Winter & snowshoe hiking in the Oetz Region

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All those who are true hiking lovers indulge in this passion also during the cold season. Warm clothes, woolen hat, scarf and winter-proof footwear: look forward to an adventure in the fresh winter air. Also snowshoe hikers are ready to go in almost no time. The trendy alternatives to skiing in Lower Ötztal have already become a new boom: well-groomed and signposted winter hiking trails lead through snow-covered meadows and forests while guided tours are also offered as an exciting off-road variant.

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Saykogel

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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Ötztal Tourismus
  • Sonnenaufgang auf dem Weg zum Saykogel
    / Sonnenaufgang auf dem Weg zum Saykogel
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Hochtour zum Saykogel
    / Hochtour zum Saykogel
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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moderate
20.1 km
5:30 h
2064 m
615 m
A fabulous hiking trail travels from Vent via the suspension bridge to Rofen, then further on towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte. The breathtaking Rofen ravine takes you on a moderately ascending trail - later it becomes very steep - to Hochjoch Hospiz. From the hut you continue downhill to the iron bridge across Hintereisbach. A switch-backing path leads to the fork off towards Martin Busch Hütte. A slightly ascending and later very steep trail travels across rock-strewn areas (two short climbing sections without safety ropes - surefootedness and a good head for heights are an absolute must!). Descending via Martin Busch Hütte is possible.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
3360 m
1883 m

Equipment

It 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.

 

Start

Vent (1883 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.859977, 10.914722
UTM
32T 645946 5191383

Destination

Saykogel

Turn-by-turn directions

A fabulous hiking trail travels from Vent via the suspension bridge to Rofen, then further on towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte. The breathtaking Rofen ravine takes you on a moderately ascending trail - later it becomes very steep - to Hochjoch Hospiz. From the hut you continue downhill to the iron bridge across Hintereisbach. A switch-backing path leads to the fork off towards Martin Busch Hütte. A slightly ascending and later very steep trail travels across rock-strewn areas (two short climbing sections without safety ropes - surefootedness and a good head for heights are an absolute must!). Descending via Martin Busch Hütte is possible.

 

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Vent is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar tours nearby

  • Kreuzspitze
    Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Hochjoch Hospiz- Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent
  • Vernagthütte
    Guslarspitze - von der Vernagthütte
  • Vent
    Urkundholm
  • Vent-Saykogel-Vent
  • Wildes Mannle
    Vent-Wilder Mann-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte- Guslarspitze-Hochjoch Hospiz-Schöne Aussicht-Vent
  • Hochjoch Hospiz
    Guslarspitze - vom Hochjoch Hospiz
  • Breslauer Hütte
    Hinterer Brochkogel
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.1 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
2064 m
Descent
615 m

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Lowest point
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