Hiking around Obergurgl

High alpine natural environment in Ötztal

The Obergurgl glacier valley is located in Tyrol's biggest nature park, Ötztal Nature Park. Start your hikes right at the doorstep or use the Obergurgl cable cars for your ascents. The Hohe Mut cable car and the Hochgurglbahn Top Wurmkogel will take you to the most beautiful lookout points in no time; all the way up on the mountains enjoy the views over the Dolomites, the Ötztal- and Stubaital Alps as well as over the Gurgl glacier. The mountain top restaurants Hohe Mut and Top Mountain Star provide not only fascinating peak experiences but also culinary highlights.

The Obergurgl glacier valley is located in Tyrol's biggest nature park, Ötztal Nature Park. Start your hikes right at the doorstep or benefit from the Obergurgl mountain railways for your ascents. The Hohe Mut cable car and the Hochgurglbahn Top Wurmkogel will take you to the most beautiful viewing platforms in no time; all the way up on the mountains enjoy the views over Dolomite Alps, Ötztal and Stubaital Alps as well as over Gurgl glacier. The mountain top restaurants Hohe Mut and Top Mountain Star provide not only fascinating peak experiences but also culinary highlights.

Hut and alp tours

Comfortable hikes to the huts and alps of upper Ötztal, including some trails which are suitable for children.

  • Lenzelalm (1.5hrs, altitude difference of 120 metres)
  • Langtalereckhütte (2.3hrs, altitude difference of 530 metres) 
  • Hochwildehaus (4hrs, altitude difference of 1,020 metres)
  • Hohe Mut Alm (2.3hrs, altitude difference of 700 metres) 
  • David's Hütte/Zirbenwaldhütte (0.45hrs, altitude difference of 200 metres) 
  • Ötztal trek lap 10 (7hrs, altitude difference of 1,460 metres) 
  • Ötztal trek lap 11 (6hrs, altitude difference of 560 metres)

Alpine tours

After a brisk ascent to the peak just take in the views and the feeling of achievement: there's hardly anything else that stirs an alpinist's blood more. All you have to do now is to take a picture at the summit cross and to write something in the summit register. Around Obergurgl and Hochgurgl the following peak tours are recommended:

  • Ramolhaus (4hrs, altitude difference of 1,080 metres)
  • Rotmoosferner (3.3hrs, altitude difference of 1,210 metres) 
  • Hangerer (3.3hrs, altitude difference of 1,000 metres) 
  • Ötztal trek lap 11 (6hrs, altitude difference of 560 metres)

High alpine tours

A nature paradise and breathtaking views: the high alpine tours are characterised by especially panorama-packed passages.

  • Timmelsjoch-Brunnenkoglhaus (4hrs, altitude difference of 470metres)
  • Obergurgl – Ramoljoch – Vent (9hrs, altitude difference of 1,280 metres)
  • Adlerweg lap 54 (3hrs) 
  • Ötztal trek lap (6hrs, altitude difference of 560 metres)

Lake hikes

The mountain lakes seem as clean-cut as diamonds and are embedded in the middle of the high alpine natural environment. The following tours will take you all the way to these blue oases in Ötztal's mountains:

  • Soomsee lake (2hrs, altitude difference of 680 metres)
  • Seenplatte (5hrs, altitude difference of 680 metres) 
  • Wasserläufer Rotmoostal (altitude difference of 1,790 metres)

Obergurgl is just as charming in summer as during the winter and offers outstanding hiking and climbing activities. Be touched by Tyrol's alpine landscapes and send us your no obligation enquiry for your summer holiday apartment at Chalet Obergurgl!

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