Snowshoe & Winterwalking

Alternative with aha experience

Winter sports can also be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace. Hiking on snow-covered paths ranks among the most charming winter activities. Either on your own, with all the family, in guided groups or even on snowshoes - Ötztal makes a true heaven for gentle winter sports.
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Viewing points Seejöchl and Kanzl

Hiking Trail • Oetz
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  • Piburger See - Seejöchl
    / Piburger See - Seejöchl
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  • Piburger See bei Oetz
    / Piburger See bei Oetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Wellerbrücke
    / Wellerbrücke
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Wandern - Piburger See
    / Wandern - Piburger See
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Piburger See
    / Piburger See
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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  • Piburger See
    / Piburger See
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Map / Viewing points Seejöchl and Kanzl
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OETZ -> Wellerbrücke -> Kohlstatt -> Seejöchl -> Piburg -> Piburger See -> Kanzl -> OETZ
moderate
8.4 km
3:30 h
443 m
444 m
You start in Oetz at the central parking. From there you walk next to the Ötztal river to Weller-bridge. There you can see rafting and kajaking. You cross the bridge and follow the hiking path up to Kohlstatt and from there to Seejöchl. At the Seejöchl you can enjoy a great view over the lake. There are also very nice places to sit and relax. 

You walk on to the small village Piburg and from there down to the lake. Then you have different possibilities to walk back to Oetz. On this map you can see the hiking path to Kanzl, but you can also follow the signs to Kluft or back to Weller-bridge. 

Author’s recommendation

Weller-bridge

viewing point Seejöchl

viewing point Kanzl

Kluft

lake Piburger See

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Altitude
1060 m
776 m
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Safety information

intermediate hike, red

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.202529, 10.897451
UTM
32T 643706 5229417

Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

You start in Oetz at the central parking. From there you walk next to the Ötztal river to Weller-bridge. There you can see rafting and kajaking. You cross the bridge and follow the hiking path up to Kohlstatt and from there to Seejöchl. At the Seejöchl you can enjoy a great view over the lake. There are also very nice places to sit and relax. 

You walk on to the small village Piburg and from there down to the lake. Then you have different possibilities to walk back to Oetz. On this map you can see the hiking path to Kanzl, but you can also follow the signs to Kluft or back to Weller-bridge. 

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

Oetz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Central parking place Oetz, The ticket is available at the information office Oetz.

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
443 m
Descent
444 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Insider tip

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