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TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

TOURS AND ROUTES IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY

Discover our varied tours and routes

Bärenbad trail

Start
(1587m)
Finish
(1583m)

CLOSED from the 16th of March 2020

Starting point: Nature Park Centre Piller Sattel / Gachenblick

Type of cross-country skiing trail: Skate skiing

Circular cross-country skiing trail with set track for skate skiing of the surrounding area of the Nature Park Centre. 
 

Imsterberg

Start
Car park Steige (855m)
Finish
Car park Steige (855m)
Start at Steige car park and hike uphill toward the farm. Then turn right and follow the trail in the direction of 
the sawmill/ toboggan run. Follow the wide forest path through the pine forest which will eventually lead to a narrow steep trail which leads through a romantic gorge until you reach the village of Imsterberg. Here, Gasthaus Venetrast invites to take a break. Hiking time to there is approx. 2 hrs. You can return to the staring point via the same route.

Circular route Alois Gabl trail

Start
Wiese (1181m)
Finish
Wiese (1181m)
Starting point: car park beyond the Hotel Wiese, facing the upper valley to your left. From the starting point walk through a beautiful gorge (Kitzgartenschlucht) to Zaunhof. At the bridge, continue on the agricultural road along the Pitze river to the hamlet Pfurmühl. From there, walk to Zaunhof and the church. Above the church, a 
pleasant forest path with fantastic views of the upper Pitztal valley takes you back to Schußlehn and the starting point after Wiese.

If you are still feeling fit, it is well worth continuing on a moderately steep path to admire the waterfall [Söllbergwasserfall]. Walking time: approx. 30 minutes.

Circular route: Bichl chapel - XP Abenteuerpark

Start
Village, first bend towards Hochzeiger Bergbahnen (1118m)
Finish
Village (1115m)
Starting point: in the first bend towards Hochzeiger Bergbahnen, a path to Bichl chapel forks off to the right. Continue to Breitwies and Egg on a forest path on the right. When reaching the hamlet of Egg, continue downhill to the end of the tarmac road. From there, descend again through the forest to the fire station and walk along the road on the last few metres to return to your starting point.

Hike to Matzlewald

Start
Fischteich Jerzens [fishpond] (974m)
Finish
Fischteich Jerzens [fishpond] (972m)
From the starting point at the Jerzens fish pond walk on a shaded forest path in the direction of Matzlewald. Return via the same route.

Rosengartenschlucht (No. 11)

Start
City centre Imst (797m)
Finish
Hoch-Imst (805m)
Route: Imst information office - Rosengartenschlucht gorge - Blue Grotto - Hoch-Imst - Wetterkreuz - Bergl - Imst 

For further informations click on the following link: https://www.imst.at/en/activities/summer/rosengartenschlucht-gorge

Winter hiking piösmes towards Arzler Alm

Start
Bushaltestelle Piösmes Scheibe (1392m)
Finish
Bushaltestelle Piösmes Scheibe (1392m)
Start at the bus stop Piösmes Scheibe. Once there, walk in the direction of Restaurant zur Einkehr facing into the valley. Then cross the bridge and follow the winter hiking trail on the left into the valley until you reach the fork to Arzler Alm. Then follow the groomed winter hiking trail through the snowy forest. Return to your starting point via the same route. Tip: The return path leads past Restaurant Zur Einkehr which is an ideal place to take a break. 
 

Hike from Matzlewald to Jerzens fishpond

Start
District of Matzlewald, Säge [sawmill] (1138m)
Finish
District of Matzlewald, Säge [sawmill] (1135m)
Walk along the shaded forest road in the direction of Kienberg. When you come to a fork, take a left and follow a steep path to Kienberg. Once there, cross the road and turn left towards the Pitze river. Continue to walk by a flat and even path to the Jerzens fishpond. Return to Matzlewald by the same route.

Circular route Mittelberg with" Pitztaler Sagensteig"

Start
valley station Rifflseebahn/Mandarfen (1675m)
Finish
valley station Rifflseebahn/Mandarfen (1675m)
From the car park of Rifflsee gondola cross the bridge and turn left to walk on the wide agricultural road up to the catered mountain hut Taschach Alm. From there follow the road in the direction of Taschachhaus for a short stretch. Straight after the first bridge a path forks of to the left through the Mittelbergler forest to the valley station of the glacier express and from there on to Mittelberg. Since 2019, then follow the newly built “Pitztaler Sagensteig” [path of Pitztal’s legends]. Find out about the myths and legends of Pitztal at five stops along this path up to the catered mountain hut Gletscherstube at the foot of the Mittelberg glacier. You can return back to Mittelberg via the same path or follow the agricultural road or the Talwanderweg [valley hiking trail] to Mandarfen.

Mittagskogel summit tour starting from the top station gletsherexpress

Start
top station of the Glacier Express (2847m)
Finish
top station of the Glacier Express (2844m)
To the left of the top station of the Glacier Express [Gletscherexpress] trail over gravelly and rocky terrain leads you to the Mittagskogel peak (3,159 m). Please note that the trail is very steep so should not be attempted unless hikers are sure-footed. You will be rewarded with impressive vistas of the valley and surrounding glacier and Alps. Descend by the outward route and return to the top station of the Glacier Express. 
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