Hiking & Walking
Leisurely walks on the valley floor or along picture-book Waalweg trails, easy excursions to idyllic pasturelands and mountain huts close to crystal clear Alpine lakes, adventurous hut tours to the area's most scenic vantage points or truly challenging peak conquests for expert hikers – surrounded by mighty summits beyond 3000 meters above sea level: the unique Ötztal Nature Park has a varied choice of trails and tours for all skill levels.
Mountains of holiday fun!
250 peaks higher than three thousand meters make a wonderful backdrop for unlimited summer holidays full of superlatives with plenty of adventures and recreation, white waters and mountain lakes. The "Ötztal Premium Card" already includes varied Ötztal highlights throughout the valley. Active holidays for individual travelers are guaranteed!
Mountaineers, watch out: The Alps have a challenging new Haute Route – the scenic Ötztal Trek featuring 22 stages and 15 alternative routes with no less than 30,000 meters altitude gain and a total distance of 400 kilometers. The majestic Ötztal Alps make an outdoor paradise not only for expert alpinists and advanced climbers but also for more leisurely walkers and ambitious mountain bikers: some 1,600 kilometers of perfectly signposted hiking trails and 860 kilometers of breathtaking mountain bike routes are spread all over the valley's summits, slopes and plains.
Quaint huts on Alpine pasturelands
A sunset at Brunnenkogelhaus, towering high above Sölden, creates memories that will stay with you forever. On the opposite side of the valley glacier-topped peaks in the foothills of Wildspitze summit are bathed in red light in the early morning. Experience the very first sunrays of the day and feel their warmth on your face. Maybe breakfast is served on the terrace? One of the undisputed highlights is a splendid hiking tour to Hochstubaihütte at 3174 meters above sea level: a well maintained hiking trail – built in times long past - takes mountain fans from the edge of the forest up to the eternal ice, leading through varied types of Alpine vegetation. Descending on a narrow footpath past huge rock slabs you circle marvelous lake Seekarsee.Less experienced hikers are recommended to head for an easier hike from the village of Gries up to Amberger Hütte. The landscapes surrounding Sulztalferner glacier can be admired during a rest stop at quaint Sulztalalm mountain inn, famous for its legendary "Kaiserschmarrn" shredded pancake or the mouth-watering blueberry omelets.