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Winter Hiking recommended route

Elsinger Weg - Habichen

Winter Hiking · Oetz
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m 900 850 800 750 5 4 3 2 1 km Café Restaurant Heiner Aktivhotel Waldhof
OETZ -> Elsinger Weg -> Kohlstatt -> Randweg -> Habichen -> OETZ
easy
Distance 5.5 km
1:30 h
127 m
127 m
From the village center you head towards Haidach sports field. Follow the broad forest trail up to Kohlstatt area. Turn left and proceed on Randweg trail to Habichen. From there you follow the asphalt road over a bridge and at the passage underground you turn left on a hiking path over a field. You walk on through the forest and below the Hotel Waldhof you walk down to the river and back to Oetz.

Author’s recommendation

 

At the river you can walk left to Wellerbridge!

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
895 m
Lowest point
769 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Café Restaurant Heiner
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
47.202901, 10.897500
DMS
47°12'10.4"N 10°53'51.0"E
UTM
32T 643709 5229458
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center you head towards Haidach sports field. Follow the broad forest trail up to Kohlstatt area. Turn left and proceed on Randweg trail to Habichen. From there you follow the asphalt road over a bridge and at the passage underground you turn left on a hiking path over a field. You walk on through the forest and below the Hotel Waldhof you walk down to the river and back 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
47.202901, 10.897500
DMS
47°12'10.4"N 10°53'51.0"E
UTM
32T 643709 5229458
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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.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
127 m
Descent
127 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers
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