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Winter Hiking recommended route

winter hike Oetz - Tumpen

Winter Hiking · Oetz · Open
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m 950 900 850 800 750 4 3 2 1 km Hotel Habicherhof Gasthof Plattner Habicher See Aktivhotel Waldhof
ZENTRUMSPARKPLATZ OETZ --> Habichen --> TUMPEN
Open
moderate
Distance 5 km
2:00 h
152 m
3 m
928 m
776 m
The trail leads from the central parking in Oetz along an asphalt road to the small village Habichen. In Habichen you cross the main road at the Hotel Waldhof, there the path continues through the forest and on meadow path. Further you walk on a small asphalt side road and cross the river on covered wooden bridge. 

Tip: After approx. 300 meters you can turn right and walk to the small Habicher lake. The small detour takes about 15 minutes. 

At the end of Habichen you walk up next to the main road. There you can turn right again and walk on a beautiful forest and meadow path, wich leads along the winter creek to the small village Tumpen. 

 

From Tumpen you can take the public bus back to Oetz. 

Author’s recommendation

visit the small Habicher Lake 
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
928 m
Lowest point
776 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

active hotel Waldhof
Hotel Habicherhof
Gasthof Plattner

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

www.oetztal.com/winterwandern

Start

Oetz central parking (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202820, 10.897370
DMS
47°12'10.2"N 10°53'50.5"E
UTM
32T 643699 5229449
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Destination

Tumpen

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail leads from the central parking in Oetz along an asphalt road to the small village Habichen. In Habichen you cross the main road at the Hotel Waldhof, there the path continues through the forest and on meadow path. Further you walk on a small asphalt side road and cross the river on covered wooden bridge. 

Tip: After approx. 300 meters you can turn right and walk to the small Habicher lake. The small detour takes about 15 minutes. 

At the end of Habichen you walk up next to the main road. There you can turn right again and walk on a beautiful forest and meadow path, wich leads along the winter creek to the small village Tumpen. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: 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
47.202820, 10.897370
DMS
47°12'10.2"N 10°53'50.5"E
UTM
32T 643699 5229449
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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.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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  • Tour of five villages
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  • Viewing point Ebele
  • Round path Oetz - Habichen
  • winter round Oetz - Piburg (400)
  • Medinger Way Round Sautens - Ötz - Sautens
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
928 m
Lowest point
776 m
Linear route Family-friendly Dog-friendly Way cleared Groomed snow

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