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Hiking Trail recommended route

Peerler Lake

Hiking Trail · Sölden
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Distance 12.4 km
5:00 h
570 m
1,310 m
2,466 m
1,368 m
From the top station of Giggijoch mountain gondola you follow the descending trail on the saddleback to Restaurant Sonnblick. Then take the cart road and - above Hotel Hochsölden - walk towards the lower valley through Alpine pasturelands and steep slopes. Magnificent vistas of Sölden. Past several saddlebacks and puddles you ascend to scenic lake Peerlersee. Descend via Gransteinalm to Jausenstation Hochwald, then return to Sölden via Granstein and Leite.


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Update: June 08, 2021
Highest point
Peerler Lake, 2,466 m
Lowest point
Sölden, 1,368 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Red mountain trails are moderately difficult: some narrow and steep, but assured walking and climbing passages are waiting for hikers. The corresponding signs are in yellow basic color and have a red circle as a difficulty indication.


Suitable 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.

Tips and hints

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


Moutain station, Giggijochbahn (2,067 m)
46.977230, 10.984724
46°58'38.0"N 10°59'05.0"E
32T 650951 5204545



Turn-by-turn directions

From the Giggijochbahn mountain station, the hiking trail leads down over the ridge to the Sonnblick restaurant.

As an alternative, you can also take the new Hochsölden-Rotkoglbahn.

Follow the road towards the Sonnenhotel Hochsölden out of the valley. You continue to walk across alpine meadows and steep slopes with a wonderful view of Sölden.

Over several ridges of the terrain and past a few puddles of water, you come to a path that divides the way.

There you follow the upper path, which is steeper in the last section and leads you to the Peerlersee.

The descent will take you via the Gransteinalm to the Hochwald Jausenstation and from there via Granstein and Leite back to Sölden.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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: 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 Ötztal valley and further on through the valley.

Among the toll motorways you can also use the countryroads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn - Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn



46.977230, 10.984724
46°58'38.0"N 10°59'05.0"E
32T 650951 5204545
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass 42 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, | 1:25.000


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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

  • Rotkoglhütte
  • Gasthof Granstein
  • Leiterbergalm
  • Rettenbachalm
  • Goldeggalm
  • Gaislachalm
  • Heidealm
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12.4 km
5:00 h
570 m
1,310 m
Highest point
2,466 m
Lowest point
1,368 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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