Between Imst and Roppen, where the Inn flows through a deep gorge, the Pitztal branches off to the south. First we go through the wild Pitzenklamm gorge near Arzl, then the valley widens around the village of Wenns. At the foot of the Hochzeiger, a mountain popular with skiers and hikers, the valley divides into the Pillerhöhe, which branches off into the Kaunertal and the narrow, high-alpine Innerpitztal. The journey along the Pitze is a scenic experience. The valley runs almost 40 kilometres towards the mighty Wildspitze, the highest mountain in North Tyrol at 3,768 metres above sea level. It is flanked by the beautiful Kaunergrat nature park in the west and the violin crest in the east, which forms the border to the Ötztal valley. Protected on the north side of the main ridge of the Alps, the valley is one of the areas with the lowest precipitation in Tyrol.
The holiday region is particularly attractive for mountain hikers, winter sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. At the Pitztal glacier below the Wildspitze, Austria's highest ski area at up to 3,440 metres above sea level ensures snow-sure skiing pleasure into May and the most beautiful powder snow on lonely slopes. In summer there are numerous routes for hikers - easy as well as challenging summit tours. Short family hikes rich in experiences are offered to the Söllberg waterfall near St. Leonhard and to the Stuiben waterfall near Jerzens, which at 150 metres is one of the largest in Tyrol. An extraordinary sporting highlight of the Pitztal is the Pitztal Glacier Trail-Maniak in July. With its 95 kilometres in length and 6,500 metres in altitude, it is one of the most difficult ultramarathons in Europe.