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Winter Hiking recommended route

Ochsengarten's Roundway

Winter Hiking · Haiming · Open
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Around Ochsengarten
Distance 3.7 km
1:00 h
57 m
57 m
1,561 m
1,504 m
Walk across the bridge and follow the brook towards Kühtai amid picture-bookwinter landscapes. Cross Nederbach brook and the federal road at the heightof „Stopfer Bridge“. Return to Ochsengarten on the sunny side of the valley.

Author’s recommendation

Guided snow schoe hiking tours on this trak at night. www.naturpark-oetztal.at 
Highest point
1,561 m
Lowest point
1,504 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Otto´s Einkehr-Stadl
Gasthof Walderhof
Hotel Gasthof Burkert
Gasthof Waldesruh
Gasthof Bergland

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 


cable car station of Ochsengarten (1,503 m)
47.227408, 10.932620
47°13'38.7"N 10°55'57.4"E
32T 646301 5232247


cable car station of Ochsengarten

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk across the bridge and follow the brook towards Kühtai amid picture-bookwinter landscapes. Cross Nederbach brook and the federal road at the heightof „Stopfer Bridge“. Return to Ochsengarten on the sunny side of the valley.


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


The following parking facilities are available in Ochsengarten:
  • Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the valley station Ochsengartenbahn
  • Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from the Ötztal tourist information office 
  • Ochsengarten at the end of the village, in the direction of Kühtai, at the school


47.227408, 10.932620
47°13'38.7"N 10°55'57.4"E
32T 646301 5232247
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000


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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Winterhiking Route Ochsengarten - Feldring Alm
  • Winter hike Hochoetz - Kühtaile Alm
  • Winter hiking trail to Rotes Wandl vantage point
  • Elsinger Way: Lake Piburger See
  • winter hike Oetz - Tumpen
  • Tour of five villages
  • Seejöchlround
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3.7 km
1:00 h
57 m
57 m
Highest point
1,561 m
Lowest point
1,504 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Groomed snow


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