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Long Distance Hiking

European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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Distance 19.9 km
9:30 h
1,480 m
1,450 m
This E5 segment in high-alpine terrain is physically challenging and full of scenic highlights. Starting in the mountaineering village of Vent, a rather steep trail will take you across the Ramoljoch saddle (3,189 m) to Obergurgl. Right below the Ramolhaus Hut, there is the Piccard rope bridge across the Gurgler Ferner gorge. You will also be passing the Langtalereck Hut along the way. Make sure to stop at the viewing point on your way down. The views of the Gurglertal valley and the massive peaks at the end of the Ötztal valley are absolutely breathtaking. This challenging hike goes through the Ötztal Nature Park and the mystical Arolla Pine Forest before ending in Obergurgl, the highest Austrian village with a church at 1,930 m.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,187 m
Lowest point
1,878 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.861780, 10.915731
DMS
46°51'42.4"N 10°54'56.6"E
UTM
32T 646018 5191586
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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

The Ötztal is a southern side valley of the Inn valley. 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
46.861780, 10.915731
DMS
46°51'42.4"N 10°54'56.6"E
UTM
32T 646018 5191586
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Winterhiking around Vent
  • Around Vent
  • Winterhiking - around Vent
  • Tobogganrun Stablein
  • Toboggan run Stablein - Mountaineering Village Vent
  • Vent - Breslauer Hütte - Vernagthütte
  • Vent - Martin Busch Hütte - Similaunhütte
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
9:30 h
Ascent
1,480 m
Descent
1,450 m

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