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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 10

Ötztal Trek Stage 10

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal closed
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  • Obergurgl
    Obergurgl
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Obergurgl (1.900 m)  –> Langtalereckhütte (2.430 m)  –> Ramolhaus (3.005 m)
closed
moderate
Distance 11.1 km
4:30 h
1,476 m
381 m
3,001 m
1,902 m
  • Route: Track, Cart Lane, Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, endurance;
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulties: glacier passage on the Gurgler Ferner (in the area of ​​the route flat and column-free)
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples and rope for glaciers not necessary
  • Acess / exit point: from Obergurgl via the Ramolweg to the Ramolhaus (about 4 h ascent, about 3 h descent) )
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
3,001 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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Track types

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Rest stops

Schönwieshütte
Ramolhaus
Langtalereckhütte

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... in 1931 Auguste Piccard made an emergency landing in his hot-air balloon at Gurgler Ferner?

 

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

Start

Obergurgl
Coordinates:
DD
46.870437, 11.026781
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'36.4"E
UTM
32T 654457 5192760
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Destination

Ramolhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

STONE PINE FOREST, PICCARD AND EAGLE‘S EYRIE

In the center of Obergurgl you hike into the valley and follow the Alpine adventure path through the Stone Pine Forest starting at the Zirben Alm hut. The route joins the road to Schönwieshütte in a left-hand loop and leads on a climbing trail high above Gurgler Tal valley to Langtalereckhütte. Then we follow the signposts in the direction of the Piccard Bridge (suspension bridge). At approx. 2700 m altitude you descend via glacier slabs to the Piccard Bridge (suspension bridge) that leads over the remains of the Gurgler Ferner glacier snout. Follow the rising route up to Ramolhaus on the ridge. The last section is a demanding climb and very challenging due to the steep terrain.

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

 

Directions

 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 Gurgl: 

- Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | no parking at night

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

Coordinates

DD
46.870437, 11.026781
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'36.4"E
UTM
32T 654457 5192760
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztaler Urweg E6 Obergurgl - Vent
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)
  • Ötztal trek route 3
  • Ötztaler Urweg V6 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 11
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.1 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,476 m
Descent
381 m
Highest point
3,001 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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