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Ötztaler Urweg E5 Sölden - Obergurgl

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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STAGE 05:

 

SÖLDEN –> Adventure Mile –> Windach Ache –> Mooserstegle –> Moos Alm –> Kühtrainschlucht –> Zwieselstein –> Sahnestüberl –> OBERGURGL

moderate
14.3 km
5:00 h
837 m
280 m
TWO SKI RESORTS RECOMMENDED ALSO IN SUMMER

 

The both quiet and lively village of Sölden, not to forget the pioneering achievements in terms of skiing. Action-packed James Bond film shooting location, meeting place of the ski sports elite or the glacier spectacle "Hannibal" - only to mention a few highlights that attract young and old alike. But there is also Sölden's quiet side, authentic landscapes in Windachtal where all those in search of energy and strength will find their favorite place all year round. In addition to the unique Alpine landscape, there is another element omnipresent throughout the valley: water! A walk along the Mooserstegle Water Trail promises a glimpse into times past, when precious mountain water was channeled through the so-called "Waale" (irrigation ditches) into the valley's dry regions for watering the fields and meadows.

 

In the upper part where the valley forks off, you pass a small village whose name already tells the geological characteristics. Two rushing mountain rivers meet in Zwieselstein: the Venter and the Gurgler Ache brooks flow together here, joining the Ötztaler Ache. The route leads further into Gurgler Tal valley up to 1930 m altitude and towards the glacier and ski resort of Obergurgl.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1908 m
Lowest point
1348 m

Rest Stop

Moosalm
Sahnestüberl

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…

… Obergurgl at 1930 m above sea level is Austria's highest parish village?

 

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

Start

Sölden (1349 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969530, 11.010540
UTM
32T 652937 5203740

Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

Von der Freizeit Arena geht es der Granbichlstraße entlang bis zum neuen Sozialzentrum Sölden. Von dort aus hält man sich links und macht einen kurzen, steilen Anstieg. Auf der panoramareichen Anhöhe folgt man den Sonnenwinklweg, ehe dieser in einen etwas schmaleren Pfad übergeht. Von da an geht es hinab in den Ortsteil Windau, wo man die Straße überquert, um einen schmalen Weg entlang der Ötztaler Ache Tal einwärts zu folgen. An der nächsten Weggabelung hält man sich links und folgt dem Fluss der in die Ache mündet, überquert dabei eine Straße und biegt nach den Häusern rechterhand ab. Von dort folgt man dem Pfad durch Windau und schließlich wieder ansteigend zum Ortsteil Platte. Beim Ortsteil Platte zweigt man links ab und wandert weiter ansteigend zur Moosalm. Von dort wandert man weiter der Bergseite entlang in einem leichten Bogen über die Kühtrainschlucht zum Ortsteil Zwieselstein. Ab dem Ortsteil Zwieselstein, verläuft ein etwas steilerer aber breiter Kiesweg in Serpentinen zur Anhöhe. Anschließend wandert man auf einem leicht ansteigenden, später leicht abfallenden Wanderweg durch lichten Wald und am Wasserfall vorbei zum Sahnestüberl. Vom Sahnestüberl verläuft der Weg entlang der Gurgler Ache, rechts vorbei am Piller See zur Hochgurgl-Bahn. Von dort quert man die Hauptstraße und folgt dem Weg von Untergurgl immer weiter der Gurgler Ache entlang über Poschach nach Obergurgl Zentrum.

 

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

Sölden 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 Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot
  • parking Zwieselstein
  • parking Zwieselstein / sports ground

 All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
837 m
Descent
280 m

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