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Hiking Trail recommended route

Schöne Aussicht - Kurzras im Schnalstal - Vernagt am See - Similaun Hütte

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  • / Schöne Aussicht
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  • / Similaunhütte
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  • / Schafübertrieb Similaunhütte
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  • / Schöne Aussicht, Grenze zu Südtirol
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  • / Schöne Aussicht - Schutzhütte
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  • / Zimmerlager Schöne Aussicht
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SCHÖNE AUSSICHT -> Kurzras im Schnalstal -> Vernagt am See -> SIMILAUNHÜTTE
moderate
Distance 19 km
6:30 h
1,360 m
1,186 m
From Schönen Aussicht descent to Kurzras im Schnalstal (1 ½ hour), there with the bus to Vernagt am See and from Vernagt am See to the Similaun Hütte (1300 m ascent/4 - 5 hours).Bus connections Schnalstal you can find here: www.sii.bz.it – from Kurzras to Unser Frau

 

Author’s recommendation

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!
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Update: March 31, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
3,019 m
Lowest point
1,659 m
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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: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Schöne Aussicht (2,843 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.783491, 10.792020
DMS
46°47'00.6"N 10°47'31.3"E
UTM
32T 636787 5182663
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Destination

Similaunhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

From Schönen Aussicht descent to Kurzras im Schnalstal (1 ½ hour), there with the bus to Vernagt am See and from Vernagt am See to the Similaun Hütte (1300 m ascent/4 - 5 hours).Bus connections Schnalstal you can find here: www.sii.bz.it – from Kurzras to Unser Frau

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: 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 options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.783491, 10.792020
DMS
46°47'00.6"N 10°47'31.3"E
UTM
32T 636787 5182663
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,360 m
Descent
1,186 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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