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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Via Ferrata recommended route

Via ferrata Eckkamm | Huben

Via Ferrata · Ötztal Open
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The new via ferrata for beginners and families
Open
moderate
Distance 1.1 km
1:30 h
225 m
225 m
1,369 m
1,193 m
The via ferrata "Eckkamm" runs through the west face of the so-called "Eckkamm" at 1620 meters near Huben in the Ötztal valley. The elongated ridge of this ridge extends southwards from Huben and is forested at the base of the wall as well as in the exit area. Both to the entry point and the exit, a trail called the "Sagenweg" leads from Huben. At the saddle south of the exit lies the managed "Alpengasthof am Feuerstein," with a chapel and a viewing platform nearby. The "Eckkamm" via ferrata ascends from the lower left to the upper right through the approximately 200-meter-high rock face, which is partially covered with trees and vegetation, and has about 160 meters in elevation gain. The difficulty of the via ferrata is mainly in the A and B range, with some sections reaching B/C. The climb takes about 1.5 hours. Many passages run horizontally or diagonally upwards to the right. The ascents over various "ramps" are generously equipped with step irons. There are three rope bridges, two rope ladders, and a small resting bench. The via ferrata is perfectly secured and has only a few short steep sections, making it particularly suitable for beginners. As the wall faces west, there is the opportunity to climb in the shade in the morning, especially during the hot summer months. The via ferrata has been additionally equipped with a special safety system designed to enhance safety, particularly for beginners. A so-called push carabiner (available at the climbing and mountaineering shop "Alpintreff" in Unterlängenfeld) is threaded into the system and pushed along throughout the entire via ferrata. This additional push carabiner prevents unintentional unclipping of the entire via ferrata set, except at two points. At these two prepared interruptions, other climbers have the opportunity to overtake others using the same system.

Experienced climbers can also use a conventional via ferrata set.

Difficulty
B/C moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,369 m
Lowest point
1,193 m
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Access
225 m, 0:40 h
Climbing length
380 m, 1:30 h
Descent
385 m, 0:40 h

Track types

Asphalt 4.20%Dirt road 34.92%Path 60.89%
Asphalt
0 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Path
0.7 km
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Rest stops

Genusslokal - Hotel Alpenblick
Restaurant Mahlzeit
Cafe Restaurant Rustica
Pension Granbichler
Pizzeria Via Della

Safety information

SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA

The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety: 

  1. Plan carefully
  2. Destination should correspond to personal abilities
  3. Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
  4. Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
  5. Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
  6. Partner check at the access point
  7. Maintain sufficient distance
  8. Talk clearly when overtaking someone
  9. Watch out for falling rocks
  10. Respect nature and environment

Start

Huben | sport field
Coordinates:
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47.037521, 10.971701
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47°02'15.1"N 10°58'18.1"E
UTM
32T 649792 5211220
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Destination

Huben | sport field

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

Directions

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

Parking is available at the entrance of Huben and at the Huben sports field.

Coordinates

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47.037521, 10.971701
DMS
47°02'15.1"N 10°58'18.1"E
UTM
32T 649792 5211220
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Helmet, climbing harness with via ferrata set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate footwear.

Recommendation for beginners: additional carabiner

Similar routes nearby

  • Via ferrata Reinhard Schiestl | Längenfeld
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  • Via Ferrata Moosalm | Sölden
  • Via Ferrate Stuibenfall | Umhausen
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Status
Open
Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
1.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
225 m
Descent
225 m
Highest point
1,369 m
Lowest point
1,193 m
Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Classic via ferrata

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