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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Bike Route - Langtalereckhütte (11)

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  • Schönwieshütte (2.270 m)
    / Schönwieshütte (2.270 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Langtalereck Hütte (2.450 m)
    / Langtalereck Hütte (2.450 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Obergurgl
    / Obergurgl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Schönwieshütte
    / Schönwieshütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Bike Route - Langtalereckhütte (11)
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medium
13.6 km
1:40 h
818 m
818 m

One of the top tours right to the heart of the Ötztal glacier world leads up to scenic Langtalereckhütte. Starting in the high Alpine village of Obergurgl, located in the foothills of Gurgler Tal valley at 1910 m above sea level, you follow the 7 km long gravel trail which features no major challenges. But the permanently rising trail should not be underrated either!

From the Gurgl ski area you bike towards picturesque Schönwieshütte, a refuge hut at 2270 m above sea level. After a refreshment stop you continue circling Schönwieskopf summit: this section features some 50 meters of vertical descent. Breathe deeply again before you conquer the last steep ascent to the hut.

The steep trail climbs in different stages towards quaint Langtalereckhütte where a hearty mountain snack is waiting for you. The mountain hut itself is located at the edge of a high Alpine basin formed by the glacier snouts of Gurgler Ferner in times long past.

Today the eternal ice moved back towards the main Alpine ridge but you can still admire the glittering snow fields of Kleinleitenspitze and Schalfkogel mountain peaks. Return to Obergurgl on the same route.

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medium
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Altitude
2449 m
1906 m
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Rest Stop

Langtalereckhütte

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More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Obergurgl (1913 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.870290 N 11.027062 E
UTM
32T 654479 5192744

Destination

Langtalereck Hütte (2450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

In Obergurgl you follow the asphalt road below the University Center until you reach the last houses of the village. Here you turn right into the cart trail which leads across Alpine meadows to Davids Hütte. Follow the walking trail until you reach the ledge (bench and cross) opposite Nasenwand rock wall. Keep to the left and walk along the ascending path through the 400-year old stone pine forest, heading towards the western slope of Hohe Mut on the easy to intermediate gravel path. Towards Rotmoostal you cross a bridge before you get to the serviced Schönwieshütte mountain inn.

A slightly descending cart trail takes you further on to the Gurgler Alm pasturelands, a 8000-year old cultural landscape with a shepherds hut made of stone. Heading to the upper valley in the foothills of Hangerer peak, you pass a small chapel before ascending again to the old border hut and – across the saddle – to Langtalereck Hütte.

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
818 m
Descent
818 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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