Hiking Holidays Pitztal
High-altitude Hikes via Mountain Lifts
The renowned hiking resorts at the Hochzeiger, Rifflsee, and the Pitztal glacier allow hikers to explore high altitudes while hiking and mountaineering. Climb up high for stunning panoramic views, discover different flora and fauna, find crystal-clear alpine lakes, and grab a traditional snack & drink in a charming Alm hut.
Lake Rifflsee is the starting point for numerous hikes. Whether you fancy a hike around the lake with your family, or simply a hike down to the valley, or perhaps even a longer tour – Lake Rifflsee offers something to suit everybody.
- Rifflsee Lake Circuit
The summer hike around the Rifflsee (approx. 1 hour walking time) is suitable for families (even with push chairs) and more casual walkers.
- The Fuldaer High-altitude path
The Rifflseebahn cable car takes you up to 2,300 m above sea level. From there the high-altitude trail is rather level, without any major climbs.Two short, but easy passages are secured with wire cables. This is a wonderful tour for hiking enthusiasts.
- The Rifflsee Hut
The newly renovated Rifflseehütte up at 2,289 m above sea level offers comfortable guest rooms, a sun terrace with spectacular views, as well as the best Tyrolean food. The hut is about a 30-minute walk from the mountain station.
- Cottbus High-altitude Trail
The Cottbus high-altitude trail begins around 50 m up from the Rifflsee. This route requires prior alpine experience, sure-footedness and a good head for heights. After walking for around 3.5 hours, you will reach the Kaunergrathütte
- Offenbach High-altitude Trail
This high-altitude trail is medium difficulty, traversing over the Wurmtalerkogel (3,225 m). Walking time from the Rifflseehütte to the Taschachhaus is approximately 6 hours. This path is currently closed due to rock fall hazards. Closure does not include the following part: Offenbacher high-altitude trail Rifflsee – Wurmtaler Kopf – Taschachhaus
The Pitztal Glacier offers the opportunity to undertake a glacier hike, enjoy stunning views, and go on guided family glacier tours. Catch the Wildspitzbahn lift, Austria's highest mountain lift all the way up to 3,440 m.a.s.l.
- Braunschweiger Hut
Hikes without Mountain Lift Access
The Nature Park Kaunergrat - Pitztal delights with rugged hiking trails in an alpine nature reserve.