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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Mountain Hike recommended route

Guslarspitze - starting from Vernagthütte

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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VERNAGTHÜTTE -'> GUSLARSPITZE
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
4:30 h
1,355 m
141 m
3,126 m
1,883 m
From Vent across Alpine meadows to the suspension bridge in Rofen, further on to the goods lift of Vernagthütte. Here you take the moderately climbing path to the hut via Platteiberg and Vernagtbachtal. From the Vernagthütte on the hut access path down a few meters to the south and after the first corner on the right at the signposted junction further south down to the glacier stream. Over a bridge and keeping to the right in the wide basin upwards. Soon after, in serpentines to the left on a wide moraine ridge and along this always gently ascending southward into the wide cirque between Hinterer and Vorderer Guslarspitze. Part over a scree slope up into the saddle between Hinterer and Mittlerer Guslarspitze, then keeping left on the broad ridge and gently ascending to the east to the broad summit with the large summit cross.

 

Author’s recommendation

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!
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Update: March 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
3,126 m
Lowest point
1,883 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: www.oetztal.com

Start

Vernagthütte (1,883 m)
Coordinates:
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46.859977, 10.914722
DMS
46°51'35.9"N 10°54'53.0"E
UTM
32T 645946 5191383
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Destination

Mittlere Guslarspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

From Vent across Alpine meadows to the suspension bridge in Rofen, further on to the goods lift of Vernagthütte. Here you take the moderately climbing path to the hut via Platteiberg and Vernagtbachtal. From the Vernagthütte on the hut access path down a few meters to the south and after the first corner on the right at the signposted junction further south down to the glacier stream. Over a bridge and keeping to the right in the wide basin upwards. Soon after, in serpentines to the left on a wide moraine ridge and along this always gently ascending southward into the wide cirque between Hinterer and Vorderer Guslarspitze. Part over a scree slope up into the saddle between Hinterer and Mittlerer Guslarspitze, then keeping left on the broad ridge and gently ascending to the east to the broad summit with the large summit cross.

 

Note


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 way: https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

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46.859977, 10.914722
DMS
46°51'35.9"N 10°54'53.0"E
UTM
32T 645946 5191383
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Information brochure Vent / available Information Vent

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

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.

 

Similar routes nearby

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  • Vent-Wilder Mann-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte- Guslarspitze-Hochjoch Hospiz-Schöne Aussicht-Vent
  • Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent
  • Vent-Wilder Mann-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Guslarspitze-Hochjoch Hospiz-Schöne Aussicht-Vent
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,355 m
Descent
141 m
Highest point
3,126 m
Lowest point
1,883 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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