Spanning Arzl Pitzeklamm Gorge at a height of 94 meters, Benni Raich Suspension Bridge – named after the famous ski racer born and raised in Pitztal Valley – is the highest suspension footbridge of its type in Europe. Whether you’re in the mood for stunning natural splendour or adrenaline-pumping adventure, this amazing footbridge offers the experience of your dreams.
Connecting the hamlets of Arzl und Wald, the Benni-Raich-Bridge rises 94 meters above the roaring Pitze Creek and extends 137.7 meters across the mighty Arzl Pitzeklamm Gorge. Hikers can cross it within an easy and enjoyable loop walk that takes some one and a half hours to complete. From Arzl, the route leads towards a settlement known as “Pitzenebene”, from where you will get your first glimpse of the structure’s complex engineering. The bridge stretches an impressive 13.7 metres from one side of the gorge to the other, connecting the villages of Arzl and Wald. It can be incorporated into an easy circular hike which takes around an hour and a half. Starting in Arzl, the route leads towards a settlement known as Pitzenebene, from where you will already be able to see the bridge. After crossing the 1.5m-wide bridge, walkers enter the hamlet of Wald. Experienced hikers can continue to Niederwaldried along the rewarding Luis-Trenker Trail. Otherwise, the final section of the route leads past the primary school in Wald and over Pitzebrücke Bridge back to Arzl.
Daredevil thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure to push the limits and test themselves, can bungee jump off the bridge. Bungy is organized by Neururer Family. Learn More