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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route

Hochoetz down to Ochsengarten

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  • Ochsengarten
    / Ochsengarten
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2.020 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Widiversum im Hochoetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Kühtaile Alm
  • / Kleinkinder Spielgeräte
  • / Waldspielplatz Ochsengarten
  • / Waldspielplatz in Ochsengarten
    Photo: Ötztal
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz Kühtaile Alm Parkplatz
Distance 6.1 km
1:00 h
8 m
520 m
2,020 m
1,500 m
From the panoramic restaurant Hochoetz you walk down at the left hand side. Follow the forest road to Ochsengarten. 

The forest road would be possible with a child carrier.

Author’s recommendation

At the end of Ochsengarten is th nice playground "Ochsenbrunnen"
Highest point
2,020 m
Lowest point
1,500 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Kühtaile Alm
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

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 information about hiking in Ötztal at www.oetztal.com/wandern


Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2,016 m)
47.212231, 10.931799
47°12'44.0"N 10°55'54.5"E
32T 646281 5230559



Turn-by-turn directions

From the panoramic restaurant Hochoetz you walk down at the left hand side. Follow the forest road to Ochsengarten.


all notes on protected areas

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 tourist information office 


47.212231, 10.931799
47°12'44.0"N 10°55'54.5"E
32T 646281 5230559
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000


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.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Hut tour Hochoetz
  • Bielefelder Hut
  • Kühtaile Alm
  • Acherberg Alm
  • Balbach Alm Hochoetz
  • Wilhelm-Oltrogge-Weg Hochoetz
  • Hochoetz - hiking down to Oetz via Stufenreich
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6.1 km
1:00 h
8 m
520 m
Highest point
2,020 m
Lowest point
1,500 m
Refreshment stops available Scenic Cableway ascent/descent Linear route Suitable for strollers


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