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Winter Hiking

Hochgurgl Romantic Trail

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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HOCHGURGL (CHAPEL) -> Königstal -> HOCHGURGL (CHAPEL)

easy
1 km
0:30 h
10 m
12 m

Access the trail above the chapel in Hochgurgl at the top station of Hochgurgl Gondola, section I. From there the slightly ascending and descending trail runs parallel to the cross-country skiing track. A part of the trail is illuminated in the evening. 

The trail travels straight through Alpine landscapes of awesome natural beauty above the tree line, offering stunning vistas.

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2196 m
Lowest point
2154 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Dec

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: 

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html     & https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de     

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. 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.  

Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern 

Start

Hochgurgl center (2153 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.899267, 11.051947
UTM
32T 656291 5196014

Destination

Hochgurgl chapel

Turn-by-turn directions

Access the trail above the chapel in Hochgurgl at the top station of Hochgurgl Gondola, section I. From there the slightly ascending and descending trail runs parallel to the cross-country skiing track. A part of the trail is illuminated in the evening. 

The trail travels straight through Alpine landscapes of awesome natural beauty above the tree line, offering stunning vistas.

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        

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 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

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night

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) 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
12 m
Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly

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