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Gleirschtal-Pfeishütte / Route No. 581

Gleirschtal-Pfeishütte / Route No. 581

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Starting point: Scharnitz information centre (parking Länd P2)
Finishing point: Pfeishütte-Innsbruck
Ascent 1,075 m
Highest point 1,922 m
Route distance 19.9 km
Level of difficulty
Driving time 02:30 hh:mm

Elevation profile


Please note: Due to road works, a bypass to the Gleirschtal huts will be available from 2.10.2019. This applies until 6.10.2019. From 7.10.2019 there will be temporary complete closures without detours. In the early morning hours or in the evening, however, the route is passable.

Long and challenging tour - scenically absolutely worthwhile!
The route starts at the Scharnitz Information Centre / Länd car park and follows a low-traffic, asphalted municipal road for the first 1.5 km. Shortly before the Isarlodge Wiesenhof, the well-drivable forest path begins straight ahead over the Gleirschhöhe to the junction Gleirschtal in approx. 4.5 km. After a rapid descent and crossing of the Isar, the ascent follows - the so-called "Krapfen". This is the only part where endurance and stamina are required. After reaching the Gleirschtalanhöhe, passing magnificent alpine pastures, you reach a junction, where you continue in the direction of the Möslalm. At the next junction you can either drive straight ahead or keep right and after a short steep ascent you will reach the Möslalm. From the Möslalm a difficult ascent begins, on partly coarse gravel through a wild and romantic landscape of the high alpine Samertal. The last ascent before the Pfeishütte will only be possible for the very best bikers due to the coarse gravel underground, for the rest this is a push distance, but it is worth it! Very nice place to stay overnight at the rustic Pfeishütte. The hut is the starting point for many beautiful mountain hikes, e.g. over the Nordkette to Innsbruck. Attention pasture cattle, please keep distance and cross the pasture area calmly and quickly.