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Alternative Walk - Solden to Obergurgl

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Alternative route from Sölden to Obergurgl due to the closure on Timmesljochstraße.
Distance 17 km
6:00 h
1,136 m
595 m
This alternative route takes you from Sölden through the beautiful Kühtain Gorge to Zwieselstein and along the E5. 

Author’s recommendation

This hike can be shortened if necessary.

There is a bus to Obergurgl from the Timmeljoch toll booth which goes four times daily. (it shortens the day by 9km, 900m altitude difference, approx. 3.5 hours). You can also shorten the walk at the start of your day by taking the shuttle bus from Sölden to the Sahnestüberl Hut (shortens the walk by 9km, 650m altitude difference, 3.5 hours).

The restaurant at the toll station is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: July 14, 2021
Highest point
2,169 m
Lowest point
1,361 m

Safety information

Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in.

Start

Sölden (1,365 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.957050, 11.010678
DMS
46°57'25.4"N 11°00'38.4"E
UTM
32T 652983 5202353
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

This alternative route takes you from Sölden through the beautiful Kühtain Gorge to Zwieselstein and along the E5. Instead of turning off in the direction of Obergurgl and Sahenstüberl, continue ascending until you come to a junction in the direction of Timmelsjochstraße.

You walk a little way down the street to the toll booth and the restaurant on the Timmelsjoch. Shortly after the toll booth, a hiking trail branches off to the RIGHT and leads you steeply downwards. The path finally swings to the LEFT and you walk parallel to the road on a hiking trail to the village of Obergurgl.

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Coordinates

DD
46.957050, 11.010678
DMS
46°57'25.4"N 11°00'38.4"E
UTM
32T 652983 5202353
w3w 
///branded.clubhouses.singed
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Distance
17 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,136 m
Descent
595 m

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