Winter walking & snowshoe
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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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Four Lake Way - Längenfeld

Mountain Hike • Laengenfeld
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Plattach See
    / Plattach See
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  • Weisser See
    / Weisser See
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Spitzig See
    / Spitzig See
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Hauersee
    / Hauersee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Four Lake Way  - Längenfeld
2100 2400 2700 3000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Hauerseehütte Innerbergalm

Stabele Alm –> Leckalm –> Plattach See –> Felder Scharte -> Weißer See –> Unterer Spitzig See –> Hauersee –> Innerbergalm 
moderate
11.7 km
6:30 h
1288 m
1289 m
This round-trip trail with its four lakes, which vary in color according to the season, reflects the color palette of the water, from Caribbean blue to crystal-clear green. However, the small treasures in and around the lakes themselves should also be paid attention.

 

The Hüttentaxi saves you a 2-hour ascent to the Stabele Alm. The trail leads past the Leckalm over lush green pastures along a ridge to the first of the four mountain lakes, the Plattachsee. From there you can already see the newly designed climb, which crosses the fields, past the salt mines for the sheep down over steeper gras to a new nature play, the White Lake. It is the largest and deepest of the four lakes and invites with its milky green color and its numerous resting places to a short gourmet break. Slowly we are now on a beautiful high-way path from the White Lake to the slightly lower lake Spitzig. Nestled in a rugged mountain landscape, it rests there quite quietly and has a calming charisma. From there you continue to the last of the four lakes, the Lake of Hauers. Depending on the season, it shimmers milky green to turquoise. Surrounded by the so-called five-pointed peaks, you can enjoy the pleasant tranquility of the 2700 meters before you descend.

 

On the way down to the Hauerkamm in the direction of Innerbergalm, you will have a wonderful view of the Innerbergtal and the Hauertal. At the top of this crest is the Wöckelwarte, where you can take your view over Längenfeld. From there, you go back through a charming pine forest to the lush alpine pastures and fields just before the Innerbergalm. The return trip can be comfortably refreshed with a Hüttentaxi.

 

Author’s recommendation

The hut taxi runs once a week during the summer season. A reservation is required.
Ötztal Tourismus - Information Längenfeld
+43 (0)57200 300

Difficulty
moderate
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Altitude
2796 m
1913 m
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Rest Stop

Hauerseehütte
Innerbergalm
Stabelealm

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience

& mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

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 no 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

Stabelealm (1925 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.081211, 10.927546
UTM
32T 646318 5215991

Destination

Innerbergalm

Turn-by-turn directions

This circular trail leads from the Leckalm (not managed) on pasture land along a ridge to the first of the four mountain lakes, the Plattachsee. Continue on the newly created trail over the fields Scharte, the White Lake. He is the largest and deepest of the four lakes. About the trail leads to the lower Spitzig lake below. From there you continue to the last of the four lakes, the Hauersee. On the way back to Innerbergalm is the Wöckelwarte from which you have a wonderful view of Längenfeld. The way back you can comfortably start again with a hut taxi.

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 facilities are available in Längenfeld:
  • Sports center - (football pitch and swimming pool) - free of charge
  • Opposite the Ötztal Tourismus (small number of parking spaces) free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1288 m
Descent
1289 m
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