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Winter Hiking recommended route

Viewing point Ebele

Winter Hiking · Oetz
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m 1100 1000 900 800 700 5 4 3 2 1 km Pizzeria Restaurant Rustika Aussichtspunkt Ebele Gasthof Perberschlager Aktivhotel Waldhof
OETZ Acherkogelbahn -> Kalvarienberg -> oberes Ebele -> unteres Ebele -> Habichen -> Lindenwald -> Brandachbrücke -> OETZ Acherkogelbahn
moderate
Distance 5.6 km
3:00 h
249 m
249 m
You start at the parking in the center of oetz and walk to the cable car station at the end of the village. Walk up to the small chapel "Kalvarienberg" and from there higher to "Ebele". The panoramic point offers a beautiful view over the village Habichen. Follow the trail down to Habichen. Sometimes this trail is quite steep, be carefull of ice! 
In Habichen cross the road and at Hotel Waldhof you turn left and into the forest again. 

The easy trail leads you through the romantic forest to the river. You walk beside the river back to Brandach-bridge and fro there back to the village center.

Author’s recommendation

When you leave the forest and reacht the river, you can first turn left and walk another 10 minutes to "Weller-bridge". 
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,025 m
Lowest point
776 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

active hotel Waldhof
pizzeria restaurant Rustika

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

Start

Oetz Zentrumsparkplatz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202457, 10.897520
DMS
47°12'08.8"N 10°53'51.1"E
UTM
32T 643712 5229409
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Destination

Oetz Zentrumsparkplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

You start at the parking in the center of oetz and walk to the cable car station at the end of the village. Walk up to the small chapel "Kalvarienberg" and from there higher to "Ebele". The panoramic point offers a beautiful view over the village Habichen. Follow the trail down to Habichen. Sometimes this trail is quite steep, be carefull of ice! In Habichen cross the road and at Hotel Waldhof you turn left and into the forest again. 

The easy trail leads you through the romantic forest to the river. You walk beside the river back to Brandach-bridge and fro there back to the village center.

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.

Coordinates

DD
47.202457, 10.897520
DMS
47°12'08.8"N 10°53'51.1"E
UTM
32T 643712 5229409
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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
  • 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

  • Round path Oetz - Habichen
  • Viewing points Seejöchl and Kanzel
  • Armelen hut
  • "9 treasures" - Ebele
  • Seejöchlround
  • "9 treasures" - Hexenplatte
  • Oetz - Lake Piburger See - Oetz
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
249 m
Descent
249 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Way cleared Public dirt road

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