Alpine hikes in Ötztal

Indian summer & autumn on the alps around Obergurgl

The alpine summer in Ötztal is drawing to an end and the cattle return from the alps to the local stables in the valleys in late September. Many dairymen and dairymaids will, however, remain at the alpine huts around Obergurgl in order to pamper hikers with the culinary specialties of the region.

Experience unforgettable moments spent in nature during your pleasure hikes throughout Ötztal's alp landscape. Surrounded by the 3,000 metres high peaks of the Eastern Alps and of the Stubaier Alps you will discover a nature gem that is second to none.

From alp to alp

Ötztal's cable cars will comfortably and quickly take you up to the higher regions of the mountains (Ötztal-Card holders benefit from free rides). Find recreation, relaxation and peace above Obergurgl's rooftops, take in the views over the peaks of the Ötztal glaciers and enjoy a cosy hike from alp to alp.

The alpine landscape gently sets itself apart from the mountain tops of the Eastern Alps and presents itself in a soothing and idyllic way. It is here, where cows and sheep graze and spend their afternoons during the summer, that dairymen and dairymaids process the fresh milk to make delicious products like butter, cheese or yoghurt and prepare homemade delicacies that they then pamper their hiking guests with.

Experience culinary alpine highlights at Lenzeralm, Stallwies Alm or Langtalereck hut.

Families with children will also find a great range of hikes as well as a wide choice of games for their hiking breaks. 

Why not take a hike to Hohe Mut Alm? Start at Gaisbergbrücke in Obergurgl from where the path takes you into Gaisberg Valley. Hike over moraines to the Gaisbergferner glacier tongue and follow the sign-posted path out of the valley and to Hohe Mut.
Distance: 5.5km
Duration: 2.5hrs
Level: easy
Difference in altitude: 700m

Summit experience in wonderful Ötztal

If you want to reach higher, climb one of the countless peaks of the Eastern Alps. Autumn offers the best conditions for this. For an unforgettable mountain experience during your holiday in Austria you can find numerous breathtaking hiking tours within your Obergurgl-Hochgurgl holiday region.

  • Climb to Ramolhaus at 3,006m. The 7.72km long hike takes about 4 hours and will lead you from Obergurgl along a panoramic high alpine promenade and alpine pastures of Gurgl peasants to the lovely located mountain hut, Ramolhaus.
  • Another, shorter hike also offers you fantastic mountain experiences: a tour to Langtalereck hut. The 2-hour hike is perfectly suitable for children and leads through a picturesque 400 year old pine forest as well as over a gravel path over Hohe Mut to Rotmoostal before you reach your destination, the Schönwieshütte. After a snack, continue your hike to Gurgler Alm with its idyllic shepherd’s huts and then via a mountain saddle to Langtalereck hut at 2,450 metres above sea level.

Back in your lovely Chalet Obergurgl, a hot sauna is already waiting for you in the spa area and so is the cosy ambience of your own luxury holiday apartment. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry for an unforgettable autumn stay in the mountains of the Ötztal.

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