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Hiking Trail recommended route

Glacier Flea Hiking Day

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Ramoljoch
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Langeben - Stempelstelle
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Seilsicherung am Ramoljoch
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Start in Obergurgl
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Ramolhaus
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Weg zum Ramolhaus
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Bergsteigerdorf Vent
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
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OBERGURGL -> Ramoljoch -> VENT
Distance 15 km
9:00 h
1,348 m
1,350 m
3,187 m
1,887 m
This traditional hike takes alpinists up to the 3,200 m high Ramoljoch ridge.

A truly outstanding event that gives fantastic insights into Ötztal's mountain and glacier world.

Author’s recommendation


- Only participate in the Glacier Flea Hike if you are in an excellent health condition.

- Never leave the marked route!

- Try to walk at a moderate and study pace from one station to the next.

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Update: April 07, 2021
Highest point
3,187 m
Lowest point
1,887 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Für schwindelfreie, trittsichere und hochalpin erfahrene Bergsteiger; Ausgezeichnete, körperliche Verfassung, umfassende Bergerfahrung, alpine Kletterausrüstung, Sicherungs- und Orientierungsmittel, gute Wetterverhältnisse empfohlen Bitte beachten Sie den aktuellen Wetterbericht unter: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

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


Obergurgl (1,906 m)
46.870383, 11.027210
46°52'13.4"N 11°01'38.0"E
32T 654490 5192755



Turn-by-turn directions

The popular Glacier Flea Hike from Obergurgl (1,930 m) to Vent (1,900 m) ranks among the great challenges for Alpine hikers, leading right across the high Alpine glacier area of the upper Ötztal.


all notes on protected areas

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

Getting there

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 way: https://www.google.at/maps


The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car


46.870383, 11.027210
46°52'13.4"N 11°01'38.0"E
32T 654490 5192755
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000


The Ötztal Glacier Flea Hike is a challenging tour in a high Alpine area, leading up to about 3200 meters above sea level. The trail is mostly well-marked (red trail blazes) and travels along signposted routes of the Alpine Association. Nevertheless, it is suitable only for experienced hikers in an excellent physical shape with enough stamina. Sturdy hiking boots are absolutely required as well as appropriate mountain gear like warm jackets and weather-proof clothes - also in good weather!

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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  • Nedersee - Obergurgl
  • Beilstein - Ramolweg - Obergurgl
  • Zirben Alm - Obergurgl
  • Archaeological loop trail - Obergurgl
  • Hohe Mut Hut - Obergurgl
  • Schönwieshütte - Obergurgl
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15 km
9:00 h
1,348 m
1,350 m
Highest point
3,187 m
Lowest point
1,887 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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