Ötztaler Urweg E8 Gaislach - Granstein
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GAISLACH –> Gampealmen –> Hochsölden –> Leiterbergalm –> GRANSTEIN
DELIGHTFUL ALMZEIT HIGH ABOVE SÖLDEN
ALMZEIT is a family theme hiking trail in close touch with the huge variety of Sölden's mountain huts and Alpine pastures. While walking from hut to hut and from time to time, you will discover the Alpine area with all senses and in all its facets. Take a little time, enjoy a rest stop and talk about your experiences: you will be surprised how many stories all these Alpine pastures have to tell.
Right in-between colorful mountain meadows and ancient stone pine forests, the trail always leads along the tree line. Here on the well-tended Alpine pastures you can make out the last traces of the winter sport season. Where the ski athletes meet in winter, the grazing cattle herds now enjoy the tranquility and tasty Alpine herbs. On the opposite side of the valley the Alpine giants shine out of Windachtal, "Sölden's Silent Part" is only a stone's throw away. Slowly we move away from the mountain lifts - in the middle of nowhere. The view of the valley is fairly gorgeous: glacier-topped summits go hand in hand with lush green Alpine pastures and meandering mountain brooks. The winter sports and hiking village of Sölden can be found right at the heart of this stunning scenery.
Rest stopsAlpine guesthouse Gaislach Alm
Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina
No major difficulties
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
… Silbertal/Gaislachalmen hosts western Austria's biggest Mineral Museum at about 2000 meters above sea level? Among others, you can admire Europe's biggest single garnet and many other attractions.
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
From the Gaislachalmen pasture huts you hike to Gasthof Sonneck. Here you turn left and walk - below Gaislachkogl middle station - along the mountainside towards Hühnersteign hut by crossing an underpass. From the hut anarrow hiking trail leads straight into the stone pine forest. At the end of the forest you reach an idyllic mountain meadow with quaint farmer‘s huts.
Continue through the lush meadows down to Gampealmen pasture huts. The trail travels right in-between the lift towers of Giggijoch mountain gondola towards Gasthof Sonnblick and further on to Hochsölden. As soon as you reach the last houses, turn left towards Leiterbergalm. From Leiterbergalm you follow the wide forest trail out of the valley, hiking downhill until you get to Granstein.
Public transportEnjoy 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 thereZwieselstein is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Zwieselstein:
- parking Zwieselstein
- parking Zwieselstein / sports ground
EquipmentStandard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots
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