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Winter Hiking recommended route

Seejöchlround

Winter Hiking · Oetz · closed
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m 1100 1000 900 800 700 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Parkplatz Zentrumsparkplatz Oetz Gasthof Piburger See Seejöchl Hotel Seerose Restaurant Achwirt
OETZ -> Piburg -> Toboggan Run -> Seejöchl (Rudolf Schock Way) -> Way Kohlstatt -> back to Habichen -> OETZ
closed
moderate
Distance 8.7 km
3:15 h
435 m
435 m
1,048 m
769 m
This very nice, medium hike from Oetz will lead you to viewing point `Seejöchl` above the Lake `Piburger See`. The hike begins in the center of Oetz. You hike through the romantic forest along a wide forest path (Elsingerweg) to Kohlstatt and towards the direction of Seejöchl. The Rudolf Schock path has been renovated and widened. The path climbs quite steeply in places, so that hiking poles are recommended as a support on the winter path. To get to the viewing platform, you will have to branch off from the main path. The view over the wintry `Piburger See` and the snowy mountains on the opposite side of the valley are a reward for the ascent. Back in the forest you walk towards `Piburg and from there `you follow the path on the right towards `Piburgersee`. You walk along the `Piburgersee` for a while until you get to a restaurant.  By the restaurant `Seehäusel` turn right and follow the path until you reach the wide forest path again, which you cross and then follow the path to the spectacular bridge `Wellerbrücke`. From there you walk back on the path to Oetz.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,048 m
Lowest point
769 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 16.14%Dirt road 31.78%Forested/wild trail 17.20%Path 29.38%Road 3.56%Unknown 1.91%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Dirt road
2.8 km
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
Path
2.6 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

restaurant Achwirt
Hotel Seerose

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
47.202893, 10.897531
DMS
47°12'10.4"N 10°53'51.1"E
UTM
32T 643711 5229457
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

This very nice, medium hike from Oetz will lead you to viewing point `Seejöchl` above the Lake `Piburger See`. The hike begins in the center of Oetz. You hike through the romantic forest along a wide forest path (Elsingerweg) to Kohlstatt and towards the direction of Seejöchl. The Rudolf Schock path has been renovated and widened. The path climbs quite steeply in places, so that hiking poles are recommended as a support on the winter path. To get to the viewing platform, you will have to branch off from the main path. The view over the wintry `Piburger See` and the snowy mountains on the opposite side of the valley are a reward for the ascent. Back in the forest you walk towards `Piburg and from there `you follow the path on the right towards `Piburgersee`. You walk along the `Piburgersee` for a while until you get to a restaurant.  By the restaurant `Seehäusel` turn right and follow the path until you reach the wide forest path again, which you cross and then follow the path to the spectacular bridge `Wellerbrücke`. From there you walk back on the path to Oetz.

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:
  • 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
47.202893, 10.897531
DMS
47°12'10.4"N 10°53'51.1"E
UTM
32T 643711 5229457
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Elsinger Way: Lake Piburger See
  • winter hike Oetz - Tumpen
  • Tour of five villages
  • Viewing point Ebele
  • Round path Oetz - Habichen
  • winter round Oetz - Piburg (400)
  • Medinger Way Round Sautens - Ötz - Sautens
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
435 m
Descent
435 m
Highest point
1,048 m
Lowest point
769 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip Way cleared

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