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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 7

Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Tiefenbach
    / Tiefenbach
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  • / Vent
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  • / Tiefenbach
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  • / Gaislachalm
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  • / Zwieselstein
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VENT –> Weißenkar –> Tiefenbach –> Gaislachalmen –> GAISLACH

Distance 14.9 km
6:00 h
1,040 m
973 m
2,806 m
1,899 m



The lovely mountaineering village of Vent is encircled by several three thousand meter high summits and surrounded by a splendid mountain scenery. In midsummer, you can watch numerous hikers with large backpacks and climbing equipment in this little mountain hamlet. The main hiking destinations are either Wildspitze peak or "Ötzi's" place of finding!


Not far from the village center a narrow path travels across lush Alpine meadows, along rushing mountain brooks which make their way out of the valley towards the Venter Ache brook. The higher you climb the more bizarre is the panorama: glacier-covered mountains higher than 3000 meters are already in sight.


The route leads past Tiefenbach Glacier where countless sportsmen improve their snow sport skills. On the descent to the Gaislachalmen pastures you can immerse yourself in a wonderful feeling of being away from everyday worries. Take a deep breath and enjoy the marvelous high Alpine plateau of Gaislachalmen. Fresh mountain flowers, rich colors and lovely pastures and meadows line your way to the valley floor near Bodenegg and further on to Zwieselstein.

Highest point
2,806 m
Lowest point
1,899 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm
Tiefenbach Gletscher Restaurant

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

It's a long walking time!

Tips and hints

Did you know that…


… the very first alpinists came to the mountaineering village of Vent to conquer the numerous three thousand meter high peaks already in the 18th century?


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


Vent (1,899 m)
46.859846, 10.913383
46°51'35.4"N 10°54'48.2"E
32T 645844 5191366



Turn-by-turn directions

At the P9 Rofenhöfe junction you keep to the right, following the wide forest trail in the direction of Stableinalm towards the access point to the high Alpine Panorama Trail. At the beginning you will quickly gain altitude as the ascent is very steep. Continue hiking on the trail, past the slopes of Weißkar and Mutboden.
On the whole route you enjoy a magnificent view of the valley basin encircled by majestic mountain peaks. The slightly ascending route takes you to the huge car park of Tiefenbach mountain gondola.
This also means that you have reached the highest point of this stage, the base station of Tiefenbach gondola in the foothills of Tiefenbach Glacier at 2800 meters. Leaving behind the rocky high Alpine terrain, you turn right at the entrance to parking area of Tiefenbach gondola and follow the PanoramaTrail down to Gaislach. Again you enjoy the picture-book mountain panorama offering memorable views of Ventertal.


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

Vent 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



The following parking facilities are available in Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)


46.859846, 10.913383
46°51'35.4"N 10°54'48.2"E
32T 645844 5191366
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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

  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 17
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 11
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 16
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 12
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 14
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Vent (alternative route)
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14.9 km
6:00 h
1,040 m
973 m
Highest point
2,806 m
Lowest point
1,899 m


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