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Mountain Hike recommended route

Saykogel

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Sonnenaufgang auf dem Weg zum Saykogel
    / Sonnenaufgang auf dem Weg zum Saykogel
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Hochtour zum Saykogel
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Hochjoch Hospiz Sommer
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Aufstieg zum Hochjoch Hospiz
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Wanderweg Hochjoch Hospiz mit Blick nach Rofen
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Martin Busch Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Toursimus
  • / Schafübertrieb Martin Busch Hütte
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Speisesaal Martin Busch Hütte
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
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VENT -> SAYKOGEL
difficult
Distance 20.1 km
5:30 h
2,018 m
563 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.

 

Author’s recommendation

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: March 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,360 m
Lowest point
1,883 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Start

Vent (1,883 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.859977, 10.914722
DMS
46°51'35.9"N 10°54'53.0"E
UTM
32T 645946 5191383
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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.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 way: https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.859977, 10.914722
DMS
46°51'35.9"N 10°54'53.0"E
UTM
32T 645946 5191383
w3w 
///tamed.clash.babbles
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Information brochure Vent / available Information Vent

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

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

  • Vent-Wilder Mann-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Guslarspitze-Hochjoch Hospiz-Schöne Aussicht-Vent
  • Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent
  • Diemweg
  • Guslarspitze - vom Hochjoch Hospiz
  • Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Hochjoch Hospiz- Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent
  • Vent-Wilder Mann-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte- Guslarspitze-Hochjoch Hospiz-Schöne Aussicht-Vent
  • Three huts hike - Breslauer Hütte, Vernagthütte, Hochjoch Hospiz
  • Hörnle
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.1 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
2,018 m
Descent
563 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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