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Hiking & Mountaineering

Hiking holidays in the Pitztal Valley

Situated between the Kaunertal Valley and the Ötztal Valley, the Pitztal Valley is a haven for hikers and mountaineers. Crystal-clear mountain lakes, mighty summits over 3000m and over 380 kilometres of signposted trails draw outdoor enthusiasts from near and far during the warm summer months. Whatever your age and fitness level, there are plenty of great hikes and climbs waiting for you in the region around Mandarfen at the end of the Pitztal Valley.

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We Love Hiking

Service at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

The Walser family, your hosts at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, have a passion for hiking. Benedikt Walser is a fully qualified mountain guide and offers four guided hikes per week between June and October. Lush meadows, cool lakes, clean air and spectacular views of the Ötztal Alps are just some of the highlights that await.

Hiking poles can be borrowed free of charge from reception. All guests receive a hiking backpack for the duration of their stay at the hotel. Please feel free to ask a member of staff about the top hiking routes in the region. The free hiking shuttle bus stops near our hotel and takes hikers to the start of some of the best walks and hikes in the valley.

Tip! Easy hikes with Frau Walser

Twice a week Chriseldis Walser invites you to join her for an easy hike to some of the prettiest spots in the Pitztal Valley. A fully qualified hiking guide, she knows the region like the back of her hand and will be happy to tell you all about fauna, flora and local history.

Lots of Options

Hiking in the Pitztal Valley

From easy strolls to challenging summit climbs,  the Pitztal Valley is home to a network of trails catering for all ages and fitness levels. The one thing they all have in common is the spectacular landscape of the Ötztal Alps. While families will enjoy the quiet Rifflsee lake, those with a head for heights should visit the Café 3440 on the Pitztal Glacier or take on the Wildspitze, the highest peak in North Tyrol.

Thanks to its proximity to the cable car, the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is the ideal starting point for a hike to the Rifflsee lake. There are many further hikes high in the mountains near the lake.

Kaunergrat Nature Park

Experience Tyrol's flora and fauna at first hand

Hiking in the Kaunergrat Nature Park is a great way to experience the huge diversity of flora and fauna in the Pitztal Valley. From the eternal ice of the Pitztal Glacier to sunny south-facing slopes, you can literally follow in the footsteps of chamois and mountain goats and, if you are lucky, may even catch a gimpse of the largest colony of wild ibex in Austria.  Other alpnie animals native to the valley include mouflons, golden eagles, deer and marmots.

At the heart of the park is the Kaunergrat Nature Park Centre, where visitors can experience the interactive exhibition "3000 METRES VERTICAL" givign them a fascinating insight into the park and its natural landscape. Nearby there is the Piller Moor, one of Europe's most beautiful high alpine moors and easily accessible for wheelchair users. 

Every summer the Kaunergrat Nature Park offers a series of free hikes with experienced mountain guides showing you the best spots in what is without a doubt one of Austria's most spectacular regions.


Alpine adventures in the summer months

With its many peaks over 3000m, the Pitztal Valley is without a doubt one of the best places in the Pitztal Valley for those in search of the ultimate alpine challenge. Benedikt Walser is a member of the association of mountain guides and is happy to accompany guests on their adventures in the Pitztal Valley.

During the summer months we also offer a weekly programme featuring plenty of great outdoor sports and activities.  

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