Geocaching in Ötztal

Geocaching Treasure Hunt

Get ready for an exciting treasure hunt adventure in the Ötztal Valley! For this short treasure hunt you don‘t need a GPS unit but only this treasure hunting map which is available from all Information Offices. Don't wait any longer and explore nature by following the treasure route.

How works this outstanding treasure hunt for kids?

Following the two marked treasure hunt routes you will discover small caches (treasure boxes) hidden in the most incredible places. Each cache contains a small item for trading plus a log book and a hole punch with a certain symbol. Use it for stamping the right cache box on the treasure map. If you have already found all treasures along the route and marked them with the hole punch on your treasure map you can come to the local Tourist Information Office and pick up your personal little treasure.

Geocahing Treasure Hunt Ötztal Adventure

How to find your treasure?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with secret letters written on it. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map.

Only those who have found all secret letters are able to compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small present at the Information Ochsengarten, Oetz or Infopoint Ötztal. 

The valley route along Bee Theme Trail is about 3 km long, walking time 1.5 hours.

The Sattele Loop is about 7 km long, altitude gain 350 m, walking time 4 hours.

Bee Theme Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache B1: N47° 13.655‘ E10° 56.317‘ GPS-Data
    Tip: On the right somebody left a wooden handlebar in the forest.
  • Cache B2: N47° 13.670‘ E10° 56.683‘ GPS-Data
    Tip: Did the woodcutter do a great job?
  • Cache B3: N47° 13.773‘ E10° 57.167‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Tip: Look to the left of the bridge but make sure you don‘t get wet!
  • Cache B4: N47° 13.788‘ E10° 56.810‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Tip: Straight ahead after the bench, take care of the first step - there is something in it.

Sattele Loop (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N47° 13.88 7‘ E10° 55 .689‘ GPS-Data
    Tip: The treasure is close to the stone!
  • Cache 6: N47° 14.320‘ E10° 57.160‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Tip: The old and firmly rooted pine tree protects the treasure with its tree branches.

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one secret letter written on it. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure map. Everyone who has found all letters can compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small treasure at Infopoint Ambach or the Information Office Oetz.

STARTING POINT: car park at Kreuzkapelle chapel (football field)
MPORTANT: follow the trail with the red triangle

The route is about 3 km long, walking time 2 hours.

Sautner Forchet Loop Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 12.940, E 010 50.670 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The cache is well protected under one of those - here they are available in abundance. If you can‘t make the turn you will crash into the biggest of all t....!
  • Cache 2: N 47 13.251, E 010 50 458 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The stone that became one with the juniper bush.
  • Cache 3: N 47 13.152, E 010 50.699 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Which will be the right one?
  • Cache 4: N 47 12.960, E 010 51.054 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The „Bermuda triangle“ of Sautens - the cache can be found at one of the triangle‘s tips.

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one of the four secret codes. Write these codes into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Everyone who has found all caches is able to open the Final treasure chest which reveals a little secret. Knowing this secret you can pick up a small present at the Information Oetz.

The route is about 7.2 km long, walking time 4 hours.

Oetz Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47° 12.096 E 10° 54 .432 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Didn‘t find the cache? Maybe you sit on it.
  • Cache 2: N47° 11.927‘ E10° 54.697‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A wall of stones infront of you but where could the treasure be? Perhaps the bush above the wall can help you?
  • Cache 3: N47° 11.789‘ E10° 54.728‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Free the cache from the giant root which, at the same time, will show you the way.
  • Cache 4: N47° 11.649‘ E10° 54.798‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: This is exactly the cache‘s view.
  • Cache 5: N47° 11.555‘ E10° 54.748‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A split tree, you can‘t miss it!
  • Cache 6: N 47° 11 .538‘ E 10° 54.123‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Dr. Miroslav Tyrs will show you the exact place.
  • Cache 7: N47° 11.903‘ E10° 54.079‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: From far you can make out the twin tree, take a look at the space in between!
  • Cache 8: N 47° 12.016‘ E 10° 53.549‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The cache is ducking under the floating stone!
  • Final: N 47° 11.996‘ E 10° 53.976‘ GPS-Data​​​​​​​
    Secret tip: The „Presse“ sign towers above the cache.

Treasure hunt Stuiben Falls Loop Trail

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with secret letters. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map.

Everyone who has found all caches can compose the code word - knowing the code word, you can pick up a small present at the Information Umhausen or Niederthai.

Start: Information Umhausen / Mure Car Park

The route is about 5.5 km long, walking time 2.5 – 3 hours.

Stuibenfall Loop Trail Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N47 07.874 E10 55.832
    Tipp: What does the information panel hide?
  • Cache 2: N47 07.861 E10 56.185
    Tipp: The tree and the stone above the brook (summer), look 5 m on the right side - in front of the „Zirbe/Stone Pine“ board!
  • Cache 3: N47 07.831 E10 56.518
    Tipp: A tree to the right with many holes and ...?
  • Cache 4: N47 08.115 E10 56.382
    Tipp: A very huge, marked stone right in the curve.
  • Cache 5: N47 08.229 E010 56.304
    Tipp: The bench, a big stone behind it, maybe you are sitting on it?
  • Cache 6: N47 08.583 E010 56.011
    Tipp: A bench and a wayside cross - the bench hides it!
  • Cache 7: N47 08.561 E010 55.464
    Tipp: What could be hidden in the stones behind the chapel?

Tauferberg Loop Trail Treasure hunt

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one of the six secret letters.

Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Everyone who has found all caches and secret letters is able to compose the code word - knowing the code word, you can pick up a small present at the Information Umhausen or Niederthai.

Start: Car park next to the soccer field

The route is about 3.8 km long, altitude gain 170 m, walking time 2 hours

Tauferberg Loop Trail Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

Start: Parking area at the football field: N47 07.242 E10 57.875

  • Cache 1: N47 07.277 E10 57.510 GPS-Data
    Tipp: It blocks your way!
  • Cache 2: N47 07.218 E10 57.257 GPS-Data
    Tipp: T29
  • Cache 3: N47 07.024 E10 57.323 GPS-Data
    Tipp: Terrace made of stone invites you to stop by.
  • Cache 4: N47 06.946 E10 57.487 GPS-Data
    Tipp: The little man‘s house in the wood.
  • Cache 5: N47 06.908 E10 57.789 GPS-Data
    Tipp: Not only animals are happy about it.
  • Cache 6: N47 07.065 E10 57.958 GPS-Data
    Tipp: Half a tree on the slope.

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a log book and a riddle. Write the correct answers in the right box of your treasure hunting map. If you have solved all riddles you can pick up a small treasure at the Information Längenfeld.

The route is 5,7km long, walking time 2.5 - 3 hours

Längenfeld Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N47° 06.049‘ E 10°56.947‘ GPS-Daten
    Secret tip: The marked tree, the bush and the stone are a single unit.
  • Cache 2: N47° 06.334‘ E10° 57.048‘ GPS-Daten
    Secret tip: The tree trunk and the huge stone live in harmony.
  • Cache 3: N47° 06.255‘ E10° 56.952‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip:What does the witch hide here?
  • Cache 4: N 47° 06.254‘ E 10° 56.4 45‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Here you shouldn‘t trust the signs showing to the right. Cross the stony footpath first, then continue towards the old well.
  • Cache 5: N47° 06.358‘ E10° 56.362‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A big pile of stones is encircled by trees. If you pass the signpost you have already gone too far.
  • Cache 6: N47° 06.336‘ E10° 56.190‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: If you reach the fork-off just turn around and you‘ll discover the „deformation of the stones“ - what could be hidden here?
  • Cache 7: N 47° 06.085‘ E 10° 56.085‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The tree with the red dot is watching both trails.
  • Cache 8: N 47° 06.071‘ E 10° 56.420‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Hopefully you don‘t suffer from a birch pollen allergy. Watch out for the water! The fence can help you.

Sölden Treasure Hunt - Panorama Trail

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with one out of six secret numbers and/or one out of two colors written on it.

Write these numbers and colors into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Those who have found all caches and thus know the secret numbers in the matching colors, can open the locks of the treasure chest at the Information Sölden.

The route is about 3.5 km long, walking time 2.5 hours.

Panoramarunde Route Sölden (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 46° 57.623‘ E 011° 00.352‘ GPS-Daten
    Secret tip: The signpost not only shows you the right way.
  • Cache 2: N 46° 57.508 E 11 ° 00.231‘ GPS-Daten
    Secret tip: The cut tree trunk below the trail protects the cache from wet weather.
  • Cache 3: N 46° 57.603 E 11 ° 00.017‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: On the left there is a tree that loves the barbed wire to bits.
  • Cache 4: N46° 57.674‘ E10° 59.923‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Tree stump, stone, tree stump ... - where could the hiding place be?
  • Cache 5: N46° 57.855‘ E10° 59.882‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A small mountain just looks like the original one behind it.
  • Cache 6: N46° 58.029‘ E10° 59.973‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Sit down on the colored bench - what‘s that in the bush on the right?
  • Cache 7: N46° 58.174 E11 ° 00 .087‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Look for the stones between the bench and the tree where the trail forks off.
  • Cache 8: N46° 57.986‘ E11° 00.310‘ GPS-Data
    Secret tip: An upside down traffic sign on a green fence - is there something in it?

Sölden Treasure Hunt - Infangrunde Route

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

TARTING POINT (walking time: about 30 min to the start point):

1. Sölden Zentrum Shuttle/Philipp -> direction Innerwald, through the hamlet to the chapel, then take the hiking trail behind the chapel until you reach „Stiegele“ area (glacier road towards Infang/Gaislach crossroads)

2. Sölden Gaislachkogl mountain gondola -> trail from parking house towards Unterwald/Innerwald -> past Rauthalm hut -> to „Stiegele“ area

3. Sölden, by bus towards glacier/Hochsölden to the respective bus stop

„Stiegele“ start point: follow Infangstraße (direction Infang) for about 150 m – keep left before you reach the camp ground, head into the forest towards Infang.

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE GREEN CIRCLE SIGNS!

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Either one or more cache boxes contain a sheet with a riddle, a number or a letter written on it. Write them into the respective field of your treasure map. Everyone who has found all caches, knowing the right answer, can open the locks of our treasure chest waiting for you at the Information Sölden.

The route (from „Stiegele“) is about 3.5 km long, walking time 2.5 hours.

Infangrunde Route Sölden (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N46 57.257 E011 00.415 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The spider is sitting on the stone while I am hidden underneath. Attention! You can‘t eat me.
  • Cache 2: N46 57.098 E011 00.450 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: I prefer hanging around here.
  • Cache 3: N46 56.973 E011 00.465 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: If you enjoy this view you are almost standing on me. Hidden below the trail, protected by the bark of the tree.
  • Cache 4: N46 57.035 E011 00.380 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Do you like picnicking? I am one of the „chairs“!
  • Cache 5: N46 56.951 E011 00.288 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: I prefer hiding where something else attracts attention.
  • Cache 6: N46 57.217 E011 00.295 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A giant picture and I am suspended right behind.

Ho to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a sheet with secret letters. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Everyone who has found all secret letters is able to compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you get a small present at the Information Vent! Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

The route is about 5 km long, altitude gain 300 m, walking time 2.5 - 3 hours.

 

Vent Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data)

  • Cache 1: N46 51.768 E10 54.869 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Above the wall made of stone.
  • Cache 2: N46 51.869 E10 54.929 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The rock that slowly merges with the fence.
  • Cache 3: N46 52.002 E10 54.958 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Find the small one under the big one.
  • Cache 4: N46 52.232 E10 55.335 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Just before the fork-off on the left.
  • Cache 5: N46 52.331 E10 55.517 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Find the bench with an "iron box".
  • Cache 6: N46 52.080 E10 55.153 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Passing the gate you are already too far. Follow the trail to the rock wall.
  • Cache 7: N46 52.080 E10 55.361 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Find the island with the lonely tree.
  • Cache 8: N46 51.974 E10 55.274 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A pile of stones hides the small one.

How to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a riddle. Solve it and write the letter into the right box of your treasure map. Everyone who has found all letters can compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small treasure at the Information Obergurgl where you complete the riddle and recover the treasure. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

The route is about 3 km long, walking time 1.5 - 2 hours.

Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 46 51.732, E 011 00.954 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: The first cache is hidden after the fork-off to the via ferrata.
  • Cache 2: N 46 51.613, E 011 00.811 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: This cache watches the opposite side - an unobstructed view of the Gurgler Ache and Maningen Bach mountain brooks.
  • Cache 3: N 46 51.488, E 011 00.888 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: A cache perfectly hidden under the roots of one of the two trees which are connected by a stone slab.
  • Cache 4: N 46 51.652, E 011 01.097 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: This tree and the wall are a single unit, leave the rest of the stones where they are - don‘t move them to another place.
  • Final: N 46 52.220, E 011 01.626 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: Loads of interesting details and useful information but only one right solution!
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