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Hiking Trail recommended route

Balbach Alm Hochoetz

Hiking Trail · Oetz
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PANORAMARESTAURANT HOCHOETZ --> BALBACH ALM
easy
Distance 1.8 km
0:45 h
63 m
63 m
2,020 m
1,957 m
Take the gondola Acherkogelbahn to Hochoetz. From there you follow the forest road at the left hand side. Pass by Kühtaile Alm and follow the easy way to Balbach Alm. The path is also possible for child carrier and also suitable for wheel chair with electric support. 

 

Alternative possibility: First hiking up to Mohrenkopf and from there down to Balbach Alm: approx: 45 minutes

 

Up from Ochsengarten through the forest: approx. 1 hour

Author’s recommendation

Lot's of fun for kids with "KUNOs Seilzug"
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
2,020 m
Lowest point
1,957 m
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Rest stops

Balbach Alm
Kühtaile Alm
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

More details about hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2,016 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.212333, 10.932263
DMS
47°12'44.4"N 10°55'56.1"E
UTM
32T 646316 5230571
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Destination

Balbach Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the gondola Acherkogelbahn to Hochoetz. From there you follow the forest road at the left hand side. Pass by Kühtaile Alm and follow the easy way to Balbach Alm. The path is also possible for child carrier and also suitable for wheel chair with electric support. . 

 

Alternative possibility: First hiking up to Mohrenkopf and from there down to Balbach Alm: approx: 45 minutes

 

Up from Ochsengarten through the forest: approx. 1 hour

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

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:
  •  Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.
  • Parking at the Ochsengartencable car station. free parking, camping prohibited 

Coordinates

DD
47.212333, 10.932263
DMS
47°12'44.4"N 10°55'56.1"E
UTM
32T 646316 5230571
w3w 
///biologist.revenue.idly
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, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Hochoetz - hiking down to Oetz via Stufenreich
  • Hochoetz down to Oetz
  • Acherberg Alm
  • Kühtaile Alm
  • Hut tour Hochoetz
  • Hochoetz down to Ochsengarten
  • Bielefelder Hut
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.8 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
63 m
Descent
63 m
Highest point
2,020 m
Lowest point
1,957 m
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