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Long Distance Hiking

European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Vent (alternative route)

Long Distance Hiking · Pitztal
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moderate
Distance 16.8 km
6:30 h
450 m
1,310 m
2,994 m
1,892 m
This particularly challenging segment of the trail starts at the Braunschweiger Hut (2,758 m) with a rather steep and difficult ascent to the Pitztaler Jöchl saddle (3,000 m), the highest point of this E5 segment. Once you reach the saddle, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Braunschweiger Hut, the Wildspitze mountain, the Rettenbachtal valley and the Riffelsee lake. You may encounter large snowfields in spring and early summer. There is an alternative shorter route via the Rettenbachjoch saddle.  Both ways lead to the Rettenbachferner glacier, where a bus will take you through the Rosi Mittermaier tunnel to the Tiefenbachferner glacier. From there, the Vent Panoramic Trail slopes past cattle herds, the Weißkarsee lake and beautiful meadows down along the magnificent Ventertal valley before reaching the famous mountaineering village of Vent (1,890 m) with its quaint restaurants and inns.

 

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moderate
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Highest point
2,994 m
Lowest point
1,892 m
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Start

Coordinates:
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46.935061, 10.909319
DMS
46°56'06.2"N 10°54'33.5"E
UTM
32T 645331 5199717
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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 Ötztal is a southern side valley of the Inn valley. 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

 

Coordinates

DD
46.935061, 10.909319
DMS
46°56'06.2"N 10°54'33.5"E
UTM
32T 645331 5199717
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar routes nearby

  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King’s Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Zwieselstein (original route)
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 18
  • Ötztal Trek Route 5
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 19
  • Ötztaler Urweg E8 Gaislach - Granstein
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 17
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
450 m
Descent
1,310 m
Highest point
2,994 m
Lowest point
1,892 m

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