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Hiking Trail recommended route

Hochjoch Hospiz

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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  • Wanderroute - Hochjoch Hospiz
    Wanderroute - Hochjoch Hospiz
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VENT -> Hochjoch Hospiz -> VENT
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
2:30 h
597 m
75 m
2,413 m
1,888 m
Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across the picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding at the end, before you finally reach Hochjoch Hospiz.

 

Author’s recommendation

Beautiful: the suspension bridge in Rofen
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: July 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,413 m
Lowest point
1,888 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Hochjoch Hospiz
Gasthof Rofenhof

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Vent (1,887 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.859054, 10.913544
DMS
46°51'32.6"N 10°54'48.8"E
UTM
32T 645858 5191279
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Destination

Hochjoch Hospiz

Turn-by-turn directions

Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across the picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding at the end, before you finally reach Hochjoch Hospiz.

 

Note


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

Vent 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

 

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.859054, 10.913544
DMS
46°51'32.6"N 10°54'48.8"E
UTM
32T 645858 5191279
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Information brochure Vent / available Information Vent

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

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

  • Brandenburgerhaus
  • Similaunhütte
  • Breslauer Hut
  • Vernagthütte
  • Rofenhöfe 2014 m
  • Schöne Aussicht
  • Vent - Breslauer Hut - Vent
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
597 m
Descent
75 m
Highest point
2,413 m
Lowest point
1,888 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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