Starting from Hochsölden, the summit can be reached in about 2:30 hours through moderately difficult alpine terrain.
This promising summit hike begins in Hochsölden and first follows the gravel path towards the Rotkogl mountain station. Now it goes on a more narrow path further north. First through alpine and later also over gravelly terrain, the last part before the summit overcomes a small rock step (here you are secured with steel ropes).
In addition to the wonderful view from the Grieskogel summit (2,911 m) to the Hohe Geige or the Daunkögel, with a little luck, you sometimes can also spot some wildlife in the Pollestal.
This tour has several options from the starting point:
Option 1: from Hochsölden (2,070 m) it is about 2:30 h to the summit,
Option 2: if you use the Rotkogl gondola, it is 1:45 hours,
Option 3: for the sporty people all the way from Sölden (1,370 m) you have to plan a 4:30 h ascent.
Safety informationFor 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, hints and linksMore details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Getting thereThe 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
- Parking lot
- parking lot Stiegele
- stair parking
- Giggijochbahn + underground garage
- Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
- Parking Hochsölden
- parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot
All parking is free during the day.
Parking for several days (eg hike tour):
- Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn