Hiking in Pitztal Valley

Hut-to-hut hike or summit conquest? The Pitztal Valley is a haven for walkers and hikers of all ages and fitness levels. Multi-day adventures along the Kaunergrat ridge and the Geigenkamm ridge offer fantastic views of the area around the Hochzeiger mountain.

From easy to extreme, the network of hiking trails in the Pitztal Valley has something for everyone. Families, for example, can embark on a an easy ramble up to the Mauchele-Alm hut serving hearty local food. The trail begins in Zaunhof near St. Leonhard and leads 8 kilometres up to 1,820 metres above sea level along a path which is suitable for buggies. The northern section of the Geigenkamm ridge features a circular hike taking in the summit of the iconic Hochzeiger mountain. En route, walkers pass the Großsee lake below the summit of the Schwendtkopf mountain. The Pitztal Pasture Hike leads up over the Kaunergrat ridge and takes three days, with accommodation provided in two mountain huts. Last but certainly not least, the Kaunergrat Loop comprises five stages with 4,900 vertical metres of ascent. The views of the craggy peaks around the Watzespitze mountain are sensational.

Pitztal Valley: Hikes in the region


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