Safety informationWatch 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.
Tips and hints
Waterfall Zwieselstein / Timmeltalbach: With a drop of 70 m the visitor is offered a magical spectacle of nature, especially when the sun is shining.
Ötztal Alps Nature Park: The Ötztal Alps is one of the largest mountain groups in the Eastern Alps and, in terms of area, is the largest mountain group with areas over 3000m in the Alps.
There are 67 large and small glaciers in the nature park, which corresponds to about 18% of the area. Skiers Sölden and Obergurgl are known as snow-reliable ski resorts. Through the two developed glaciers Rettenbachferner and Tiefenbachferner, the ski season is here from November to early May.
EquipmentWe recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.