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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 11

Ötztal Trek Stage 11

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Ramolhaus
    / Ramolhaus
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  • / Ramoljoch
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  • / Martin-Busch-Hütte
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m 3000 2500 2000 10 8 6 4 2 km Ramolhaus Ramoljoch Martin-Busch-Hütte Schäferhütte Niedertal
Ramolhaus (3.005 m) -> Ramoljoch (3.189 m) -> Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m)
Distance 12 km
5:00 h
705 m
1,209 m
3,171 m
2,124 m
  •  Route: Ascending, path, track, cart path
  • Requirements: Safety, dizzying, condition;
  • Mountain route black
  • Difficulty: practically continuous assured passage up to Ramoljoch (fixed ropes, steel hanger)
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Ramolhaus, Martin-Busch-Hütte
  • Acess / exit point: from Obergurgl via Ramolweg to Ramolhaus (about 4 h ascent, approx. 3 h descent)
    from Vent through the Niedertal to the Martin-Busch-Hütte (2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent)

Author’s recommendation


Vent (1.900 m) – Rofenhöfe (2.014 m)

At the rear end of Vent, to the right, you pass the B-ART-EB‘NE High Alpine Open-Air Gallery towards Rofen. Admire masterpieces of international artists, visit Ötzi‘s pre-historic hunting base and take a glimpse of the old Wildspitze summit cross overlooking the peak. Walking past the rare Alpine moorland, you cross the popular suspension bridge. Back to Vent on the same route or along the asphalt road.

Level, walking time: easy hike, about. 0,45 h
Altitude meters: 100 hm descent and ascent

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Update: April 13, 2021
Highest point
3,171 m
Lowest point
2,124 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition

praktisch durchgehend versicherte Passage hinauf zum Ramoljoch (Fixseile, Stahlbügel)

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... an ancient Stone Age hunting base was discovered in Vent?


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


Ramolhaus (3,004 m)
46.829590, 10.969548
46°49'46.5"N 10°58'10.4"E
32T 650209 5188110



Turn-by-turn directions


From Ramolhaus via the dead ice of Ramolferner there is a steep passage up to Ramoljoch. Fixed ropes and footholds make the ascent easier. Down in serpentines next to Spiegelferner glacier, the path is fairly flat. On the side moraine of Spiegelferner you turn left at about 2.800 m towards Martin-Busch-Hütte where Diemweg trail starts. Short ascent to the Alpine pastures. Hike across the slopes of Niedertal without change in elevation. At the end of Diemweg trail you cross the bridge and follow the steep path through the mountain pines. From the old shepherd‘s hut the trail continues to Martin-Busch-Hütte for about 1 hour.


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

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl 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



In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • 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)


46.829590, 10.969548
46°49'46.5"N 10°58'10.4"E
32T 650209 5188110
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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 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)
  • Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach
  • Ötztaler Urweg V6 Obergurgl - Zwieselstein
  • 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
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12 km
5:00 h
705 m
1,209 m
Highest point
3,171 m
Lowest point
2,124 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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