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Ötztal Trek

Long Distance Hiking
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  • Amberger Hütte
    / Amberger Hütte
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  • / Dortmunder Hütte
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  • / Hochstubaihütte
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  • / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • / Winnebachseehütte
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  • / Brunnenkogelhaus
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  • / Hildesheimer Hütte
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  • / Siegerlandhütte
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  • / Hochwildehaus
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  • / Langtalereckhütte
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  • / Martin-Busch-Hütte
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  • / Ramolhaus
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  • / Similaunhütte
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  • / Timmelsjoch
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  • / Brandenburger Haus
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  • / Breslauer Hütte
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  • / Hochjoch Hospiz
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  • / Vernagthütte
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  • / Hauersee
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  • / Mainzer Höhenweg
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  • / Rüsselsheimer Hütte
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  • / Erlanger Hütte
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  • / Fundusfeiler
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  • / Maisalm
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The splendid long-distance Ötztal Trek allows hikers and mountaineers to experience Ötztal's highest regions and pristine natural beauty!
246.4 km
84:25 h
18910 m
18910 m
6 route sections comprise 22 hiking stages and 15 variations offering a total elevation gain of some 30,000 meters on a distance of 400 kilometers. The scenic Ötztal Trek travels from its trailhead in Ötztal-Bahnhof in eastern direction from hut to hut and across saddles, ridges and peaks to Obergurgl and Vent, before it heads back westwards along the Geigenkamm ridge to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

6 route sections with 2 - 5 day stages are just perfect for a memorable holiday at the Peak of Tirol, amidst the awe-inspiring Ötztal Alps. Of course, prior hiking experience is needed for all routes. The trails are signposted according to the "Tirolean Mountain Trail Concept": most of the routes are "black mountain trails" which are difficult and demanding while other sections have "red" trail markers and are of intermediate difficulty.

However, if a path leads across a glacier blazing and signs will most likely be missing. Knowing the weather forecast for the area where you are hiking and detailed tour planning are also essential. Proper hiking equipment is required for all tours: ankle-high boots with sturdy soles, wind and rain protection, sunscreen, possibly hiking poles, and a hat and gloves for the higher regions. First aid kits are vital pieces of hiking equipment.

 

Author’s recommendation

Best season: July - September

 

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Author
Marina Pirstnig
Updated: March 28, 2019

Highest point
3482 m
Lowest point
678 m

Tips, hints and links

A luggage transport is not offered

 

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

Turn-by-turn directions

6 route sections comprise 22 hiking stages and 15 variations offering a total elevation gain of some 30,000 meters on a distance of 400 kilometers. The scenic Ötztal Trek travels from its trailhead in Ötztal-Bahnhof in eastern direction from hut to hut and across saddles, ridges and peaks to Obergurgl and Vent, before it heads back westwards along the Geigenkamm ridge to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

6 route sections with 2 - 5 day stages are just perfect for a memorable holiday at the Peak of Tirol, amidst the awe-inspiring Ötztal Alps. Of course, prior hiking experience is needed for all routes. The trails are signposted according to the "Tirolean Mountain Trail Concept": most of the routes are "black mountain trails" which are difficult and demanding while other sections have "red" trail markers and are of intermediate difficulty.

However, if a path leads across a glacier blazing and signs will most likely be missing. Knowing the weather forecast for the area where you are hiking and detailed tour planning are also essential. Proper hiking equipment is required for all tours: ankle-high boots with sturdy soles, wind and rain protection, sunscreen, possibly hiking poles, and a hat and gloves for the higher regions. First aid kits are vital pieces of hiking equipment.

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

ÖTZTAL is a southern side valley of the Inn valley, located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL. 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

 

Coordinates

DD
47.238179, 10.859442
DMS
47°14'17.4"N 10°51'34.0"E
UTM
32T 640733 5233309
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

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Distance
246.4 km
Duration
84:25h
Ascent
18910 m
Descent
18910 m

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  • 22 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 01
moderate Stage 1
18.6 km
6:30 h
1561 m
315 m
Ötztal Bahnhof (704 m) –> Marlstein –> Mareil –> Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Tirol Central
Ötztal Trek Stage 02
moderate Stage 2
10.7 km
4:00 h
926 m
843 m
Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m) –> Schweinfurter Hütte (2.036 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 03
moderate Stage 3
10.4 km
4:00 h
842 m
510 m
Schweinfurter Hütte (2.036 m) –> Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 04
difficult Stage 4
8.9 km
4:00 h
802 m
1035 m
Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m) –> Bachfallenferner –> Amberger Hütte (2.136 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 05
difficult Stage 5
8.1 km
3:30 h
1125 m
91 m
Amberger Hütte (2.136 m) –> Wütenkarsattel (3.103 m) –> Hochstubaihütte (3.174 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 06
difficult Stage 6
7.6 km
3:30 h
640 m
909 m
Hochstubaihütte (3.174 m) –> Scharte am Windachferner –> Hildesheimer Hütte (2.899 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 07
moderate Stage 7
5.3 km
2:00 h
376 m
573 m
Hildesheimer Hütte (2.900 m) –> Gamsplatzl (3.018 m) –> Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 08
moderate Stage 8
9.3 km
3:30 h
274 m
1163 m
Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m) –> Windachscharte –> Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Meraner Land
Ötztal Trek Stage 09
difficult Stage 9
12.8 km
6:00 h
1623 m
715 m
Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m) –> Timmelsjoch –> Brunnenkogelhaus (2.738 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 10
moderate Stage 10
11.1 km
4:30 h
1476 m
381 m
Obergurgl (1.900 m) –> Langtalereckhütte (2.430 m) –> Ramolhaus (3.005 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 11
difficult Stage 11
12 km
5:00 h
705 m
1209 m
Ramolhaus (3.005 m) –> Ramoljoch (3.189 m) –> Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 12
moderate Stage 12
4.8 km
2:00 h
592 m
71 m
Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m) –> Similaunhütte (3.017 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Meraner Land
Ötztal Trek Stage 13
difficult Stage 13
8.5 km
3:30 h
390 m
997 m
Similaunhütte (3.017 m) –> Hauslabjoch (3.283 m) –> Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 14
difficult Stage 14
6.3 km
3:00 h
1004 m
168 m
Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m) –> Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Tiroler Oberland
Ötztal Trek Stage 15
difficult Stage 15
6.5 km
2:30 h
332 m
845 m
Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m) –> Fluchtkogel (3.497 m) –> Vernagthütte (2.755 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 16
moderate Stage 16
6.9 km
2:30 h
358 m
274 m
Vernagthütte (2.755 m) –> Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 17
difficult Stage 17
16.4 km
6:00 h
1080 m
1140 m
Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m) –> Restaurant Tiefenbach (2.789 m) –> Rettenbachjoch (2.990 m) –> Braunschweiger Hütte (2.758 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Pitztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 18
difficult Stage 18
9.5 km
4:30 h
979 m
1408 m
Braunschweiger Hütte (2.758 m) –> Mainzer Höhenweg –> Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2.328 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Pitztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 19
difficult Stage 19
11 km
5:00 h
1246 m
1187 m
Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2.328 m) –> Kapuzinerjöchl (2.710 m) –> Breitlehnjöchl (2.637 m) –> Sandjöchl (2.826 m) –> Luibisscharte (2.914 m) –> ...
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 20
moderate Stage 20
6.4 km
3:00 h
610 m
825 m
Hauerseehütte (2.383 m) –> Felderjöchl (2.797 m) –> Frischmannhütte (2.192 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 21
difficult Stage 21
9.4 km
4:30 h
1270 m
925 m
Frischmannhütte (2.192 m) –> Fundusfeiler (3.079 m) –> Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 22
moderate Stage 22
21.5 km
8:00 h
647 m
2491 m
Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m) –> Forchheimer Weg –> Maisalm (1.631 m) –> Ötztal-Bahnhof (704 m)
from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal Tourismus
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