A nature experience

Walking in the Tyrol: enjoying Ötztal in all its variety

A nature experience, relaxation and definitely more energy are the result of some serious walking: the Tyrol and Ötztal will provide you with a summer or winter walking experience in an impressive mountain landscape.. Discover how to enjoy an uncomplicated holiday: perfectly marked walking routes of various difficulty levels and cosy mountain lodges, inviting you to enjoy a meal and a drink after a hard day's walking to round off the evening in a pleasant way.

Ötztal is the right destination for both mountain climbers and young explorers this summer. The Wildspitze, the Tyrol's highest peak, is located here, as are 250 other mountain peaks over 3,000 metres. Of these, 60 are over 3,400 metres high. In total, 1,600 kilometres of well-maintained walking trails invite you to go walking in the Tyrol. Both inexperienced and more ambitious walkers are sure to find what they want and there is plenty for children to discover.

Have you ever heard about the "smugglers' route", Ötzi the Iceman or Alfons Piccard? The "legend way" around the Feuerstein in Huben is one of the latest attractions on offer in Ötztal. This journey of discovery full of legends to enthral young and old alike extends over three kilometres and invites you to dream the day away. It is therefore hardly surprising that walking in the Tyrol is enjoying great popularity once again, even among young visitors.

Numerous trendy sports can, of course, be part of a summer holiday in Ötztal. Thrills (but hopefully not spills) can be enjoyed on canyoning, kayaking, rafting and on rock climbing tours. Or take to the air and discover the beauty of the Ötztal from above in a tandem paraglider. One highlight at the southern end of the Ötztal is the new outdoor arena 'Area 47', offering activities that will get the adrenaline pumping. Here, those with a head for heights can negotiate an exciting high rope course and take on a massive artificial climbing face, the highest in all Austria. 

Make use of your Ötztal Card when walking in Ötztal. 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.  A wide range of package holiday services are included in your hiking holiday in Ötztal.

No question: hiking, Tyrol, an impressive mountain backdrop and new attractions such as Area47 or the "legend way" will turn a summer in the Tyrol into an attractive holiday destination for the entire family.