Peter Habeler Route

Peter Habeler Trail

Tyrolean long distance hiking trail in Zillertal

For Peter Habeler, the high trail from Friesenberghaus to the Geraer Hut is one of the most beautiful crossings in the eastern Alps . It is with very good reason that a large part of this area has been under protection since 1991, going uner the title of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park.  Experience the magnificent alpine scenery on the Main Alpine Ridge, encounter marmots and alpine ibex - which in itself is an impressive highlight. Not forgetting, of course, the inviting mountain huts. Walk in the footsteps of Peter Habeler and allow yourself to be inspired by the magic of the impressive Zillertal Alps. Whether clockwise or anticlockwise, the aim is to circumnavigate the peaks of the Western Ziller Valley Alps.

Beautiful landscape along the Peter Habeler-Runde
© Katharina Daum

The Round Walk

This 60 kilometre long, hut to hut round walk leads via six mountain huts with individual distances ranging from 3.5 to 13 kilometres with or without summit ascents. The individual routes are divided into walking times of between 2.5 and 8 hours, with varying levels of difficulty over diverse terrain including easy sections, alpine meadows and gravel trails as well as over rock, moraines and scree. Route length: 56.1 km Ascent: 4,230 m / Minimal altitude: 1,345 m Descent: 4,230 m / Maximum altitude: 2,910 m

Route Description

Geraer Hut 2.324 m - Tuxerjochhaus 2.316 m
Tuxerjochhaus 2.316 m - Friesenberghaus 2.477 m
Friesenberghaus 2.477 m - Olpererhütte 2.389 m
Olpererhütte 2.389 m - Pfitscherjochhaus 2.275 m
Pfitscherjochhaus 2.275 m – Landsh. Europa-Hütte 2.693 m
Landshuter Europa-Hütte 2.693 m - Geraerhütte 2.324 m
mhf-sommer-landschaft-olperer-peter-habeler-runde-foto katharina daum

Access points...

...via Ginzling and Hintertux
...via Wipptal Valley
...via Pfitschtal Valley
...via the Brenner Pass

Parking at the various access points


  • 4th bend on the Pfitscher-Joch-Road

  • St. Jakob Fire Brigade Station

  • Sportzone Grube


  • Toldern Wildlahnertal

  • Alpengasthaus Kasern

  • Vals Nockeralmen

  • Lake Brennersee


  • Gasthaus Breitlahner

  • Nature Park House Ginzling

  • Hintertux Glacier Lifts

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