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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route

Gurgler Heide - Obergurgl

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OBERGURGL -> Gurgler Heide -> Ferwalltal valley -> OBERGURGL 
moderate
Distance 5.9 km
3:00 h
440 m
440 m
From the village center of Obergurgl on the pedestrian trail to the hamlet of Kressbrunnen. At the tennis court, gently ascending over the open areas of Gurgl's heathland to a wayside cairn, from there down into Ferwalltal, crossing Ferwallbach brook along the ridge of Königstal. Back to Obergurgl on the high elevation trail.
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Updated: June 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
2,346 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
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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 (1,934 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870314, 11.029773
DMS
46°52'13.1"N 11°01'47.2"E
UTM
32T 654685 5192752
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center of Obergurgl on the pedestrian trail to the hamlet of Kressbrunnen. At the tennis court, gently ascending over the open areas of Gurgl's heathland to a wayside cairn, from there down into Ferwalltal, crossing Ferwallbach brook along the ridge of Königstal. Back to Obergurgl on the high elevation trail.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: 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, free of charge - 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) 

Coordinates

DD
46.870314, 11.029773
DMS
46°52'13.1"N 11°01'47.2"E
UTM
32T 654685 5192752
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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
5.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
440 m
Descent
440 m
Loop Scenic Family friendly

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