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Long Distance Hiking recommended route

Ötztaler Urweg V6 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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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
2,508 m
1,462 m
LAKE-HOPPING ON THE HIGH PLATEAU 

A destination away from the 3,000-metre peaks. A high plateau with a magnificent view, several high mountain lakes and a lovely alpine pasture promise an eventful hike with destination in Zwieselstein.

From Obergurgl, the trail leads from the Pirchhütter Ach bridge up to the idyllic lake plateau at approx. 2,500 m. Once there, you can already see the mountain pastures. Once there, you can already see the clear Soomsee, which glistens calmly in the sun. Surrounded by green grasses and soft mountain meadows, the lake invites you to linger for a long time.

From the Soomsee, you hike on with an unbelievable mountain panorama at the foot of the 3,000-metre peaks to the next highlight of the stage - Nedersee, to which the Nederkogl lends its name! The rustic Lenzenalm, which you reach on the descent, invites you to a cosy stop-by, with traditional delicacies and Tyrolean cuisine. The stage destination is the village of Zwieselstein, where the two side valleys of Gurglertal and Ventertal meet.

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Update: January 30, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,508 m
Lowest point
1,462 m
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Rest stops

Lenzenalm

Safety information

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: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html.

Tips and hints

Did you know that...

... the lake district is situated on a high plateau with a magnificent view! 

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

Start

Obergurgl (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
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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.

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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

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 was: https://www.google.at/maps.

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • 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

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal trek route 3
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)
  • Ötztaler Urweg E6 Obergurgl - Vent
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 10
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 11
  • Ötztaler Urweg E8 Gaislach - Granstein
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
648 m
Descent
1,092 m
Highest point
2,508 m
Lowest point
1,462 m
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