Summer and hiking vacation
The rest of Tyrol accepts with secret envy that the highest mountain in the country, the Wildspitze of course (!) is located in the Ötztal Alps. The largest glacier area of the Eastern Alps is of course (!) in the Ötztal. Where is the highest inhabited church village in Austria? It is in the Ötztal and is called Obergurgl.
Where does the Stuibenfall, the highest waterfall in the country, plunge into the depths? In the Ötztal. Where is Lake Piburg, a natural jewel of a very special kind and one of the warmest bathing lakes in Tyrol? In the Ötztal. Even more Ötztal striking features: The entire mountain range of the Ötztal Alps has around 250 three-thousand-meter peaks, 60 of which are over 3,400 meters high.
If you think that the Ötztal Alps are only something for ice experts and well-trained high-altitude hikers, you are mistaken. There are around 1,300 kilometers of hiking opportunities on marked trails.
Especially the new premium trails in the Ötztal - or Wasserläufer Ötztal, as they are also called, are very popular with guests. Discover the strong element of water and its many facets on the premium trails of the "Ötztaler Wasserläufer". These circular hiking trails take you from gently flowing streams and tranquil lakes to thundering waterfalls and the eternal ice of the glaciers. These are definitely highlights in terms of hiking vacations in the Ötztal in Tyrol, hiking in Längenfeld, hiking in Sölden, hiking in Oetz, hiking in Umhausen!
You will find over 1,000 km of well-developed, varied hiking trails in the Ötztal, leading through forest and valley, over glaciers and peaks, past many typical Tyrolean mountain villages and village communities, alpine huts and hostels. Attractive hiking destinations are, for example, the warmest bathing lake in Tyrol, Lake Piburg, the highest mountain in the country or Obergurgl, the highest church village in Austria. The largest glacier area of the Eastern Alps is located in the Ötztal, moreover, the Ötztal Alps have more than 250 three-thousand-meter peaks, of which about 60 are over 3,400 meters high.
Mountain hikers will find a true hiking paradise in the Ötztal and can indulge their passion here to their heart's content!
Hiking vacations in Tyrol in the Ötztal: green alpine terraces above wooded valley flanks, lovely meadows along the lively Ötztaler Ache, wild landslides with their unique flora, but above all the romantic side valleys reaching far into the high mountains - a Dorado for mountain hikers! Also all those who are looking for sporty challenges off the marked hiking trails are well served with the Ötztal.
Hiking in the Ötztal therefore offers both the pleasure hiker a huge variety of wonderful hiking trails and nature experiences of a special kind, as it is also a great challenge for the athlete. Winter hiking in Sölden is also something very special.
The beautiful thing about the Ötztal variety is also the range of offers and prices. Depending on your interests, the offer ranges from quiet, secluded mountain villages, to the most popular vacation resorts in the country and depending on your requirements, everything is available from the inexpensive private pension to the exclusive individual hotel.
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On your hikes in the Ötztal you will discover many nice alpine pastures and cozy rustic restaurants on the way, where you can stop and fortify yourself with regional dishes. On our pages you will find a wide selection of accommodation options for your hiking vacation in the Ötztal. Whether you are more interested in a vacation home or an apartment, in a simple guesthouse or in an exclusive wellness hotel - for hiking in the Ötztal every accommodation offers an ideal starting point, as each one is situated in a beautiful landscape.
And if you want to take a day off and not hike in the Ötztal, there are many other leisure options available to you. For example, you can also explore the area excellently with a mountain bike, as there are many very well maintained bike trails in the Ötztal, and explore the Bike Rupublic Sölden. Or you would like to try a more unusual sport - then you can, for example, canyoning or rafting.
Numerous events and traditional festivals also ensure the right vacation atmosphere in the valley of the legendary Ötzi.