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Trail running starts where other running routes end. Away from the roads and tarmac routes. And far-removed standard jogging routes. More than cross-country. And more challenging than 'straight forward'.
By trail running what we mean is a fascination and desire for running; re-interpreted. Trail running is trendy, smart and in keeping with the times. After all, as with other things in life, it is about forging your own paths and making new tracks. In Ötztal there are alreday lots of different, variety-packed trails of varying difficulty levels that proceed across gravel, pastureland and woodlands – awlays accompanied by the impressive mountain backdrop of the surrounding summits.
Ötztal offers beginners, those at an advanced level and experts alike with the best conditions and flowing trails!
Ötztal is one of the leading regions for keen trail runners. Variety-packed routes and exciting sections are there to be explored, investigated and scaled. To get an initial overview of the options available in the Ötztal region, we have compiled some of the loveliest trail running routes here. Passing mountain lakes, streams and waterfalls, heading over mountain summits and ridges – all this makes running a uniquely inspirational experience in the breath-taking backdrop of Ötztal. Need a new trail running challenge? Then just take up this challenge and get going!
The annual super trail run in Ötztal. For anyone who sees trail running as a challange and who wants to compete against, battle it out and meet other keen trail runners, the Gletscherrun is a summer 'must'. Technically challenging trails between 2000 and 3000 m are there to be tackled. As an add-on you get up close to Ötztal's many glaciers.
We are already looking forward to 'Gletscherrun 2020'!
|Day 1||Top Mountain Run: 6.3 km, 750 hm+|
|Day 2||Glacier Trail 10K: 10 km, 750 m+|
Glacier Trail 22K: 22.1 km, 1900 m+
Glacier Trail 42K: 42.3 km, 2800 m+
Glacier Ultra Trail: 66 km, 3900 m+
Junior Glacier Trail: 200/400/600/1500 m
More details available on the offcial Ötztal trail running site.