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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 4

Ötztal Trek Stage 4

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Amberger Hütte
    Amberger Hütte
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Winnebachseehütte (2.361 m) –> Bachfallenferner -> Amberger Hütte (2.136 m)
difficult
Distance 8.9 km
4:00 h
802 m
1,035 m
3,058 m
2,076 m
  • Route: climbing, footpath, route
  • Requirements: stability, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route
  • Difficulties: Passage at the Bachfallferner (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment, (depending on the circumstances) pimples, crampons; in any case rope;
  • Huts: Winnebachsee Hut, Vordere Sulztalalm Hut (no overnight stay), Amberger Hut
  • Acess / exit point: from Gries im Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Winnebachsee hut (about 2.25 h ascent, about 1.75 h descent);
    from Gries in the Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Amberger Hütte (about 2 h ascent, about 1.5 h descent)

Author’s recommendation

TIP OF THE DAY

Winnebachseehütte – Gries (1.569 Meter) – Winnebachseehütte

We recommend a walk through the hiking village of Gries towards the entrance of the village to visit the Maria Hilf pilgrimage church. On the way back you have the opportunity to take a look at the partial bronzerelief of the Nature Park at the end of Gries with interesting details about Gries.
Level, walking time: average hike, about. 2,5h
Altitude meters: 800 hm descent and ascent

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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,058 m
Lowest point
2,076 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 8%Path 91.99%
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
8.2 km
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Rest stops

Amberger Hütte
Winnebachseehütte

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... Bachfalle is a spectacular waterfall close to Winnebachseehütte?

 

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

Start

Winnebachseehütte
Coordinates:
DD
47.087387, 11.054403
DMS
47°05'14.6"N 11°03'15.9"E
UTM
32T 655930 5216923
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Destination

Amberger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

ACROSS GLACIERS, RIDGES AND STEEP SLOPES

From Winnebachseehütte the climbing trail leads in switch backs up to thepeak of Ernst-Riml-Spitze. Right before you reach the glacier fields of Bachfallenferner you climb the steeply winding route along the glacier moraine. The view of Bachfallenferner glacier and the crossing itself are really amazing. The almost level path becomes a bit steeper up to the ridge of Gaislehnscharte, the highest point. A short climb awaits you but you will be rewarded with aweinspiring vistas. Steep descent through Schrankar down to Hinteres Sulztal valley and Amberger Hütte.

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

 

Directions

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 valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:

Gries:

- Parking lot at the outskirts | fee required | Multiple-day ticket possible

 

Längenfeld:

- Längenfeld Sports Center | free of charge

- Längenfeld Nature Park House | free of charge

For multi-day tours, please display information and the return date prominently in the windshield.

Coordinates

DD
47.087387, 11.054403
DMS
47°05'14.6"N 11°03'15.9"E
UTM
32T 655930 5216923
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Ice axe, crampons, rope | Mountain guide recommended.

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  • Ötztal Trek Stage 3
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
802 m
Descent
1,035 m
Highest point
3,058 m
Lowest point
2,076 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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