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Trailrunning

Outdoor adventures at the Pitztal Glacier


Trailrunning is without a doubt the best way to explore the Pitztal Valley on foot. Spring, summer, autumn or winter – whatever the time of year, there are plenty of great routes in the region around Mandarfen and the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. On your marks, get set, go!

Active Holidays in the Pitztal Valley

Trailrunning on the roof of Tyrol

Beginner, intermediate or expert – trailrunning in the Pitztal Valley is open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. The valley has more than a dozen clearly signposted running and trailrunning routes between 880m and 2,300m. The annual highlight of the trailrunning season is the Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail Festival from 4 to 6 August 2017.

Part of the Pitz Alpin Glacier Trail Festival is the Trail Running Symposium at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, where guests have the chance to learn more about injuries, training methods and the mental aspect of trailrunning.

The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is your ideal base camp for exploring the mountains at the end of the Pitztal Valley between the mighty Hochzeiger, the Pitztal Glacier and the Kaunergrat. We look forward to welcoming you!

"Running is the best medicine."
We Live For Sport

Trailrunning is our passion

Visitors staying at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Tyrol benefit from many extras as standard in a hotel run by a family of passionate runners.

If you want tips on the best trails in the valley, the right equipment and the most traditional huts in the mountains then simply speak to a member of the Walser family. They know the region inside out and are happy to share their knowledge.

As part of our activity programme we offer guests an introduction to trailrunning (every Tuesday from June until September) with tips and tricks on running in open terrain. Participants can also try out some of the latest trailrunning shoes.

TrailRun Shop in hotel
with partners incl. JOLSport, Scott and Isostar
guided trailruns
twice a week
professional advice
Free running map
with GPS data and altitude profiles
Trail tips

Our favourite trails in the Pitztal Valley

Brandkogel Trail

Othmar Walser's favourite trail

Total ascent: 950 vertical metres
Highest point: 2600m
Length: 11 kilometres
Starting point: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

Kreuzjoch Trail

Head chef Robert's favourite trail

Total ascent: 1000 vertical metres
Highest point: 2200m
Length: 11 kilometres
Starting point: Eggenstall

Muttler Sky Run

Benedikt Walser's favourite trail

Total ascent: 970 vertical metres
Highest point: 2500m
Length: 5 kilometres
Starting point: Mittelberg

Rifflsee Trail

Jasmin Walser's favourite trail

Total ascent: 600 vertical metres
Highest point: 2250m
Length: 11.3 kilometres
Starting point: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

Trailrunning Highlight

Pitztal Trail

More than 6,000 vertical metres of climbing, up to 100 kilometres in length and countless spectacular views make the Pitztal Trail the ultimate challenge for ambitious runners. It is made up of four stages and leads from Arzl at the start of the valley to Mandarfen at the end of the valley. The perfect place for altitude training in summer!

Trailrunning Stations

Pitztal ParKUHr

Just a stone's throw from the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, the Pitztal ParKUHr is a trailrun park ideal for warming up before a long run in the mountains. It comprises eight stations designed to help runners train skills such as coordination, speed, strength and balance. 

refreshment points in the mountains

During the summer months the Pitztal Valley is a dream destination for trailrunners. Food and drink is served in many of the mountain huts, including the Leiner Alm, Larcher Alm and Tiefentalalm. These three huts offer free energy packs with sachets of isotonic drink powder and Ultra Energy Complex Gels from Winforce. 

Vouchers for the free energy packs can be picked up from trailrunning accommodation providers in the Pitztal Valley.

Package
Trailrunning Days
23.06.2017 - 14.10.2017 / 3 Nights
3, 4 or 7 nights with guided runs and other outdoor activities
  • 2 trailrunning sessions
  • 1 running session
  • Free test material
explore the region on foot
Active holidays in the Pitztal Valley