Your 4*s hiking holiday in ötztal in tyrol:
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Hiking in Ötztal

1,000 km of walking and hiking trails in Ötztal. With excellent signposting to ensure you enjoy every minute of your walking holiday. The wild and romantic Auerbachklamm and viewing platforms at the Stuibenfall waterfall. Beautiful lakes such as the Habicher See and Piburger See. 100 mountain huts as a perfect hiking destination, such as the Hohe Mut Alm and Zirbenalm. Topic-based hikes, extended summit tours, e.g. from Ötz to the Wetterkreuz, or short walks in the Ötztal Nature Park ... Whatever your walker's heart desires.

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Your benefits - A hiking holiday experience in ötztal

A hiking holiday experience in ötztal

Your benefits

  • Free loan of trekking poles, Nordic walking poles, rucksacks and umbrellas in the Ritzlerhof hiking hotel.
  • Hiking recommendations in the hotel: GPS coordinates & map material
  • 2x guided hikes each week from the hotel | WED & SAT
  • 1x guided herb walk | FRI
  • Free guided hikes organised by the Ötztal Nature Park in summer
  • 12 Ötztal summer mountain cableways – the nearest is the Acherkogelbahn in Oetz (820-2,020 m)
  • Lunch packet on request (subject to charge)

Tips for hiking routes in ötztal

Hiking tours in Ötztal

Hiking tours Auerklamm - Circular walks to the ravine

Circular walks to the ravine

Hiking tours Auerklamm

Hike to hamlets, a fabled “devil’s forge” and the wild Auerklamm ravine. Allow a time of around 3.5 hours for this tour from Oetz to Ebene, on to Oetzerau and Klingenberg and back to Oetz.

You can also choose a shorter route of 1.5 hours and then walk from Oetzerau (Auenstein ruin) over the wooden bridge, along the Auerklamm to the starting point, the information point for the Ötztal Nature Park in Ambach.

To the Piburger See - Walk directly from the ritzlerhof

Walk directly from the ritzlerhof

To the Piburger See

Starting from the Ritzlerhof, a 20-minute walk follows a magical path to the Piburger See in the Achstürze-Piburger See nature conservation area. Created originally as a result of a rockfall, the warmest mountain bathing lake in Tyrol impresses with its majestic surroundings and a view of the lower Ötztal mountains.

Various routes are possible, ranging from an easy walk (around 1 h) up to an extended tour over the Wellerbrücke of Ötztaler Ache to Ötz (around 2.5 h).

Hike up to the Brandalm - High above längenfeld

High above längenfeld

Hike up to the Brandalm

Day-dreaming at the mountain hut ... From Längenfeld it is just a short ascent, around 45 minutes, to the high plateau on which the Brandalm gives an impression of life high above the valley in a picture-book setting. Besides getting to know the animals – pot-bellied pigs, goats, ducks and rabbits live here – you can also delight in the fantastic view of valley floor below you at an altitude of 1,385 m.

Combine your hike with a snack at the Brandalm.

The walk starts in Längenfeld at the Fischbachbrücke.

If you want to extend your hike a little, we recommend the Längenfeld suspension bridge, which is an impressive 83 m long. This section of the route is also straightforward, but you should not be scared of heights, because the bridge is 220 m above the “Mauer Rinne”. The walking time from Längenfeld with suspension bridge is around 3 hours.

Hiking to the Feldringalm - Fantastic mountain views in ötztal

Fantastic mountain views in ötztal

Hiking to the Feldringalm

What a view from the Feldringalm: the Inntal, the Miemingerkette, Lechtaler Alps, Stubai Alps and Ötztal Alps offer an outstanding panorama. For a short hike, we recommend an easy circular tour from the Sattele walking car park in Ochsengarten up to the Feldringalm – a rustic mountain hut where you can take a break for food and drink – and back again (around 1.5 h). The tour is more demanding if you continue walking from the Feldringalm to the Faltegartenköpfl summit at 2,184 m, returning from there along the Bettlersteig route (around 3,.5 h).

Out and about with our christina & the guides from ötztal nature park

Guided hikes in Ötztal

With the guide from our ritzlerhof hiking hotel - Hiking with Christina

With the guide from our ritzlerhof hiking hotel

Hiking with Christina

Conquer summits and enjoy the mountains on the guided hikes from the Ritzlerhof hiking hotel. Christina Gritsch, known affectionately as Chrissi, goes on 2 hikes every week exclusively with guests of the Ritzlerhof.

The guided hikes take place on Monday and Wednesday in the summer months. Every peak is a highlight in your hiking holiday.

Free of charge for you - Explore the ötztal on foot

Explore the ötztal on foot

Free of charge for you

Hiking with certified hiking guides who know their way around the Ötztal and can tell you about the region: as a guest of the Ritzlerhof, you can take advantage of the weekly guided hikes organised by our partner Ötztal Nature Park, which are free of charge for you.

The guided hikes take place from the start of June through to the start of October. There are up to 3 hikes every week from nearby Ötz. Additional hikes start from other locations in Ötztal. Registration for the walks is possible up to the day before in each case.

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