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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 10

Ötztal Trek Stage 10

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Obergurgl
    / Obergurgl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Langtalereckhütte
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Piccard Hängebrücke
    Photo: Judith Schöpf, Ötztal
  • / Ramolhaus
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • /
    Photo: Ötztal
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 10 8 6 4 2 km Piccard Hängebrücke Ramolhaus Langtalereckhütte Schönwieshütte
Obergurgl (1.900 m)  –> Langtalereckhütte (2.430 m)  –> Ramolhaus (3.005 m)
Distance 11.1 km
4:30 h
1,476 m
381 m
3,001 m
1,902 m
  • Route: Track, Cart Lane, Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, endurance;
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulties: glacier passage on the Gurgler Ferner (in the area of ​​the route flat and column-free)
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples and rope for glaciers not necessary
  • Acess / exit point: from Obergurgl via the Ramolweg to the Ramolhaus (about 4 h ascent, about 3 h descent) )
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Update: April 13, 2021
Highest point
3,001 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, Ausdauer

problemlose Überquerung der Gletscherzunge des Gurgler Ferner über die Piccard Hängebrücke

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... in 1931 Auguste Piccard made an emergency landing in his hot-air balloon at Gurgler Ferner?


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


Obergurgl (1,906 m)
46.870437, 11.026781
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'36.4"E
32T 654457 5192760



Turn-by-turn directions


In the center of Obergurgl you hike into the valley and follow the Alpine adventure path through the Stone Pine Forest starting at the Zirben Alm hut. The route joins the road to Schönwieshütte in a left-hand loop and leads on a climbing trail high above Gurgler Tal valley to Langtalereckhütte. Then we follow the signposts in the direction of the Piccard Bridge (suspension bridge). At approx. 2700 m altitude you descend via glacier slabs to the Piccard Bridge (suspension bridge) that leads over the remains of the Gurgler Ferner glacier snout. Follow the rising route up to Ramolhaus on the ridge. The last section is a demanding climb and very challenging due to the steep terrain.


all notes on protected areas

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

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps



In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • 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)


46.870437, 11.026781
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'36.4"E
32T 654457 5192760
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztaler Urweg E6 Obergurgl - Vent
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)
  • Ötztal Trek Route 3
  • Ötztaler Urweg V6 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 11
  • Ötztaler Urweg E8 Gaislach - Granstein
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)
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11.1 km
4:30 h
1,476 m
381 m
Highest point
3,001 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route


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