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Winter Hiking

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.

Long Distance Hiking Stage

Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Apfelmeile
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  • Apfelblüte in Haiming
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  • Sautens
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  • Wandern in Sautens
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SAUTENS –> Kreuzkapelle –> Sautner Forchet –> Ötzbruck –> Roppen –> Innüberquerung –> Schlierenzau –> Haiming/Magerbach –> Apfelmeile –> Haiming –> ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF

19.1 km
5:00 h
161 m
287 m


Sautens comprises several hamlets which are connected through a long row of houses, forming the village center. At the end of Dorfstraße in Sautens you will find the limekiln, where lime was burnt again in 2004 (after a 75-year break). Since then regular events presented by the community have taken place. In the 1920s, up to 15 limekilns were in operation. The limestone was considered a versatile building material. The long-distance trail takes you past the limekiln and towards dense forest areas, small villages and the green river Inn. It travels through marvelous meadows, fields and forests along the Pilgrimage Route of St. James, following the more than 500 km long tributary of the river Danube.


For many centuries Haiming has been known as a fruit growing area. The wonderful Apple Mile gives an insight into the cultivation of apple trees and also invites you to take a rest. Every year in autumn, the popular Haiming Market Days are scheduled - where freshly harvested products are on sale. After a few meters you reach Ötztal Bahnhof again, the start and finish of the long distance hiking trail.

Highest point
892 m
Lowest point
656 m

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties


Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Tips, hints and links

Did you know that…


… about 10 million apples are stored in the huge Haiming Fruit Storage, and that only 25 farmers work on a cultivated area of 60 hectares with 180,000 fruit trees in the village of Haiming?


More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Sautens (818 m)
47.206593, 10.862363
32T 641038 5229804


Ötztal Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Von der Kirche wandert man weiter entlang der Dorfstraße Sautens bis zur Kreuzkapelle. Ab der Kreuzkapelle Sautens beim Sportplatz wandert man vorbei am Kalkofen, ca. 300 Meter der Forststraße entlang, die nach Roppen verläuft. Nach 300 Metern zweigt der Weg an einer Gabelung rechts in den Wald ab. Dann wandert man auf einer Teilstrecke des Sautner Forchet Rundwegs bis zu einem beeindruckenden Aussichtspunkt, mit wunderbarem Blick auf den Tschirgant. Weiter wandert man durch dichten Wald nach Ötzbruck und überquert auf dem Weg die Tiroler-Bundesstraße. Vorbei wandernd an einem Gewerbepark gabelt sich der Weg bei Ötzbruck noch einmal und man biegt links ab. Die Straße führt in den besiedelten Riedweg, an dessen Ende eine Brücke über den Inn verläuft. Hat man die Brücke überquert, wandert man dem Inn entlang, vorbei am Gewerbegebiet-Tschirgant in Richtung Haiming. Immer dem Weg folgend, wandert man vorbei an der Schlierenzau und am Ötztal-Bahnhof. Dem Weg folgt man weiter in Richtung Haiming. Kurz nach der Unterführung vor Magerbach führt der Weg links weg. Dem Weg folgend wandert man parallel zur Autobahn der Bergseite entlang Richtung Inntal. Nach einer Weile steigt man ab zu den vielen Obstbäumen von Haiming und wandert in der Runde durch das sonnige Trockengebiet des Inntals wieder retour bis Magerbach vorbei an der Geierwand, das Paradies für Kletterbegeisterte. In Magerbach überquert man den Inn und biegt kurzerhand in den Magerbachweg ein. An der nächsten Kreuzung biegt man rechts ab, um nach kurzer Zeit in einen Waldweg zu gelangen. Über die Unterriede kommt man vorbei am Umspannwerk Westtirol und schlussendlich nach Ötztal-Bahnhof. 


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:


Getting there

Sautens 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



The following parking facilities are available in Sautens:
  • directly in front of the town hall - for free of charge
  • right after the big bridge right on the big gravel parking lot - for free
  • at the sports field / cross chapel / experience Kalkofen as - for free
  • in front of the elementary school / kindergarten, Kirchblickweg - for free


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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