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TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

Discover our varied tours and routes

Matzlewald - Jerzens fishpond

Start
Bus stop Wenns Matzlewald (1138m)
Finish
Bus stop Wenns Matzlewald (1135m)
Walk from the Matzlewald bus stop to the hamlet Matzlewald. Then continue to walk on the forest road to Kienberg. From the hamlet of Kienberg walk downhill to Jerzens fishpond. After a pub stop at Fischteich Jerzens return refreshed to your starting point via the same route. 

IVV Valley hike

Start
Mittelberg (1733m)
Finish
Arzl (854m)
The valley hiking trail leads from Mittelberg to Arzl. Return as you please: either on foot via the same route or simply by using the Regio Bus to take you back.

Duration: at leisure

Parts are suitable for prams - may include gradients:
  • Mittelberg bis Köfels
  • Trenkwald bis Schön
  • St. Margarethen bis Abwz. Timmls

Circular route Jerzens - Pitzenhöfe - Jerzens

Start
Bus stop Jerzens Dorf (1109m)
Finish
Bus stop Jerzens Dorf (1109m)
Starting point is the car park “Jerzens Kirche” (church) or the bus stop “Jerzens Dorf” (village) respectively. At first, walk through the village in the direction of Außergasse. Follow the signposts after a few hundred meters to the left in the direction of “Pitzenhöfe”, which you will reach after an approx. 40 minute walk. Once you’ve reached the tarmac road, turn left and after the bridge turn left again and continue to walk in the direction of “Wenns”. Walk on this forest road until you read the signposts “Matzlewald” or “Kienberg”. After crossing the Pitztal road a steep path takes you up to another forest road which takes you to Kienberg and past the Restaurant Mountain Camp (short detour) back to Jerzens.

Circular route Luis Trenker Trail

Start
Tourist information office Arzl (743m)
Finish
Tourist information office Arzl (740m)
From the starting point at the car park of the Luis Trenker Trail cross the road and walk along the popular path through the Pitzenklamm gorge. At the end of the Luis Trenker Trail, where the Pitze joins the Inn river, follow the tarmacked Inn valley cycle path (Inntalradweg) to the right to the entrance of the path of the gorge. This leads to the hamlet Wald/Niederried. At the fountain and the bus stop Wald Wendestelle follow the tarmacked side road on the right after approximately 100 metres that leads to a farm track. Follow it to the 94 m high suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge have a break at Bungy Stüberl. Refreshed, continue to walk on the side street Pitzenebene to the bus stop Arzl i.P. Pitzenebene. Then follow the path at the bus stop Parkplatz Bungy Stüberl down as it leads back to the starting point. Should you be afraid of heights continue to walk to the fire station from the hamlet Wald. From there turn right and follow the road to the end of the village. A forest path on the right will then take you back to the starting point. Caution, you will have to walk the last 100 m run along the roadside.

Panorama hike Venetalm

Start
Plattenrain (1477m)
Finish
Plattenrain (1474m)
Walk along a steeper path from Plattenrain to the catered mountain hut Hochastner Alm. Then walk along the mountain ridge along a beautiful forest path directly to the catered mountain hut Venetalm. (Signposted as “Venet-Rundwanderweg” [Venet circular route]). To return, turn left at the first fork and continue to walk along this path back to Hochaster Alm and then continue to walk on the same path as on your way up initially. After the fork keep left and the forest road will take you back to the un-catered mountain hut Timler Alm and to the starting point. 

Panorama hike Larcher Alm

Start
Car park Audershof (1295m)
Finish
Car park Audershof (1301m)
At the fork, turn towards Farmie and then on to Amishaufen, where a steep track forks off to the left. A little further keep right and walk in the direction of Gamsstein just below the catered mountain hut Venetalm. On leaving the Venetalm, take the track to the left down towards the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm. From there, take the track to the left to Auders.

Mountain pasture hike Venet

Start
Car park Piller Zentrum (1355m)
Finish
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.

St Leonharder Höhenweg (high-level trail)

Start
car park goods cable car near Zaunhof/Grüble (1396m)
Finish
Piösmes (1423m)
Follow the well-marked agricultural road to the catered mountain hut Ludwigsburger Hütte. Then continue to walk to the Lehnerjoch and turn right after approx. 10 minutes and follow the well-waymarked track southwards. After crossing a few cirques and streams, follow a steep, secured descent to another cirque, the Hairlacher Kar. Next, climb up the steep track (secured with ropes) to the stunning Mauerköpfl summit. Continue to walk over Alpine pastures beneath the Hairlacher Seekopf summit to the fork a little east of the Am Gampen. Then climb uphill in the direction of the Wilder See until you reach the Brandsee lake at the same altitude as the Schoaßkogel peak. At another cirque, the Biedere Kar, continue to walk on to the so called Luibisböden. It is possible to descend via the Luibisalm to Piösmes.

Please note that no one should attempt this Alpine trek unless confident of good fitness levels and stamina.

Large Venet circuit

Start
Plattenrain (1478m)
Finish
Plattenrain (1474m)
This “Queen’s stage” is the same route to the Kreuzjochspitze as described in the “Kreuzjoch circuit” but then follows along the Venet ridge via the Wannejöchl, the Glanderspitze and almost to the top station of the Venet mountain railway. Once there, follow a path to the catered mountain huts Gogles Alm, Galflun and Larcher Alms and on to the Venet Alm. Return to your starting point via the same path as on your way up. The Large Venet circuit passes four summit crosses and four catered mountain huts – making this circuit an extra special experience.  

Venet circular route

Start
Audershof car park (1297m)
Finish
Audershof car park (1276m)
Walk along the forest road from the car park to the catered mountain huts Larcher Alm (1.5 hrs) Galfun Alm (2 hrs). Continue to walk for approx. 1 h on a steep path to reach the catered mountain hut Gogles Alm. Once there, a slightly steeper path forks off towards the Venet peak that can be reached within 2 hrs. Continue further on an easy walk along the mountain ridge of the Venet, which affords fantastic panoramic views of the upper Inntal, Gurgltal and Pitztal v alleys and the lower Inntal valley all the way down to Telfs. Walk for approx. 2.5 hrs to reach the catered mountain hut Venetalm. It takes approximately another hour to reach the catered mountain hut Puitalm am Plattenrain and another 1.5 hrs to return to your starting point in Audershof. Each ‘alm’ is very inviting should you wish to take a rest and if you wish to break up your hike you may also stay overnight at the Galfun-, Larcher-, Venet- or Puitalm am Plattenrain.
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