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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European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King’s Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Zwieselstein (original route)

Long Distance Hiking • Pitztal
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Map / European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King’s Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Zwieselstein (original route)
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16.3 km
6:10 h
250 m
1530 m
This particularly challenging segment of the trail starts at the Braunschweiger Hut (2,758 m) with a rather steep and difficult ascent to the Pitztaler Jöchl saddle (3,000 m), the highest point of this E5 segment. Once you reach the saddle, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Braunschweiger Hut, the Wildspitze mountain, the Rettenbachtal valley and the Riffelsee lake. You may encounter large snowfields in spring and early summer. There is an alternative shorter route via the Rettenbachjoch saddle. Both ways will take you to the Rettenbachferner glacier. From there, you will descend through the Rettenbachtal valley past luscious pastures and a little chapel to Zwieselstein (1,470 m).

 

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2994 m
1455 m

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

The Ötztal is a southern side valley of the Inn valley. 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

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
6:10 h
Ascent
250 m
Descent
1530 m

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