Hiking in the Tyrol

There are a wide range of options for hikers in Ötztal

Family or high elevation mountain hiking tours. The Ötztal in Tyrol offers a wealth of options for planning your hiking holiday in Tyrol. In Ötztal you will find not just Tyrol's highest mountain, the Wildspitze, but a whole fantastic range of mountains including 250 whose peaks reach an elevation over 3,000 metres, among these 60 that are more than 3,400 metres high. There are 1,600 kilometres of signed hiking paths to tempt you to explore Ötztal and will lead you to the peaks, the slopes and the valley floor of Ötztal.

The fascinating mountain landscape of Ötztal is an El Dorado for both the casual and the athletic hiker. Revitalise your body and soul as you pass through lush green meadows, luxuriantly blooming alpine pastures and freshly-scented pine forests; exercise your heart and lungs as you gaze at the breathtaking mountain scenery. 

A hiking holiday here is ideal for all the family. The Tyrol and the Ötztal region are not just the perfect destinations for sturdy and experienced hikers, because there is also much for the younger explore to discover, such as the mineral world of the Ötztal, the site at which Ötzi the Iceman was discovered, the location at which Auguste Piccard's stratospheric balloon made its emergency landing on the Gurgler glacier and the tradition of smuggling along the Austro-Italian border. 

Far from the madding crowd, the hiker can stroll from meadow to meadow, take a break on the shore of a serene mountain lake and then step out again through the trees of the alpine forests. As there are also many hiking paths at lower elevations, visitors can enjoy nature's colourful spectacles even in early spring and right through until late autumn. Discover the more than 50 alpine lodges and refreshment stations on a hiking holiday in the Ötztal.

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Ötztal Card


Take advantage of our Ötztal Card special offer! Holders enjoy free use of the summer mountain lifts, the special hiker buses and the public bus routes, making hiking in Ötztal an undiluted pleasure.  The Ötztal Card also offers other inclusive services to enhance your hiking holiday in Tyrol.

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