Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

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The hiking paradise of Sölden also has a marvelous winter season: 49.5 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails take walkers straight through snow-covered forests, white meadows and along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Adventure-seeking vacationers grab their snowshoes and listen to the crunching snow under their feet while lively Sölden disappears in the background. Trudging  through the untouched white either on your own or accompanied by a local guide you will take new insights on the way to rustic mountain huts.

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Königsjoch

Mountain Hike • Oetztal
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6.3 km
3:30 h
939 m
25 m
Walk to the bridge at the entrance to Königstal valley either from Obergurgl or Hochgurgl. Towards the upper valley first you keep to the right, then to the left along Königsbach brooklet. A slightly rising trail takes you to Zollhütte hut. Then via Schieferböden area up to Königsjoch. The weekly organized Smugglers' Hike takes walkers right across the col down to the South Tyrolean pasturelands.

 

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Altitude
2825 m
1895 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Start

Obergurgl (1906 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.870452 N 11.027301 E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763

Destination

Königsjoch

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk to the bridge at the entrance to Königstal valley either from Obergurgl or Hochgurgl. Towards the upper valley first you keep to the right, then to the left along Königsbach brooklet. A slightly rising trail takes you to Zollhütte hut. Then via Schieferböden area up to Königsjoch. The weekly organized Smugglers' Hike takes walkers right across the col down to the South Tyrolean pasturelands.

 

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

Obergurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. 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

 

Parking

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
939 m
Descent
25 m

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