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Long Distance Hiking Multistage route

Ötztal Trek

Long Distance Hiking
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  • Amberger Hütte
    / Amberger Hütte
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  • / Dortmunder Hütte
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  • / Hochstubaihütte
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  • / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • / Winnebachseehütte
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  • / Brunnenkogelhaus
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  • / Hildesheimer Hütte
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  • / Siegerlandhütte
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  • / Hochwildehaus
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  • / Langtalereckhütte
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  • / Martin-Busch-Hütte
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  • / Ramolhaus
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  • / Similaunhütte
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  • / Timmelsjoch
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  • / Brandenburger Haus
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  • / Breslauer Hütte
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  • / Hochjoch Hospiz
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  • / Vernagthütte
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  • / Hauersee
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  • / Mainzer Höhenweg
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  • / Rüsselsheimer Hütte
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  • / Erlanger Hütte
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  • / Fundusfeiler
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  • / Maisalm
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The splendid long-distance Ötztal Trek allows hikers and mountaineers to experience Ötztal's highest regions and pristine natural beauty!
Distance 246.4 km
84:25 h
18,910 m
18,910 m
6 route sections comprise 22 hiking stages and 15 variations offering a total elevation gain of some 30,000 meters on a distance of 400 kilometers. The scenic Ötztal Trek travels from its trailhead in Ötztal-Bahnhof in eastern direction from hut to hut and across saddles, ridges and peaks to Obergurgl and Vent, before it heads back westwards along the Geigenkamm ridge to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

6 route sections with 2 - 5 day stages are just perfect for a memorable holiday at the Peak of Tirol, amidst the awe-inspiring Ötztal Alps. Of course, prior hiking experience is needed for all routes. The trails are signposted according to the "Tirolean Mountain Trail Concept": most of the routes are "black mountain trails" which are difficult and demanding while other sections have "red" trail markers and are of intermediate difficulty.

However, if a path leads across a glacier blazing and signs will most likely be missing. Knowing the weather forecast for the area where you are hiking and detailed tour planning are also essential. Proper hiking equipment is required for all tours: ankle-high boots with sturdy soles, wind and rain protection, sunscreen, possibly hiking poles, and a hat and gloves for the higher regions. First aid kits are vital pieces of hiking equipment.

 

Author’s recommendation

Best season: July - September

 

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Author
Marina Pirstnig
Update: March 28, 2019
Highest point
3,482 m
Lowest point
678 m

Tips and hints

A luggage transport is not offered

 

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

Start

Coordinates:
DD
47.238179, 10.859442
DMS
47°14'17.4"N 10°51'34.0"E
UTM
32T 640733 5233309
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Turn-by-turn directions

6 route sections comprise 22 hiking stages and 15 variations offering a total elevation gain of some 30,000 meters on a distance of 400 kilometers. The scenic Ötztal Trek travels from its trailhead in Ötztal-Bahnhof in eastern direction from hut to hut and across saddles, ridges and peaks to Obergurgl and Vent, before it heads back westwards along the Geigenkamm ridge to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

6 route sections with 2 - 5 day stages are just perfect for a memorable holiday at the Peak of Tirol, amidst the awe-inspiring Ötztal Alps. Of course, prior hiking experience is needed for all routes. The trails are signposted according to the "Tirolean Mountain Trail Concept": most of the routes are "black mountain trails" which are difficult and demanding while other sections have "red" trail markers and are of intermediate difficulty.

However, if a path leads across a glacier blazing and signs will most likely be missing. Knowing the weather forecast for the area where you are hiking and detailed tour planning are also essential. Proper hiking equipment is required for all tours: ankle-high boots with sturdy soles, wind and rain protection, sunscreen, possibly hiking poles, and a hat and gloves for the higher regions. First aid kits are vital pieces of hiking equipment.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

ÖTZTAL is a southern side valley of the Inn valley, located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL. 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

 

Coordinates

DD
47.238179, 10.859442
DMS
47°14'17.4"N 10°51'34.0"E
UTM
32T 640733 5233309
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
246.4 km
Duration
84:25 h
Ascent
18,910 m
Descent
18,910 m

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  • 22 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 1
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,561 m
Descent 315 m

Ötztal Bahnhof (704 m) –> Marlstein –> Mareil –> Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 2
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 10.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 926 m
Descent 843 m

Dortmunder Hütte (1.949 m) - Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 3
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 842 m
Descent 510 m

Schweinfurter Hütte (2.036 m) –> Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 4
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 8.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 802 m
Descent 1,035 m

Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m) –> Bachfallenferner -> Amberger Hütte (2.136 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 5
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5
Distance 8.1 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 1,125 m
Descent 91 m

Amberger Hütte (2.136 m) –> Wütenkarsattel (3.103 m) –> Hochstubaihütte (3.174 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 6
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
Distance 7.6 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 640 m
Descent 909 m

Hochstubaihütte (3.174 m) –> Scharte / Windachferner –> Hildesheimer Hütte (2.899 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 7
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
Distance 5.3 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 376 m
Descent 573 m

Hildesheimer Hütte (2.900 m) -> Gamsplatzl (3.018 m) -> Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 8
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8
Distance 9.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 274 m
Descent 1,163 m

Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m) -> Windachscharte -> Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 9
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 9
Distance 12.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,623 m
Descent 715 m

Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m) - Timmelsjoch - Brunnenkogelhouse (2.738 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 10
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 1,476 m
Descent 381 m

Obergurgl (1.900 m)  –> Langtalereckhütte (2.430 m)  –> Ramolhaus (3.005 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 11
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 11
Distance 12 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 705 m
Descent 1,209 m

Ramolhaus (3.005 m) -> Ramoljoch (3.189 m) -> Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 12
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 4.8 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 592 m
Descent 71 m

Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m) –> Similaunhütte (3.017 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 13
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 13
Distance 8.5 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 390 m
Descent 997 m

Similaunhütte (3.017 m) –> Hauslabjoch (3.283 m) –> Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 14
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 14
Distance 6.3 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 1,004 m
Descent 168 m

Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m) -> Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 15
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 15
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 332 m
Descent 845 m

Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m) –> Fluchtkogel (3.497 m) –> Vernagthütte (2.755 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 16
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 16
Distance 6.9 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 358 m
Descent 274 m

Vernagthütte (2.755 m) –> Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 17
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 17
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,080 m
Descent 1,140 m

Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m) –> Restaurant Tiefenbach (2.789 m) –> Rettenbachjoch (2.990 m) –> Braunschweiger Hütte (2.758 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 18
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 18
Distance 9.5 km
Duration 9:30 h
Ascent 979 m
Descent 1,408 m

Braunschweiger Hütte (2.758 m) –> Mainzer Höhenweg –> Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2.328 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 19
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 19
Distance 11 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 1,246 m
Descent 1,187 m

Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2.328 m) –> Kapuzinerjöchl (2.710 m) –> Breitlehnjöchl (2.637 m) –> Sandjöchl (2.826 m) –> Luibisscharte (2.914 m) –> ...

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 20
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 20
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 610 m
Descent 825 m

Hauerseehütte (2.383 m) –> Felderjöchl (2.797 m) –> Frischmannhütte (2.192 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 21
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 21
Distance 9.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 1,270 m
Descent 925 m

Frischmannhütte (2.192 m) –> Fundusfeiler (3.079 m) –> Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
Ötztal Trek Stage 22
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 22
Distance 21.5 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 647 m
Descent 2,491 m

Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m) –> Forchheimer Weg –> Maisalm (1.631 m) –> Ötztal-Bahnhof (704)

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
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