Heading for Tirol’s glaciers
Located at the heart of the Pitztal Valley and the Kaunergrat Nature Reserve, the charming village of St. Leonhard makes a fabulous destination at any time of the year. It comprises several hamlets and has retained its authentic rural character and long-standing traditions up to the present day. Thanks to its favorable location – far from the madding crowds – it offers innumerable outdoor activities both in summer and winter. Do not miss out on one of the valley’s most precious gems: Lake Rifflsee, a crystal-clear mountain lake at an altitude of 2,200 meters, and the largest of its kind in the Ötztal Alps. Its surroundings are a secret tip among skiers (in winter) and hiking enthusiasts.
Nature experience on foot
A holiday in the Pitztal Valley is not about sporting excellence, but nature exploration at a leisurely pace. The unspoiled environment and the breathtaking mountain scenery ensure an unparalleled outdoor experience for the whole family. There are numerous routes and (themed) trails for walking and hiking. Try the high-altitude hiking routes in the Rifflsee area, for instance. The new Wildspitzbahn cable car, the highest of its kind in Austria, is the gateway to Hinterer Brunnenkogel, which is renowned for the spectacular views and vistas of the entire Alpine region. Fifty peaks higher than 3,000 meters can be seen from the Café 3440 accommodated in the top station and the suspended sun-deck. Thanks to its thoughtful and exceptional architecture and stunning views, the café makes an attractive destination all year round.