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TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

Discover our varied tours and routes

Mainzer Höhenweg (high-level trail)

Start
car park between Plangeroß andWeißwald (1601m)
Finish
bus stop Mittelberg (1732m)
From the starting point you walk on the well-prepared track to the catered mountain hut Rüsselsheimer Hütte. After the hut, turn right towards the Weissmaurachsee lake. The track is moderately steep at first, then becomes a steeper climb as you follow on up to the Weissmaurachjoch. Walk on to the southern Puitkogelferner Glacier and over two further Glaciers to the Rheinlandpfalz-Biwak (bivouac). Please note that mountaineers require crampons at the Wassertalkogel. On a partially steep trail continue via the Wurmsitzkogel summit to the Polleskogel summit. Next, climb up to the Pitztaler Jöchl peak and then descend to the catered mountain hut Braunschweiger Hütte. On the way to the Glaciers there are partially secured via ferrate.

Please note that the Mainzer Höhenweg is a high Alpine route. Mountaineers must be confidently sure-footed to master the rock ledge terrain, require grade II rock climbing abilities and good orientation skills. Be sure to not underestimate the length of this trek. As this trek crosses Glaciers, appropriate equipment and advanced mountaineering experience are essential.

Stage with summit – Day 4: Vari. I Piösmes - Plangeroß

Start
Piösmes (1387m)
Finish
Plangeroß (1610m)
Starting point district Piösmes: Go back to Scheibe and then follow a forest road, then a steep forest path for 1.5 hours until you reach the catered mountain hut. This is the first and only optional food station of this day’s tour. Then follow a wide forest road for ca. 1 km until you are beneath the Rappenkopf summit. After approximately 100 metres in altitude you will reach the Rappenkopf peak, where you will be rewarded you with breathtaking panoramic views. After the descent from the peak, a path forks off in a southerly direction. Follow this uphill trail until you reach another fork after approximately 500 metres and again turn in a southerly direction. Here a high-level trail built in 2012 starts, which will remain on approximately the same level between 2,000 m and 2,400m beneath the Seirlöcherkogel summit and in the direction of Neururer Berg summit. Along this section there are several fantastic viewing points in the direction of Mandarfen or the Mittagskogel summit and Pitztal’s glaciers. After approximately 4 hours walking time you will reach the Neururer Berg mountain and cross the Seebach brook via a wooden bridge. Then follow a trail in a southerly direction until you reach Lake Mittelberglsee at 2,446 metres. Once there, continue on a slightly sloping trail that is secured with ropes in the direction of Karlesegg (leads to the high-level trail “Cottbuser Höhenweg”). Then hike via the catered mountain hut Plangeroßer Alm to Plangeroß. 

Hahntennjoch circular route

Start
Imst, Sportzentrum (783m)
Finish
Imst, Sportzentrum (782m)
Route description:
The tour starts with a steep ascent over ca. 15 kilometres to the Hahntennjoch ridge (1,894 m). It’s a descent from there down to Elmen in Lechtal valley and then cycling out of the valley in the direction of Reutte to Stanzach. Once in Stanzach, follow a narrow picturesque alpine pass through the Namloser valley to Berwang. Continue to cycle downhill to Bichlbach via Lermoos and Biberwier until you reach the Fernpass road (B179). After a short ascent to the Fernpass Höhe peak, you will pass Nassereith and the Gurgltal and leisurely coast back to the starting point.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Kaunergrat Circular Route - 3 Days

Start
1600 (1604m)
Finish
Plangeroß (2823m)

P45 Glacier Trail

Start
Mandarfen (1675m)
Finish
Mandarfen (1675m)

"Kaunertaler Glacier road" route

Start
Wenns Gemeindezentrum (1003m)
Finish
Wenns Gemeindezentrum (1003m)
Route description:
Start off at the civic centre in Wenns and cycle via Piller Sattel (1,560 m) in the direction of Kauns in Kaunertal. Once there, cycle on the Kaunertal country road all the way to the toll point and then continue to cycle on the private road up to Kaunertaler Glacier on 2,750 m.

Then continue via the same route for the time being all the way to Kauns and straight on to Prutz. Once there, turn right onto the Bundesstraße [A-road] in the direction of Fließ. From then on cycle uphill again to Piller Sattel and leisurely coast dowhill to Wenns.

Duration: 5-7 hours

Kaunergrat Circular Route - 5 Days

Start
Scheibe (1389m)
Finish
Von der Tiefentalalm oder Neubergalm Abstieg ins Tal (1879m)

P60 - Trail Experience

Start
Mandarfen (1675m)
Finish
Mandarfen (1676m)

P90 - The Pitztal Glacier Ultra

Start
Mandarfen (1675m)
Finish
Mandarfen (1675m)

Kaunergrat Circular Route - 7 Days

Start
Naturparkhaus am Gachenblick (1585m)
Finish
Naturparkhaus am Gachenblick (2014m)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND OVERNIGHT STAY IN WENNS / PILLER
 
DAY 2: NATURE PARK CENTRE AT GACHENBLICK – VERPEILHÜTTE
Hiking distance: ca. 20 km
Elevation gain ascent: ca. 1,400 m
Elevation gain descent: ca. 950 m
Hiking time: NP Centre – Aifner Alm 1.5 hrs
Aifner Alm – Falkaunsalm 2.5 hrs
Falkaunsalm – Gallruttalm 1 h
Gallruttalm – Verpeilhütte 4 hrs
Total hiking time: 9 hrs
Overnight stay: Verpeilhütte
Sights: Along the Dr Angerer high-level trail with magnificent views of the striking mountain silhouette of the Small and Large Dristkogel peaks and the Gsallkopf peak. The wild and romantic Verpeilhütte.
Difficulty: average/red mountain path
 
 
 
 
DAY 3: VERPEILHÜTTE – KAUNERGRATHÜTTE
Hiking distance: ca. 5 km
Elevation gain ascent: ca. 1,100 m
Elevation gain descent: ca. 250 m
Hiking time: Verpeilhütte – Madatschjoch 3.5 hrs
Madatschjoch – Kaunergrathütte 1 h 
Total hiking time: 4.5 hrs
Overnight stay: Kaunergrathütte
Sights: Aperes Madatschjoch [ridge] on over 3,000 m and first view of the Watzenspitze peak with its hanging glacier.
Difficulty: hard/black mountain path
 
DAY 4: KAUNERGRATHÜTTE – TIEFENTALALM / NEUBERGALM
Hiking distance: ca. 13 km
Elevation gain ascent: ca. 800 m
Elevation gain descent: ca. 1,600 m
Hiking time: Kaunergrathütte – Steinbockjoch 0.5 hrs
Steinbockjoch – Mittelberglesee 2 hrs
Mittelberglesee – Neururer Berg 1 h
Neururer Berg – Arzler Alm 3 hrs
Arzler Alm – Tiefentalalm 1 h
Total hiking time: 7.5 hrs
If staying overnight at Piösmes the same hiking time applies as if staying overnight at Tiefentalalm.
If staying overnight at Neubergalm add 1 h to overall hiking time: 8.5 hrs.
Overnight stay: Tiefentalalm or Neubergalm or accommodation in Piösmes.
Sights: The beautiful Mittelberglesee [lake] has a rare turquoise colour and the beautiful high-level trail with panoramic views of the Hohe Geige peak and the Glaciers of Pitztal and Ötztal.
Difficulty: hard/black mountain path
 
DAY 5: TIEFENTALALM / NEUBERGALM – SÖLLBERGALM (accommodation in Wiese)
Hiking distance: ca. 8.7 km
Elevation gain ascent ca. 860 m
Elevation gain descent: ca. 870 m
Hiking time Tiefentalalm – Neubergalm 1 h
Neubergalm – Mauchele Alm 3 hrs
Mauchele Alm – Söllbergalm (no accomodation) 1 h
Total hiking time: 5 hrs
If staying overnight at Piösmes add 1 h ascent to Tiefentalalm.
If staying overnight at Neubergalm, hiking time to Söllbergalm only 4 hrs.
Descent to Wiese (district of St Leonhard), add ca. 1.5 hrs.
Transport from Söllbergalm to Wiese with Taxi Kirschner (+43 664 1448620)
Cost each way 50 Euros for 4 people; 10 Euros per person for more than 4 people.
Overnight stay: Accommodation providers in Wiese.
Sights: Ideal stopping place for a break below the Stallkogel peak with beautiful panoramic views of Pitztal’s Glacier world. 
Difficulty: average/red mountain path
 
 
 
 
DAY 6: BELOW SÖLLBERGALM – NATURE PARK CENTRE AT GACHENBLICK
Hiking distance: ca. 16 km
Elevation gain ascent: ca. 1,300 m
Elevation gain descent: ca. 1,300 m
Hiking time: Below Söllbergalm – Strassbergalm Alm 2  hrs
Strassbergalm – Kreuzjoch 2.5 hrs
Kreuzjoch – Kielebergalm 1.5 hrs
Kielebergalm – NP Centre 1.5 hrs
Total hiking time: 7.5 hrs
Transport from your accommodation in Wiese to a place below the Söllbergalm with Taxi Kirschner (+43(0)664 1448620) Cost each way 50 Euros for up to 4 people; 10 Euros per person for more than 4 people. 
If you are not taking a taxi from Wiese to the place below the Söllbergalm, expect a hiking time of 1.5 hrs and 400 metres elevation gain.
Overnight stay: Piller or Wenns or departure
Sights: Fantastic viewpoint at Kreuzjöchl with deep views into the lower Pitztal valley.
Difficulty: average/red mountain path
 
DAY 7: OVERNIGHT STAY WENNS / PILLER AND DEPARTURE
 
 
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