SUMMER IN THE PITZTAL
Experience the mountains on the roof of Tyrol
Dancing sunbeams between rugged mountain peaks. Gurgling mountain streams make their way through lush alpine meadows. Ancient stone pine forests exude their enchanting scent. This is summer in the Pitztal. Genuine. Natural. And perhaps a little quieter than elsewhere.
The Pitztal is nestled between the striking mountain ranges of the Kaunergrat and the Geigenkamm. When the snow slowly retreats to the high alpine locations, it's time to explore the valley with all your senses. Hiking and mountain tours, climbing, trail running or mountain biking - the possibilities offered by the Pitztal are manifold. In addition, there are attractive excursion destinations that guarantee an entertaining summer holiday.
You long for a relaxed mountain summer at the pulse of nature? We have it.
DAS 3440 at Pitztal Glacier is not only a winter attraction for guests of the Pitztal. In Austria's highest coffee house, you can also enjoy the view of the majestic Wildspitze in summer. The highest peak in the province of Tyrol seems within reach! The delicious pastries from the highest pastry shop in the country are said to be famous beyond the borders of the Pitztal valley. The best thing is to see for yourself 🙂
Tip: In summer, the Pitztal mountain guides invite you weekly to a guided Glacier hike and show you the world of the eternal ice up close.
Swiss Pine Park
At Hochzeiger region high above Jerzens stands one of the largest contiguous Swiss stone pine forests in Tyrol. At Swiss Pine Park everything revolves around the Swiss stone pine, also known as the "Queen of the Alps". Young and old learn all kinds of interesting facts about the wondrous high-mountain tree at 17 stations. A highlight is the 12-metre-high pine cone adventure tower with its 16-metre-long tube slide.
Tip: The ZirbenCarts take you from the Sechszeiger summit at 2,370 m down to the middle station.
Kaunergrat Nature Park
The three-thousand-metre peaks of the Kaunergrat Nature Park. In between stretches an impressive natural landscape. The wildness in a very small space, with rocky cirques, snow-covered glaciers and dense primeval forests makes the nature park unique in Tyrol. It forms a retreat for numerous animal species, birds and plants. And humans are also welcome in this natural landscape. The mountains can be explored on countless hiking trails.
ALL-INCLUSIVE WITH THE SUMMER CARD
Who has the Pitztal Summer Card, has it good. With the Summer Card you have free access to numerous attractions in the region. In addition, you can use one of the summer mountain railways every day for free! As a guest at Hotel Sonnblick or B&B Elisabeth you will receive the Summer Card at check-in.
LUST FOR MOUNTAINS
Alpine holiday at Hotel Sonnblick
"Only where you have been on foot have you really been there. Not only Goethe was of this opinion. We too find that the mountains of our homeland are best explored on a Alpine holiday at the Sonnblick.
More than 360 kilometres of marked hiking trails in all degrees of difficulty make the Pitztal valley a Mountain Hiking Eldorado. Hikers who enjoy hiking can walk along the alpine paths and enjoy a "Marende" (= snack) at the huts and alpine pastures. Experienced mountain enthusiasts join a Pitztal mountain guide and climb the steep peaks of the valley on challenging routes.
Also friends of the vertical get their money's worth and find in Pitztal Sport climbing routes, via ferrata and multi-pitch tours. Bouldering enjoys special importance in the family bouldering area "Mandlers Boden", which was opened in 2016.
As Trail running region the Pitztal enjoys an excellent reputation. With 264 kilometres of marked trails, the valley is a trail running pioneer in Austria and was consequently awarded the Trailrunning Award 2016. The highlight of the year is the "Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail" event, whose starting places are sold out in no time.
MOUNTAIN AND HIKING GUIDE IN THE PITZTAL VALLEY
The Pitztal mountain guides are competent outdoor professionals who will accompany you safely into the mountains. Whether on a high tour on the Wildspitze (3770 m), a day in the climbing garden or on a challenging mountain hike - in the company of a local expert you will safely reach your destination and learn a lot of interesting facts about the region.
Tip: The Weekly program offers interesting activities at attractive prices.
Winter in the Pitztal
A little quieter, a little wilder, a little more genuine than elsewhere. Winter on the roof of Tyrol. Let yourself be enchanted by the mountain winter at the Sonnblick.