Weekly Mountain Routes and hikes at the Highest of Tirol

You will gain new perspectives at alpine heights. It is only those who go high up that see the vast mountain world that opens up on THE HIGHEST OF TIROL. Height plays an important role here: It is only those who overcome their sporting limits that exceed themselves.

The trip to the starting point of the glacier hikes is an experience in itself. The most modern cable car in Austria – the Wildspitzbahn – whisks you over the glacier to alpine heights. When you reach the top, you can explore the glacier world on your own or together with a guide. From leisurely hikers through to extreme mountaineers, everyone will find their own route.

The living room of Tyrol, the Rifflsee, is ideal for summer hikes. It is the highest mountain lake in Austria that can be visited. The Rifflseebahn cable car takes you directly from Mandarfen to the hiking area. You can discover hidden places that invite you to linger on the Rifflsee circular hike. Do you want to go higher? The mountain lake is also the starting point for a number of high-altitude hiking trails in the Pitztal mountains.

Feel the high-altitude euphoria and overcome your sporting limits.

Soulful Glacier Moments

Dates: 16 July, 30 July, 13 August and 27 August.
Start: 8.30 am
Meeting point: Glacier Express valley station
Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
Participation is free of charge (buckwheat cake is included in the café)
Ascent only possible with valid railway ticket
Max. Number of participants 12 persons
Note: Clothing adapted to weather conditions


How long have you longed for this one breath? How long has it been since you last consciously took time for yourself? You’ve been in the home office and in lockdown for too long. Take a breath of fresh air in the midst of the Pitztal glacier world and go on a walk with your senses together with our coach. See the beauty of architecture, feel the wind at alpine heights and taste the sweet simplicity of life. At the HIGHEST IN TIROL – the Pitztal Glacier – Anna (psychologist & mind-set coach) connects three of your senses with three consciously chosen locations to sharpen your consciousness again. Together with her, you will consciously focus on feeling yourself again and perceiving nature.

Glacier day - hike in the eternal ice

  • Every Thursday and Saturday (during summer season)
  • At 10.30am & 1.30pm respectively
  • Glacier Express ascent 10.05 am and 01.05 pm
  • Meeting point: Sun terrace in front of the Restaurant Kristall
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Costs: EUR 7,-
  • Registration is kindly requested

The eternal ice – a term that is synonymous with millions of years of cold, snow and ice. It is also a fascination that needs to be explored. You will learn more about the formation of the Pitztal glacier together with a state-certified mountain guide. Not only will you move around on the eternal ice, you will also explore a millennia-old moraine terrain as well as glacier crevasses and deep glacier mills on THE HIGHEST OF TIROL. The gentle hike becomes an adventure day in itself!

Hike Braunschweiger Hütte with mountain guide

  • Every Thursday
  • Start: 9.30am
  • Meeting point: sun terrace in front of the Restaurant Kristall
  • Free for holders of the Pitztal Summer Card
  • Max. group size 12 persons
  • Registration is kindly requested: With the Mandarfen mountain guide office by phone +43 5413 86266 or by email

Ride the Gletscherexpress into the heart of the mountaineering area of the Pitztal Glacier. You and your group will travel across the eternal ice together with the mountain guide. Your destination is always in sight: the Braunschweiger Hütte Hut. Following a stop for refreshments there, you will descend into the valley – back to the starting point.

Wildspitze summit tour

  • Every Friday & Saturday
  • Meeting point: 6.30am Gletscherexpress valley station
  • Early departure: 7am with Gletscherexpress
  • Costs: EUR 110,- per person
  • Max. Group size: 7 persons
  • Registration is kindly requested: With the Mandarfen mountain guide office by phone +43 5413 86266 or by email

It is striking, imposing and close enough to touch on the HIGHEST OF TYROL: the Wildspitze! As the highest mountain in Tyrol and the second highest in Austria, it is a must for every alpinist. The Glacier Express takes you comfortably from the valley up to 2.840 metres. From there, the initially easy ascent begins. The more metres you climb, the more you feel at one with the rope team and the mountain. A day tour for every sporty hiker!

Glacier Trail 3440

  • Every Sunday
  • Start: 8.15am
  • Meeting point: Gletscherexpress valley station
  • Costs: EUR 110,- incl. mountain bike
  • Max. Group size: 7 persons
  • Registration is kindly requested: With the Mandarfen mountain guide office by phone +43 5413 86266 or by email

The Gletscherexpress and the Wildspitzbahn mountain railways will comfortably transport you up to THE HIGHEST OF TIROL. We will discuss the descent ahead of us at Café 3440, Austria’s highest café. The first steep passage is overcome by means of secured steps, which will then take us towards the glacier. The mountain guide will then lead you safely through the labyrinth of crevasses of the Taschachferner where we will also explore a glacier crevasse. We then continue to the Taschach Haus to enjoy a refreshment break. Afterwards, we hike to the valley floor and leisurely negotiate the last 7 km of forest road by mountain bike.

Leisurely Rifflsee circular hiking trail

The Sunna Alm is your starting point for the hike. To the left, a gentle path leads you around the turquoise-blue mountain lake. When the days are particularly hot, you may be tempted to dip your toes in the ice-cold water. You will arrive back at your starting point after about an hour. You can refresh yourself with Tyrolean delicacies on the spacious sun terrace of the “Sunna Alm”.

To the Hidden Lake

There is a turn-off halfway along the circular trail from the Rifflsee to the Verborgener See (Hidden Lake). Although much smaller, this biotope is no less exciting as a place of discovery, especially for the little ones. Frogs, tadpoles and small fish frolic around here and delight children of all ages.

Fuldaer High Trail - Taschachhaus

  • Every Friday
  • Meeting point 9.00am at the local information office in Mandarfen
  • Walking time: approx. 7 hours
  • Length: approx. 17 km (approx. 7km of which by mountain bike)
  • Costs for the Rifflsee cable car and bike hire
  • You can obtain further information and register directly with the Pitztal Mountain Guide Association
Info & Registration

The Rifflseebahn cable car takes you from Mandarfen up to the hiking area. This is where you join your guide and the hiking group on the Fuldauer High Trail. At times the trail ascends or descends fairly steeply and crosses several streams to the Taschachhaus. After this ascent you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Taschach north face. The descent takes you over a glacier moraine to the bike rental centre. The rest of the way is completed by mountain bike and you return to the starting point in Mandarfen.

Enjoy the summer well-informed in the Pitztal glacier and nature park region

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