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Hiking Trail recommended route

Sautens - Oetz - Lake Piburger See - Sautens

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  • Sautens
    / Sautens
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  • / Piburger See - Seejöchl
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  • / Seejöchl Plattform mit Blick auf den verschneiten Acherkogel
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  • / Badeanalge Piburger See
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m 1100 1000 900 800 700 8 6 4 2 km Gasthof Hotel Post Badeanlage Piburger See Kirche Sautens Piburger See Restaurant Achwirt Wellerbrücke
SAUTENS -> Wiesenweg Beerweg -> Wellerbrücke -> Piburger See -> Seejöchl -> Haderlehn -> SAUTENS
easy
Distance 9.7 km
3:30 h
457 m
457 m
1,049 m
762 m
A huge rockslide after the last Ice Age was the origin of today's highly idyllic nature preserve of Achstürze-Piburger See. The hiking tour travels from Sautens along Ötztaler Ache brook to the white waters of the "Achstürze" mountain brook falls. Cross the river on the exciting Wellerbrücke bridge, then continue to the wildly rugged "Fairytale Forest" with giant boulders. The path leads up to lovely lake Piburger See - a true natural gem. Return via Seejöchl to Haderlehn and back to Sautens.

 

"Lake Piburgersee and the 9 treasures"

The „9 treasures“ are nine very special places in the area of the lake Piburger See. At these nine outstanding vantage spots, hikers can enjoy a beautiful nature and dream! Write down your dreams and personal wishes in the “treasure book” which you can find on every platform. So every place becomes a personal treasure site!

 

Author’s recommendation

Take a rest at the platform "Seeejöchl" and enjoy the beautiful view on the lake.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,049 m
Lowest point
762 m
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Hotel Post
restaurant at Lake Piburger See
Gasthaus Seehäusl am Piburger See
restaurant Achwirt

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

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

Start

Sautens (787 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.208230, 10.866640
DMS
47°12'29.6"N 10°51'59.9"E
UTM
32T 641358 5229994
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Destination

Sautens

Turn-by-turn directions

A huge rockslide after the last Ice Age was the origin of today's highly idyllic nature preserve of Achstürze-Piburger See. The hiking tour travels from Sautens along Ötztaler Ache brook to the white waters of the "Achstürze" mountain brook falls. Cross the river on the exciting Wellerbrücke bridge, then continue to the wildly rugged "Fairytale Forest" with giant boulders. The path leads up to lovely lake Piburger See - a true natural gem. Return via Seejöchl to Haderlehn and back to Sautens.

 

Note


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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Sautens:
  • directly in front of the town hall - for free of charge
  • right after the big bridge right on the big gravel parking lot - for free
  • at the sports field / cross chapel / experience Kalkofen as - for free
  • in front of the elementary school / kindergarten, Kirchblickweg - for free

 

Coordinates

DD
47.208230, 10.866640
DMS
47°12'29.6"N 10°51'59.9"E
UTM
32T 641358 5229994
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Wanderkarte Ötztal Pitztal 

Equipment

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

  • Family Round Sautens-Oetz
  • Familyround Sautens - AREA 47
  • Drei-Kirchen-Blick
  • Hikingroute - Maisalm - Sautens
  • Auerklamm Oetz
  • Seehäusl and Restaurant at the lake
  • Sautner Forchet - black trail
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
457 m
Descent
457 m
Highest point
1,049 m
Lowest point
762 m
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