Hike on the Ötsch Spitze Peak (2,590 m)

General description
Beautiful and safe summit tour with a wonderful panoramic view of the Sarntal Alps.

Starting point: Wanser Hof car park

End point: Wanser Hof car park

Refreshment stops: Wanser Alm
Route description

Ötschspitze Peak 

From the Wanserhof farm parking lot in Walten/Valtina, head east along the wide road into the Wansertal valley (14). Further down, cross over the bridge to the right side of the valley, and after the last bend make a left turn up to the Wanser Alm mountain pasture (14). From there, follow the wide path further into the valley (in an easterly direction) that grows progressively narrower. After a few hairpin bends, bear left up the steeper slope and then turn right as it levels out and continue all the way to the Wanser Gruben mountain hut. From there the path heading east steepens again, crossing several hairpin bends before reaching the Wanser Joch ridge (14).   Initially flat, the route (north) from the Wanser Joch bears to the left before steepening as it crosses the ridge to the Ötschspitze summit. Though vertiginous, the final stretch to the Ötschspitze (14) is not too exposed.   From the Ötschspitze the way back is the same as from the Wanser Joch (14).  

From the Wanser Joch proceed via the Wansertal valley back down to the parking lot at the Wanser Hof farm (14). 

Source: Passeiertal Valley Hiking Guide – Heinz Widmann http://passeier.org 


Description to arrive at destination
Coming from Merano into the Passeier Valley to St. Leonhard, continue in the direction of the Jaufen Pass until you reach the village of Walten. After Walten, turn right down a small road into the valley to Wanser Hof
Parking is available in the car park at Wanser Hof.
Public transport
The village of Walten can be reached from St. Leonhard several times a day by public bus.
Safety instructions
An easy physical condition is sufficient for this tour. A little sure-footedness for the last part below the summit is ideal.
Good hiking boots, hiking clothing and rain gear are recommended.
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