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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

692 Gurgler Achweg

Mountainbike Routes · Gurgl closed
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  • Gurgler Achweg
    Gurgler Achweg
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Short, family-friendly mountain bike tour on meadows and gravel roads.
closed
easy
Distance 7.6 km
1:00 h
208 m
208 m
1,911 m
1,776 m
Starting in the hamlet of Pill, you bike uphill along the Gurgler Ache river shore to Obergurgl. In Königsrain you cross the river for the first time. Depending on the season, the Ache changes its face dramatically: the calmly babbling waters turn into a rushing mountain brook during melting season in spring. In the summer, chances are that you can watch kayakers on their exciting ride through the milky floods. The Ache has its source on the glacier fields of Gurgler Ferner, Tirol's third largest glacier. That's also the reason why the grey and white water masses are called "glacier milk" in German. Behind the hamlet of Poschach you have to conquer a short but very strenuous climb, followed by an idyllic path to Bartbrücke bridge. After crossing the Ache again, you have already reached Obergurgl located at about 1900 meters. Additionally, Obergurgl is the highest parish village in all Austria.

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: February 03, 2024
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,911 m
Lowest point
1,776 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

Pill (1,779 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.897459, 11.040100
DMS
46°53'50.9"N 11°02'24.4"E
UTM
32T 655394 5195789
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in the hamlet of Pill, you bike uphill along the Gurgler Ache river shore to Obergurgl. In Königsrain you cross the river for the first time. Depending on the season, the Ache changes its face dramatically: the calmly babbling waters turn into a rushing mountain brook during melting season in spring. In the summer, chances are that you can watch kayakers on their exciting ride through the milky floods. The Ache has its source on the glacier fields of Gurgler Ferner, Tirol's third largest glacier. That's also the reason why the grey and white water masses are called "glacier milk" in German. Behind the hamlet of Poschach you have to conquer a short but very strenuous climb, followed by an idyllic path to Bartbrücke bridge. After crossing the Ache again, you have already reached Obergurgl located at about 1900 meters. Additionally, Obergurgl is the highest parish village in all Austria.

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

- car park Festkogel, chargeable

- car park Hochgurglbahn, free of charge

Coordinates

DD
46.897459, 11.040100
DMS
46°53'50.9"N 11°02'24.4"E
UTM
32T 655394 5195789
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.

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  • 653 Festkogl
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
208 m
Descent
208 m
Highest point
1,911 m
Lowest point
1,776 m
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