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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Alpine Tour recommended route

High route Hochgurgl

Alpine Tour · Oetztal
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OBERGURGL -> Ferwalltal -> Königstal -> Hochgurgl -> OBERGURGL
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
4:00 h
348 m
505 m
Walk on the slightly ascending trail from Obergurgl, behind the tennis court in the foothills of the Ferwallhang slope, in northern direction to Ferwallbach bridge - or from the car park of Festkogl mountain gondola uphill towards the fork-off into the high altitude trail. Scenic Alpine rose meadows accompany you on a permanently rising trail into Königstal valley. At halfway you can also descend to the hamlet of Königsrain. In Königstal you cross the Königsbachklamm ravine on a small bridge, where a southern slope travels to the high Alpine plateau of Angerer Alm and the hotel resort of Hochgurgl. Continue on the Timmelsjoch road for a while until you reach the broadcasting tower: just opposite you take the descending route across marvelous Alpine rose meadows and stone pine areas to Weißenbachgraben gorge and the grass-covered ski run to Pillerseeweg trail or you return to Obergurgl.

 

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Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl
Updated: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
2,243 m
Lowest point
1,778 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html.

Start

Obergurgl (1,936 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870744, 11.028984
DMS
46°52'14.7"N 11°01'44.3"E
UTM
32T 654624 5192799
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk on the slightly ascending trail from Obergurgl, behind the tennis court in the foothills of the Ferwallhang slope, in northern direction to Ferwallbach bridge - or from the car park of Festkogl mountain gondola uphill towards the fork-off into the high altitude trail. Scenic Alpine rose meadows accompany you on a permanently rising trail into Königstal valley. At halfway you can also descend to the hamlet of Königsrain. In Königstal you cross the Königsbachklamm ravine on a small bridge, where a southern slope travels to the high Alpine plateau of Angerer Alm and the hotel resort of Hochgurgl. Continue on the Timmelsjoch road for a while until you reach the broadcasting tower: just opposite you take the descending route across marvelous Alpine rose meadows and stone pine areas to Weißenbachgraben gorge and the grass-covered ski run to Pillerseeweg trail or you return to Obergurgl.

 

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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 was: 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
46.870744, 11.028984
DMS
46°52'14.7"N 11°01'44.3"E
UTM
32T 654624 5192799
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
348 m
Descent
505 m
Point to Point Scenic Family friendly Dog-friendly

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