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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

6023 Langtalereckhütte

Mountainbike Routes · Gurgl closed
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Panoramic mountain and e-bike tour surrounded by countless glaciers in the Ötztal Nature Park.
closed
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
2:15 h
677 m
677 m
2,450 m
1,902 m
One of the top tours right to the heart of the Ötztal glacier world leads up to scenic Langtalereckhütte. Starting in the high Alpine village of Obergurgl, located in the foothills of Gurgler Tal valley at 1910 m above sea level, you follow the 7 km long gravel trail which features no major challenges. But the permanently rising trail should not be underrated either!

From the Gurgl ski area you bike towards picturesque Schönwieshütte, a refuge hut at 2270 m above sea level. After a refreshment stop you continue circling Schönwieskopf summit: this section features some 50 meters of vertical descent. Breathe deeply again before you conquer the last steep ascent to the hut.

The steep trail climbs in different stages towards quaint Langtalereckhütte where a hearty mountain snack is waiting for you. The mountain hut itself is located at the edge of a high Alpine basin formed by the glacier snouts of Gurgler Ferner in times long past.

Today the eternal ice moved back towards the main Alpine ridge but you can still admire the glittering snow fields of Kleinleitenspitze and Schalfkogel mountain peaks. Return to Obergurgl on the same route.

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
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Update: May 13, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,450 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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Rest stops

Schönwies hut
Langtalereck Hut

Safety information

The sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.

Tips and suggestions

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Obergurgl
Coordinates:
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46.870403, 11.027161
DMS
46°52'13.5"N 11°01'37.8"E
UTM
32T 654486 5192757
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Destination

Langtalereck Hütte (2450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

In Obergurgl you follow the asphalt road below the University Center until you reach the last houses of the village. Here you turn right into the cart trail which leads across Alpine meadows to Davids Hütte. Follow the walking trail until you reach the ledge (bench and cross) opposite Nasenwand rock wall. Keep to the left and walk along the ascending path through the 400-year old stone pine forest, heading towards the western slope of Hohe Mut on the easy to intermediate gravel path. Towards Rotmoostal you cross a bridge before you get to the serviced Schönwieshütte mountain inn.

A slightly descending cart trail takes you further on to the Gurgler Alm pasturelands, a 8000-year old cultural landscape with a shepherds hut made of stone. Heading to the upper valley in the foothills of Hangerer peak, you pass a small chapel before ascending again to the old border hut and – across the saddle – to Langtalereck 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 out 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 vallly 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 Gurgl:

 - in the center of Obergurgl, chargeable

Coordinates

DD
46.870403, 11.027161
DMS
46°52'13.5"N 11°01'37.8"E
UTM
32T 654486 5192757
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.

Similar routes nearby

  • Mountain-Bike Tour Lenzenalm
  • 689 Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl
  • 6053 Kirchenkar
  • 653 Festkogl
  • Bodenegg Trail (668)
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Status
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
677 m
Descent
677 m
Highest point
2,450 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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