The easily walkable loop hiking route is designed as a wonderful Bee Theme Trail presenting several stations where you learn many interesting details on bee keeping, the production of mountain honey and the life of bees in the high Alpine area. For example:
Does a bee sleep? How long does a bee live?
On this marvelous nature exploration trail in Ochsengarten you will find answers to all these and many more questions revolving around honey bees, wild bees and other related species. A highly adventurous and exciting trail for all the family. Take an insight into the daily life of a honey bee or visit the show beehive where you can watch the busy little insects close by.
This trail is suitable for baby carriage and wheel chair with electric support.
Safety informationEasy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html
Tips and hintsMore details about hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Getting thereThe 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Ochsengarten:
- Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the valley station Ochsengartenbahn
- Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from the Ötztal tourist information office
- Ochsengarten at the end of the village, in the direction of Kühtai, at the school
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAppropriate 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.
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