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50th Glacier Flea Hiking

07.08.2022 | Obergurgl - Ramoljoch - Vent

The popular Glacier Flea Hike from Obergurgl (1,930 m) to Vent (1,900 m) ranks among the great challenges for Alpine hikers, leading right across the high Alpine glacier area of the upper Ötztal. This traditional hike takes alpinists up to the 3,200 m high Ramoljoch ridge. A truly outstanding event that gives fantastic insights into Ötztal's mountain and glacier world. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the general distance & hygiene rules and other precautions must be observed!


  • Start: Obergurgl (1930 m) -  pick-up Start Cards - 6.00 - 7.30 a.m.
  • Küppelealm (2.303 m) 3 km - 9.00 a.m.
  • Ramolhaus (3006 m) 7 km - food and drink - 11.30 a.m.
  • Ramoljoch (3200 m) 9 km - 1.30 pm
  • Langeben (2583 m) 12 km - 2.30 pm
  • Finish: Vent (1900 m) 16 km - 4.00 pm

If you want to receive the badge/certificate it is absolutely necessary that you pass all checkpoints by stamping also your card.


Service along the hiking track

The whole track is supervised by a radio communication system. First aid and safety teams are spread all over the high Alpine hiking route. Alpine emergency call: 140!

Liability: The hiking event organizer doesn't assume any responsibility. In the course of registration all participants know and accept the general event terms and rules.


Obergurgl, Ötztaler Gletscherflohmarsch, Küppelehütte, Ramolweg

Children € 8,-

Adults € 15,-

Gurgl Ramolweg
Gurgl Gletscherflohmarsch
Stimmung Landschaft Gurgl

More details

START 07.08.2021
from 06.00 am through 7.30 am at the village square in Obergurgl
FINISH LINE Vent - Local Administration / Fire Department
ENTRY Registration right at the Start by paying the entry fee and picking-up the Start Card.
ENTRY FEE € 15.00 per adult person / € 8.00 per child (up to 14 years) and seniors (over 60 years).
The entry fee also includes the return transfer by bus from Vent to Obergurgl and 1 drink at the entertainment event in the finish area.
SHUTTLES Taxi from Vent to Obergurgl running from 11.00 am. In the taxis every passenger must wear a mouth and nose cover. We therefore ask everyone to bring their own mouth and nose cover.
GENERAL TERMS Everyone reaching the finish area in Vent by 4.00 pm reveives the Golden Glacier Flea.
Trophy: for the 3 fastest male and female participants, the oldest male and female participants and the youngest male and female participants.
IMPORTANT NOTE The Ötztal Glacier Flea Hike is a challenging tour in a high Alpine area, leading up to about 3200 meters above sea level. The trail is mostly well-marked (red trail blazes) and travels along signposted routes of the Alpine Association.

Nevertheless, it is suitable only for experienced hikers in an excellent physical shape with enough stamina.

Sturdy hiking boots are absolutely required as well as appropriate mountain gear like warm jackets and weather-proof clothes - also in good weather!
PLEASE NOTE - Only participate in the Glacier Flea Hike if you are in an excellent health condition.
- Never leave the marked route!
- Try to walk at a moderate and study pace from one station to the next.

Complete result list and pictures on Facebook at Skiclub Gurgl 1911

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