Hiking and Climbing at the Ötztal

Diverse and beautiful

As far as your feet take you - from leisurely hiking trails to cozy mountain huts, along old smugglers paths across the Königsjoch to the eternal ice of the Gurgler glacier - your hiking paradise awaits you.

Forest and Water Tour

With natural history tour through the 200 year old pine forest, past the Rotmoos waterfall you reach the Schönwieshütte and visit the 6,000 years old highmoor in Rotmoostal.


Von Obergurgl aus über die Seenplatte vorbei am Nedersee bis zur Lenzenalm.  Gehzeit ca. 5 h 

Garnets Tour

Into the Gaisberg and Rotmoos valley along the glacier trail and across the Mutsattels. The finding spots of the Ötztal Almadin garnets are a special attraction for mineral collectors.

Piccard Tour

Across the Gurgler Ferner to the landing place of the stratosphere balloon of Prof. Auguste Piccard. Ascent to the Karlsruherhütte and Schwärzenkamm to the Hochwildehaus (2,900m). Descent across the Gurgler Ferner Ramol path.

Summit tour from the Top Mountain Star to the Wurmkogl

Directly from our house the cable car takes you up onto 3,000 m to the Top Mountain Star. From there through the secure summit trail to the Wurmkogel (3,082 m) with a magnificent view. Ascent: approx 15 min

Smuggler tour across the Königsjoch

"Secret transgression" on a former smuggler trail. From Hochgurgl through the Königstal to the Königsjoch with great views of the Dolomites, Rosengarten and Langkofel. Back by bus via Timmelsjoch.

Ötztal Trek

Experience the Ötztal in its highest regions - that's the new Ötztal Trek. 22 stages, 15 variants, approximately 30,000 meters of ascent and 400 km offers this top Haute Route.


Climbing in the Ötztal

High out and enjoy the panorama

The via ferrata Zirbenwald and the via ferrata Schwärzenklamm impress friends of rope and carabiners The unique combination of sporty and optical pleasures makes the typical sport climbing routes in the Ötztal the benchmark of many touring recommendations. The Ötztal is a true climbing and mountaineering paradise.

Via Ferrata Zirbenwald
100 m elevation gain
length: 400 m
duration: 1,5 - 2 h | difficulty: B - C

Via Ferrata Schwärzenklamm
350 m elevation gain
length: 700 m
duration: 3 h | difficulty: A - D