Hut walks in Soelden in the Oetztal Valley
A culinary hiking tour to the Gampe Thaya
Nature combined with regional cuisine: the Oetztal is a walking paradise for anyone who appreciates good food and magnificent hiking routes. And the highlight of your walking holiday: a visit to the Gampe.
This mountain hut in the Oetztal Alps is located at 2,000 m above sea level and towers high above the Oetztal Valley. The lodge is run by the Prantls in summer. In the mornings and evenings, you can see the Tyrolean grey cattle at the milking parlour behind the hut (Jakob Prantl is a passionate and successful cattle breeder). A walk through the crystal-clear mountain air will build up an appetite before you reach the Gampe – and then the feasting begins!
Regional cuisine with organic produce
A great deal of emphasis is placed on only serving guests the very best Alpine cuisine. Landlord Jakob Prantl knows exactly where his products come from – and you can taste the difference. Savour some delicious Tyrolean treats such as Gröstl (roast meat and potatoes) and Kasspatzlan (cheese pasta).
The route to the Gampe Thaya
Set off from the church in Soelden and from here follow the route up via the district of Mahpuit. Then, walk through the dense forests along the Hochsoelder Road and on through field trails to the Alpine meadows before finally arriving at the Gampe Thaya.
To cut down on the journey time, you can drive as far as the toll station on the glacier road. From here, the Gampe is just a comfortable 20 minutes away. You could also leave your car at the crossroads on the Hochsoelderstrasse and walk the 20 minutes from here. The mountain hut is a half an hour walk away from Hochsoelden.