A summer full of experiences out in nature and the mountains
Memories of bygone summers. Amidst unspoilt nature in its purest form. Just you and the mountains. Where the pace is slower and freedom abounds. Summer in our authentic mountaineering village at 1,900 metres above sea level tempts you with experiences out in nature and the mountains that take hold of your heart – and never let go.
In the kingdom of 3,000m giants:
hiking and mountaineering around Vent
There’s a good reason why Vent has always been a dream destination for mountain lovers from all over the world. From leisurely hikes and hut tours to spectacular high-mountain and glacier tours, you’ll discover a majestic kingdom of wild nature and authentic mountain experiences here in summer. For example, there’s Mt Wildspitze, Austria’s second-highest mountain at 3,774 metres high. Mt Similaun, Mt Fineilspitze, and Mt Wildes Mannle. The Similaun mountain hut, which is run by our family, and another seven mountain huts in the surrounding area. Or the panoramic Ramolalm pasture and Mt Feldkögele. Countless fantastic tours, each special in its own way. Experience the wonder of the Ötztal mountains – either independently or on our guided hikes.
UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Each year in June and September, Vent bears witness to an extraordinary spectacle: the transhumance. The droving of sheep from South Tyrol’s Val Senales/Schnalstal to Vent in Ötztal is a centuries-old tradition. In early summer, the farmers of Val Senales/Schnalstal and their some 2,000 sheep set off on the demanding, two-day walk over the main Alpine ridge to their grazing grounds above Vent. In September, the livestock are then driven back over the snowfields and steep ridges of rock and ice to Val Senales/Schnalstal. This fascinating tradition has belonged to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2019 and is a unique experience that is a real must-see during your summer holiday in Ötztal.
On a journey of discovery through Ötztal
A valley full of possibilities: There’s a good reason why our stunning Ötztal has earned this reputation: Countless sights like Ötzi’s discovery site and the historically important Hohler Stein, natural treasures like Ötztal Nature Park, Mt Wildspitze, and Passo Rombo/Timmelsjoch, thrilling excursions to 007 Elements and Area 47, or relaxing moments in the Aqua Dome delight adventure seekers, relaxation lovers, foodies, and nature fans alike. And best of all, you’ll enjoy fantastic advantages and discounts with the Ötztal Summer Card from June to October!