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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 16

Ötztal Trek Stage 16

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Vernagthütte
    Vernagthütte
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Vernagthütte (2.755 m) –> Breslauer Hütte (2.844 m)
moderate
Distance 6.9 km
2:30 h
358 m
274 m
2,864 m
2,585 m
  • Route: Climbing
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness;
  • Mountain route red Difficulty: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 2 h Difference in altitude: approx. 300 Hm Rise, approx. 250 Hm Descent: 2,860 m Distance: approx. 7 km Accommodation, stop: Vernagthütte, Breslauer Hütte , Exit: from Vent via the Vernagtegg to Vernagthütte (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent); From the Stablein station of the Wildschitze chair lift (valley Vent) to the Breslauer Hütte (about 1.5 h ascent, about 1.25 h descent)

Author’s recommendation

TIP OF THE DAY

Breslauer Hütte – Urkundholm (3.134 meter) – Breslauer Hütte

Short ascent from the hut to Urkundholm peak. Surefootedness and a good head for heights required!

Level, walking time: average hike, about. 1,45  h
Altitude meters: 290 hm descent and ascent

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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,864 m
Lowest point
2,585 m
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Rest stops

Vernagthütte
Breslauer Hütte

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…
...the glacier waters of Vernagtferner even reached the Inntal valley during expansion times?

 

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

Start

Vernagthütte
Coordinates:
DD
46.853676, 10.824022
DMS
46°51'13.2"N 10°49'26.5"E
UTM
32T 639049 5190519
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Destination

Breslauer Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions

ALONG SEUFERTWEG IN THE FOOTHILLS OF WILDSPITZE

From Vernagthütte you walk down and continue on a trail that branches off to the left, descending towards Vernagtbach brook. From here you enjoy superb views of Großer Vernagtferner glacier including Hochvernagtspitze to the north/northwest. Cross Vernagtbach brook and continue to the flat meadows on opposite Platteiberg slope towering high above Rofental valley.
The trail crosses Platteikar cirque and rolls up and down through Mitterkar. Just above Mitterkar you can see Ötztal’s Wildspitze, which looks unusually rocky from this angle. From here it’s only a few more meters down to the refuge hut that affords fabulous views of Kreuzspitze, Hochjochferner in thesouth-west and majestic Weißkugel.

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 in Vent:

- Vent village entrance | chargeable | Multi-day ticket available

- Chairlift valley station | chargeable | Multi-day ticket available

Coordinates

DD
46.853676, 10.824022
DMS
46°51'13.2"N 10°49'26.5"E
UTM
32T 639049 5190519
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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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek Stage 14
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 15
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 17
  • Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
358 m
Descent
274 m
Highest point
2,864 m
Lowest point
2,585 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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