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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Multi-stage route

Ötztaler Urweg

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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Diverse landscape pictures, impressive rock formations, and gentle alpine meadows invite you to experience culture, culinary delights, and unique nature experiences. The focus is always on the Ötztaler Ache with its various facets, just as diverse as the landscape in the Ötztal valley. Sometimes wild and tumultuous, then again calm, original, and full of silence!
Distance 189.1 km
72:19 h
9,428 m
9,428 m
3,187 m
656 m
The trail spans 12 stages, repeatedly leading from the valley across rivers and meadows up to scenic highlands. Like a ribbon, it winds its way between the towns in the valley and the wild and romantic mountain villages on the sunny side. From the lower valley floor adorned with sun-yellow wildflowers to the highest-altitude church village in Austria at 1,930 meters, the trail descends into the valley. Deep within the valley, close to the glaciers, the path brings you up close with many towering peaks over 3,000 meters, such as the Wildspitze or the Similaun, the true stars of the Ötztal. On the return journey, you descend again to more climatically favorable areas and fertile soil where fruit cultivation is practiced. The hiking trail can be started from any location, with plenty of parking available. For any return transport, there is a good bus network available!

Author’s recommendation

Best season: June - October
Stage 6 + 7: July - September
Highest point
3,187 m
Lowest point
656 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 13.10%Dirt road 18.04%Forested/wild trail 18.67%Path 45.58%Road 3.41%Unknown 1.16%
Asphalt
24.8 km
Dirt road
34.1 km
Forested/wild trail
35.3 km
Path
86.2 km
Road
6.5 km
Unknown
2.2 km
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Safety information

From easy hiking trails to alpine routes, everything is available. More information is provided for each stage.

Tips and suggestions

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

Start

Ötztal Bahnhof
Coordinates:
DD
47.238100, 10.861191
DMS
47°14'17.2"N 10°51'40.3"E
UTM
32T 640866 5233303
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Destination

Ötztal Bahnhof

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The trail consists of 12 stages, leading from the valley over rivers and meadows, up to scenic highlands. Like a ribbon, it winds its way between the towns in the valley and the wild and romantic mountain villages on the sunny side. From the lower valley floor adorned with sun-yellow wildflowers to the highest-altitude church village in Austria at 1,930 meters, the trail descends into the valley. Deep within the valley, close to the glaciers, the path brings you up close with many towering peaks over 3,000 meters, such as the Wildspitze or the Similaun, the true stars of the Ötztal. On the return journey, you descend again to more climatically favorable areas and fertile soil where fruit cultivation is practiced. The hiking trail can be started from any location, with plenty of parking available. For any return transport, there is a good bus network available!

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 country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

At each stage, the parking spaces are indicated.

Coordinates

DD
47.238100, 10.861191
DMS
47°14'17.2"N 10°51'40.3"E
UTM
32T 640866 5233303
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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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Distance
189.1 km
Duration
72:19 h
Ascent
9,428 m
Descent
9,428 m
Highest point
3,187 m
Lowest point
656 m

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  • 12 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E1 Ötztal Bhf - Oetz
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 1
Distance 10.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 370 m
Descent 287 m

STAGE 1:ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF –> Inn/Ötztaler Ache –> AREA 47 –> Brunau –> Ambach –> Auer Klamm –> Oetzerau –> OETZ

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E2 Oetz - Niederthai
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 15.3 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 1,069 m
Descent 305 m

STAGE 2:  OETZ –> Weller Bridge –>  Habicher See –> Elisabeths Höhe –> Tumpen –> Engelswand –> Lehn Platzl –> Maria Schnee –> Farstrinne –> ...

1
from Judith Schöpf,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 444 m
Descent 812 m

 STAGE 3:   NIEDERTHAI –> Wiesle –> Hemrach Alm –> Dorf –> Ötztaler Ache –> Fischbach –> LÄNGENFELD   Due to construction work, there may be ...

1
from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 19.2 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,070 m
Descent 889 m

STAGE 4:   LÄNGENFELD –> Brand –> Suspension bridge –> Burgstein –> Jagdhütte –> Winkle –> Aschbach –> Höfle –> SÖLDEN

2
from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E5 Sölden - Obergurgl
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 800 m
Descent 242 m

Attention: The original route of stage 5 is currently not accessible due to a mudslide between Sahnestüberl and Obergurgl. There is a local ...

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Sölden
Ötztaler Urweg E6 Obergurgl - Vent
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
Distance 14.9 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,329 m
Descent 1,342 m

STAGE 6:   OBERGURGL –> Ramolhaus –> Ramoljoch –> Ramolalm –> VENT

from Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Vent
Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
Distance 14.9 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,040 m
Descent 973 m

STAGE 7:   VENT –> Weißenkar –> Tiefenbach –> Gaislachalmen –> GAISLACH

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from Roland Grüner,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Sölden
Ötztaler Urweg E8 Gaislach - Granstein
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 8
Distance 13.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 317 m
Descent 814 m

STAGE 8:   GAISLACH –> Gampealmen –> Hochsölden –> Maria's Alm –> GRANSTEIN

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E9 Granstein - Längenfeld
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 9
Distance 14.9 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 486 m
Descent 780 m

STAGE 9:   GRANSTEIN –> Hochwald –> Aschbach –> Huben  –> Duringweg –> LÄNGENFELD

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 13.9 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 529 m
Descent 669 m

STAGE 10:   LÄNGENFELD –> Lake Winkelbergsee –> Wurzbergalm –> Köfels  –> UMHAUSEN

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E11 Umhausen - Sautens
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 11
Distance 14.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 574 m
Descent 790 m

 STAGE 11:   UMHAUSEN –> Neudorf –> Ötztaler Ache –> Östen/Hopfgarten –> Tumpen –> Habichen –> Lake Piburger See  –> Piburg –> Haderlehn –> ...

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 15.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 182 m
Descent 307 m

STAGE 12:   SAUTENS –> Kreuzkapelle –> Sautner Forchet –> Ötzbruck –> Roppen –> Innüberquerung –> Schlierenzau –> Haiming/Magerbach –> ...

from Maximilian Nösig,   Ötztal
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