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Hiking Trail recommended route

Pine forest bridge - Obergurgl

Hiking Trail · Gurgl
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  • Zirbenwald
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    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
OBERGURGL -> pine forest bridge - > Beilstein path -> OBERGURGL
easy
Distance 3.5 km
1:30 h
145 m
144 m
2,024 m
1,892 m
From Obergurgl south to the last houses in the village. From there follow the wide path towards the Zirben Alm. Then continue in the direction of the stone pine forest up to a ledge (wayside cross and bench) opposite the nasal wall. Here right down to the river, follow the narrow path to the 30 m long bridge. Hike over mountain meadows to the Beilsteinweg which leads on to Beilstein or back to Obergurgl.
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: March 22, 2024
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
2,024 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
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Track types

Asphalt 19.23%Forested/wild trail 30.64%Path 49.28%Road 0.82%
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0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
1.1 km
Path
1.7 km
Road
0 km
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Rest stops

See You Obergurgl
Hotel Mathiesn - "Grüner Stuben"
Alpen-Wellness Resort Hochfirst*****
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - à la carte restaurant
Hotel Jenewein - "Hexenkuchl"
'Mein Gaisberg' Bistro

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html.

Tips and suggestions

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Obergurgl
Coordinates:
DD
46.869734, 11.025797
DMS
46°52'11.0"N 11°01'32.9"E
UTM
32T 654384 5192680
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

From Obergurgl south to the last houses in the village. From there follow the wide path towards the Zirben Alm. Then continue in the direction of the stone pine forest up to a ledge (wayside cross and bench) opposite the nasal wall. Here right down to the river, follow the narrow path to the 30 m long bridge. Hike over mountain meadows to the Beilsteinweg which leads on to Beilstein or back to Obergurgl.

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

 

Directions

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient was: https://www.google.at/maps.

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • 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) 

Coordinates

DD
46.869734, 11.025797
DMS
46°52'11.0"N 11°01'32.9"E
UTM
32T 654384 5192680
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
145 m
Descent
144 m
Highest point
2,024 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
Round trip Scenic Family-friendly

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