aufstieg zum venet gipfel glanderspitze
aufstieg zum venet gipfel glanderspitze

To the Glanderspitze peak at the Venet

Short summit tour and circular hike on the panoramic mountain above the Inntal valley near Landeck.

The Venet is a special mountain range: all alone it is located at the intersection between the Inntal, Pitztal and Kaunertal valleys. This position makes it an ideal panoramic mountain with views from the Northern Limestone Alps to the Verwall, Silvretta and the Ötztal Alps. And thanks to the Venet Cable Car it’s easy to climb. From the mountain station on the Krahberg there are less than 500 metres in altitude up to the Glanderspitze, the main summit of the Venet.

The mountain station of the cable car from Zams is located at more than 2,200 m a.s.l. From there we walk on the path no.11 – also part of the European Long-Distance Way E5 – towards east to the Glanderspitze peak (signpost: Venet). The treeless landscape on the ridge is a green heath with the typical poor grassland meadows of the alpine high mountains. Only the last ascent up to the summit cross is rockier and steeper. Arrived on the top we enjoy a fantastic almost 360 degree view.

From here you could walk to the neighbouring Kreuzjoch ridge and descend via the Venetalm to the Galflun Alm mountain hut or decide to take the smaller route along the paths 6 and 6B (towards the Gogles Alm hut), what we do. The path no. 6 steeply descends (attention – danger of slipping!) until it meets the path no. 6B. Here you can make a detour to the Gogles Alm (rest point), or walk directly back to the mountain station of the Krahberg Cable Car. The whole circular walk can be done in less than 3 hours (pure walking time).

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Venet Cable Car mountain station (Zams near Landeck)
Markers: Venet, no. 11, E5, 6, Gogles Alm, 6B, Krahberg
Distance: 6.8 km (entire circular walk)
Walking time: about 2.5 – 3 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 470 m
Altitude level: between 2,090 and 2,510 m a.s.l.
Rest points: Venet Mountain Hut (mountain station of the cable car), Goglesalm mountain hut
Experienced in: August 2018

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

Close

Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos