Snowshoe & Winterwalking

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Winter sports can also be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace. Hiking on snow-covered paths ranks among the most charming winter activities. Either on your own, with all the family, in guided groups or even on snowshoes - Ötztal makes a true heaven for gentle winter sports.
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Panorama Trail - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld
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  • Winnebachsee
    / Winnebachsee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Winnebachseehütte
    / Winnebachseehütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Gries
    / Gries
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Schweinfurter Hütte
    / Schweinfurter Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Panorama  Trail  - Längenfeld/Gries
1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Winnebachseehütte Zwieselbach Alm Schweinfurterhütte Kleinhorlachalm

GRIES -> Winnebach -> Winnebachseehütte -> Zwieselbachjoch -> Schweinfurter Hütte -> Larstigalm -> NIEDERTHAI
moderate
20.9 km
8:00 h
1308 m
1330 m
Several years ago, this march was run once a year in one day. We recommend combining this tour with a wonderful view with a cabin overnight stay. From the parking lot at the end of Gries follow the road to the hamlet Winnebach to take the trail direction Winnebachseehütte. Soon the trail leads out of the forest past numerous avalanche strokes. The well-laid path winds up steeply at the end up to the Winnebachseehütte which is reached after about 2 hours walking time. After a breather or overnight stay you follow the path behind the hut by the lake through meadows direction Zwieselbachjoch. The ascent to the yoke runs over partly rocky terrain. The descent to Schweinfurterhütte (overnight) leads through the Zwieselbachtal. The way there is well marked - but leads at the beginning over a lot of boulders and boulders. The destination in Niederthai which can be reached on a wide forest path, is now about 2 hours walk away.

 

Author’s recommendation

If you're lucky you can catch a few groundhogs on the way through the Zwieselbachtal.

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2871 m
Lowest point
1541 m
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience

& mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

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

Gries, parking at the end of the village (1564 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.071142, 11.018684
UTM
32T 653265 5215047

Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).

 

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

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 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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1308 m
Descent
1330 m
In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops exposed

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