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Winter Hiking recommended route

Hochgurgl - Top Mountain Crosspoint

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · Open
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
  • / Top Mountain Crosspoint
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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HOCHGURGL -> TOP MOUNTAIN CROSSPOINT
Open
easy
Distance 1.6 km
0:25 h
58 m
61 m
From Hochgurgl a wide trail leads along the federal road towards the Top Mountain Crosspoint. The building hosts the toll booth of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Pass Road, the Kirchenkar mountain gondola, a restaurant with table service and Europe´s highest motorbike exhibition - the unrivaled Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum. 

Along the walking route you enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-topped Ötztal mountain world.

 

The Motorcycle Museum was completely destroyed by a major fire in January 2021. Therefore the private collection fell victim to the flames. The twin brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber are busy with the museum's reconstruction. The opening is planned for autumn 2021.

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Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl
Update: December 01, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,169 m
Lowest point
2,135 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: 

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://lawinen.report/bulletin/latest.

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern

Start

Hochgurgl center (2,168 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.909226, 11.052933
DMS
46°54'33.2"N 11°03'10.6"E
UTM
32T 656337 5197122
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Destination

Top Mountain Crosspoint

Turn-by-turn directions

From Hochgurgl a wide trail leads along the federal road towards the Top Mountain Crosspoint. The building hosts the toll booth of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Pass Road, the Kirchenkar mountain gondola, a restaurant with table service and Europe´s highest motorbike exhibition - the unrivaled Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum. 

Along the walking route you enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-topped Ötztal mountain world.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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    

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 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:

 

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
46.909226, 11.052933
DMS
46°54'33.2"N 11°03'10.6"E
UTM
32T 656337 5197122
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and 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 Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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.

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  • Gurglertal
  • Biketour Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl (689)
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
58 m
Descent
61 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly Suitable for strollers Groomed snow Linear route

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