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Winter Hiking recommended route

Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries

Winter Hiking · Laengenfeld · closed
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GRIES -> Kirche -> Aussichtskanzel -> GRIES
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easy
Distance 3.1 km
0:50 h
85 m
85 m
The  church Maria Hilf, starting point of the contemplation path, is spiritually and contemplatively on the circular walk. This leads slightly uphill through the snowy meadows and forests of Gries, following the way to the newly built viewing platform. From here you have a wonderful view of the small mountain village, in the background the striking mountains of the Stubai Alps with the Schrankogel and the Mutterberger Seespitze. Slightly downhill leads the beautifully landscaped trail to the collegiate chapel. After crossing the Grieser Landesstraße you follow the Fischbach back to the starting point.
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Update: August 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,625 m
Lowest point
1,544 m
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Safety information

Please note the current snow and avalanche situation report for the coming days:

https://www.oetztal.com/en/winter.html & https://avalanche.report/albina-web/bulletin/latest?lang=en

 

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.

 Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 5 72 00 300
info@oetztal.com

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/winter-hiking

Start

Church in Gries (1,569 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.071558, 11.020535
DMS
47°04'17.6"N 11°01'13.9"E
UTM
32T 653404 5215097
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

From the  church in Gries, follow the steadily ascending path to the viewing platform. The way back to the monastery chapel leads slightly downhill. The last part back to the starting point leads along the Fischbach.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

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 spaces are available:
  • Church in Gries - free
  • Parking on the outskirts of Gries - (chargeable)

Coordinates

DD
47.071558, 11.020535
DMS
47°04'17.6"N 11°01'13.9"E
UTM
32T 653404 5215097
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map from Längenfeld

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun

protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Vorderer Sulzkogel 2796m - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Panorama Trail - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Lake Schönrinnenkarsee
  • Hoher Seeblaskogel 3235m - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Gänsekragen 2914m - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Wide Grieskogel
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
85 m
Descent
85 m
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