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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Winter Hiking

PILL | ANGERN - ZIRBEN ALM

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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PARKING BOTTOM STATION HOCHGURGLBAHN ->Pill Angern->Obergurgl->ZIRBEN ALM 

moderate
5.7 km
2:00 h
130 m
0 m

In addition to the Nordic skiing trail from Pill/Angern, an interesting winter hiking route runs through the wide open valley basin of Gurgl.

Over small steps and bridges, past a small larch forest and old farmhouses, the trail takes you to Obergurgl and towards Zirben Alm at the foot of the natural monument. The hiking trail travels either on the right, sometimes on the left along Gurgler Ache brook, showing both the original and modern side of this popular winter sports resort. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1957 m
Lowest point
1776 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

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

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html      & https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de      

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.   

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Parking Bottom station Hochgurgl gondola (1956 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.861720, 11.018720
UTM
32T 653867 5191776

Destination

Zirben Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Entrance at the parking lot Talstation Hochgurglbahn -> level course at the bottom Pill / Angern -> easy to medium difficulty Ascent over the Isse-Wiesen to the localities Königsrain and Alt-Poschach -> along the Ötztaler Ache to Obergurgl to the David's hut. (Duration: 2 h)

 

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 garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night

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
5.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
130 m
Descent
0 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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