Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Winter Hiking
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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Ötztal Trek

Long Distance Hiking
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  • Amberger Hütte
    / Amberger Hütte
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  • Dortmunder Hütte
    / Dortmunder Hütte
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  • Hochstubaihütte
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  • Schweinfurter Hütte
    / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • Winnebachseehütte
    / Winnebachseehütte
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  • Brunnenkogelhaus
    / Brunnenkogelhaus
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  • Hildesheimer Hütte
    / Hildesheimer Hütte
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  • Siegerlandhütte
    / Siegerlandhütte
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  • Hochwildehaus
    / Hochwildehaus
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  • Langtalereckhütte
    / Langtalereckhütte
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  • Martin-Busch-Hütte
    / Martin-Busch-Hütte
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  • Ramolhaus
    / Ramolhaus
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  • Similaunhütte
    / Similaunhütte
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  • Timmelsjoch
    / Timmelsjoch
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  • Brandenburger Haus
    / Brandenburger Haus
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  • Breslauer Hütte
    / Breslauer Hütte
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  • Hochjoch Hospiz
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  • Vernagthütte
    / Vernagthütte
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  • Hauersee
    / Hauersee
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  • Mainzer Höhenweg
    / Mainzer Höhenweg
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  • Rüsselsheimer Hütte
    / Rüsselsheimer Hütte
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  • Erlanger Hütte
    / Erlanger Hütte
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  • Fundusfeiler
    / Fundusfeiler
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  • Maisalm
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The splendid long-distance Ötztal Trek allows hikers and mountaineers to experience Ötztal's highest regions and pristine natural beauty!
241.5 km
78:02 h
18799 m
18799 m
6 route sections comprise 22 hiking stages and 15 variations offering a total elevation gain of some 30,000 meters on a distance of 400 kilometers. The scenic Ötztal Trek travels from its trailhead in Ötztal-Bahnhof in eastern direction from hut to hut and across saddles, ridges and peaks to Obergurgl and Vent, before it heads back westwards along the Geigenkamm ridge to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

6 route sections with 2 - 5 day stages are just perfect for a memorable holiday at the Peak of Tirol, amidst the awe-inspiring Ötztal Alps. Of course, prior hiking experience is needed for all routes. The trails are signposted according to the "Tirolean Mountain Trail Concept": most of the routes are "black mountain trails" which are difficult and demanding while other sections have "red" trail markers and are of intermediate difficulty.

However, if a path leads across a glacier blazing and signs will most likely be missing. Knowing the weather forecast for the area where you are hiking and detailed tour planning are also essential. Proper hiking equipment is required for all tours: ankle-high boots with sturdy soles, wind and rain protection, sunscreen, possibly hiking poles, and a hat and gloves for the higher regions. First aid kits are vital pieces of hiking equipment.

 

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Author
Marina Pirstnig 
Updated: 2018-11-20

Altitude
3544 m
678 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Tips, hints and links

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

Turn-by-turn directions

6 route sections comprise 22 hiking stages and 15 variations offering a total elevation gain of some 30,000 meters on a distance of 400 kilometers. The scenic Ötztal Trek travels from its trailhead in Ötztal-Bahnhof in eastern direction from hut to hut and across saddles, ridges and peaks to Obergurgl and Vent, before it heads back westwards along the Geigenkamm ridge to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

6 route sections with 2 - 5 day stages are just perfect for a memorable holiday at the Peak of Tirol, amidst the awe-inspiring Ötztal Alps. Of course, prior hiking experience is needed for all routes. The trails are signposted according to the "Tirolean Mountain Trail Concept": most of the routes are "black mountain trails" which are difficult and demanding while other sections have "red" trail markers and are of intermediate difficulty.

However, if a path leads across a glacier blazing and signs will most likely be missing. Knowing the weather forecast for the area where you are hiking and detailed tour planning are also essential. Proper hiking equipment is required for all tours: ankle-high boots with sturdy soles, wind and rain protection, sunscreen, possibly hiking poles, and a hat and gloves for the higher regions. First aid kits are vital pieces of hiking equipment.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

ÖTZTAL is a southern side valley of the Inn valley, located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
241.5 km
Duration
78:02 h
Ascent
18799 m
Descent
18799 m

Statistics

  • 22 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Tirol Central

Ötztal Trek Stage 01

Long Distance Hiking Brandsee
2013-06-27
difficult Stage 1
17.9 km
6:30 h
1450 m
200 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Tirol Central

Ötztal Trek Stage 02

Long Distance Hiking Dortmunder Hütte
2013-06-02
medium Stage 2
10.7 km
4:00 h
850 m
800 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 03

Long Distance Hiking
2013-05-27
difficult Stage 3
10.4 km
4:30 h
850 m
500 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 04

Long Distance Hiking Amberger Hütte
2013-05-17
difficult Stage 4
9.7 km
5:00 h
700 m
900 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 05

Long Distance Hiking Hochstubaihütte
2016-08-04
difficult Stage 5
8.1 km
4:30 h
1100 m
100 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 06

Long Distance Hiking Hochstubaihütte
2016-08-04
difficult Stage 6
7.4 km
6:00 h
650 m
900 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 07

Long Distance Hiking Hildesheimer Hütte
2013-06-13
medium Stage 7
5.3 km
3:30 h
350 m
550 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 08

Long Distance Hiking Siegerlandhütte
2013-06-13
medium Stage 8
9.3 km
4:00 h
262 m
1112 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Meranerland

Ötztal Trek Stage 09

Long Distance Hiking Hochfirst
2013-06-13
difficult Stage 9
36 km
7:00 h
1200 m
250 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 10

Long Distance Hiking Obergurgl
2013-05-13
difficult Stage 10
14.9 km
5:00 h
1376 m
305 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 11

Long Distance Hiking Ramolhaus
2013-08-06
difficult Stage 11
11.9 km
6:00 h
700 m
1200 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 12

Long Distance Hiking Martin-Busch-Hütte
2013-05-31
easy Stage 12
4.8 km
2:00 h
500 m
0 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Meranerland

Ötztal Trek Stage 13

Long Distance Hiking Similaunhütte
2016-08-04
difficult Stage 13
8.5 km
5:00 h
450 m
1050 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 14

Long Distance Hiking Hochjoch Hospiz
2013-05-29
medium Stage 14
6.3 km
3:30 h
850 m
172 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Tiroler Oberland

Ötztal Trek Stage 15

Long Distance Hiking Brandenburgerhaus
2016-08-04
difficult Stage 15
6.5 km
4:30 h
250 m
800 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 16

Long Distance Hiking Vernagthütte
2013-05-29
easy Stage 16
6.9 km
2:00 h
300 m
250 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 17

Long Distance Hiking Breslauer Hütte
2013-05-29
difficult Stage 17
10.3 km
7:30 h
650 m
750 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Pitztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 18

Long Distance Hiking Braunschweiger Hütte
2013-06-13
difficult Stage 18
9.5 km
10:00 h
800 m
1200 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Pitztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 19

Long Distance Hiking Rüsselsheimer Hütte
2013-06-13
difficult Stage 19
11 km
7:00 h
1200 m
1200 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 20

Long Distance Hiking Hauerseehütte
2013-06-04
medium Stage 20
6.4 km
4:00 h
600 m
800 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 21

Long Distance Hiking Frischmann Hütte
2013-05-07
difficult Stage 21
8.8 km
6:00 h
1250 m
900 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal

Ötztal Trek Stage 22

Long Distance Hiking Erlanger Hütte
2013-05-07
difficult Stage 22
21.6 km
9:00 h
500 m
2350 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
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