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Hiking Trail recommended route

1 day tour | Langtalereck Hut - Piccard Bridge

Hiking Trail · Gurgl closed
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  • Langtalereckhütte
    Langtalereckhütte
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OBERGURGL CENTRE -> Hohe Mut gondola -> Schönwies hut -> Langtalereck hut -> Piccard bridge -> Schäferweg -> OBERGURGL CENTRE
closed
difficult
Distance 19.3 km
8:30 h
1,490 m
1,491 m
2,688 m
1,892 m
From the centre of Obergurgl, follow the road to the Hohe Mut gondola station and enjoy the ascent up to 2,670 m above sea level. Behind the Hohe Mut Alm you hike along the narrow path. Follow the serpentines downhill until you reach the water reservoir. From there you can already see the Schönwies hut. It then leads into the valley past a small chapel, climbs up to the old customs hut and leads over the saddle to the Langtalereckhütte. The Piccard bridge leads over the remains of the Gurgler Ferners glacier tongue. Below the Ramolhaus, follow the Schäferweg towards the valley floor. Almost at the end of the hike, you hike down the steep grassy slopes until you reach the asphalt road. From there you hike back to the village center of Gurgl.

 

Author’s recommendation

The view from the water reservoir towards the Rootmoos valley is worth a stop.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,688 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 1.82%Forested/wild trail 18.24%Path 66.61%Road 0.88%Unknown 12.42%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
3.5 km
Path
12.9 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
2.4 km
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Rest stops

See You Obergurgl
Alpen-Wellness Resort Hochfirst*****
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - à la carte restaurant
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - Fondue restaurant
Hotel Jenewein - "Hexenkuchl"
Hotel Mathiesn - "Grüner Stuben"
Hohe Mut Alm

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountainexperience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, goodweather conditions recommended.

Please pay attention to the current weather report:

https://www.gurgl.com/summer/live-info/weather/weather-today.html

Tips and hints

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

Start

Obergurgl centre
Coordinates:
DD
46.870452, 11.027293
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763
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Destination

Obergurgl centre

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of Obergurgl, follow the road to the Hohe Mut gondola station and enjoy the ascent up to 2,670 m above sea level. Behind the Hohe Mut Alm you hike along the narrow path. Follow the serpentines downhill until you reach the water reservoir. From there you can already see the Schönwies hut. It then leads into the valley past a small chapel, climbs up to the old customs hut and leads over the saddle to the Langtalereckhütte. The Piccard bridge leads over the remains of the Gurgler Ferners glacier tongue. Below the Ramolhaus, follow the Schäferweg towards the valley floor. Almost at the end of the hike, you hike down the steep grassy slopes until you reach the asphalt road. From there you hike back to the village center of Gurgl.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: 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 countryroads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: 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
46.870452, 11.027293
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Beilstein - Ramolweg - Obergurgl
  • Seenplatte - Lake Nedersee - Obergurgl
  • Zirben Alm - Obergurgl
  • 6 Zirben Alm Roundtrip
  • Obergurgl - Ramoljoch - Vent
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
1,490 m
Descent
1,491 m
Highest point
2,688 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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