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Tyrol: The Otztal Trail (8Days/7Nights)

8 Days & 7 Nights
  • Walk from village to village on Austria’s Tyrolean Ötztal Trail
  • Follow this long-distance trail through idyllic alpine pastures and meadows
  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take a dip in the sparkling waters of Pilburger See
  • Hike to the Stuibenfall; Tyrol’s highest waterfall at 159m
  • Stay in traditional 3* hotels and feast on Tyrolean dishes such as Apfelstrüdel

What To Expect

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers, Families

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Mountains

Activity Level & Terrain

The Ötztaler Urweg is a beautiful, well-signposted long-distance hike, on which you will discover a fascinating mountain scenery.

This tour is rated moderate to strenuous. The last two days are graded strenuous,  The trails are mainly on well-developed and marked paths, as well as on non-technical mountain trails.

On your final two days you will need alpine hiking experience and a head for heights as there are exposed sections with ropes to ensure safe crossings. The trails are mainly on well-developed and marked paths, as well as on non-technical mountain trails. You should have a good level of fitness to manage the daily distances and ascents/descents.

Navigation

All of the walks are way-marked and we also provide you with turn-by-turn instructions for each walk, maps and access to our GPS smartphone navigation app, so you will have no problem finding your way

Accommodations

Included
  • 7 Nights in 3* Hotels and guesthouses
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfers
  • Information Pack, route notes, GPX tracks, access to our smartphone app
  • 24-7 Emergency telephone support from our UK and German office.
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to the start and end of the trip
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Solo walker supplement
  • Single room supplement

When To Go

This walking tour is available to start from the beginning of July to the end of September. Please keep in mind that the weather can be changeable at high altitudes, and cold fronts can occur even in the summer (snowfall in the Alps at the height of summer is not unheard of).

Weather and Climate

The Alps have generally warm and sunny summers and cold and snowy winters. However, the weather in the Alps can change very quickly, particularly at altitude. You should be prepared for all weather eventualities as even snow can fall in the summer in the mountains, regardless of the time of year

Getting to the Start

Getting from the End

Luggage Transfer

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all the necessary items, for example, proper rain gear, sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has detailed advice and a kit list on what to take. This includes good waterproof gear, walking shoes/boots, and lots of other useful bits and bobs.

Equipment

In your information pack you will find a detailed packing list which includes walking boots, walking poles and waterproof clothes amongst other things.

Itinerary

6 miles / 10 km 12 miles / 18 km 7 miles / 11 km 12 miles / 19 km 10 miles / 16 km 8 miles / 12 km

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