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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route

Winnebachseehütte - Längenfeld/Gries

Hiking Trail · Laengenfeld
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GRIES PARKING AREA -> Winnebach -> Path Winnebachseehütte -> WINNEBACHSEEHÜTTE
Distance 4.6 km
2:00 h
778 m
9 m
2,362 m
1,585 m
From the parking lot at the end of Gries you follow the road to Winnebach to take the trail towards Winnebachseehütte. Soon the steep track leads out of the forest past numerous avalanche points. The well-laid trail winds up steeply at the end, to the right you can watch the wild Winnebach-river. Arrived at the hut you have the possibillity to linger on the lake, which is located directly behind the hut.

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Bronze relief section of the Ötztal Nature Park at the start of the trail: Here you can learn about the habitat "Wild Water" or the history of Gries.
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Update: November 12, 2021
Highest point
2,362 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


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:

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 


Gries (1,593 m)
47.069450, 11.027141
47°04'10.0"N 11°01'37.7"E
32T 653912 5214875



Turn-by-turn directions

Start of the hike is the parking lot at the outskirts of Gries. From here follow the road to Winnebach. Once in Winnebach, you will find a seep track that first leads through the forest and then past numerous avalanche points to the Winnebachseehütte.


all notes on protected areas

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:


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


The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Parking area at the end of the village - (chargeable)



47.069450, 11.027141
47°04'10.0"N 11°01'37.7"E
32T 653912 5214875
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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.


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Sulztal Alm
  • Amberger Hut
  • Nissalm
  • Winnebachrunde - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Lake Schönrinnenkarsee
  • Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Brandalm - Längenfeld
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4.6 km
2:00 h
778 m
9 m
Highest point
2,362 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
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