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Glacier Flea Hiking Day

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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  • / Ramoljoch
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Langeben - Stempelstelle
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  • / Seilsicherung am Ramoljoch
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Start in Obergurgl
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Ramolhaus
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Weg zum Ramolhaus
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Bergsteigerdorf Vent
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
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OBERGURGL -> Ramoljoch -> VENT
difficult
15 km
9:00 h
1,348 m
1,350 m
This traditional hike takes alpinists up to the 3,200 m high Ramoljoch ridge.

A truly outstanding event that gives fantastic insights into Ötztal's mountain and glacier world.

Author’s recommendation

PLEASE NOTE

- Only participate in the Glacier Flea Hike if you are in an excellent health condition.

- Never leave the marked route!

- Try to walk at a moderate and study pace from one station to the next.

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Ötztal Tourismus 
Updated: April 07, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
3,187 m
Lowest point
1,887 m
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Safety information

Für schwindelfreie, trittsichere und hochalpin erfahrene Bergsteiger; Ausgezeichnete, körperliche Verfassung, umfassende Bergerfahrung, alpine Kletterausrüstung, Sicherungs- und Orientierungsmittel, gute Wetterverhältnisse empfohlen Bitte beachten Sie den aktuellen Wetterbericht unter: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Obergurgl (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870383, 11.027210
DMS
46°52'13.4"N 11°01'38.0"E
UTM
32T 654490 5192755
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Destination

Vent

Turn-by-turn directions

The popular Glacier Flea Hike from Obergurgl (1,930 m) to Vent (1,900 m) ranks among the great challenges for Alpine hikers, leading right across the high Alpine glacier area of the upper Ötztal.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.870383, 11.027210
DMS
46°52'13.4"N 11°01'38.0"E
UTM
32T 654490 5192755
w3w 
///prevail.beholds.amazing
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

Equipment

The Ötztal Glacier Flea Hike is a challenging tour in a high Alpine area, leading up to about 3200 meters above sea level. The trail is mostly well-marked (red trail blazes) and travels along signposted routes of the Alpine Association. Nevertheless, it is suitable only for experienced hikers in an excellent physical shape with enough stamina. Sturdy hiking boots are absolutely required as well as appropriate mountain gear like warm jackets and weather-proof clothes - also in good weather!

Similar routes nearby

  • Piccard suspension bridge circuit hike - Obergurgl
  • Zirben Alm - Obergurgl
  • Festkogl
  • Nedersee - Obergurgl
  • Beilstein - Ramolweg - Obergurgl
  • Hohe Mut Hut - Obergurgl
  • Schönwieshütte - Obergurgl
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1,348 m
Descent
1,350 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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