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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

689 Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl

Mountainbike Routes · Gurgl closed
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  • Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl (689)
    Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl (689)
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Challenging pleasure tour for bikers in good shape in the varied terrain of the Ötztal Nature Park.
closed
difficult
Distance 30.6 km
6:05 h
1,682 m
1,634 m
3,026 m
1,777 m
The starting point is in Obergurgl at the Gurgl Carat. Before the church, follow the path towards the Gurgler Ache. Follow the well-signposted paths through the idyllic meadows of Gurgl until you reach the valley station of the Hochgurgl cable car. From there, an exciting ride along the toboggan run awaits before reaching a wide forest road. Now you reach a crucial point: the intersection of routes #689 Hochgurgl-Wurmkogl and #6053 Kirchenkar. Turn right and steadily ascend along the gravel road until turning right again. The further ascent offers no respite. In the south, the Dolomites seem within reach, while the Ötztal Alps lie to the north. The Top Mountain Star is only open in winter, so provisions are essential for this tour. In terms of riding, the descent offers plenty of high-speed and flow. Choose the right-hand path for the descent. Then follow the same route back to Obergurgl. The last stretch from the Hochgurgl cable car valley station to Obergurgl is relaxed and can be used to cool down.

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 12, 2024
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
3,026 m
Lowest point
1,777 m
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Safety information

The sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.

Tips and hints

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Obergurgl (1.930 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870481, 11.027315
DMS
46°52'13.7"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654497 5192766
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Destination

Obergurgl (1.930 m)

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 out 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 vallly 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 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
46.870481, 11.027315
DMS
46°52'13.7"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654497 5192766
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.

Similar routes nearby

  • 6053 Kirchenkar
  • 6023 Langtalereckhütte
  • Mountain-Bike Tour Lenzenalm
  • 653 Festkogl
  • Bodenegg Trail (668)
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
30.6 km
Duration
6:05 h
Ascent
1,682 m
Descent
1,634 m
Highest point
3,026 m
Lowest point
1,777 m
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