Winter Walking & Snowshoe hiking

Indulging in the white wonder world while winter hiking

An array of cleared paths leads right across snow-covered winter wonderlands and endless fields, along the crystal clear Ötztaler Ache river to Oetz (2 km). Another scenic hiking trail takes nature lovers to the picturesque Piburger See lake and the surrounding nature preserve. Children will have great fun amidst this white paradise by exploring the awesome beauty of nature treasures which are almost untouched by man. Adults can indulge in peace and quiet while forgetting the daily grind.

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Bike Route - Bärentalhütte

Mountainbike Routes · Oetztal
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  • Sautens
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  • Bärentalhütte
    / Bärentalhütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bärentalhütte
    / Bärentalhütte
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Map / Bike Route - Bärentalhütte
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difficult
15.7 km
3:00 h
1116 m
1115 m

Mountain biking and walking can be perfectly combined on this fantastic route. A good alternative for all those who do not like walking downhill.

Trailhead for mountain bikers is picturesque Sautens: here you take the Ötztal Trail across the village. After 2 kilometers the asphalt trail leads into a forest path. In many switchbacks it takes you towards the wood-covered Bärental valley. What a great downhill ... you may probably think. After a short flat track you reach "Braggefleck" area, the bike depot. Don't forget to lock your bicycle!

The last 300 meters of altitude gain up to Bärentalhütte (not serviced, take a hearty snack with you) are much too step for conquering them on the mountain bike. In the meantime you enjoy unique views of Ötztal and lovely Lake Piburger See. Special tip: the lake's water temperature can reach 25 degree Celsius in summer. A great opportunity to take a refreshing swim after the tour.

Author’s recommendation

Der Piburger See wird im Sommer bis zu 25 Grad warm. Gute Gelegenheit für eine Abkühlung nach dieser Mountainbiketour.

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Highest point
1650 m
Lowest point
739 m
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Tips, hints and links

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Sautens (738 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.211563, 10.867727
UTM
32T 641431 5230366

Destination

Bärentalhütte (1600 m)

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Mountain biking and walking can be perfectly combined on this fantastic route. A good alternative for all those who do not like walking downhill.

Trailhead for mountain bikers is picturesque Sautens: here you take the Ötztal Trail across the village. After 2 kilometers the asphalt trail leads into a forest path. In many switchbacks it takes you towards the wood-covered Bärental valley. What a great downhill ... you may probably think. After a short flat track you reach "Braggefleck" area, the bike depot. Don't forget to lock your bicycle!

The last 300 meters of altitude gain up to Bärentalhütte (not serviced, take a hearty snack with you) are much too step for conquering them on the mountain bike. In the meantime you enjoy unique views of Ötztal and lovely Lake Piburger See. Special tip: the lake's water temperature can reach 25 degree Celsius in summer. A great opportunity to take a refreshing swim after the tour.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • Practise Trail Sattelfest Oetz
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1116 m
Descent
1115 m
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