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Long Distance Hiking recommended route

European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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Distance 27.7 km
10:15 h
980 m
1,870 m
2,491 m
1,017 m
Obergurgl is the starting point for this alternative route. Walk across beautiful slopes full of alpine roses as the trail steadily climbs to the Königstal valley. From there, it will take you to Hochgurgl, past the Top Mountain Crosspoint near the spectacular Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road all the way to the Timmelsjoch pass (2,590 m). Enter your thoughts and experiences in the logbook at the pass. A special embossing stamp will help you remember this moment. The Pass Museum is certainly worth a visit, as is the new Timmel_Transit_Museum.

The museums as well as a walkway with viewing platform, a smuggler sculpture, a telescope and a beautiful garnet are part of the Timmelsjoch experience. They embody the heritage of the iconic 50-year-old Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road.

Once you pass the Timmelsjoch, you will enter the Texel Group Nature Park, walking down along the valleys, waterfalls and mountain brooks of the beautiful Passeiertal valley as the landscape becomes gentler and wider. Follow the narrow path past cattle herds and impressive stone walls and feel the historic significance this trail once had for smugglers and cattle drovers. The route will take you to the pretty village of Rabenstein and then through a rather narrow valley to Moos in Passeier.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2,491 m
Lowest point
1,017 m
Best time of year
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Start

Coordinates:
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46.870244, 11.026882
DMS
46°52'12.9"N 11°01'36.8"E
UTM
32T 654465 5192739
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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

 

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 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
46.870244, 11.026882
DMS
46°52'12.9"N 11°01'36.8"E
UTM
32T 654465 5192739
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.7 km
Duration
10:15 h
Ascent
980 m
Descent
1,870 m
Highest point
2,491 m
Lowest point
1,017 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available

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