Tyrol: The Otztal Trail

Discover the Ötztal Urweg, a long-distance walk which takes you through the varied landscapes of the Ötztal. Uncover its well-kept secrets promising a truly unique hiking experience.

This region is well-known as being home to “Ötzi the Iceman”, a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC, who was found in 1991. Climb from the lush green valley floor, through dense forests and alpine meadows to idyllic plateaus with panoramic views of the Alps. Stay in the bustling alpine villages of Oetz and Längenfeld and the quieter more traditional villages of Niederthai and Köfels. While hiking between the villages, pass the highest waterfalls in Tyrol, green pastures, the sparkling blue Piburg lake and cross an impressive suspension bridge, connecting 2 of the plateaus.

Refuel at the end of your walking days with hearty traditional Austrian dishes such as Kaiserschmaarn and local dried meats, mountain cheeses and schnapps to help wash it all down.

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Hiking trail · Oetztal

Bus to Ötztal Bahnhof and walk to Oetz

December 20, 2019
10.3 km
3:23 h
401 m
302 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Walk to Niederthai

January 09, 2020
17.2 km
6:27 h
1254 m
491 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Walk to Längenfeld

January 09, 2020
10.4 km
3:47 h
457 m
815 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Loop walk from Längenfeld

January 09, 2020
16.5 km
6:10 h
1244 m
1244 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Walk to Umhausen

January 09, 2020
15.5 km
4:55 h
469 m
616 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Walk to Piburg

January 09, 2020
11.6 km
4:05 h
507 m
586 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Walk to Sölden

January 09, 2020
20 km
8:57 h
1410 m
1244 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Walk to Obergurgl

January 09, 2020
15.1 km
6:17 h
851 m
295 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Hike to Ramolhaus Hut

January 10, 2020
7.6 km
3:27 h
1098 m
19 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Oetztal

Hike across the Ramoljoch Pass to Vent

January 10, 2020
7.9 km
3:03 h
247 m
1320 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure