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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Mountain Hike recommended route

Ochsengarten - Wetterkreuz peak

Mountain Hike · Oetz
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  • Ochsengarten
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
m 2500 2000 1500 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Hotel Burkert GmbH Gasthof Walderhof Wetterkreuz Hotel Burkert GmbH Almhof Mareil Knappenhaus Balbach Alm Gasthof Bergland
OCHSENGARTEN -> Balbach Alm -> Wetterkreuz -> Wörgetal -> Knappenweg -> Mareil -> OCHSENGARTEN
Distance 13.5 km
6:00 h
1,056 m
1,055 m
2,591 m
1,525 m
Starting point is the Ochsengarten tourist information. You cross the road and walk on the steep hiking path through the forest up to Balbach Alm. At the hut you walk left and higher on the narrow path to the Wetterkreuz peak. From this peak you will enjoy a great view on the Stubaier Alps and the mountain scenery of the Inn-valley. On the back of the peak you walk down on narrow hiking paths through the "Wörgetal-valley", a beautiful alpine pasture landscape. At the end there is the small lake Pochersee. From there you hike down through the forest direction Mareil. Follow the "Kaiser-Fraz-Josef-Weg back to Ochsengarten. 


Author’s recommendation

Take a rest at the lake Pochersee and visit the small museum at the Knappenhaus 
Highest point
2,591 m
Lowest point
1,525 m
Best time of year

Track types

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Rest stops

Gasthof Waldesruh
Gasthof Bergland
Hotel Burkert GmbH
Gasthof Walderhof
Balbach Alm

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

More hiking tipps on www.oetztal.com 


Ochsengarten (1,525 m)
47.228610, 10.938537
47°13'43.0"N 10°56'18.7"E
32T 646746 5232391
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the Ochsengarten information office: along the forest trail into Balbachtal and towards Wetterkreuz. Descend via Wörgetal to Mareil, then back to Ochsengarten.



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Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps


The following parking facilities are available in Ochsengarten:
  •  Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the valley station Ochsengartenbahn
  • Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from the Ötztal tourist information office 
  • Ochsengarten at the end of the village, in the direction of Kühtai, at the school


47.228610, 10.938537
47°13'43.0"N 10°56'18.7"E
32T 646746 5232391
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Mayr Wanderkarte 1:35000


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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13.5 km
6:00 h
1,056 m
1,055 m
Highest point
2,591 m
Lowest point
1,525 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Ridge traverse


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