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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 1

Ötztaler Urweg E1 Ötztal Bhf - Oetz

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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STAGE 1:

ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF –> Inn/Ötztaler Ache –> AREA 47 –> Brunau –> Ambach –> Auer Klamm –> Oetzerau –> OETZ

easy
Distance 10.3 km
3:30 h
370 m
287 m
1,033 m
678 m
LUSH GREEN ALPINE MEADOWS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF A MIGHTY 3000 METER HIGH PEAK

 

Not far from the small village of Ötztal Bahnhof you can indulge in one of Europe's probably trendiest and coolest outdoor adventure worlds. The adrenaline-seeking guests find a truly unique adventure paradise at the AREA 47, located directly on the white waters of Ötztaler Ache amidst a gigantic landslide area. Dizzy heights and ultimate thrills are guaranteed on exciting trails and activity paths. Unlimited outdoor fun between the rushing Ötztaler Ache mountain brook, the wildly romantic Auerklamm ravine and abandoned castle ruins.

 

The scenic remains of Auenstein Castle are towering high above Oetz - the destination of this stage - on a huge crest formed by glacial polish. An ancient connecting route leads from the Auerklamm ravine up to the castle. Breathtaking mountain landscapes and steep rock walls await you here in the foothills of splendid Acherkogel peak, the Eastern Alps' northernmost mountain higher than 3000 meters. Down on the valley floor, there are myriad lovely places and scenic Lake Piburger See encircled by lush meadows and Alpine pastures at the heart of the rockslide area.

 

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Maximilian Nösig
Update: April 25, 2024
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,033 m
Lowest point
678 m
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Track types

Asphalt 11.74%Forested/wild trail 49.09%Path 38.36%Road 0.79%
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1.2 km
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5.1 km
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4 km
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0.1 km
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Rest stops

Area 47

Safety information

suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report.

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... the Tschirgant mountain massif was struck by a severe earthquake in prehistoric times? Back then up to 300 million cubic meters of rock fell down and blocked even some parts of the Ötztal on the opposite side.

 

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/hiking 

Start

Ötztal Bahnhof
Coordinates:
DD
47.237698, 10.859018
DMS
47°14'15.7"N 10°51'32.5"E
UTM
32T 640703 5233255
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage starts at the main square in Ötztal-Bahnhof. There you hike along Ambergstraße and Wassertalstraße and then turn right into a gravel path, underpassingthe bridge over the river Inn. Cross Ötztaler Ache mountain brook and turn left. At the AREA 47 outdoor hot spot you turn right, walking from Ötztal‘s riverside road to the hamlet of Brunau.
Then the trail continues to the Ötztal Tourismus Info Point.There you take the hiking trail on the left, leading along the unique Auer Klamm - the Alps‘ undisputed canyoning paradise. High above the ravine you cross a wooden bridge which leads over the pristine Auer Klamm.
Shortly before you reach the small hamlet of Oetzerau, you walk past the hidden remains of the Auenstein castle ruin. In Oetzerau you cross the road and follow a meadow trail towards Oetz. Slightly downhill, you continue through wooded areas and past small hamlets.
You enjoy a marvelous view from the viewing platform at „Hexenplatte“ whichis located about 5 walking minutes to the right, off the trail. The way down also leads past the parish church above Oetz. The stage ends in the old villagecenter of Oetz.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Directions

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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:

- Infopoint Ambach | chargeable | Tickets are available at the Oetz information office or at the Ambach information point.

Coordinates

DD
47.237698, 10.859018
DMS
47°14'15.7"N 10°51'32.5"E
UTM
32T 640703 5233255
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 1
  • Ötztal Trek Route 1
  • Ötztaler Urweg
  • Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
370 m
Descent
287 m
Highest point
1,033 m
Lowest point
678 m

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