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Pitztal in the summer: Highlights at the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee

Your summer at the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee means freedom, astonishing views, nature and calming down. between everlasting ice, green meadows or the crystal clear mountain lake can You enjoy the clean mountain air and the indescribable glacier panorama. The highest in Tirol will be Your nature experience in the alps this summer.

Summer at the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee: Nature & Mountain to enjoy

At a height ranging from 2.840 m up to 3.440 m the Pitztal Glacier offers a variety of activities for active vacationers and enjoyers. The offer will be expanded trough the a bit lower lying, but as popular in the warm season, Rifflsee. Here you find a selection of what the summer in the Pitztal Mountainscape has ready for you:

Your Pitztal-Summer-Highlight: The Café 3440

The Mountain-Restaurants and Almen at the HIGHEST IN TIROL invite you to stop by and relax. Homemade tyrolean dishes wait for you, while you enjoy the view over the mountains. Above all the Café 3440: Austrias highest coffeehouse!

“Hüttenwirt” (host) Sepp and his team welcome you at dizzying 3.440 m. Here You can enjoy homemade cakes while You gaze at the highest mountain of Tyrol, the Wildspitze. Eating breakfast at these heights is especially exciting.

Experience your special moment during your summer vacation in the Pitztal

Pitztal Glacier in the summer: enjoy alpine freedom

Even besides the Café 3440 is the Pitztal Glacier a paradise for mountain-friends and nature-lovers in the summer. The Gletscherexpress and the Wildspitzbahn take you from the bottom of the valley to the alpine freedom, where you can hike, mountaineer, discover the Glacier or take a deep breath and recharge your batteries between the majestic mountains.

Rifflsee in the summer: Relaxiation for the family

At 2.232 m, embedded in the glacier-world of 3000 m peaks lies the crystal clear Rifflsee. Not only the easy or more sporty hikes in the nearby mountains lure, but also europes highest raft-ride and an adventurous kids-programme. Who simply wants to escape the everyday stress, can relax on the benches at the lakeshore

Prices and opening times

The cable cars at the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee take you comfortable and safe to your destination. here you find our operating times and prices, so you can directly plan your trip into the mountains:

Save now with your Pitztal summer-tickets

Expand your Pitztal-vacation in the Summer with: Kaunertal Glacier & Fendels, Imster cable cars or the Hochzeiger – it is your choice

Pitztal in the summer: Sport & Action

Only sport and adventure make your summer complete? Then you are in the right place. A variety of hiking trails and mountain tours as well as many offers for other kinds of sport like trailrunning will make the summer vacation in the Pitztal ideal for nature-loving active vacationers

Hiking & Mountaineering

From climbing summits over meditative moments in the chapel of the white light to beautiful tours at the Rifflsee: The hiking routes in the Pitztal guarantee something for every taste.

For challenging hikes you can arrange one of the mountain-guides of the Pitztal, which offer guided tours, so that you can reach your goal even without the needed experience.

Trailrunning in alpine heights

The Pitztal in the summer has been especially popular with trailrunners since many years. The well signposted and varied trails around the Rifflsee turn the valley into one of the most popular trailrunning destinations in austria. competition oriented people should not miss the Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail in august!

Discover nature & mountainscapes in the Pitztaler summer

From barren glacierscapes over bizarre ice formations to blooming meadows and crystal clear lakes – An impressive diversity in nature is waiting for You. A Pitztal-vacation in the summer will give You unique insights into the flora and fauna of the region.

Discover the fascinating Glacierworld of the Pitztal

Various events will reveal to you the exciting details of the mountainscape of the Pitztal: At the Glacier day you can learn about the origin story of the Pitztal Glacier, experience the freedom of the mountains, take a place in the Glacier cinema or you can just enjoy the magnificent view during a Float ride at the crystal clear Rifflsee.

Nature park Kaunergrat

The Pitztal is part of the nature park Kaunergrat, which protects the wild- and plantlife in the region. You can find the nature park house Kaunergrat, at the Gachenblick between the Pitztal and Kaunertal, with exhibitions on habitats of the nature park – from dry steppe slopes in the valley up to the everlasting ice

More tips for the Pitztal Glacier in the summer

You desire more? We have many additional tips for Your vacation ready. This is how Your summer at the Pitztal Glacier will be unforgettable:

Visually stunning scenery with daily programme at 3.440 m. (last cable car ride on the Wildspitzbahn at 15:30!)

Glacier cinema

Sacred piece of art at the Pitztal Glacier – a place of tranquility at 2.800 m height

Chapel of the white light

At the HIGHEST IN TYROL you can find the highest cache. Tip: It is great to sit back and relax at an height of 3.440 m.

Anyone who is on the move on the E5 in the Pitztal, can save 1 hour and 400 meters in altitude on their tour with the Glacier express.

Additional freetime activities at the Rifflsee in the summer

You can also enjoy exciting summerdays at the Rifflsee. With these suggestions you will surely not get bored around the mountain lake:

Tyrols living room on the sea. In the spacious mountain-restaurant you can enjoy regional dishes with a view of austrias highest lake.

Exciting riddle for childrenaround the Rifflsee with certificate and reward in the Sunna Alm

In the mountainscape of the Rifflsee hides another cache – go and find it!

What else has Pitztal in summer to offer?

The HIGHEST IN TIROL and the Rifflsee offer summits for every skill-level and altitude. However, if you want to take it slow or you feel more comfortable at the bottom of the valley, tyrols most beautiful ending of a valley offers many ways to entertain yourself :

On the hike to the Gletscherstube, you will learn more about the Pitztaler myths.

Difficulty: family-friendly, easy
Duration: starting in Mittelberg 30 minutes

Around Mandarfen you can find a variety of stone sculptures, which were built during the international stone sculptor-symbioses.

Difficulty: easy
Duration: 1 hour

The Parkour with 8 stations at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten offers optimal training in many different areas.

In the tyrolean ibex center you can learn everything about the resettlement of the ibex in Pitztal.

Plan Your arrival to the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee now

Challenge yourself athletically, explore the alpine freedom or just stop and enjoy:Plan your arrival and experience the variety of the Pitztal in the summer!

Trainstation: Bahnhof Imst

how you can get from the Bahnhof Imst into the Pitztal

  • public bus
  • Taxi (25 minute drive)
  • Shuttleservice from the Hotel – depends on the accommodation provider

Online trainticket & schedules

Gut informiert den Sommer im Pitztal genießen

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