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Obergurgl Holidays

Extensive high alpine walking amidst glorious mountain peaks

The ideal resort for those wanting to experience high alpine walking, fresh mountain air and wildlife. As the highest parish in Austria this quiet, compact village is found at the end of the scenic Ötz valley with miles of extensive, well-marked paths directly from the hotel door, offering many challenging hikes as well as easier walks to viewing platforms and mountain alms reached by gondola. From the top of the Hohe Mut there is a spectacular glacial panorama, whilst a more gentle footpath winds down along the river to Zwieselstein and Sölden passing waterfalls and mountain huts. Fauna and flora enthusiasts will love it here, with an abundance of wild flowers as well as golden eagles, chamois, ibex and marmots. The popular Ötztal card includes travel on all lifts, hikers’ buses and public transport in the area, as well as bike hire and entrance to local attractions, and there are full walking programmes offered by the tourist office and some hotels.

Obergurgl opens its doors to a new mountain hut: Schönwieshütte set at 2,266 meters above sea level in a peaceful location at the entrance to the Rotmoostal valley. There is a large sunbathing terrace where Tirolean specialties are served amongst stunning mountain views.

Festivals

 

Almabtrieb

 

Almabtrieb

September (16-30) is when the villages in the Tyrol celebrate the annual ‘Almabtrieb’. The festival celebrates the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to their stables for the winter. Cowbells echo through the valley as hundreds of cows pass by, all highly decorated in traditional costume. You’ll be welcome to join in the festivities!

 

Experience More

Horse Riding

 

Horse Riding

As a taster, enjoy a lesson in circus riding or a ride indoors or outdoors on a Haflinger horse. Haflingers are friendly, sensitive horses with an incredible work capacity. They are perfect horses for beginners and children. The team of grooms looks after the horses with the aim of maintaining and developing their friendly nature, so that guests can enjoy their hacks to the full. Watch a video of what you can expect from your riding holiday in the Tyrol.
When: All season on request
Where: Scheiber-Obergurgl School
Duration: Circus riding is 20mins, any other lesson 45min
Min/max numbers: No minimum, group max 6 people, individual lessons are also available
Price: From €25 per person (register / pay locally)

 

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATOG

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£589pp
  • 48 rooms
Hotel Bellevue, Obergurgl, Austria - Exterior summer.jpg

Situated on a small plateau overlooking the village centre just 5 minutes' away, the superior Bellevue is a spacious hotel with excellent cuisine and spa facilities.

  • from£619pp
  • 132 rooms
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl, Obergurgl, Austria - exterior with outdoor pool.jpg

Set right in the village centre with walks starting directly from the doorstep, the Edelweiss & Gurgl is one of Obergurgl's leading hotels and has long been a favourite with Inghams guests.

  • from£559pp
  • 27 rooms
Hotel Wiesental, Obergurgl, Austria - Hotel exterior.jpg

Ideally located in the centre of the village, the Wiesental is a small, traditional hotel, set in the south of the village on the edge of green pastures with uninterrupted views from its sun terrace towards the Ötz valley and glaciers.

  • from£510pp
Hotel Alpenland, Obergurgl, Austria - Exterior.jpg

The Alpenland is a traditional hotel with a homely atmosphere enjoying lovely views over the valley.

Travel and Transportation

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Free use of all Lifts & Walkers' Buses - with resort card
  • Free Guided Walks with resort card
  • Free packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in the resort

Special Offers

Excursions

 

Horse Riding

Try a taster and enjoy a lesson in circus riding or else ride indoors or outside on a Haflinger horse. Available all season on request from €25 (book locally).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do

  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Mini golf
  • Paragliding
  • Tennis
  • Walking

The popular Obergurgl card is an excellent way to explore the area and includes a choice of two guided walks per day, transport to and from the starting point of the walks and use of the lifts whilst on the walks (see Activities tab for more information). Fauna and flora enthusiasts will love holidays in Obergurgl, with an abundance of wild flowers as well as golden eagles, chamois, ibex and marmots to be seen.

Activity Information

In & Around Obergurgl

  • 1300km of marked walking trails
  • Alpine and Nordic walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Climbing
  • Horse riding & lessons at the Scheiber Haflinger Riding Arena
  • Tennis
  • Paragliding
  • Aqua Dome thermal spa (Längenfeld)
  • Zirbenwald pine forest nature trail
  • Lifts to the Hohe Mut Alm and Top Mountain Star restaurants at 3000m with panoramic views

 

The ÖTZTAL PREMIUM CARD

FREE to all guests. This card is provided by your hotel on arrival and includes:

  • FREE daily return trip on local cable car
  • FREE use of all public transport incl. glacier road &
  • Timmelsjoch high Alpine road
  • FREE bike hire (1 day)
  • FREE entrance to outdoor pools and lidos, including Aquadome Längenfeld
  • FREE slide shows and talks on the flora, fauna and history of the area
  • FREE or discounted entrance to local attractions
  • FREE and unlimited admission to all hikes

Walking

The Ötztal valley offers incredible walking for those wanting to experience the breath-taking vistas, fresh mountain air and dramatic landscapes of high alpine areas. There are 250 peaks over 3,000 meters, and 1,300km of marked walking paths, from flower filled pastures to beautiful remote lakes and glaciers, ridge walks and many hikes up to cosy mountain huts. Many trails start right from the hotel door, and hikers are rewarded by magnificent views across the valley and over to the Italian Dolomites. There are starting points from the nearby villages of Vent, Sölden and Langenfeld, all linked by valley bus, and 2 gondolas in Obergurgl and nearby Hochgurgl.

 

Popular walks include:

Hohe Mut Alm & Gaisberg Glacier | 5 hrs | Easy |

A scenic walk from Obergurgl across the Gaisberg bridge onto the winding trail towards the Gaisbergtal valley and the snout of the Gaisberg glacier, continuing along the lower valley to the cosy Hohe Mut Alm.

Seenplatte Lake | 5 hrs | Medium |

The beautiful trail leads across the Pirchhütter creek and on to the Seenplatte lake. The steep but scenic mountain slopes with their lush green meadows make a perfect picnic stop.

Hangerer Peak | 5 hrs | Medium-difficult | 3,021m |

The trail leads through lush patures and ancient pine forests to the Schönwieshütte for lunch, before continuing through rock strewn grass slopes to the peak of Hangerer at 3,021m, crossing a snow field on the way to be rewarded by breath-taking views of the Ötztal and South Tyrolean Alps.

 

The ÖTZTAL PREMIUM CARD

FREE to all guests from 29 June 2019. This card is provided by your hotel on arrival and includes:

  • FREE daily return trip on the local cable car
  • FREE use of all public transport incl. glacier road &
  • Timmelsjoch high Alpine road
  • FREE bike hire (1 day)
  • FREE entrance to outdoor pools and lidos
  • FREE slide shows and talks on the flora, fauna, and history of the area
  • FREE or discounted entrance to local attractions
  • FREE and unlimited admission to all hikes

 

 

Hotel Guided Walks

Selected hotels run free guided walks for guests, with qualified mountain guides. See Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl and Hotel Bellevue.

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Obergurgl with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or the Italian Dolomites.

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