outdoor adventures in and around Obergurgl

Discover the diversity of the Ötztal Valley

Step out onto the balcony of your room in the four-star superior Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl at 1930m, breathe in the fresh air and marvel at the almost unlimited options for  hiking and other outdoor activities in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl region.

Perched at the end of the Ötztal Valley, the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl is the ideal base camp. From adrenaline-pumping adventures to relaxing walks, the most beautiful valley in Tyrol is the best place to experience the beauty of the Alps at first hand. Activities in the region include:

  • canyoning & rafting,
  • mountain biking,
  • paragliding & tandem flights,
  • guided underground tours,
  • golf.


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Rafting on the Ötztaler Ache

wildwater in the ötztal valley

Take the plunge with rafting and canyoning

The region near Obergurgl is home to many small gorges as well as the mighty Ötztaler Ache canyon, making the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl a great base for holidaymakers wishing to take on the wildwater of the Alps.

Professional guides are available to accompany you on a rafting tour on the Inn river from Landeck to Haiming, through the Imster Schlucht canyon or down the churning waters of the Ötztaler Ache. Canyoning is similar to rafting but with one big difference – there's no boat! While the jumps on the beginners' tour in the Alpenrosenklamm gorge are 'only' 3 metres high, those with nerves of steel can take on the Auerklamm with drops of up to 10 metres. The good news is that for all jumps abseiling is offered as an alternative way of getting down!

Mountain bike holidays in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

mountain fun on two wheels

Explore Tyrol by mountain bike or road bike

From thrilling singletrails with stunning views to wide gravel paths leading past cosy mountain huts, it is no wonder that the Ötztal Valley is so popular with mountain bikers.

Cyclists who prefer to stick to the roads are also spoilt for choice at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl. One absolute must on a roadbike is the Timmelsjoch High-Alpine Road over the border into Italy.

Paragliding in the Ötztal Valley

soar like a bird

Paragliding and tandem flights in the mountains

The combination of unique thermal conditions, breathtaking views from the Zugspitze to the Wildspitze and stable weather conditions make the Ötztal Valley a great place for paragliding.

After taking off from Hochoetz, Niederthai or Sölden, paragliders can quickly gain altitude and soar up to 3800 metres. Tandem flights are also available – contact the E&G virtual reception via our live chat service to find out more.

Adenture holidays in the Ötztal Valley

a new perspective on the alps

Underground adventures in the Ötztal Valley

Torch-lit tours of the 2km network of underground tunnels below the Ötztal Valley in Amberg last around 4 - 5 hours. Constructed during the Second World War, these vast tunnels are popular with hikers looking for a new perspective on the Alps.

It takes around 40 minutes to walk through the heart of the mountain. Once you arrive on the other side you will be greeted by magnificent views of the Inn Valley as you enjoy a traditional Tyrolean snack. Then it is time to head back to Oetz and return from there to the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl by car or bus.


Golf holidays in the Ötztal Valley

tee off in front of a mountain backdrop

Golf on holiday in Obergurgl

The many unique golf courses in Austria's mountains have long achieved cult status among those in the know. Here at the four-star superior Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl at 1930 metres above sea level golf enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice. Speak to a member of staff at reception to reserve a tee time at one of the nearby 18-hole courses.

  • Passeier Golf Club (Merano, South Tyrol)
  • Mieminger Plateau Golf Club
  • Seefeld Golf Club


top equipment

The Scheiber Sport shop in the basement of our hotel has everything you need for an active holiday.

The friendly staff will be happy to help you find the right equipment, from protective clothing for the latest action sports to smart outfits for a day on the golf course. Back at the hotel, there is no better place to relax than our 1200m² Glacier Spa.

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