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TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

Discover our varied tours and routes

Pitztal Glacier Express – From the glacier to the Braunschweiger Hütte

Start
top station of the Glacier Express (2847m)
Finish
Mittelberg (1749m)
The route between the top station of the Glacier Express and the catered mountain hut Braunschweiger Hütte appears to be easy but a treacherous glacier crossing lies in between the two points that should only be attempted with the correct equipment and necessary experience (required equipment: crampons, Grödel crampons). Descend from the Braunschweiger Hütte via a trail that joins with the agricultural road and leads past the Gletscherstube mountain hut.
 

Hiking to the Gstoanig Kapelle [chapel]

Start
Car park Audershof (1298m)
Finish
Car park Audershof (1320m)
On the way to the catered mountain hut Larcher Alm, turn off left at the third bend and follow a path, which leads you directly to the ‘Gstoanig Kapelle’, a chapel. Return by the same route to the starting point.

Circular route Wald – Hohenegg – Wald

Start
car park Volksschule Wald (885m)
Finish
car park Volksschule Wald (885m)
Starting point: Church in the hamlet of Wald. Follow the path to the left of the church. When you reach the first bend, a steep path forks off to the left to the hamlet of Oberwaldried. Continue past the sports grounds and keep left to cross the Walderbach brook to get to the hamlet of Hohenegg (Erdpyramiden, engl. ‘earth pillars‘) For the way back turn left at the chapel and follow a picturesque track to the Walderbach stream, visit the waterfall – the 10 minute detour is well worth it – and follow the country road for the last stretch to return to the starting point.

Circular route: Kalbenalm and Tanzalm

Start
gondola top station (2025m)
Finish
gondola top station (2024m)
Starting point: gondola top station. To the left, a path leads to the catered mountain hut Kalbenalm. Descend via the Zirbenwald [Swiss pine forest] to the catered mountain hut Tanzalm from where you can then return to your starting point.

Wiesle circular trail

Start
Football ground next to the Pitzenhöfe (863m)
Finish
Football ground next to the Pitzenhöfe (863m)
Walk on the path that follows the country road along the river Pitze until you reach a fork. Take a right at the fork up the hill towards the hamlet of Wiese. From there, continue to walk towards Leins. At the next fork, take a right and walk back on the forest track to the Pitzenhöfe.

Experience hike Adlerhorst

Start
Tourist information office Arzl (851m)
Finish
Tourist information office Arzl (856m)
Starting point: Arzl tourist information office. This hike leads you down the stairs to the Gruabe arena and behind the fire station, then uphill to the left on the forest track in the direction of Imsterberg. Follow this path for approximately 500 m and then turn left onto a forest track in the direction of Arzl Rodelbahn (toboggan run in the winter). After a few minutes the path forks, turn left in the direction of Adlerhorst viewing platform. Continue on forest paths and over a short difficult passage (rocks, secured with fixed ropes) to reach Burgstall at the top. Past the radio mast, continue to the exit of the rocky track and then to the Adlerhorst viewing platform. At what is truly a breathtaking height, you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and the track which runs directly below. The way back leads over the Burgstall, with a beautiful view of Leins and W ald villages, 
head left to the church of Arzl, then through the village back to the starting point.

Hike to Zollberg

Start
gondola top station (2025m)
Finish
gondola top station (2026m)
Starting point: gondola top station. To the right, a path with a moderate climb leads up to the Zollberg mountain (2,224 m). At the top, enjoy the magnificent panorama of the upper Pitztal valley all the way to the Wildspitze peak. Return via the same route.

Alpine pasture hike Hochzeiger

Start
gondola top station (2025m)
Finish
gondola bottom station (1464m)
Starting point: gondola top station. Follow a path to the left to the catered mountain hut  Kalbenalm  (walking  time:  40  min)  and  from  there  continue  further  through  the Oberlangtal valley until you cross the path coming down from the Sechseizer peak, then continue to the catered mountain hut Leiner Alm (walking time: 1 hr). The path which forks off to the left a few meters after the Leiner Alm will tak e you through the 
forest to Kaitanger and from there further to the bottom station of Hochzeiger Bergbahnen (mountain railway) (walking time: 1.5 hr). Total walking time: approx. 3 hours. Additionally, you may choose to walk via the top station of the double chairlift to the Sechzeiger peak and descend northwards to the Leiner Alm and then continue as above through the forest to the bottom station of Hochzeiger Bergbahnen.

Double chair lift top station - Hochzeiger - intermediate station

Start
Double chair lift top station (2366m)
Finish
Middelstation (2024m)
This path follows the mountain ridge from its starting point to Hochzeiger. Descend via the Hochzeiger ridge to the mountain station of the Zollberg button lift and continue on to the gondola’s intermediate station.

Wassertalweg

Start
Car Park Kaitanger (1433m)
Finish
Car Park Kaitanger (1436m)
Starting point: Kaitanger. In Kaitanger, directly below the toboggan run, follow a beautiful 2 km hiking trail in the direction of the catered mountain hut Leiner Alm. There are two options: turn left to Jerzens via Gischlewies, Falsterwies (approx. 1 hr) or turn right to the Leiner Alm (approx. 2 hrs).
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