VENT –> Weißenkar –> Tiefenbach –> Gaislachalmen –> GAISLACH
THE MOUNTAINEERING VILLAGE AT THE REAR END OF THE VALLEY
The lovely mountaineering village of Vent is encircled by several three thousand meter high summits and surrounded by a splendid mountain scenery. In midsummer, you can watch numerous hikers with large backpacks and climbing equipment in this little mountain hamlet. The main hiking destinations are either Wildspitze peak or "Ötzi's" place of finding!
Not far from the village center a narrow path travels across lush Alpine meadows, along rushing mountain brooks which make their way out of the valley towards the Venter Ache brook. The higher you climb the more bizarre is the panorama: glacier-covered mountains higher than 3000 meters are already in sight.
The route leads past Tiefenbach Glacier where countless sportsmen improve their snow sport skills. On the descent to the Gaislachalmen pastures you can immerse yourself in a wonderful feeling of being away from everyday worries. Take a deep breath and enjoy the marvelous high Alpine plateau of Gaislachalmen. Fresh mountain flowers, rich colors and lovely pastures and meadows line your way to the valley floor near Bodenegg and further on to Zwieselstein.
Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina
It's a long walking time!
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
… the very first alpinists came to the mountaineering village of Vent to conquer the numerous three thousand meter high peaks already in the 18th century?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Getting thereVent 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Vent:
In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)
EquipmentStandard 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- 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
- 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.