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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Snack station at Bichl - Umhausen-Niederthai

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Map / Snack station at Bichl - Umhausen-Niederthai
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NIEDERTHAI -> car park "Sennhof" -> SNACK STATION AT BICHL
easy
1.7 km
0:40 h
60 m
4 m
Starting point is the car park "Sennhof", next to the Information Office in Niederthai. From there, turn right over the wooden bridge, past the fire station in the direction of the hamlets Höfle-Bichl. At the hamlet Höfle, the road continues on the right up to the hamlet Bichl and the snack station at Bichl. Once at the top you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Ötztal.

Author’s recommendation

Since the path is mostly flat, it is also suitable for wheelchair user and children's push chair. (forest track & gravel path)

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1600 m
Lowest point
1540 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Leiter´s Hoamatl
Jausenstation Bichl

Safety information

Easy hiking trail; suitable for beginners and walkers

Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

 

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink. 

 

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Niederthai, car park Sennhof (1540 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128257, 10.967986
UTM
32T 649256 5221296

Destination

Snack station at Bichl

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the car park "Sennhof", next to the Information Office in Niederthai. From there, turn right over the wooden bridge, past the fire station in the direction of the hamlets Höfle-Bichl. At the hamlet Höfle, the road continues on the right up to the hamlet Bichl and the snack station at Bichl. Once at the top you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Ötztal. Typical Ötztaler specialties and traditional Tyrolean delicacies are served here. "A hearty Brettljause" with home-baked bread, bacon and cheese strengthens for the next stage. But also pastries and cakes, of course homemade, are on the menu. Opening hours: summer - from mid-June to mid-October; winter - from mid-December to Easter; Rest day: Wednesday

 

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

In Niederthai the following parking facilities are available:

- car park Sennhof | costs: € 5.00 per day

   from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm

- car park in the hamlet Lehen (football field) | free

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:40 h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
4 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Handicapped accessible Suitable for strollers

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