OETZ -> Piburg -> Toboggan Run -> Seejöchl (Rudolf Schock Way) -> Way Kohlstatt -> back to Habichen -> OETZ
Distance 7.9 km
Highest point1,048 m
Lowest point775 m
Very nice hike of medium difficulty from Oetz to the viewing point "Seejöchl" above Lake Piburg. The hike begins in the center of Oetz. You walk along the river and cross the Brandach Bridge after about 300m. From there you turn left and follow the path to Kohlstatt, from there you follow the signs to Seejöchl. The Rudolf Schock path has been renovated and widened. The path climbs quite steeply in places, therefore hiking poles are recommended as support in winter. To reach to the viewing platform, you have to branch off from the main path. The view over the wintry "Piburger See" and the snowy mountains on the opposite side of the valley are a reward for the effort. Again through the forest you reach the hamlet of Piburg and from there the path branches off to the right towards the Piburgersee, which you will follow for a while. After the restaurant Seehäusel, turn right and follow the path until you reach the forest track again. This time you cross the path and follow it to the spectacular bridge "Wellerbrücke". From there you follow the path back to Oetz.
Safety informationPlease 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 hintsMore details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern
Getting thereThe 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
ParkingThe 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.
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EquipmentAppropriate 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.
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