GRIES -> Parking at the end of the village -> direction Sulztal -> turn in front of the Vögelasbrücke -> back to the beginning of the village -> back to the car park -> GRIES
With its alpine ambience and its altitude of 1,600 m, the Gries high-altitude trail is a true cross-country attraction, especially for advanced runners. It leads once around the snow-sure village and allows beautiful views of the Sulztal. The entrance to the classic track is located at the parking lot at the end of Gries. At the beginning you drive further into the Sulztal. Most of the time the round runs along the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the Vogelasbrücke. After crossing the river, the track on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again you have to master the last meters in altitude around the place before you return to the starting point.
Best time of year
Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
Cross country poles of suitable length
Cross country boots - precise fit, give a firm grip and fit snugly
Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance
The trail starts after the bridge with a small climb. The course is adapted to the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the bridge in the Sulztal. After crossing the Fischbach, the trail on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again you have to master the last meters of altitude along the Fischbach before you return to the starting point.
Travel comfortably and safely by train. Endstation or exit point is the station ÖTZTAL. Then you drive comfortably and quickly by public transport or the
local taxi company through the entire valley to your desired destination. The current bus timetable can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
The drive to the ÖTZTAL
Arriving by car leads holidaymakers over the Inntal to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, your journey can be quickly and easily determined. To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps
The following parking facilities are available:
at the outskirts of Gries - for free
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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