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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 Gurgler Achweg (692)

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Map / Bike Route Gurgler Achweg (692)
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Short, family-friendly mountain bike tour on meadows and gravel roads.

easy
7.6 km
1:00 h
251 m
251 m

Starting in the hamlet of Pill, you bike uphill along the Gurgler Ache river shore to Obergurgl. In Königsrain you cross the river for the first time. Depending on the season, the Ache changes its face dramatically: the calmly babbling waters turn into a rushing mountain brook during melting season in spring. In the summer, chances are that you can watch kayakers on their exciting ride through the milky floods. The Ache has its source on the glacier fields of Gurgler Ferner, Tirol's third largest glacier. That's also the reason why the grey and white water masses are called "glacier milk" in German. Behind the hamlet of Poschach you have to conquer a short but very strenuous climb, followed by an idyllic path to Bartbrücke bridge. After crossing the Ache again, you have already reached Obergurgl located at about 1900 meters. Additionally, Obergurgl is the highest parish village in all Austria.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Altitude
1911 m
1776 m
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Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Pill (1779 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.897459 N 11.040100 E
UTM
32T 655394 5195789

Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in the hamlet of Pill, you bike uphill along the Gurgler Ache river shore to Obergurgl. In Königsrain you cross the river for the first time. Depending on the season, the Ache changes its face dramatically: the calmly babbling waters turn into a rushing mountain brook during melting season in spring. In the summer, chances are that you can watch kayakers on their exciting ride through the milky floods. The Ache has its source on the glacier fields of Gurgler Ferner, Tirol's third largest glacier. That's also the reason why the grey and white water masses are called "glacier milk" in German. Behind the hamlet of Poschach you have to conquer a short but very strenuous climb, followed by an idyllic path to Bartbrücke bridge. After crossing the Ache again, you have already reached Obergurgl located at about 1900 meters. Additionally, Obergurgl is the highest parish village in all Austria.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
251 m
Descent
251 m
Round tour Suitable for families and children

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