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 – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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Map / European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)
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19.9 km
9:30 h
1480 m
1450 m
This E5 segment in high-alpine terrain is physically challenging and full of scenic highlights. Starting in the mountaineering village of Vent, a rather steep trail will take you across the Ramoljoch saddle (3,189 m) to Obergurgl. Right below the Ramolhaus Hut, there is the Piccard rope bridge across the Gurgler Ferner gorge. You will also be passing the Langtalereck Hut along the way. Make sure to stop at the viewing point on your way down. The views of the Gurglertal valley and the massive peaks at the end of the Ötztal valley are absolutely breathtaking. This challenging hike goes through the Ötztal Nature Park and the mystical Arolla Pine Forest before ending in Obergurgl, the highest Austrian village with a church at 1,930 m.

 

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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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Distance
19.9 km
Duration
9:30 h
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1480 m
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1450 m

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