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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 8

Ötztal Trek Stage 8

Long Distance Hiking · Sölden
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  • Siegerlandhütte
    Siegerlandhütte
    Photo: Katharina Nösig, Ötztal
Siegerlandhütte (2.710 m) -> Windachscharte -> Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m)
moderate
Distance 9.3 km
3:30 h
274 m
1,163 m
2,877 m
1,759 m
  • Route: Climbing, cart track
  • Requirements: Safety, dizzying;
  • Mountain route red
  • Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Siegerland Hut, Gasthaus Hochfirst Hut
  • Acess / exit point: from Sölden through the Windachtal to Siegerlandhütte (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
    from Moos / Passeier to the Gasthof Hochfirst (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 3 h descent);
    from the Timmelsstraße to the Timmelsalm (about 0.5 h ascent and descent) by bus from Sölden to the Timmelsjoch, walking time to the Gasthof Hochfirst (approx. 1.5 h in the descent)

Author’s recommendation

TIP OF THE DAY

Siegerlandhütte – Schneeberghaus (2.355 Meter) – Gasthof Hochfirst
Those who want to extend the tour can take the fork-off to Schneeberghaus (T +39 (0) 473 6470 45) mountain hut at the height of lake Schwarzsee.
Enjoy a rewarding journey back in time to South Tyrol‘s deeplyrooted mining history. Also renowned for excellent lunchtime meals.

Level, walking time: average hike, about. 4 - 5 h Siegerlandhütte - Schneeberghaus; Schneeberghaus - Gasthaus Hochfirst 2,5 h
Altitude meters: 500 hm ascent and 1.610 descent

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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,877 m
Lowest point
1,759 m
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Rest stops

Gasthaus Hochfirst

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; 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 suggestions

Did you know that…

... goods were smuggled to Ötztal via the hidden smugglers‘ trail?

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

Start

Siegerlandhütte
Coordinates:
DD
46.940828, 11.147701
DMS
46°56'27.0"N 11°08'51.7"E
UTM
32T 663457 5200827
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Destination

Gasthaus Hochfirst

Turn-by-turn directions

ALONG THE SMUGGLERS‘ TRAILS

 

Following the secret smugglers‘ routes you walk towards the ridge of Windachscharte at 2862 meters. Here you cross the border between Austria and Italy on a trail deeply rooted in history. Overlooking scenic Passeiertal valley, a descending path leads down to Timmelsalm hut. Right below you also reach the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, the Eastern Alps’ highest border crossing point and popular panoramic route leading from upper Ötztal to South Tyrol. Nearby Gasthof Hochfirst is located right on the Timmelsjoch Road.

 

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 Sölden:

 

- Parking lot

- parking lot Stiegele

- stair parking

- Giggijochbahn + underground garage

- Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

- Parking Hochsölden

- parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

- parking Zwieselstein

- parking Zwieselstein / sports ground

 All parking is chargeable

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

- car par Gaislachkoglbahn | Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn

Coordinates

DD
46.940828, 11.147701
DMS
46°56'27.0"N 11°08'51.7"E
UTM
32T 663457 5200827
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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek Stage 7
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 9
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 6
  • Ötztal Trek Route 2
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
274 m
Descent
1,163 m
Highest point
2,877 m
Lowest point
1,759 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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