This walk is the perfect way to recover from yesterday’s long journey. In Zams, catch the Venet cable car up the mountain. Then follow a downhill route which will lead you to Wenns.
Route: Zams – Pitztal Valley
In Zams, take the Venet cable car to the Venet plateau; the cable car runs every half an hour from 8:00. From the cable car station, the path slopes down to Wenns im Pitztal.
Our route takes you from the Venet cable car station on a panoramic path via the Goglesalm and Galflunalm lodges. The original E5 route takes you over the summit of Glanderspitze (Venet) and Kreuzjöchl and then down into the valley via a very steep, eroded path. Both routes converge shortly before you reach Galflunalm Lodge.
From Larcher Lodge, the original E5 route descends on a road. Our route takes you via the “Old Lodge Road”. This route offers outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, and is recommended in dry weather. If it is raining, the paths that run via the lodges can be very slippery. In wet conditions, we recommend that you stick to the road.
Enjoy sampling the many delicious home-made products on offer at the lodges along today’s route.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Rest and photo breaks must be added to the times indicated.
Check the latest weather information and be on the lookout for changes in the weather. Storms can develop rapidly in the Alps.
Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres) and to protect yourself against the sun. Trekking poles are recommended.
You can pick up refreshments at the Larcher Hut or Galflunalm Hut. Opening times do vary so always carry a packed lunch and/or snacks just in case.
Points of Interest
Venet cable car: The cable car will take you to the Venet summit in just 7 minutes. From the summit, you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Further information is available at: http://www.venet.at/de/
Gogles Lodge: Enjoy traditional Tirol cuisine served at an altitude of 2017 metres with breathtaking views: https://www.gogles-alm.at/
Galflun Lodge: At an altitude of 1960 metres, you’ll find Galflun Lodge, which also offers a variety of local dishes.
Larcher Lodge: Larcher Lodge is just a few kilometres after Galflun Lodge. You can take another break here before starting the steep descent into Wenns.