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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Mountain Hike recommended route

Hoher Seeblaskogel 3235m - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld
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  • Gries
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GRIES -> Winnebach -> Winnebachsee Hütte -> HOHER SEEBLASKOGEL
Distance 8.2 km
5:00 h
1,671 m
41 m
3,235 m
1,585 m
From the car park at the edge of Gries you follow the road to Winnebach, then turn into the path in the direction of Winnebachseehütte. Leaving behind the wood-covered region, you pass several avalanche-prone areas. The perfectly maintained trail winds its way steeply uphill, on the right hand side you find the rushing "Bachfalle" waters of Winnebach brook. Hiking time: approx. 2 hours. Once reached the hut, you proceed to the lake's run-off area and further on to the terrace located above. Past picture-book glacier polish terrain in eastern direction to the three marvelous mountain lakes. Continue through rock-strewn and grass-covered terrain to the Bachfalleferner glacier snout.

Where the trail branches off you follow the upper part of the route, circling an eyecatching rock column leading towards a secluded side valley. Past the high Alpine cirque you get to gravel and snow-covered fields that take you up to the ridge on a small saddleback. A short downhill trail merges into the upper part of Grüntatzenferner glacier where you cross the basin and proceed to the eastern saddleback and – through a rock-strewn part – to the summit.


Author’s recommendation

This mountain tour can also be extended well as a circumnavigation of the Hohe Seeblaskogel.
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Update: March 19, 2024
Highest point
3,235 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
Best time of year

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Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended.  Please pay attention to the current weather report 

Tips and suggestions

More information about hiking can be found here


47.070231, 11.024817
47°04'12.8"N 11°01'29.3"E
32T 653733 5214958


Hoher Seeblaskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

The ascent from Gries to the Winnebachsee hut takes about 2 hours. Behind the Winnebachseehütte right over the bridge  and eastwards over a distinct moraine back upwards with a short detour to the "Ernst Riml Spitz". On a flat ground and at the signposted path straight ahead direction Hoher Seeblaskogel steeper upwards, until you reach directly above the glacier lake of the Bachfallenferner's the next signposted junction. Left northwards over scree upwards in a further Kar (well marked) and continue over Blockwerk on the broad northeast ridge, where one sees for the first time in the Längental down. At the broad back still a short northward to a cairn with prayer flags, a few meters steeper downhill into a ridge and at the signboard obliquely downwards on the green paws far (not further on the ridge as in some maps marked!). Via the firn field up into the saddle to the right (east) from the summit and in slight block climbing on the east ridge to the highest point with summit cross.

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:



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 in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - (chargeable)


47.070231, 11.024817
47°04'12.8"N 11°01'29.3"E
32T 653733 5214958
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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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8.2 km
5:00 h
1,671 m
41 m
Highest point
3,235 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
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