Hiking, geocaching and water games

Fun and healthy exercise amidst unspoilt nature, if at all with very gentle entertainment: that's the best way to calm down stressed parents and their children who are often overexerted, too. In Vent families enjoy walking through natural landscapes, perhaps even reading a treasure map and rewarding themselves with a fun-filled water playground tour.

Tours for all ages: lovely hikes for the offspring

If children bring along a bit of stamina in addition to the joy of hiking, many beautiful tour destinations await you around Vent. Here are the best tips for little adventurers with great zeal.

Family hike to Stableinalm (450 altitude meters): A broad, steadily ascending but not very steep trail leads in five bends to the serviced Stableinalm at 2365 m. Attractions include a sunny terrace with superb views of Rofental and hearty Tirolean cuisine. Walking time, both ways: approx. 3 h

Hike to Ramolalm, not serviced (200 altitude meters): In about one walking hour you reach this beautiful vantage point above the village of Vent by hiking through the stone pine forest. Dilapidated Ramolalm at 2215 m was formerly used as a mountain pasture hut and is abandoned to decay. Grazing sheep and cows complete the wonderful idyll.

Feldkögele loop hiking tour (200 altitude meters): From the village center the moderately climbing and later descending trail leads partly through the larch forest to Feldkögele (2018 m). Return to Vent through the forest to the federal road. Total walking time: approx. 2 h. The child-friendly treasure hunt also runs along this route - treasure maps available from Information Vent.

Tip for very ambitious families: Stableinalm and Feldkögele are stamp points for the coveted hiking badge, a nice souvenir of your hiking holiday in Vent.

Geocaching, treasure hunt for young and old

Who can find the caches (treasure boxes) along the marked routes? And what are the secret letters on the paper? A treasure map leads families and geocaching beginners on an easy hike around Vent and to hidden clues. If you have a GPS device simply enter the coordinates and navigate to the destination. Knowing the solution word you can pick up a small gift at the Information Vent. Registered geocachers log their findings on geocaching.com.

The route is about 5 km long, covers 300 altitude meters and takes about 2.5-3 hours.

The treasure map is also available from the Information Vent.

If you want to try geocaching not only in Vent but in the whole Ötztal valley just look for the "9for5 & 5for1" caches. Several geocaching routes offer the opportunity to obtain the coveted Ötz-Taler coin and - at the same time - experience the magnificent variety of Ötztal as a unique Alpine holiday destination.

Suspension bridge Rofen/Vent

Coordinates: N 46° 51.318 / E 010° 53.524

Not an everyday adventure for children: the crossing of the 46 m long suspension bridge offering a 30-meter deep view into the Rofen Gorge. This unrivaled experience awaits after an approximately ¾ -hour hike from Vent, past the prehistoric hunting base in the direction of Rofen. Nature almost distracts from the real reason to come here: a cache is hidden somewhere! In the course of the search it's important to show consideration for the region's fauna and flora, to stay on the already existing trails or to walk through the grass in single file.

Did you find it? Congratulations! Then walk over the bridge and think of the people who lived here in the past: they didn't had it that easy. Until 1967 they had to descend the rock face, cross Rofnerache mountain brook on a narrow footbridge and climb up on the other side.

Vent water playground

Whether as a refreshment after an adventurous hiking tour or an alternative program: the children's world behind Familienhotel Vent is worth a (extended) visit. In addition to swings, slides, climbing tower and plenty of space for ball games, kids are especially attracted by the water park. Splashing, playing in the mud, cooling down - that makes you feel good and motivated for the next family hiking tour in Vent.

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