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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

689 Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl

Mountainbike Routes · Gurgl closed
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  • Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl (689)
    Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl (689)
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Challenging pleasure tour for bikers in good shape in the varied terrain of the Ötztal Nature Park.
closed
difficult
Distance 19.1 km
3:20 h
1,235 m
1,236 m
3,014 m
1,779 m
Start the tour in of Pill (Untergurgl). First you follow the Timmelsjoch pass road until you reach the toll station. This asphalt section is a perfect warm-up stage for the much more challenging gravel trails across wide open pasturelands. Past Angerer Alm mountain hut you continue towards Großes Kar saddle, crossing also the winding downhill trail coming down from Wurmkogel ski run.

But before you enjoy the exhilarating downhill ride you should not miss out on a visit to the scenic Top Mountain Star Restaurant, offering uninterrupted 360-degree views and a wonderful Panorama Bar overlooking the stunning Alps. In good weather you can admire the Dolomites in the south and the Ötztal Alps including Wildspitze peak in the north. Off you go!

This downhill trail offers plenty of speed and flow, requiring a good physical shape and excellent technical mountain biking skills on the first stage (1 km). Between Hochgurgl and Untergurgl the trail is still demanding and tricky, thus guaranteeing pure adrenaline! Return to Obergurgl via Pill by following Gurgler Achweg trail.

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: February 03, 2024
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
3,014 m
Lowest point
1,779 m
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Safety information

The sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.

Tips and hints

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Hochgurglerbahn valley station (1,779 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.897446, 11.040187
DMS
46°53'50.8"N 11°02'24.7"E
UTM
32T 655400 5195788
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Destination

Hochgurgl gondola base station

Turn-by-turn directions

Start the tour in of Pill (Untergurgl). First you follow the Timmelsjoch pass road until you reach the toll station. This asphalt section is a perfect warm-up stage for the much more challenging gravel trails across wide open pasturelands. Past Angerer Alm mountain hut you continue towards Großes Kar saddle, crossing also the winding downhill trail coming down from Wurmkogel ski run. 

But before you enjoy the exhilarating downhill ride you should not miss out on a visit to the scenic Top Mountain Star Restaurant, offering uninterrupted 360-degree views and a wonderful Panorama Bar overlooking the stunning Alps. In good weather you can admire the Dolomites in the south and the Ötztal Alps including Wildspitze peak in the north. Off you go!

This downhill trail offers plenty of speed and flow, requiring a good physical shape and excellent technical mountain biking skills on the first stage (1 km). Between Hochgurgl and Untergurgl the trail is still demanding and tricky, thus guaranteeing pure adrenaline! Return to Obergurgl via Pill by following Gurgler Achweg trail.

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 out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Directions

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 vallly 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.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:

 

- car park Hochgurglbahn, free of charge

Coordinates

DD
46.897446, 11.040187
DMS
46°53'50.8"N 11°02'24.7"E
UTM
32T 655400 5195788
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.

Similar routes nearby

  • 692 Gurgler Achweg
  • 6059 Kirchenkarhütte
  • 6053 Kirchenkar
  • 653 Festkogl
  • 6023 Langtalereckhütte
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.1 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
1,235 m
Descent
1,236 m
Highest point
3,014 m
Lowest point
1,779 m

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