The first part of this leg is spectacular but challenging, kicking off with a 700-metre ascent. For your safety, you must have a head for heights.
Once you’ve arrived back in the valley, there are multiple points along the Ötztaler Talstraße where you can hop on a bus to shorten the walk.
In rainy weather, the narrow trails can be muddy and slippery. Make sure to wear closed and sturdy footwear with plenty of grip.
For the first part of this leg in particular, you must be confident walking at heights and steady on your feet. Concentrate on what you’re doing and keep your eyes on the path. The first section to Huben, you’ll cross a pedestrian bridge suspended at a height of around 200 metres.
Keep a close eye on the weather forecast and don’t go into the mountains if a storm is predicted.
We 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.
In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack