at the Rifflsee
The Rifflsee in the Pitztal Valley
family summer happiness at 2,232 m
The nature around the Rifflsee in the Pitztal offers countless possibilities to inspire the smallest among us: Mountain, forest and water are natural playgrounds that they can discover together with grandparents, parents, siblings and friends. And the lake is also a true paradise for hikers and mountain climbers in summer. We show you the family summer at the Rifflsee and what it has to offer.
Attractions at the Rifflsee in the Pitztal Valley
Whether adventurer, enthusiast, sportsman or leisurely hiker – everyone will find his or her summer experience at the Rifflsee. From children’s programmes to yoga by the lake to hikes with a relaxing stop at the Sunna Alm.
On a discovery tour with Pitzi
Join in and help the little ibex “Pitzi” on his discovery tour around the fascinating Rifflsee. And this is how it’s done: Get your instructions at the Sunna Alm mountain restaurant and then find the hidden clues at the lake with the help of your close observation. Fill in the sheet with the correct answers and then hand it in at the restaurant. You will receive a small gift for your help as a detective. Have a great time!
Raft ahoy at the Rifflsee
There are of course many places with mountains and lakes, but how about the highest raft trip in Europe? This special highlight awaits you at the picturesque Rifflsee at 2,232 m. During the 45-minute trip on a 140 m2 wooden raft, you will learn interesting details about the history and present of the Pitztal valley.
Yoga by the mountain lake
For those seeking tranquillity, who want to consciously take time for themselves, the yoga summer programme at the Rifflsee is just perfect. In the midst of the mountains and nature, you breathe in the fresh mountain air and relax during the yoga sessions on the lakeside. The yoga sessions take place every Thursday morning throughout the summer.
Refreshments at the Sunna Alm
The Sunna Alm is located directly in the Rifflseebahn mountain station: the living room of Tyrol with a large, relaxing sun terrace. While the children enjoy the outdoor area and play, the parents can sit on the terrace and enjoy the view. For hungry hikers, the Sunna Alm also offers a variety of Tyrolean delicacies.
Hiking at the Rifflsee in the Pitztal valley - our tips for you
For your hike at the Rifflsee in Pitztal, many paths are open to you: both easy walks for the whole family and sporty high-altitude paths and mountain tours. We have selected some of our favourite Rifflsee hikes for you.
Rifflsee circular hiking trail
The Rifflsee circular hiking trail starts and ends at the Sunna Alm mountain restaurant. From there, a comfortable path leads you around the crystal-clear mountain lake. The route is also easy to manage with a buggy. After about an hour’s walk, you will arrive back at the starting point and can enjoy a well-deserved refreshment in the mountain restaurant.
The Hidden Lake
After you have walked half of the Rifflsee circular trail, a turn-off takes you to the Hidden Lake. It cannot compete with the size of the Rifflsee, but there are many frogs, tadpoles and small fish to discover.
A tip for the sporty: the tour from the Rifflseebahn mountain station along the Fuldaer Höhenweg to the Taschachhaus. From there you walk over a glacier moraine to the material cable car, where you can rent a mountain bike for the way back to Mandarfen (after previous telephone reservation).
Further hikes on the Pitztal Glacier & around the Rifflsee
Conquer the Wildspitze or discover the eternal ice: A wide variety of hiking and mountain tours also await you in the mountain world of the Pitztal Glacier. Here you will find all our tips if you not only want to hike at the Rifflsee, but also explore the glacier.
This is how you come to the Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee
Destination station: Train Station Imst
How to get from Imst train station to the Pitztal
- by public bus
- by cab (journey takes approx. 25 minutes)
- shuttle service from the hotel – depending on the agreement with your accomodation