This summer, every Sunday-Friday until the 12th of September, there will be 2 different high lake hikes available for guests of the Obergurgl area. The hikes are guided by certified experts who will offer both a beginner and expert hike featuring some of the most popular routes. Experience the mountain glacier trails, the garnet hike into the Gaisberg Valley or even an archaeological hiking loop!
For more information about the trails and what you will see, read on.
Check out some of the most beautiful scenery in Obergurgl, including 21 3000m peaks surrounded by glaciers. You’ll also see the quaint Schönwies Hut on your way back to Obergurgl through the protected Swiss Pine Forest. This hike is medium in difficulty and lasts 5 hours.
The Garnet Hike into the Gaisberg Valley
This hike features a search for the Almandin garnets found in the Otztal Valley. Start the ascent via the Hohe Mut gondola to the first station and then hike over the Hohe Mut Saddle to the Hohe Mut Alm. Descent via the gondola back to Obergurgl. This hike is medium in difficulty and lasts 5 hours.
Start your hike in meadows in the Alpine above Hochgurgl and take the ascent via Konigstal all the way to the border of Italy. You’ll see the gorgeous pastures of South Tyrol and return via Timmelsjoch. This is a difficult hike and lasts approximately 5 hours.
Archaeological Hiking Loop
Take the path to the archaeological sites “Küppele” and “Beilstein”. Later you’ll descend through Obergurgl’s protected Swiss Pine Forest. This hike is medium difficulty and lasts 5 hours.
To take advantage of the guided hikes this summer you can get a full schedule by emailing Otztal Tourism: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is 7 euro for adults and 5 euro for children.
Happy hiking from the Chalet at 11˚ East Obergurgl!