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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 8

Ötztaler Urweg E8 Gaislach - Granstein

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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STAGE 8:

 

GAISLACH –> Gampealmen –> Hochsölden –> Leiterbergalm –> GRANSTEIN

easy
Distance 13.1 km
4:00 h
317 m
814 m
2,120 m
1,463 m

DELIGHTFUL ALMZEIT HIGH ABOVE SÖLDEN

 

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.

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Maximilian Nösig
Update: December 22, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,120 m
Lowest point
1,463 m
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Track types

Dirt road 5.60%Path 1.12%Unknown 93.27%
Dirt road
0.7 km
Path
0.1 km
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12.2 km
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Rest stops

Alpine guesthouse Gaislach Alm
Gampe Thaya
Maria's Alm

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

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 (1,960 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.934206, 10.998731
DMS
46°56'03.1"N 10°59'55.4"E
UTM
32T 652139 5199791
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Destination

Granstein

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Gaislachalmen pasture huts you hike to Gasthof Sonneck. Here you turn left and walk - below Gaislachkogl middle station - along the mountainside towards Hühnersteign hut by crossing an underpass. From the hut anarrow hiking trail leads straight into the stone pine forest. At the end of the forest you reach an idyllic mountain meadow with quaint farmer‘s huts.
Continue through the lush meadows down to Gampealmen pasture huts. The trail travels right in-between the lift towers of Giggijoch mountain gondola towards Gasthof Sonnblick and further on to Hochsölden. As soon as you reach the last houses, turn left towards Leiterbergalm. From Leiterbergalm you follow the wide forest trail out of the valley, hiking downhill until you get to Granstein.

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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

Coordinates

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46.934206, 10.998731
DMS
46°56'03.1"N 10°59'55.4"E
UTM
32T 652139 5199791
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Similar routes nearby

  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)
  • Ötztaler Urweg Umleitung E5 Sölden - Hochgurgl Crosspoint (Weiterfahrt Bus nach Obergurgl)
  • Ötztaler Urweg E5 Sölden - Obergurgl
  • Ötztaler Urweg E9 Granstein - Längenfeld
  • Ötztal Trek Route 5
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 18
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King’s Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Zwieselstein (original route)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
13.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
317 m
Descent
814 m
Highest point
2,120 m
Lowest point
1,463 m

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