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Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

High altitude trail Gries (skating) - Längenfeld

Cross-Country Skiing · Laengenfeld · closed
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Circular course of about 4.0 km in length which is challenging due to the hilly terrain.
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Skating
moderate
Distance 6.1 km
1:30 h
116 m
117 m
With its alpine ambience and its altitude of 1,600 m, the Gries high-altitude trail is a true cross-country attraction, especially for advanced runners. The trail leads from the parking lot at the end of Gries further into the valley into the Sulztal. Most of the time the round runs along the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the Vogelasbrücke. After crossing the river, the track on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again do you have to master the last meters of altitude around the river before you reach the starting point again

Author’s recommendation

After beeing active with cross-country skiing, spend a few hours in the Aqua Dome thermal spa and relax.
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Update: March 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,660 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

More details about cross country skiing in Ötztal: https://www.laengenfeld.com/nordic-skiing-tracks

 

Start

Gries (1,590 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.069496, 11.026407
DMS
47°04'10.2"N 11°01'35.1"E
UTM
32T 653856 5214879
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Destination

Gries

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail runs mostly along the Fischbach at the beginning of further into the Sulztal. After the turn at the Vögelasbrücke the trail leads a little downhill to the beginning of Gries. After crossing the river, it goes back up to the starting point of the parking lot.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

 Travel comfortably and safely by train. Endstation or exit point is the station ÖTZTAL. Then you drive comfortably and quickly by public transport or the

local taxi company through the entire valley to your desired destination. The current bus timetable can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.a

Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL

Arriving by car leads holidaymakers over the Inntal to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, your journey can be quickly and easily determined. To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:

Gries at the end of the village - chargeable

 

Coordinates

DD
47.069496, 11.026407
DMS
47°04'10.2"N 11°01'35.1"E
UTM
32T 653856 5214879
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map of Längenfeld

Equipment

  • Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable length
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, should give a firm grip and tight-fitting
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

 

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • 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

  • Cross-Country Track Gries (classic) - Längenfeld
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  • Cross-Country Track Süd (Skating) - Längenfeld
  • Südloipe - Längenfeld (classic style)
  • Cross-Country Track North (classic) - Längenfeld
  • Night trail (classic) - Längenfeld
  • Night track (skating) - Längenfeld
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Status
closed
crosscountry skiing technique
Skating
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
116 m
Descent
117 m
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