Ideas for a complete tour book

A family-friendly Alpine pasture inn or a tour amid high Alpine terrain including a glacier crossing, an instructive theme walking route or a multi-day mountain hike at high altitude: The following list comprises the complete range of hiking tours in Ötztal at a glance. Find out more about suitable tours including directions, walking times, how to get there and up-to-date information.

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Gurgler Scharte

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Obergurgl
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moderate
10.4 km
7:00 h
1000 m
1000 m
The hike starts with a steep and strenuous climb, but once you reach Lake Soomsee the effort is rewarded with magnificent mountain views and a stunning high alpine landscape. Continue to pretty Lake Itlsee where you should take a break before tackling the last climb to the saddle. The views of the surrounding mountains are amazing from up here! Return the same way.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2932 m
1862 m

Equipment

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

 

Start

Obergurgl (1910 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.873790, 11.030500
UTM
32T 654731 5193140

Destination

Gurgler Schartl

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts with a steep and strenuous climb, but once you reach Lake Soomsee the effort is rewarded with magnificent mountain views and a stunning high alpine landscape. Continue to pretty Lake Itlsee where you should take a break before tackling the last climb to the saddle. The views of the surrounding mountains are amazing from up here! Return the same way.

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

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

 

Parking

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • 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)

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1000 m
Descent
1000 m

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