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On a discovery tour in Ötztal

Scenic Ötztal has everything in abundance that makes a great hiking destination: high Alpine nature that takes your breath away, a perfectly developed network of trails between the valley floor and the eternal glacier ice, summer mountain lifts, huts, hiking programs. Above all, it is this feeling of becoming an explorer yourself that inspires long-time Ötztal fans to go hiking in Tirol repeatedly.

1600 km of hiking trails and just one destination

In Ötztal it doesn't count how many peaks you have already climbed. It's all about what you want to experience today. And Ötztal certainly offers more than just one suitable tour. Do you prefer a family-friendly loop hike around lake Piburger See? An educational theme trail in the Widiversum Hochoetz? A mountain tour to Brunnenkogelhaus towering high above Sölden? Or a glacier crossing at the rear end of the valley near Gurgl or Vent? Perhaps you would also like to hike for a few days on the Ötztaler Urweg trail from one village to the next or on the Ötztal Trek across ridges and saddles or follow the E5 European long distance hiking trail towards Italy. Your holiday, your personal route. All you have to do is pack your backpack and off you go.

hiking tours Ötztal

Interaktive 3D map

Hiking couple landscape Hochoetz Ötztal

Guided hikes are on the program

Because not everyone can and wants to set out on their own, the experts of Ötztal Tourismus and the Ötztal Nature Park put together an extensive hiking program every summer. Hiking in Tirol is all the more beautiful the less you have to worry about the route and the more you learn about the nature along the way. Scenic theme hikes tailored for families or ambitious hikers, take you to the most beautiful spots of the hiking destination Ötztal. Additionally, the hiking program also includes lectures, workshops and activities on nature park topics. Special tip: With the Ötztal Inside Summer Card you can take part in these events for free!

The best way to fulfill individual tour requests that exceed your horizon of experience, is to enlist a certified local hiking and mountain guide. They accompany single mountaineers or small groups on hut hikes, high Alpine and glacier tours to the Ötztal mountains.

Take a look at the hiking program

Find your mountain guide

Hiking family chairlift landscape Vent Ötztal

Comfy uphill facilities for even more mountain exploration

If you are looking for happiness far away from modern civilization, you will easily find it in Ötztal. Everyone else is happy about the comfort that 12 modern summer mountain lifts, hiking buses and hut taxis offer. All these can take over the first stage and transport hikers comfortably to higher starting points. This increases the variety of tours in Ötztal considerably. Even on the way back, clever hikers choose the mountain lift to get down into the valley in a way that is easy on the joints and much more comfortably.

Summer mountain lifts

Hiking buses & hut taxis

Hotel couple Längenfeld Ötztal

A good night’s sleep after hiking

A successful hiking holiday takes more than just high mountains. As a member of the Austrian Hiking Villages, Ötztal knows that, of course. The quality-sealed hiking villages of Gries and Niederthai, the promising candidate Sölden and the mountaineering village of Vent are subject to severe quality criteria in order to offer their guests a perfect mountain experience. In addition, many Ötztal accommodation providers have developed into true hiking specialists. Be it a holiday apartment, bed and breakfast or hotel, the specialist hiking accommodations offer expert advice, guided tours and an unrivaled philosophy of sustainability.

Hiking & Mountaineering villages

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