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Safety informationRed 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 hintsMore details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
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.
Public transportTravel 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 thereThe 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
ParkingThe 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
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentIt 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.
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