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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 5

Ötztaler Urweg E5 Sölden - Obergurgl

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • / Sölden
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  • / Erlebnismeile
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  • / Mooserstegle
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  • / Mooserstegle
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  • / Mooserstegle
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  • / Moosalm
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  • / Zwieselstein
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  • / Sahnestüberl
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  • / Obergurgl
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Attention:

The original route of stage 5 is currently not accessible due to a mudslide between Sahnestüberl and Obergurgl.

There is a local detour through the Timmelstal to the Top Mountain Crosspoint in Hochgurgl. The stage destination Obergurgl can be easily reached from Hochgurgl by bus (attention: downhill 8x daily) or by foot (via the hiking trail in the direction of Pillersee, walking time approx. 2 hours).

As an alternative, you can ride the bus from the bus stop across the Sahnestüberl to the bus stop at the Hochgurglbahn and get back on the Ötztaler Urweg towards Obergurgl above the valley station.

The current bus timetable is available at www.vvt.at

 

STAGE 5:

 

SÖLDEN –> Adventure Mile –> Windach Ache –> Mooserstegle –> Moos Alm –> Kühtrainschlucht –> Zwieselstein –> Sahnestüberl –> OBERGURGL

moderate
Distance 14.2 km
5:00 h
800 m
242 m

TWO BLOOMING TOP-CLASS SKI RESORTS IN SUMMER

 

The both quiet and lively village of Sölden, not to forget the pioneering achievements in terms of skiing. Action-packed James Bond film shooting location, meeting place of the ski sports elite or the glacier spectacle "Hannibal" - only to mention a few highlights that attract young and old alike. But there is also Sölden's quiet side, authentic landscapes in Windachtal where all those in search of energy and strength will find their favorite place all year round. In addition to the unique Alpine landscape, there is another element omnipresent throughout the valley: water! A walk along the Mooserstegle Water Trail promises a glimpse into times past, when precious mountain water was channeled through the so-called "Waale" (irrigation ditches) into the valley's dry regions for watering the fields and meadows.

 

In the upper part where the valley forks off, you pass a small village whose name already tells the geological characteristics. Two rushing mountain rivers meet in Zwieselstein: the Venter and the Gurgler Ache brooks flow together here, joining the Ötztaler Ache. The route leads further into Gurgler Tal valley up to 1930 m altitude and towards the glacier and ski resort of Obergurgl.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,906 m
Lowest point
1,348 m

Rest Stop

Moosalm
Sahnestüberl

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

… Obergurgl at 1930 m above sea level is Austria's highest parish village?

 

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Sölden (1,349 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.969526, 11.010545
DMS
46°58'10.3"N 11°00'38.0"E
UTM
32T 652937 5203739
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Sölden Information office the trail leads past the social center where it ascends steeply. On the panoramic hill you follow scenic Sonnenwinklweg which becomes a much narrower footpath. There you hike down to the hamlet of Windau, cross the street and walk southwards along the brook shore of Ötztaler Ache.
At the next fork keep to the left and turn right behind the houses. Follow the trail leading into the forest, later it joins a section of Waalweg Mooserstegle. Continue walking above the hamlet of Platte until you get to Moosalm.
From there the route continues through Kühtrainschlucht ravine to Zwieselstein where a steeper, broad gravel trail takes you in serpentines uphill. Then you continue hiking on a slightly rising and later sloping trail through sparse forest, past the waterfall to Sahnestüberl snack station. Follow the Ache mountain book, cross the bridge and climb up to the main road where the route leads along the gallery in the direction of Obergurgl for about 200 m. After a short stretch the path continues through the forest down to the Ache brook and further on past lake Piller See to the base station of Hochgurgl mountain gondola. Cross the main road and follow the route from Untergurgl always along Gurgler Ache mountain brook to the village center of Obergurgl.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Sölden is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot
  • parking Zwieselstein
  • parking Zwieselstein / sports ground

 All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn

Coordinates

DD
46.969526, 11.010545
DMS
46°58'10.3"N 11°00'38.0"E
UTM
32T 652937 5203739
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
800 m
Descent
242 m

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