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Winter Hiking recommended route

Medinger Way Round Sautens - Ötz - Sautens

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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m 850 800 750 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Parkplatz Zentrumsparkplatz Oetz Kirche Sautens Gasthof Hotel Post Restaurant Achwirt
SAUTENS -> Office -> through the village  -> Beerweg -> Oetz -> along the river -> bach to Sautens -> SAUTENS
easy
Distance 6.3 km
1:30 h
56 m
56 m
You start this hike in Oetz at the central parking. From there walk down the river and follow the asphalt road t the "Piburg Bridge", cross the river and walk on to Beerweg. This nice road leads you over snowy fields to the village Sautens. You cross the river again and follow the Medinger Weg next to the river back to Oetz.

 

You can also start this hike in Sautens.

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

Gasthof Hotel Post
restaurant Achwirt

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 - Zentrumsparkplatz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202102, 10.897841
DMS
47°12'07.6"N 10°53'52.2"E
UTM
32T 643737 5229370
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Destination

Oetz - Zentrumsparkplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

You start this hike in Oetz at the central parking. From there walk down the river and follow the asphalt road t the "Piburg Bridge", cross the river and walk on to Beerweg. This nice road leads you over snowy fields to the village Sautens. You cross the river again and follow the Medinger Weg next to the river back to Oetz.

 

You can also start this hike in Sautens.

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.

 

The following parking facilities are available in Sautens:

  • directly in front of the town hall - free of charge
  • right after the big bridge (turnoff B186) on the big gravel parking lot - free of charge
  • at the sports field / Kalkofen - free of charge
  • in front of the elementary school / kindergarden, Kirchblickweg - free of charge

Coordinates

DD
47.202102, 10.897841
DMS
47°12'07.6"N 10°53'52.2"E
UTM
32T 643737 5229370
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • E-Bike Tour 5-Orte-Runde (658)
  • 658 Tour of 5 Villages
  • E-Bike Tour Beerweg (626)
  • 626 Familienrunde Oetz - Sautens
  • 6001 - Oetz - Seejöchl Piburg
  • 659 Hochoetz Panoramatour
  • Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 2: Oetz - Umhausen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
56 m
Descent
56 m
Circular route Family-friendly Accessibility Suitable for strollers Way cleared

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