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Mountain Hike recommended route

Gurgler Schartl (Seiter Schartle)

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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OBERGURGL -> Soomsee -> Itlsee -> GURGLER SCHARTL
moderate
Distance 10 km
4:00 h
1,000 m
1,000 m
The hike starts with a steep and strenuous climb, but once you reach Lake Soomsee the effort is rewarded with magnificent mountain views and a stunning high alpine landscape. Continue to pretty Lake Itlsee where you should take a break before tackling the last climb to the saddle. The views of the surrounding mountains are amazing from up here. Return the same way.

 

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Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,932 m
Lowest point
1,862 m
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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: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

Start

Obergurgl (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.873790, 11.030500
DMS
46°52'25.6"N 11°01'49.8"E
UTM
32T 654731 5193140
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Destination

Gurgler Schartl

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts with a steep and strenuous climb, but once you reach Lake Soomsee the effort is rewarded with magnificent mountain views and a stunning high alpine landscape. Continue to pretty Lake Itlsee where you should take a break before tackling the last climb to the saddle. The views of the surrounding mountains are amazing from up here. Return the same way.

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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

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 was: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.873790, 11.030500
DMS
46°52'25.6"N 11°01'49.8"E
UTM
32T 654731 5193140
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, 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.

 

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Stone pine forest bridge - Obergurgl
  • Aperes Ferwalljoch
  • Archaeological loop trail - Obergurgl (short trail)
  • Obergurgl practicing trail
  • Zirmkogel
  • High route Hochgurgl
  • Lake Pillersee - Obergurgl
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,000 m
Descent
1,000 m
Linear route Scenic

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