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.
This hike starts in Scheibe at the Restaurant Gasthof zur Einkehr. From there you cross a bridge and walkd along the agricultural road up to the catered mountain hut Tiefentalalm. Return first along the agricultural road after 1 h a path takes you to Schrofen. From Schrofen you walk on the "Talwanderweg" back to Scheibe/Piösmes.
Cross the road at the Gasthof Liesele pub in Eggenstall and walk along the continuously steep agricultural road to Neubergalm mountain hut. Then continue on a very steep but well signposted path to Sturzmahd and the Sturzmahd ridge and then further upwards to the Wallfahrtsjöchl peak. Once there, enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Pitztal valley below and far beyond its borders.
CAUTION: the path up to the Wallfahrtsjöchl is very difficult and is often covered in snowfields. We only advise experienced mountaineers to attempt this route and we recommend a direct descent route to the Sturzmahd saddle via a well-signposted steep trail leading to the Tiefentalalm mountain hut. From this catered mountain hut you can return via the agricultural road back down to St Leonhard/Eggenstall.
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.
Der Pitztaler Almenweg links five idyllically located catered mountain huts: Söllberg-, Mauchele-, Neuberg-, Tiefental- and Arzler Alm. About 100 m before Wiese, take the agricultural road on the right to the Söllbergalm.
From there, continue your hike through a larch and Swiss pine forest on a moderately steep track in the direction of the Brechsee lake. After walking for approximately 30 minutes turn off in the direction of Stallkogel – Mauchele Alm. There, the path joins up with a recently built moderately steep track to the Mauchele Alm. After approximately 500 m (red markings) turn left until you cross a stream. Then turn left again and walk
over stony terrain in the direction of the Neubergalm. This part is hard/lback mountain path. Please note that hikers should be sure-footed and not be afraid of heights for this passage. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valley. After the Neubergalm a shaded track takes you through forest to the Tiefentalalm, which is in a picturesque setting. Next, continue your hike bearing right, following the footpath and then the agricultural road to the Arzler Alm. Descend either via the agricultural road or via the forest path to Scheibe. Please note that it is possible to descend from any of the Alms at any point.
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