From child's play to high alpine
1,600 km of hiking trails meander through the Ötztal, climb from the valley floor through dense mountain forests to soft alpine meadows, cross glacier fields and follow steep ridges to the summit cross. There is a suitable tour selection for every level of fitness and motivation. From family-friendly hut, themed and circular hikes to demanding alpine tours to long-distance hikes lasting several days such as the Ötztaler Urweg, the Ötztal promises a unique hiking offer. The very hard-working swap their collected hut stamps for the hiking pin as a nice souvenir of the mountain summer.

The 3 main categories

The family-friendly and themed hiking trails

Just go - totally relaxing. But especially with children or a lot of curiosity in the luggage, it can be a little more. The themed trails in the Ötztal come in handy. The exciting and natural staged offer ranges from A for Apple Road or Almzeit to Z for Zwergerlweg. Display boards, some interactive stations and attractive route guidance convey the history, culture, unique landscapes and culinary delights in Ötztal. This is how hiking is fun - and smart.

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Longing goals for advanced learners

The closer the three-thousand-meter mark, the rougher the nature, the more intense the physical exertion and the feeling of happiness. Sure-footed, experienced mountaineers are drawn to the Ötztaler Kogeln and peaks made of granite, gneiss and glacier fields. These moderately difficult and difficult tours require stamina and careful planning. As a reward for all the meters in altitude, the breathtakingly situated huts serve lavish refreshments so that the descent can also be a problem.

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Happiness in stages (long-distance hiking)

What is nicer than a day on the mountain? To hike through the Ötztal for several days in a row, as long as your feet can carry it. It is not for nothing that the fascination for slow progress over mountains and valleys is growing in our fast-moving times. The Ötztal has an excellent network of trails for both the long-distance hiking premiere (e.g. on the Ötztaler Urweg) and for the cross-border challenge (on the European long-distance hiking trail E5).

The current hiking program in Gurgl

All hiking routes in the Ötztal