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 in Ötztal

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 secret letters. 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. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

The valley route along Bee Theme Trail is about 3 km long, walking time 1.5 hours.
The mountain route is about 7 km long, altitude gain 350 m, walking time 4 hours

Valley Route on Bee Theme Trail (GPS-Data):

  • Cache B1: N 47 13.655, E 010 56.317 GPS-Data
    Tip: Someone has left a wooden handlebar in the forest on the right.
  • Cache B2: N 47 13.670, E 010 56 683 GPS-Data
    Tip: Did the woodcutter do a good job?
  • Cache B3: N 47 13.773, E 010 57.167 GPS-Data
    Tip: Underpass instead of overpass – take care and don't get wet!
  • Cache B4: N 47 13.799, E 010 56.804 GPS-Data
    Tip: Straight ahead into the woods to the first huge rock. But pay attention also to the small one.

Mountain Route (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 13.832, E 010 55.955 GPS-Data
    Tip: You can find it under the pointed stone!
  • Cache 2: N 47 13.969, E 010 57 395 GPS-Data
    Tip: Why don't you try on a hiking boot! Which one fits?
  • Cache 3: N 47 13.907, E 010 57.570 GPS-Data
    Tip: The treasure is guarded by goats!
  • Cache 4: N 47 14.320, E 010 57.160 GPS-Data
    Tip: The old and firmly rooted pine tree with markers protects the treasure with its branches.
  • Cache 5: N 47 14.488, E 010 56.235 GPS-Data
    Tip: Deeply rooted - 1, 2 or 3?
  • Cache 6: N 47 13.887, E 010 55.689 GPS-Data
    Tip: Watch out for the treasure close to the stone!

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. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

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 and secret codes is able to open the treasure chest at the Information Oetz. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

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

Oetz Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47 12.096, E 010 54.432 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Didn't find the cache? Maybe you sit on it.
  • Cache 2: N 47 11 648, E 010 54 792 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: This is exactly the cache's view.
  • Cache 3: N 47 11.648, E 010 54.792 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Dr. Miroslav Tyrs will show you the right place.
  • Cache 4: N 47 12.100, E 010 54.433 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Find the floating stone.
  • Final: N 47 11.996, E 010 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?

The treasure hunting route leads right across the valley's most idyllic landscapes of great natural beauty. From the car park in Winklen you cross the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook towards the entrance to the village. Next to the bus stop you follow the Geology Theme Trail.

At the end of the Geology Trail you will find the picture-book Winkelbergsee mountain lake. A splendid rest stop ideal to relax. What's best, the adjacent water play park makes a great spot to while away some hours.

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

Längenfeld Treasure Hunt (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N 47° 06.037 E 010° 56.911 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The blue arrow knows more!
  • Cache 2: N 47° 06.380 E 010° 57.115 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The stone that couldn't make the bend!
  • Cache 3: N 47° 06.259 E 010° 56.964 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The clever fox on the witch's house can tell you the direction!
  • Cache 4: N 47° 06.254 E 010° 56.445 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Here you shouldn't trust the signs showing to the right. Cross the stony footpath first, then continue straight ahead until you reach the old well.
  • Cache 5: N 47° 06.349 E 010° 56.327 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Discover the cross to the left of the steep path. The stone which lives there has something to hide!
  • Cache 6: N 47° 06.200 E 010° 56.071 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The stone in the background knows more!
  • Cache 7: N 47° 06.085 E 010° 56.085 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The tree with the red dot watches both trails.
  • Cache 8: N 47° 06.071 E 010° 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 - Panoramarunde Route

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 codes and colors. Write these codes and colors into your treasure map. Everyone who has found all caches, knowing all secret codes and colors, can open the locks of our treasure chest waiting for you at the Information Sölden. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com.

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

Panoramarunde Route Sölden (GPS-Data):

  • Cache 1: N46 57.508 E11 00.231 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The cut tree trunk protects the cache from wet weather.
  • Cache 2: N46 57.603 E11 00.017 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: On the left there is a tree that loves the barbed wire to bits.
  • Cache 3: N46 57.807 E10 59.903 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: The little one is hidden at the very top of the stony mountain.
  • Cache 4: N46 57.952 E10 59.963 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: A wall made of rock is just perfect for a cache.
  • Cache 5: N46 58.174 E11 00.087 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: Take a look at the stones right at the fork-off, between bench and tree.
  • Cache 6: N46 57.896 E11 00.280 GPS-Data
    Secret tip: If you enjoy this view the cache is very close to you. Look up towards the tree.

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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