Trailrunning is more than just a sport. It is an opportunity to explore the landscape in harmony with nature. A chanceto visit the most beautiful spots in the region, taking time to stop, catch your breath and drink in the wonderful views. Leave your stopwatch at home for a change and simply enjoy being out in the mountains, surrounded by mighty peaks stretching over 3,000 metres into the sky. Runners of all ages and abilities will enjoy trailrunning. The terrain is diverse and the soft surface under foot places less strain on the joints than tarmac. Discover trailrunning in the PitztalValley – the best mix of nature, fun and exercise.
Explore the Pitztal Valley
Trailrunning in the Austrian Tyrol
The Pitztal Valley is THE number one trailrunning region in Austria. It is home to a total of 19 signposted trailrunning routes covering 264 kilometres – a challenge for even the most ambitious visitors. The trails can be found at altitudes ranging between 880 and 2,300 metres above sea level, with a wide range of difficulty levels represented.
The Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail Festival is the highlight of the trailrunning season in the Pitztal Valley. Part of the event is the Trail Running Symposium held at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. This offers trailrunners a chance to take a detailed look at many aspects of trailrunning such as psychology, training methods, minimising risks in the mountains, etc.
Running with experienced trail guides
Tip! Trailrunning workshp for beginners
As part of our Pitztal Programme we give guests the chance to try out the sport of trailrunning in a fun and relaxed setting. This trailrun workshop takes place every Tuesday from June until September and is run by an experienced guide who will show you not only the right technique but also the best places to run in the valley. All equipment needed for trailrunning can be found in our hotel sport and trailrunning shop.
We are keen to share our love of trailrunning with you! Follow us on our favourite trails, sprint and jump over roots and rocks, feel the burn on steep climbs and let it flow on the fast downhills. And don't forget to stop every now and then to enjoy the view! We are specialists when it comes to this fantastic sport and know what trailrunners need for an enjoyable holiday. We look forward to seeing you at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten.
Sport- and trailrunning shop with clothing and equipment from leading brands.
Two guided trailruns per week.
Wealth of knowledge at the hotel.
Free maps with GPS-measured altitude profiles.
"You are your own obstacle. Rise above yourself."
From waking to hiking to trailrunning – step by step
Trailrunning is a great way to explore the mountains. There is nothing quite like the feeling of powering up a steep climb, skipping down a technical descent or simply finding that flow which makes this sport so special. We will be happy to share with you our insider tips on the best trails in the valley. Or why not join our hotel's experienced trailrunning guide on one of his adventures as part of the Pitztal Programme? Back at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten you can then relax tired muscles in the spa before tucking into a sumptuous five-course dinner.
Ready to run? Here are our favourite trailrunning routes in the Pitztal Valley. Mountain high or valley low, you are sure to find the perfect trail for your needs.
This is a personal favourite of Othmar Walser, your host at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Uphill: 950 vertical metres Highest point: 2,600 metres Distance: 11 kilometres Starting point: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
The favourite trailrunning route of head chef Robert Brugger. Uphill: 1,000 vertical metres Highest point: 2,200 metres Distance: 11 kilometres Starting point: Eggenstall
Favourite trail of Jasmin Walser, one of your hosts at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Uphill: 600 vertical metres Highest point: 2,250 metres Distance: 11.3 kilometres Starting point: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Over 6,000 vertical metres of climbing and up to 100 kilometres in length, the new Pitztal-Trail is the big daddy of them all. This route, which can be hiked or run, comprises four stages from Arzl to Mandarfen and is ideal for high-altitude training.
Right next to the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is the Pitztal-ParKUHr, a large warm-up area with lots of different terrain where you can train speed, coordination, strength and balance.
Sport and trailrun shop
Our sport and trailrun shop here at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten has everything you need for a great time in the mountains? It stocks many well-known trailrunning brands such as La Sportiva, Scott, Marmot and Julbo.