This week we said goodbye to the 2015/16 ski season. Although we will miss the snowy slopes and ski holidaymakers, we are happy that Obergurgl’s spring hiking and mountaineering season has begun!
Imagine long and leisurely paths along the Waalweg trails, easy access to idyllic pastures, authentic mountain huts and crystal clear alpine lakes. The area hosts some of the most breath-taking scenery in Austria from vantage points 3000 meters above sea level, which are accessible to hikers of all levels. Obergurgl is truly a dreamy location for hiking and mountaineering whether you are looking for challenging peaks or leisurely walks.
Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Obergurgl for hiking and mountaineering:
- Ötztal Nature Park
Nestled among the mighty summits, Ötztal Nature Park attracts nature lovers from near and far with its varied choice of trails and tours for all skill levels. The best of the valley is at your fingertips when you visit this world-class park.
- Guided hikes
New to hiking or need a guide to the flora and fauna of the area? Guided hikes are available for all levels. Join the Ötztal Hiking Program and you’ll reap the benefits of free guides and admission to all hikes in the Ötztal Nature Park.
For information: https://www.oetztal.com/hike-program
- Mountain Huts
Enjoy the tradition of staying in one of the authentic mountain huts along the trails of the Austrian Alps. For the full lists of alpine huts and mountain refuges: https://www.oetztal.com/serviced-mountain-huts-list.
- Hikes for Experts
Obergurgl and other villages in the Ötztal Valley are the perfect place to be based as an expert hiker. The access to challenging peaks and high altitude climbs is second to none. Enjoy the incredibly diverse terrain while you take-in the staggering beauty of the area. For a list of high-altitude trails refer to this page: https://www.oetztal.com/hiking-peak-alpine-tours.
- Hikes for beginners and families
One of the main attractions to hiking around Obergurgl is the diversity of trails. Are you bringing the family but want to get out on your own too? Then, Obergurgl is the perfect place. Enjoy walks of a beginner level to beautiful pastures and lakes with the whole family. If you feel like breaking away to enjoy the challenging terrain on your own, those trails are not far!
We hope to see you at the Chalet at 11˚ East for the hiking and mountaineering season!