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Winter Hiking recommended route

Hochgurgl - Top Mountain Crosspoint

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · Open
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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HOCHGURGL -> TOP MOUNTAIN CROSSPOINT
Open
easy
Distance 1.6 km
0:25 h
58 m
61 m
2,169 m
2,135 m
From Hochgurgl a wide trail leads along the federal road towards the Top Mountain Crosspoint. The building hosts the toll booth of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Pass Road, the Kirchenkar mountain gondola, a restaurant with table service and Europe´s highest motorbike exhibition - the unrivaled Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum. 

Along the walking route you enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-topped Ötztal mountain world.

 

The Motorcycle Museum was completely destroyed by a major fire in January 2021. Therefore the private collection fell victim to the flames. The twin brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber are busy with the museum's reconstruction. The opening is planned for autumn 2021.

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Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl
Update: December 01, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,169 m
Lowest point
2,135 m
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Track types

Asphalt 36.90%Path 24.60%Road 35.94%Unknown 2.55%
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0.6 km
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0.4 km
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0.6 km
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0 km
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: 

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://lawinen.report/bulletin/latest.

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern

Start

Hochgurgl center (2,168 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.909226, 11.052933
DMS
46°54'33.2"N 11°03'10.6"E
UTM
32T 656337 5197122
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Destination

Top Mountain Crosspoint

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hochgurgl a wide trail leads along the federal road towards the Top Mountain Crosspoint. The building hosts the toll booth of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Pass Road, the Kirchenkar mountain gondola, a restaurant with table service and Europe´s highest motorbike exhibition - the unrivaled Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum. 

Along the walking route you enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-topped Ötztal mountain world.

Note


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 out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: 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 vallly 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 facilities are available in Gurgl:

 

Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night

Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge

Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)

 

 

 

Coordinates

DD
46.909226, 11.052933
DMS
46°54'33.2"N 11°03'10.6"E
UTM
32T 656337 5197122
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and 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.  

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  • Ochsenkopf circular walk
  • Winter hiking path Schönwieshütte
  • PILL | ANGERN - ZIRBEN ALM
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
58 m
Descent
61 m
Highest point
2,169 m
Lowest point
2,135 m
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