Nestling in a verdant hollow of the Pitzal valley, the sweet and scenic village of Sankt Leonhard provides travellers with a plethora of stunning sights outdoor adventure opportunities. The rural seclusion of this authentic village will ensure visitors feel fully immersed in the tranquillity of the majestic mountains; the roar of a car or the wail of a siren will not be heard during a serene sojourn here. Famed for the breath-taking beauty of its hiking trails, Sankt Leonhard is a delightful destination sure to invigorate and inspire.
Sankt Leonhard is the scenic starting point for an intricate network of hiking trails. One of the most beautiful is the Pitzal Almweg, a stunning stretch that interconnects five picturesque alpine pastures. Wander through flower filled meadows while looking out for the fascinating flora and fauna that reside in this Eden-like habitat; marmots and ibexes roam the pastures in search of verdant snacks from the meadows.
One of the region’s most remarkable natural landmarks is undoubtedly Lake Rifflsee, a majestic mountain lake which can be best viewed from the vertiginous vantage point of the mountain. Those seeking to avoid energetic excursions need not fear, the Rifflsee Cable Car will transport you swiftly and smoothly to the summit in order to enjoy these panoramic Alpine vistas.
Due to the scattered layout of Sankt Leonhard, rustic restaurants are generally dispersed over the magnificent mountain mounds. At a 3500 metre altitude, daring diners can dine upon regional specialities at Café 3500, a vertiginous vantage point from which Alpine vistas and delicacies can be enjoyed. Feast upon the signature specialities of tender meat and crisp potatoes before setting off on a visionary cable car down the slopes. (Pitztaler Gletscher auf 3440 Hohe)