scenic location. The path continues behind the Alm left over a bridge to the catered mountain hut Arzler Alm. Descend on the agricultural road or via a forest path to Scheibe. Then turn left and walk along the Pitze river to return to your starting point in Eggenstall, which is an easy 30 minutes’ walk away.

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

* look up in the Hochzeiger hiking tips brochure

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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