> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty : difficult
> Suggested season: June to September
> Average duration: 3 weeks
> Total distance: 231 km
> Total elevation gain: 17 213 D+ and 17 759 D-
The Ötztal valley stretches for nearly 65 kilometres and is home to an absolutely breathtaking high-altitude trail that lets you discover the Alps during a roaming trek lasting 3 weeks. The starting point of this trail is directly connected to the Ötztal train station, which is great, especially if you’re travelling without a car.
The Ötztal trek is a long-distance hiking route that takes place over 23 stages and lets you immerse yourself in the heart of nature, sleeping in an inn or bivouac. Glaciers, snow-capped peaks, jagged ridges, all the ingredients for a mountain trek are there. So it’s best we let you know straight away: this trail, classified black over most of the route, is difficult and requires experience of mountaineering and long-distance trekking.