Kaunergrat Nature Park House, © Naturparkhaus Kaunergrat
Kaunergrat Nature Park House, © Naturparkhaus Kaunergrat
Peat Cutting, © Reinhard Hölzl
Peat Cutting, © Reinhard Hölzl

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Piller Moor

For many centuries the wetlands in the Pillertal Valley, known as the "Piller Moor", have fascinated locals and visitors alike. Located in the heart of the Kaunergrat Nature Park, they are famous for their exceptional flora and fauna. A family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible trail leads through the Piller Moor to the area where peat was extracted until the 1970s. There is a viewing tower overlooking the area, while the Gacher Blick vantage points offers fine views to the south.

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Starting point  

Start of trail, Piller Landstraße (around 1.8 km west of Fuchsmoos im Pitztal, bus stop "Piller Abzweigung Piller Moor")

Hike to

Piller Moor

Finishing point

Start of trail, Piller Landstraße

Mountain chain

Ötztal Alps

Length

4.5 km

Approximate hiking time

1 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)

Altitude

1,575m 1,511m

Elevation uphill 100m
Vertical metres downhill 100m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Car park opposite start of trail, Piller Landstraße (around 1.8 km west of Fuchsmoos im Pitztal)

 

Places serving food & drink

Kaunergrat Nature Park House / Restaurant Gachenblick (open all year, closed Mondays)

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Trail description

This circular walk begins at the start of the trail, on the Piller Landstraße road, around 1.8 km west of Fuchsmoos im Pitztal. It first leads through a forest of pine, larch and spruce to the peat moor, passing several information boards telling walkers about the local flora and fauna. After reaching the "Torfstich", where peat was extracted from the moor until the 1970s, walkers head south to the viewing tower and finally to the Piller Höhe at 1,559 metres above sea level. Here we recommend visiting the Gacher Blick vantage point next to the Kaunergrat Nature Park House. The way back is to the right of the Piller Landstraße through thick forest.

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Your destination address: Gachenblick 100, Fließ

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