The natural paradise
Hiking & Biking in Ötztal
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and the Ötztal Alps are a true El Dorado for mountain hikers and avid mountain bikers. Motorbike fans, too, will get their money's worth here. The bike and hiking region starts right in front of Hotel Wiesental, providing visitors with holidays in the heart of nature.
The "Land of a thousand springs", as Obergurgl is often called in scientific circles, lets you delve into a completely different world. The unique landscape with its rugged, high alpine mountains, glaciers, plateaus and ancient forests make this spot on earth something truly special.
The journey is its own reward! Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers a wide range of excellent hiking routes for all skill levels. From easy high alpine walks to athletically challenging high mountain tours, you'll find it all here.
Take a leisurely stroll along fairytale forest paths. Marvel at the picturesque backdrop of deep blue lakes surrounded by mighty mountains or hike up an idyllic mountain pasture. The fascinating Urweg “ancient paths” into neighbouring South Tirol are highly recommended!
Sports fans can embark on adventurous mountain tours stopping of at huts and enjoying wonderful views at every stop. Experienced mountaineers who aim for loft heights will find no less than twenty-two peaks topping 3,000 metres in the immediate vicinity.
No matter which route you choose, guests of Hotel Wiesental are sure to find a unique alpine hiking paradise right at the frontdoor. Amidst the breathtaking Obergurgl mountains, visitors get to experience hiking holidays in close touch with nature which invigorate the senses and boost the health – clean air, the fresh scent of alpine herbs, rushing waterfalls and pristine alpine meadows create a breathtaking atmosphere to let you leave your everyday worries behind and find yourself.
Those who want to explore the best trails should join a guided hike with the Obergurgl mountain guides. With the Ötztal Premium Card you can join in the varied hiking programme at no charge. A taster day on the via ferrata is also included!
The wide range of hiking trails offers something for everyone: languorous outings, courses and tours on the rock and ice make all nature lovers' hearts leap for joy. Those who do not shy away from an intense summit tour of several days will also find the right person to contact at the Obergurgl mountain guide office. Certified mountain guides will accompany you safely though the wonderful alpine world.
Mountain bikers will find the perfect route for all skill levels. The mountain bike region extends across the entire Ötztal valley – find your favourite route! Make deep inroads into the Ötztal Glacier World, conquer steep summits and cross imposing mountain passes.
Those who take on the challenge and maybe even outdo themselves will be rewarded with unforgettable panoramic views. Then after a sit-down enjoy the fresh wind in you face racing downhill. Downhill enthusiasts will find the best downhill routes in neighbouring Sölden!
A free, lockable bike storage room is available in the hotel.
The area around Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is perfectly suited for motorbike tours. The landscape in the tri-border region of Austria-Italy-Switzerland offers breathtaking views every motorbike fan must have seen once in their lifetime. An absolute highlight is the Timmelsjoch, one of the highest Alpine passes at 2,500 meters! In Hotel Wiesental you motorbike riders can use our underground parking lot for free.