Winter walking & snowshoe
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Winter Hiking
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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Elsinger Way: Lake Piburger See

Winter Hiking · Oetz
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  • Piburger See Winter
    / Piburger See Winter
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Ötztaler Ache
    / Ötztaler Ache
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  • Piburger See mit Acherkogel im Hintergrund
    / Piburger See mit Acherkogel im Hintergrund
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rodeln Piburg
    / Rodeln Piburg
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Abendstimmung am Piburger See
    / Abendstimmung am Piburger See
Map / Elsinger Way: Lake Piburger See
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OETZ -> Piburg -> Piburger See -> Elsinger Weg -> Oetz
moderate
6.8 km
2:30 h
220 m
227 m
From the village center in Oetz over the Piburger bridge - turn left ath the soccer court- over the wide forest trail (Elsinger Weg) up to Piburger See. Along the flat bank of the lake to the hamlet of Piburg. Return over the road to Oetz.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
956 m
Lowest point
768 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.

 

Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 5 72 00 500
info@oetztal.com

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern 

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.202900, 10.897429
UTM
32T 643704 5229458

Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center in Oetz over the Piburger bridge - turn left ath the soccer court- over the wide forest trail (Elsinger Weg) up to Piburger See. Along the flat bank of the lake to the hamlet of Piburg. Return over the road to Oetz..

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

Oetz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz / Piburg:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking Piburg at the Hotel Seerose, subject to charges.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
220 m
Descent
227 m
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