There are two good reasons to take the heavy ascent to the Festkogl: the overwhelming panorama of the summit and the serpentine-rich trail back into the valley.
Distance 13.6 km
Highest point2,890 m
Lowest point1,906 m
From Obergurgl you follow the ascent to the Schönwies- and Langtalereck hut. At an altitude of 2075 meters, the further path branches off to the left to the Festkogl. During the next 60 minutes, there is hardly a breather on the equally steep gravel road. Nevertheless, well-trained bikers will have an eye for the ever-increasing imposing panorama. From the mountain station of the cable car it is necessary to mobilize the forces for the last upturn. A few hundred heights, then it is done. At the end of the path, at 2680 meters, the view of the three thousand-meter-high mountains for the troubles compensates. A last check of the brakes - And off you go on the fast descent.
The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
Safety informationThe sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.
Tips and hintsMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
By roadThe 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 vallly 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.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:
- car park in the center of Obergurgl, chargeable
32T 654516 5192800
EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink..
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