The 7 kilometer loop leads from Oetz north to Sautens and back. The asphalt and gravel roads are easy to drive. Even on hot summer days, a cool breeze always blows in the bank area of the Ache, which is fed by numerous glaciers. In addition, rows of trees on the secluded riverside path provide shade. Anyone who has experienced the river once in spring during the snowmelt knows about its destructive power. In earlier years the raging Ache often flooded and devastated the valley. Today, numerous fortifications ensure the safety of local residents. On the tour, the chances are good that you will see kayakers and rafting boats on their lurching journey.
Safety informationFamily-friendly trekking or MTB route suitable also for standard bicycles, offering good road or trail surface (gravel, asphalt or similar surface). The gentle climbs do not require special skills, cycling techniques or above average stamina. Enjoyable cycling is the main priority.
Tips and hintsMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
By roadThe 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 vallly 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.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Oetz:
- center parking space Oetz, chargeable € 0,50/ car / 30 min