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Hiking Trail recommended route

Piccard bridge loop hike - Obergurgl

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OBERGURGL -> Ramolweg -> Piccard bridge -> Langtal valley -> Langtalereck hut -> OBERGURGL
closed
difficult
Distance 18.3 km
7:00 h
819 m
819 m
2,688 m
1,892 m
From the village center you follow the signposted trail to Gurgler river where you take the climbing route through steep grass slopes, crossing several small glacier brooks. At approx. 2300 m altitude you reach quaint Küppelealm. Heading towards the upper valley, you can make out Ramolhaus towering on a rocky ridge.

Continue on the trail, below Ramolhaus, until you get to the newly installed path to the Piccard suspension Bridge. Cross the bridge and follow Langtal towards Langtalereck hut. From there descent back to Obergurgl.

Author’s recommendation

You can also hike up to the Ramolhaus and descend from there to the Piccards suspension bridge ( + 320 Hm & 1,5 - 2 hours hiking time).
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Update: March 22, 2024
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2,688 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.76%Forested/wild trail 26.46%Path 69.05%Road 0.71%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
4.8 km
Path
12.6 km
Road
0.1 km
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Rest stops

See You Obergurgl
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - à la carte restaurant
Hotel Mathiesn - "Grüner Stuben"
Alpen-Wellness Resort Hochfirst*****
Hotel Jenewein - "Hexenkuchl"

Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and suggestions

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

Start

Obergurgl
Coordinates:
DD
46.870084, 11.026349
DMS
46°52'12.3"N 11°01'34.9"E
UTM
32T 654425 5192720
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center you follow the signposted trail to Gurgler river where you take the climbing route through steep grass slopes, crossing several small glacier brooks. At approx. 2300 m altitude you reach quaint Küppelealm. Heading towards the upper valley, you can make out Ramolhaus towering on a rocky ridge. Continue on the trail, below Ramolhaus, until you get to the newly installed path to the Piccard Bridge. Cross the bridge and follow Langtal towards Langtalereck Hütte. From there descent back to Obergurgl.

 

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

Directions

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 countryroads. 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 Gurgl:
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.870084, 11.026349
DMS
46°52'12.3"N 11°01'34.9"E
UTM
32T 654425 5192720
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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.

 

Similar routes nearby

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  • Rotmoos waterfall - Obergurgl
  • Hohe Mut Hut - Obergurgl
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Status
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.3 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
819 m
Descent
819 m
Highest point
2,688 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
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