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Hiking Trail recommended route

Glacier Flea Hiking Day

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OBERGURGL -> Ramoljoch -> VENT
Distance 15 km
9:00 h
1,348 m
1,355 m
3,188 m
1,887 m
This traditional hike takes alpinists up to the 3,200 m high Ramoljoch ridge.

A truly outstanding event that gives fantastic insights into Ötztal's mountain and glacier world. Every first sunday in August.

Von Obergurgl über die Achbrücke zunächst etwas steil zum "Beilstein", dann über die Hochmähder zur Küppele-Schäferhütte weiter steil nach oben bis zum Ramolhaus und über den Ramolferner und sehr steinigem Gelände in ca. 30 Minuten zum Einstieg vom Ramoljoch. Dort seilgesichert, zum Teil über Leitern, zum Ramoljoch.

Der Abstieg führt über sehr steiniges, steiles Gelände, dann über einen einfacheren Weg zur Ramolalm (nicht bewirtschaftet!). von dortAbstie gnach Vent. Nur bei gutem Wetter und mit entsprechender alpiner Ausrüstung.

Trittsicherheit und Schwindelfreiheit erforderlich!

Gehzeiten:Obergurgl - Ramolhaus: 3 - 4 hRamolhaus - Ramoljoch: ca. 1 hRamoljoch - Vent: 3,5 - 4 h

Author’s recommendation


- Only participate in the Glacier Flea Hike if you are in an excellent health condition.

- Never leave the marked route!

- Try to walk at a moderate and study pace from one station to the next.

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Roland Grüner 
Update: March 21, 2024
Highest point
3,188 m
Lowest point
1,887 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 2.80%Dirt road 0.94%Forested/wild trail 2.12%Path 94.13%
0.4 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
14.1 km
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Safety information

Für schwindelfreie, trittsichere und hochalpin erfahrene Bergsteiger; Ausgezeichnete, körperliche Verfassung, umfassende Bergerfahrung, alpine Kletterausrüstung, Sicherungs- und Orientierungsmittel, gute Wetterverhältnisse empfohlen Bitte beachten Sie den aktuellen Wetterbericht unter: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and suggestions

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


46.870383, 11.027210
46°52'13.4"N 11°01'38.0"E
32T 654490 5192755



Turn-by-turn directions

From Obergurgl the trail first climbs steeply via Achbrücke towards "Beilstein" then to Küppele-Schäferhütte. Continue to Ramolhaus and via Ramolferner through very rocky fields in about 30 minutes to the access point of Ramoljoch. From here a trail with steel cables and ladders leads to Ramoljoch

From Ramoljoch first climb down through very steep and rocky terrain, then along an easier trail to Ramolalm (not serviced!). Continue downto Vent.Do this hike in good weather and with the appropriate alpine equipment only.

Sure-footedness and a good head for heights are required.

Walking times:Obergurgl - Ramolhaus: 3 - 4 hrsRamolhaus - Ramoljoch: approx. 1 hRamoljoch - Vent: 3.5 - 4 hrs

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 our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


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


The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

Cost: € 6,00 per day/car


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)


46.870383, 11.027210
46°52'13.4"N 11°01'38.0"E
32T 654490 5192755
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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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15 km
9:00 h
1,348 m
1,355 m
Highest point
3,188 m
Lowest point
1,887 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available


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