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Winter Hiking recommended route

Sautner Forchet - blue trail

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · Open
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m 900 850 800 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Parkplatz Erlebnisanlage Kalkofen Parkplatz Erlebnisanlage Kalkofen Tschirgantblick
SAUTENS -> Kreuzkapelle -> blauer Winterweg -> durch das Forchet -> wieder zurück zur Kreuzkapelle -> SAUTENS
Distance 3.6 km
1:00 h
80 m
80 m
863 m
802 m
Starting point is the "Kreuzkapelle" chapel Sautens (sports ground). Follow the trail approx. 300 meters towards Roppen. The path turns right - into the forest. Follow the path to the viewpoint offering a nice view to the "Tschirgant" mountain. Roundtrail back to Sautens.


Author’s recommendation

nature resorve
Highest point
863 m
Lowest point
802 m
Best time of year

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 


Sautens (823 m)
47.212844, 10.846663
47°12'46.2"N 10°50'48.0"E
32T 639833 5230471



Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the "Kreuzkapelle" chapel Sautens (sports ground) -> follow the trail approx. 300 meters towards Roppen. The path turns right - into the forest -> follow the path to the viewpoint offering a nice view to the "Tschirgant" mountain -> follow the track back to Sautens.



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


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



47.212844, 10.846663
47°12'46.2"N 10°50'48.0"E
32T 639833 5230471
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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

  • Drei-Kirchenblick-Runde
  • Winterround - Magic forest (410)
  • Roundway Sautens
  • winter hike Oetz - Tumpen
  • Elsinger Way: Lake Piburger See
  • Tour of five villages
  • Seejöchlround
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3.6 km
1:00 h
80 m
80 m
Highest point
863 m
Lowest point
802 m
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