A sportive challenge in breathtaking nature – via ferratas in Ötztal

Ötztal is a worthwhile holiday destination both in winter and summer. It is 67km long and located in the middle of the Ötztal Alps. In Ötztal, you can find Tirol’s highest waterfall, Stuibenfall, and Austria’s second highest mountain, the Wildspitze (3.772m). Ötztal is well known for its beautiful and versatile possibilities for climbing. Both families with kids and seasoned climbers will find suitable climbs in Ötztal. If you don’t want to go climbing, you can go rafting, canyoning, kayaking, canoeing or visit the Aqua Dome thermal bath in Längenfeld or the Piburger See lake close to Oetz.

tips for via ferratas in Ötztal

  • Lehner waterfall: Next to the Lehner waterfall, there is a divine via ferrata which offers spectacular photo motives. There is one overhang in the route which can also be circumvented on an alternative passage.
  • Stuibenfall via ferrata: The Stuibenfall via ferrata leads next to the Stuibenfall waterfall – via rope bridges, through the forest and spectacular walls next to the waterfall. It is also recommended to children and beginners as there are many metal rungs.
  • Haiming/Geierwand via ferrata: The Geierwand via ferrata in Haiming is of medium difficulty. It nearly is 400m and takes 2,5 hours. However, you can also choose to do the “mini” or “midi” variations which are shorter. The via ferrata is also suitable for novices. The view into the Inntal valley is particularly beautiful!
  • Burgsteinwand – Reinhard-Schiestl via ferrata: The Reinhard-Schiestl via ferrata is hard and exposed. There are several metal rungs and two resting positions. For getting down, it is recommended to hike via Weiler Brand which doesn’t take much longer than the normal descent.
  • Sölden/Moosalm via ferrata: The Moosalm via ferrata is short but demanding. It is pretty exposed. You therefore need the right equipment!
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