From village to village in 12 stages
Goethe already knew: Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths! Exploring the Ötztaler Urweg trail you will get to know and love the region at a walking pace. Ever changing landscapes accompany long-distance hikers on their loop tour through the entire valley, from the lush green valley floor at 684 m to the thin air beyond 3000 m above sea level.
Take the valley under your feet
The approx. 195 km long loop hiking route leads from Ötztal-Bahnhof via Oetz, Niederthai, Gries, Sölden, Obergurgl, Vent, Zwieselstein, Granstein, Längenfeld, Umhausen and Sautens back to Ötztal-Bahnhof. In 12 stages passionate hikers explore a number of small and larger villages. They roam through orchards and Alpine meadows, follow the roaring Ötztaler Ache mountain brook and climb higher and higher towards awesome panoramic views and the highest parish village in Austria. Such famous peaks as Wildspitze seem only a stone's throw away. In addition to memorable nature exploration, the valley's locals plus varied culinary treats and cultural impressions along the route make the Ötztaler Urweg a very special experience for active holiday makers.
Important: The mainly intermediate hiking stages of the Ötztaler Urweg require timely planning and an excellent physical shape (sometimes walking times of more than 5 hours).
Special tip: Each stage can also be conquered individually. In the villages there are enough parking spaces available or you can easily reach them by public bus.