Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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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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Glacier Flea Hiking Day

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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.
15 km
6:35 h
1348 m
1350 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.

Altitude
3187 m
1887 m

Safety information

Please note

– Only participate in the Glacier Flea Hike if you are in an excellent physical shape with enough stamina.

– Never leave the marked route

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

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!

Tips, hints and links

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

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
15 km
Duration
6:35 h
Ascent
1348 m
Descent
1350 m

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