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Alpine Excursions & Trips

Aiming high and discovering

If you want to find ultimate happiness, you should definitely come to Gurgl. Some are happy on a hike through the fabulous stone pine forest, others on a thrilling ride along Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road. Children may find moments of happiness at one of the playgrounds. The good things are so close in Gurgl - and sometimes even a little further away. And that's why we have collected great suggestions for excursions and trips in and around Gurgl.

Stone Pine Forest: scent of happiness

You don't have to search for the stone pine forest. You can almost imagine that the gnarled trees deliberately chose their location near Obergurgl. After all, some very popular hiking routes lead straight past this paradisiacal piece of earth. If you want to go up to Rotmoostal, Ramolhaus or towards the 3000 meter high glaciers - you will come across the stone pine forest. It is definitely worth a separate hike as you can spend hours there. Inhaling the resinous scent. Breathing deeply, that's the scent of happiness.

Obergurgl Stone Pine Adventure Theme Trail

Playgrounds: place of happiness

Unrivaled fun for children of all ages. In Gurgl you can go horse riding and also the playgrounds for the youngest hikers make a true highlight. The one at Hohe Mut Alm promises double the fun as it nestles right at the top. Plus splendid mountain views and ice giants all around. That will definitely make the parents happy too. Another special tip: there is also a playground for adventurous kids at Top Mountain Crosspoint. And parents can enjoy fine food and drink in the adjacent restaurant or even on the sunny terrace.

Hohe Mut, Playground, Kids

Smugglers: pushing one’s luck

Would you like to visit the Smuggler or look into the mountains with a giant Telescope? Welcome to the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road. To the left and right of the panorama road there are exciting activity stations that show, for example, that smugglers used to be around exactly where visitors stop by today. If you want to know more about the area, you should jump up to Hohe Mut where the Nature Park info point provides information about fauna, flora and scientific research.

Timmelsjoch, Smuggler

Timmelsjoch: happiness grows on the road

The road up to Timmelsjoch is not just a boring route for cars and motorcycles. In fact, it is an experience for all senses, an emotional journey in the midst of a landscape that otherwise only high Alpine hikers catch sight of. Of course, it leads from A to B, from Ötztal to Passeiertal - but nobody should consider it as a pure road connection. Drive, stop by, look out, visit the Pass Museum and take your time! It can even be topped: continue for a day trip to Meran or Bozen. And return happily to Gurgl afterwards.

Timmelsjoch, Snow walls

Click towards happiness

Scenic Hohe Mut Alm can also be reached by mountain gondola. The Timmel Bus Line takes guests right to the heart of road happiness. And happy is the one who has the Inside Summer Card that grants unique discounts for such wonderful excursions.