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A great adventure for all the family

In Umhausen-Niederthai you will find extensive walking trails for all ages and skills. In the Hiking Village of Niederthai nestles on a sun-kissed plateau at 1550 m altitude and makes a perfect base for high Alpine tours to the splendid Ötztal Mountains thanks to its topclass hiking infrastructures.

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Ötztaler Urweg E8 Zwieselstein - Granstein

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Hochsölden
    / Hochsölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Zwieselstein
    / Zwieselstein
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Gaislachalm
    / Gaislachalm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Sonneck
    / Sonneck
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bubis Ski- und Almhütte
    / Bubis Ski- und Almhütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Löple Alm
    / Löple Alm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Goldeggalm
    / Goldeggalm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Hühnersteign
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Gampealm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Gampe Thaya
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Sonnblick
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Hochsölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Leiterbergalm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Edelweisshütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Jausenstation Hochwald
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  • /
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm Gampe Thaya Leiterbergalm

STAGE 08:

 

ZWIESELSTEIN –> Bodenegg –> Gaislachalmen –> Gampe –> Hochsölden –> Leiterbergalm –> GRANSTEIN

easy
12.8 km
4:00 h
265 m
763 m
IT IS TIME TO TREAD NEW PATHS …

 

ALMZEIT is a family theme hiking trail in close touch with the huge variety of Sölden's mountain huts and Alpine pastures. While walking from hut to hut and from time to time, you will discover the Alpine area with all senses and in all its facets. Take a little time, enjoy a rest stop and talk about your experiences: you will be surprised how many stories all these Alpine pastures have to tell.

 

Right in-between colorful mountain meadows and ancient stone pine forests, the trail always leads along the tree line. Here on the well-tended Alpine pastures you can make out the last traces of the winter sport season. Where the ski athletes meet in winter, the grazing cattle herds now enjoy the tranquility and tasty Alpine herbs. On the opposite side of the valley the Alpine giants shine out of Windachtal, "Sölden's Silent Part" is only a stone's throw away. Slowly we move away from the mountain lifts - in the middle of nowhere. The view of the valley is fairly gorgeous: glacier-topped summits go hand in hand with lush green Alpine pastures and meandering mountain brooks. The winter sports and hiking village of Sölden can be found right at the heart of this stunning scenery.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2121 m
Lowest point
1462 m

Rest Stop

Leiterbergalm
Gampe Thaya
Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Tips, hints and links

Did you know that…

 

… Silbertal/Gaislachalmen hosts western Austria's biggest Mineral Museum at about 2000 meters above sea level? Among others, you can admire Europe's biggest single garnet and many other attractions.

 

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

Start

Gaislach (1967 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.934177, 10.997980
UTM
32T 652082 5199787

Destination

Granstein

Turn-by-turn directions

Ab der Abzweigung Gaislachalmen folgt man dem Wanderweg in etwas steileren Serpetinen hinauf bis zum Gasthof Silbertal. Vorbei am Gasthof Silbertal und der Gaislachalm gelangt man zum Gasthof Sonneck. Vom Gasthof Sonneck zweigt man links ab und wandert man den Weg geradlinig der Bergseite bzw. dem im Winter genutzten Skigebiet entlang, unter der Gaislachkoglbahn hindurch und zweigt anschließend erneut links ab Richtung Rettenbachalm. Dabei gelangt man zur Mautstelle der Ötztaler Gletscherstraße und durchquert die Unterführung, um zur gegenüberliegenden Hühnersteigen zu gelangen. Von der Hühnersteigen führt ein kleiner Wanderpfand geradewegs in den Zirbenwald hinen. Schon bald hat man den Wald durchquert und gelangt auf eine idyllische Bergwiese mit urigen Bauernhütten. Weiter geht es über die Wiese hinab zu den bereits sichtbaren Gampealmen. Weiter verläuft der Weg zum Gasthof Sonnblick und von dort unter der Giggijochbahn hindurch nach Hochsölden. Vorbei an den Gasthäusern und Hotels im kleinen Bergdorf zweigt man am Ende der letzten Häuser links ab in Richtung Leiterbergalm. An der Abzweigung zur Leiterbergalm folgt man den breiten Forstweg Tal auswärts. Nach ca. 10 min trifft man auf einen Wanderweg der vom breiten Forstweg abzweigt. Auf diesem wandert man in spitzigen Kurven hinunter nach Granstein. 

 

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Zwieselstein is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Zwieselstein:
  • parking Zwieselstein
  • parking Zwieselstein / sports ground
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
265 m
Descent
763 m

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