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Winter Hiking recommended route

Round path Oetz - Habichen

Winter Hiking · Oetz
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OETZ -> Gerry Friedle Weg -> Habichersee -> Randweg -> Kohlstatt -> Brandach Brücke -> OETZ
easy
Distance 4.8 km
2:00 h
120 m
120 m
From the village center of Oetz southwards along the Ötztaler Ache river on a slightly rising trail until you get to a cross. Follow the treck through the forest up to Habichen, at the next cross walk right and follow the path over snowy fields. Then again right on an asphalt road. You cross a bridge and walk on to the first houses at the right hand side. The way leads you right and you pass by the houses and atable, left hand side can you walk on a few minutes to the lake Habicher See. In winter there is few water in the lake. Then follow the wide Randweg up through the forest untill you reach the cross. Follow Elsingerweg right back to Oetz.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
895 m
Lowest point
776 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

active hotel Waldhof

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de

Tips and hints

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

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202405, 10.897526
DMS
47°12'08.7"N 10°53'51.1"E
UTM
32T 643712 5229403
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center of Oetz southwards along the Ötztaler Ache river on a slightly rising trail until you get to a cross. Follow the treck through the forest up to Habichen, at the next cross walk right and follow the path over snowy fields. Then again right on an asphalt road. You cross a bridge and walk on to the first houses at the right hand side. The way leads you right and you pass by the houses and atable, left hand side can you walk on a few minutes to the lake Habicher See. In winter there is few water in the lake. Then follow the wide Randweg up through the forest untill you reach the cross. Follow Elsingerweg right back to Oetz.

Note


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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:
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.

Coordinates

DD
47.202405, 10.897526
DMS
47°12'08.7"N 10°53'51.1"E
UTM
32T 643712 5229403
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and 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.

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  • Roundway Sautens
  • Winterround - Magic forest (410)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Way cleared

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