Take a local bus to Umhausen in the Ötztal valley (50min). Follow pleasant alpine paths, forest tracks and quiet country roads on the recently established Ötztal Way. The route snakes its way through scenic and peaceful hamlets high above the valley. Enjoy fabulous views over the Ötztal mountains, before starting your descent past the Winkelberg Lake into Langenfeld, from where you will catch a bus to the chic town of Sölden.
If the weather permits bring a picnic to enjoy on the shores of the Winkelberg Lake
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.
We recommend sturdy waterproof boots with ankle support at all times of the season – steep steps, exposed roots and (if wet) slippery rocks can pose a risk