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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 12

Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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STAGE 12:

 

SAUTENS –> Kreuzkapelle –> Sautner Forchet –> Ötzbruck –> Roppen –> Innüberquerung –> Schlierenzau –> Haiming/Magerbach –> Apfelmeile –> Haiming –> ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF

moderate
Distance 15.6 km
5:00 h
182 m
307 m
892 m
658 m

APPLE TREES IN THE GARDEN EDEN

 

Sautens comprises several hamlets which are connected through a long row of houses, forming the village center. At the end of Dorfstraße in Sautens you will find the limekiln, where lime was burnt again in 2004 (after a 75-year break). Since then regular events presented by the community have taken place. In the 1920s, up to 15 limekilns were in operation. The limestone was considered a versatile building material. The long-distance trail takes you past the limekiln and towards dense forest areas, small villages and the green river Inn. It travels through marvelous meadows, fields and forests along the Pilgrimage Route of St. James, following the more than 500 km long tributary of the river Danube.

 

For many centuries Haiming has been known as a fruit growing area. The wonderful Apple Mile gives an insight into the cultivation of apple trees and also invites you to take a rest. Every year in autumn, the popular Haiming Market Days are scheduled - where freshly harvested products are on sale. After a few meters you reach Ötztal Bahnhof again, the start and finish of the long distance hiking trail.

Author’s recommendation

Urweg Tip: Apple Mile Haiming

Shortly after the underpass before Magerbach, the path veers left towards the Haiming Apple Mile. To get there, follow the path parallel to the highway on the mountain side towards the Inntal. After a while, descend to the many fruit trees of Haiming and hike in a loop through the sunny dry area of the Inntal back to Magerbach, passing by the Geierwand, a paradise for climbing enthusiasts.

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Author
Maximilian Nösig
Update: April 25, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
892 m
Lowest point
658 m
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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

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

 

… about 10 million apples are stored in the huge Haiming Fruit Storage, and that only 25 farmers work on a cultivated area of 60 hectares with 180,000 fruit trees in the village of Haiming?

 

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

Start

Sautens
Coordinates:
DD
47.206587, 10.862362
DMS
47°12'23.7"N 10°51'44.5"E
UTM
32T 641038 5229804
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Destination

Ötztal Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parish church in Sautens you walk along the main village road to Kreuzkapelle chapel. Leaving behind the chapel at the sports field, you hike past Kalkofen area and follow the forest road to Roppen. After about 300 meters the trail branches off into the forest at a fork to the right. There you hikealong a section of the Sautens Forchet Loop Trail. Continue through the forest and past the federal road. After a while you reach another forest clearing where you walk through the underpass towards the hamlet of Ötzbruck. Then follow the hiking trail to Roppen.
In Roppen you cross the river Inn and follow the gravel trail past Römerbadl to the hamlet of Schlierenzau. From there you continue on the path towards Magerbach and further on to Haiming. In the village you keep to the right, walking past the swimming pool to Ötztal Bahnhof on an asphalt route.

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 in Sautens:

- Right after the large bridge, turn right onto the large gravel parking lot | request authorization card from the municipality.

- Kalkofen Adventure Park Parking Lot | free of charge

Coordinates

DD
47.206587, 10.862362
DMS
47°12'23.7"N 10°51'44.5"E
UTM
32T 641038 5229804
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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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
182 m
Descent
307 m
Highest point
892 m
Lowest point
658 m

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