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Long Distance Hiking recommended route

Ötztaler Urweg V6 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Lenzenalm
    / Lenzenalm
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  • / Obergurgl
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  • / Zwieselstein
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TRAIL VARIANT OBERGURGL - ZWIESELSTEIN:

 

OBERGURGL –> Seenplatte –> Nedersee –> Lenzenalm –> ZWIESELSTEIN

moderate
Distance 10.8 km
4:30 h
648 m
1,092 m

LAKE HOPPING AT A HIGH ALPINE PLATEAU

 

A destination remote from 3000 meter high peaks...

A high Alpine plateau with magnificent views, several beautiful mountain lakes and a lovely Alpine pasture promise an adventurous hike to the village of Zwieselstein.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,508 m
Lowest point
1,462 m

Rest Stop

Lenzenalm

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

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

Start

Obergurgl (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870110, 11.026365
DMS
46°52'12.4"N 11°01'34.9"E
UTM
32T 654426 5192723
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Destination

Zwieselstein

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center of Obergurgl you hike northwards to the bridge over the Ache brook in the hamlet of Pirchhütt. Crossing Gurgler Ache brook via the bridge, the beautiful hiking trail travels on the western side of the valley-along a somewhat steeper path - to the Alpine lake plateau at approx. 2500 Meterabove sea level. The largest of the lakes is Soomsee, below which you will find the fork-off towards the next stage destination. From there you walk out of the valley on the right side, across the flat Soom plateau to picture-book lake Nedersee located right below Nederkogl peak. Here you can indulge in the unique glacier panorama, encircled by mighty three thousand meter high summits. From the northern shore of the lake you follow the descending route to Lenzen-alm, hiking over rock-strewn terrain and later on a switch-backing footpath through the densely wooded slope until you get to the pasture hut located in the north. From the hut you continue on a narrow footpath that joins awide forest trail. Following the forest path you turn into a hiking trail towards Zwieselstein. Follow the descending trail through sparse forest to Gurgl‘s mainroad and further on to the village center of Zwieselstein.

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

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl  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

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)

Coordinates

DD
46.870110, 11.026365
DMS
46°52'12.4"N 11°01'34.9"E
UTM
32T 654426 5192723
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Mountain hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots with grip sole!

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Schönwieshütte
  • Via Ferrata Zirbenwald - Obergurgl
  • Via Ferrata Schwärzenkamm - Obergurgl
  • Ötztal Trek Route 3
  • Seenplatte
  • Obergurgl - Ramoljoch - Vent
  • Lake Soomsee
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
648 m
Descent
1,092 m

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