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TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

Discover our varied tours and routes

Kreuzjoch circuit

Start
Plattenrain (1481m)
Finish
Plattenrain (1480m)
Starting at the Plattenrain car park this trail follows a pretty steep path opposite of the catered mountain hut Puitalm at Plattenrain up towards the catered mountain hut Hochaster Alm and then on to the catered mountain hut Venet Alm. Once there, you can take in the magnificent panoramic views to the Hochzeiger summit and the upper Pitztal valley. The path then turns a bit more rugged and leads (via the Imsterbergkreuz) to the highest point, the Kreuzjoch summit. Once there, follow the downhill path in the direction of the catered mountain hut Galflun Alm and then continue on a forest road to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm and Venet Alm. Then follow the path that you already know from your ascent, back down to the starting point.

Hike to Wildgrat

Start
gondola top station (2026m)
Finish
gondola top station (2020m)
Starting point: gondola top station. From there, take the path to the Hochzeiger mountain and continue to the Riegetal valley. A second alternative route would be to turn right at the top station and take the path to the Zollberg peak and to the Groaßsee lake. From the lake at 2,416 m take a steep trail to the 2,971 m Wildgrat peak, keeping to the left at all times. It is advisable that hikers taking this path should not have any fear of heights or be prone to dizziness. Return via the Zollberg.

Zaunhof/Grüble – Ludwigsburger Hütte – St Leonharder Höhenweg (high-level trail) – Bich

Start
car park, goods cable car near Zaunhof/Grüble (1329m)
Finish
bus stop Zaunhof Grüble (1327m)
From the starting point, climb up to the catered mountain hut Ludwigsburger Hütte. Then continue to walk in the direction of the Lehnerjoch. After approx. 10 minutes tak e a right and follow the waymarked trail leading south. After crossing a few cirques and brooks, there is a secured track to the Hairlacher Kar. Following this, there is another ascent to the Scharte am Westgrat of the Hairlacher Seekopfs summit. Continue after this to the Maurerköpfl peak. Keep on southwards to the crossroads ‘Am Gampen’, then downhill to the derelict mountain hut Äußere Schwarzenbergalm and then continue on to Enger/Bichl.

Please note that this trail is only suitable for experienced hikers with good stamina.

Stage without summit – Day 1: Arzl – Wenns

Start
Arzl (853m)
Finish
Wenns (1018m)
Starting point: Arzl – from the church a winding path leads up to Burgstall and then on to the hamlet of Arzlair. 
Walking through meadows and a forest the trail leads on to the catered mountain hut Plattenrainalm. Once there, you can take in the panoramic views of the Inntal valley and visit the meditation chapel to let your thoughts wander. A slightly steeper trail leads up to the catered mountain hut Hochastner Alm. Then continue along the mountain ridge on a beautiful forest path directly to the catered mountain hut Venetalm (Follow the signposts for the circular hiking trail “Venet Rundwanderweg”. Then turn into a forest road towards Wenns. You will be rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. 

Hike to Straßbergersee

Start
Wiesle (1074m)
Finish
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.

Kalbenalm - Sechszeiger 6020

Start
Car park Mühlschrofen or Liss/Hochzeiger Bergbahnen (1456m)
Finish
Sechszeiger (1482m)
 
The starting point of this trail is the car park Mühlschrofen below the hamlet of Gischlewies. The forest path leading towards Leiner Alm branches off after about 1 km onto a wide gravel path towards Kaitanger (Entry also possible from Kaitanger). From here, the route runs parallel to the red MTB route 609 (Tanzalm) and together the trails meander steadily uphill through sparse woodland to the Stalderhütte/Hochzeigerhaus turn-off. The route continues straight on to the Kalbenalm located at the timberline (refreshment stop). From there the trail runs steeply uphill in serpentines for approx. 1.5 km to the reservoir at the mountain station of the Panorama cable car. On the subsequent flatter section, the biker can take a breather before reaching the summit cross of the Sechszeiger at 2,392 m, where a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains makes the effort worthwhile. If you want to reach a second summit, follow the signs to the Hochzeiger 2.5 mountain station - another 1.7 km or 40 minutes. Once there, you can reach the Hochzeiger 2,560 m summit on foot in 15 minutes. You can return via the same route or via the Steinbock Trail (single trail).
 
 

Trail to the summit Grabkogel

Start
car park between Stillebach and Piösmes (1405m)
Finish
car park between Stillebach and Piösmes (1408m)
Walk by a road to the left towards the broadcasting mast for a short while, then turn left onto a footpath leading in the direction of the mountain hut Luibisalm (not catered). This Alm is a peaceful destination for a day trip and affords walkers panoramic views high over the valley opposite the steep Rofelewand rockface (3,354 m). Continue on past a hunting lodge to the so called Luibisböden. Straight ahead this track leads to the Luibiskogel peak: from there turn right and walk through a rubble cirque to a crevasse behind which the beautiful Moalandlsee lake nestles against a stunning backdrop of rocks. Please note that this trail is only suitable for fit, experienced and sure-footed mountaineers. Passing Lake Moalandsee on your right, the last stage of this tour leads up to the Grabkogel summit cross, which can already be spotted from the lake. You will reach the summit at 2,651 metres after a 20 minute climb and enjoy a 360 degree view of Lake Moalandsee and the course of Pitztal valley.  Return via the outward route.

Circular route: Piller – fishpond – Gogles Alm – Glanderspitze (summit cross) – Pillerkreuz (summit cross) – Galflun Alm

Start
Car park Piller Zentrum (1349m)
Finish
Car park Piller Zentrum (1359m)
From the starting point you walk in the direction of Oberpiller passing the Piller fishpond. After walking on the Rodelbahn [toboggan run in the 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, turn off right until the steep path joins up with a forest track. Follow this track to get to the Gogles Alm. Enjoy the vista from this mountain and after the Gogles Alm, continue to walk, bearing left on a steep path to the summit cross of  Glanderspitze. After this, walk along the ridge keeping right towards the Pillerkreuz (summit cross). To descend, retrace your steps for a few meters and then turn off left back to the Galflun Alm and then take a right towards Piller. This steep path forks off again to the right and then joins a path that takes you straight back to Piller.

Audershof – Larcher Alm – Galflun Alm – Kreuzjoch – Audershof

Start
Car park Audershof (1305m)
Finish
Car park Audershof (1343m)
Take the moderately steep forest road to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm ( 1h 30 min) and then continue to walk in the direction of the catered mountain hut Galflun Alm. Just before the Galflun Alm a path, in parts very steep, takes you directly to the Kreuzjoch (3 h) summit. To return, turn left after the Kreuzjoch and walk along the so-called Wannejöchl back to the Galflun Alm and from there, return by the same route you followed from Audershof.

Circular route: Piller pond – Aifner Alm – Kreuzjöchl – Kielebergalm

Start
Piller Landschaftsteich [artificial pond] (1358m)
Finish
Piller Landschaftsteich [artificial pond] (1361m)
From the starting point turn left on a path in the direction of Lachwies. From the Lachwies farm onwards a steep footpath continues steeply downhill to Bärenbad. Once there, follow a forest road for a short while before turning right into a well signposted trail to the catered mountain hut Aifner Alm. After the Alm, turn left in the direction of Aifenspitze summit, turn left at Schweinelieger and walk uphill to the Kreuzjöchl on a path that is very steep in places. Continue to hike downhill through the Wildkar combe and on a path towards the catered mountain hut Kielebergalm. Finally return to Piller the forest road. 
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