The cross-border sheep drive leading over the main ridge of the Ötztal Alps is one of the most outstanding highlights of our region. This hike takes you from Vent 1900 m to the Hochjoch Hospiz 2413 m. On the way through high Alpine landscapes your guide Alfons will tell you more about the old grazing rights and the traditional sheep drives. We meet the sheep at the height of Hochjoch Hospiz where they spend the whole summer, they have already conquered a long ascent from Schnalstal. We enjoy lunch together and return to Vent afterwards.
Meeting point: 8.00 am / Ötztal Tourismus – Information Vent
Equipment: sturdy ankle-high hiking boots; rain / cold / sun protection, enough to drink, lunch (the hut is closed).
Walking time: 3 hrs to Hochjoch Hospiz, return approx. 2 ½ hrs
Return: approx. 5.00 pm
Booking: Ötztal Tourismus – Information Vent, T +43 (0)57200 260, one day in advance
No minimum number of participants!
VenueMartin Busch Hütte