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Tiefenbachglacier - Mountaineering Village Vent

Mountain Hike · Sölden
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Restaurant Tiefenbach --> Mutboden --> Weißkar --> Sonnenberg-->  VENT
Distance 10.7 km
4:00 h
180 m
1,070 m
2,803 m
1,898 m
Wonderful alpine panorama trail from 2,800 m to 1,900 m. The starting point is the parking lot of the Tiefenbach glacier. This beautifully landscaped path can be made by sure-footed hikers.

A lot of views with barely uphill-meters - that's what a wonderful panorama trail offers, which runs from the station at the Tiefenbachferner in the Ötztal Alps to Vent, the mountaineering village at the beginning of the Rofental. On the approximately half-day hike with a descent of 900 meters altitude you have beautiful views of the White Crest and on the opposite chain around the Ramolkogel. For sure-footed hikers a true nature experience from the glaciers to green alpine meadows, away from the hustle and bustle

Author’s recommendation

The bus ride from Sölden to Tiefenbach Glacier incl toll and the bus ride from Vent to Sölden can be purchased directly in the bus.
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Update: September 21, 2021
Highest point
Tiefenbachglacier, 2,803 m
Lowest point
Vent, 1,898 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Please note the current weather report under Weather Sölden

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Tiefenbachglacier (2,790 m)
46.923400, 10.944979
46°55'24.2"N 10°56'41.9"E
32T 648077 5198488



Turn-by-turn directions

A high alpine hiking trail from the valley station of the Tiefenbachferner cable car to Vent. You start at 2,788 m and in about 4:20 h you hike comfortably over the slopes of Mutboden, Weißkar and Sonnenberg down to Vent (1,895 m) into the Ötztal.

Caution is advised in uncertain weather forecast, because you can not descend early to the valley. Therefore, this hike should be committed only in stable weather conditions. Throughout the tour you can enjoy magnificent views of opposite ridges, from the Nederkogel to the Großer Ramolkogel.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at:


Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner:  


The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden
  • Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn, Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn



46.923400, 10.944979
46°55'24.2"N 10°56'41.9"E
32T 648077 5198488
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia 

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass # 042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1: 25.000


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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10.7 km
4:00 h
180 m
1,070 m
Highest point
2,803 m
Lowest point
1,898 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip


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