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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Winter Hiking recommended route

Amberger Hütte - Längenfeld/Gries

Winter Hiking · Laengenfeld · Open
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  • / Amberger Hütte
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  • / Amberger Hütte
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GRIES -> Vögelasbrücke -> Abzweigung Nisslam -> Sulztalalm -> AMBERGER HÜTTE
Distance 5.9 km
2:10 h
540 m
9 m
2,133 m
1,594 m
Exactly 13 asphalted bends and 400 vertical meters separate the Talort Längenfeld from the mountain village Gries (1,569 m). Surrounded by meadows and meadows, the hiking village is located at the beginning of the Sulztal, which extends from here up to glaciated three-thousand-meter peaks. A popular destination for hiking and snowshoeing is the family-friendly Amberger Hütte (2,135 m), which is also the starting point for many ski tours. From the south-facing sunny terrace of the massive natural stone building from 1888 you can look out over the glistening Sulztalferner, flanked by mighty mountain peaks like Schrankogel or Wilde Leck. The ascent to the Amberger Hütte runs evenly uphill on a wide track along the Fischbach which one knows just before the hut the way. If you want to take a short rest in between, you can do it halfway in the Sulztalalm.

Author’s recommendation

On the way back you can borrow a toboggan from the Sulztalalm and sledding into the valley.
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Update: December 10, 2021
Highest point
2,133 m
Lowest point
1,594 m
Best time of year

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

Tips and hints

Open alpine terrain - note the avalanche situation report.

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal:



Gries (1,594 m)
47.069399, 11.027458
47°04'09.8"N 11°01'38.8"E
32T 653936 5214870


Amberger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at the end of Gries follow the path to the Sulztal. From the crossing of the Vögelasbrücke the slope increases noticeably. After a few hairpin bends you pass the mark Nisslam. Here you keep straight and follow the valley deeper into it. After about 1 hour walk you reach the Sulztalalm and thus has already coped half the way. The further way runs pleasantly uphill to the last piece which has a noticeable slope.


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:


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



The following parking facilities are available:

Gries at the end of the village - chargeable


47.069399, 11.027458
47°04'09.8"N 11°01'38.8"E
32T 653936 5214870
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wintermap Längenfeld


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. 


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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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

  • Winnebachrunde - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Nisslalm - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Sulztalalm - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Round hiking trail Brand/Burgstein - Längenfeld
  • Brandalm - Längenfeld
  • Längenfeld/Au - Längenfeld
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5.9 km
2:10 h
540 m
9 m
Highest point
2,133 m
Lowest point
1,594 m
Refreshment stops available Linear route Groomed snow


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