Several years ago, this march was run once a year in one day. We recommend combining this tour with a wonderful view with a cabin overnight stay. From the parking lot at the end of Gries follow the road to the hamlet Winnebach to take the trail direction Winnebachseehütte. Soon the trail leads out of the forest past numerous avalanche strokes. The well-laid path winds up steeply at the end up to the Winnebachseehütte which is reached after about 2 hours walking time. After a breather or overnight stay you follow the path behind the hut by the lake through meadows direction Zwieselbachjoch. The ascent to the yoke runs over partly rocky terrain. The descent to Schweinfurterhütte (overnight) leads through the Zwieselbachtal. The way there is well marked - but leads at the beginning over a lot of boulders and boulders. The destination in Niederthai which can be reached on a wide forest path, is now about 2 hours walk away.
If you're lucky you can catch a few groundhogs on the way through the Zwieselbachtal.
Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience
& mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:
It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.
Gries, parking at the end of the village (1564 m)
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The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).
Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the
train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local
taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:
The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the
longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the
entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country
roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps
The following parking facilities are available in Gries:
Gries at the end of the village - free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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