oberes zillertal zamser bach
oberes zillertal zamser bach

Hike to the Lafitzalm mountain hut

In the Zemmgrund, a side valley in the back Zillertal valley, we follow the Rio Zams until the water divide on the main Alpine ridge, near the popular Passo di Vizze - or Pfitscherjoch - Mountain Hut.

Starting point of our hike is the Schlegeis Basin at almost 1,800 m a.s.l., accessible from Mayrhofen via Ginzling and further along the toll road. At the parking space at the lake we take the path no. 524 towards south. We walk constantly uphill parallel to the wild Rio Zams and pass the timberline. After about 1.5 hours we reach the little Lafitz Mountain Hut at about 2,100 m a.s.l. (rest point).

The last section up to Vizze Pass (Pfitscher Joch) proceeds along a gravelled road which leads us across the water divide and the border to South Tyrol. Immediately after the border stone, the Passo di Vizze Mountain Hut (Pfitscherjoch-Haus, 2,276 m a.s.l.) is located, amidst a plateau of little mountain lakes in which the sky is reflected. A little further on we enjoy the view on the South Tyrolean Val di Vizze. To come back to the Schlegeis Basin we take the same route and enjoy once again the turquoise reservoir at the foot of the Zillertal Glaciers. By the way, there are several rest points near the parking space.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: parking space at the Schlegeis Basin, Zemmgrund (Zillertal valley)
Route: Schlegeis Basin - Lafitz Mountain Hut - border stone - Passo di Vizze Mountain Hut
Signpost: no. 524
Distance: approx. 7 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours (ascent), 1.5 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 500 m
Altitude level: between 1,790 and 2,280 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: July 2013

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!


Suggested accommodations

  1. Alpinhotel Berghaus
    Alpinhotel Berghaus

    Alpinhotel Berghaus

Tips and more infos