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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

653 Festkogl

Mountainbike Routes · Gurgl closed
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  • Festkogl (653)
    Festkogl (653)
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
There are two good reasons to take the heavy ascent to the Festkogl: the overwhelming panorama of the summit and the serpentine-rich trail back into the valley.
closed
difficult
Distance 13.6 km
1:45 h
986 m
992 m
2,890 m
1,906 m
From Obergurgl you follow the ascent to the Schönwies- and Langtalereck hut. At an altitude of 2075 meters, the further path branches off to the left to the Festkogl. During the next 60 minutes, there is hardly a breather on the equally steep gravel road. Nevertheless, well-trained bikers will have an eye for the ever-increasing imposing panorama. From the mountain station of the cable car it is necessary to mobilize the forces for the last upturn. A few hundred heights, then it is done. At the end of the path, at 2680 meters, the view of the three thousand-meter-high mountains for the troubles compensates. A last check of the brakes - And off you go on the fast descent.

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Festkogl, 2,890 m
Lowest point
Obergurgl, 1,906 m
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Safety information

The sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.

Tips and hints

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

center of Obergurgl (1,914 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870784, 11.027573
DMS
46°52'14.8"N 11°01'39.3"E
UTM
32T 654516 5192800
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Destination

Hochgurgl, 2.410 m

Turn-by-turn directions

 

From Obergurgl you follow the ascent to the Schönwies- and Langtalereck hut. At an altitude of 2075 meters, the further path branches off to the left to the Festkogl. During the next 60 minutes, there is hardly a breather on the equally steep gravel road. Nevertheless, well-trained bikers will have an eye for the ever-increasing imposing panorama. From the mountain station of the cable car it is necessary to mobilize the forces for the last upturn. A few hundred heights, then it is done. At the end of the path, at 2680 meters, the view of the three thousand-meter-high mountains for the troubles compensates. A last check of the brakes - And off you go on the fast descent.

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Directions

The 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 vallly 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.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:

 

- car park in the center of Obergurgl, chargeable

Coordinates

DD
46.870784, 11.027573
DMS
46°52'14.8"N 11°01'39.3"E
UTM
32T 654516 5192800
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink..

Similar routes nearby

  • 6023 Langtalereckhütte
  • 692 Gurgler Achweg
  • 689 Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl
  • 6059 Kirchenkarhütte
  • 6053 Kirchenkar
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
986 m
Descent
992 m
Highest point
2,890 m
Lowest point
1,906 m
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