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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

626 Familienrunde Oetz - Sautens

Mountainbike Routes · Oetztal · open
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A short, family-friendly mountain bike tour along the Ötztaler Ache mountain river, also suitable for e-bikes.
Distance 7.7 km
0:50 h
97 m
97 m





















The 7 kilometer loop leads from Oetz north to Sautens and back. The asphalt and gravel roads are easy to drive. Even on hot summer days, a cool breeze always blows in the bank area of ​​the Ache, which is fed by numerous glaciers. In addition, rows of trees on the secluded riverside path provide shade. Anyone who has experienced the river once in spring during the snowmelt knows about its destructive power. In earlier years the raging Ache often flooded and devastated the valley. Today, numerous fortifications ensure the safety of local residents. On the tour, the chances are good that you will see kayakers and rafting boats on their lurching journey.

Author’s recommendation

Tip for swimming fans: nearby Lake Piburger See, a true natural gem, is one of Tirol's warmest swimming lakes with temperatures up to 25 degree Celsius!
Highest point
798 m
Lowest point
733 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Family-friendly trekking or MTB route suitable also for standard bicycles, offering good road or trail surface (gravel, asphalt or similar surface). The gentle climbs do not require special skills, cycling techniques or above average stamina. Enjoyable cycling is the main priority.

Tips and hints

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 


center car park Oetz (776 m)
47.202054, 10.897760
47°12'07.4"N 10°53'51.9"E
32T 643731 5229365


center car park Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point for this family-friendly pleasure tour is the central car park in Oetz. There is also a bike bus stop right next to the car park (Oetz municipal office). Leave the car park on the left and follow the paved path along the Ache for approx. 500 m to the intersection of Piburger Strasse. There you cross the street and drive past the Aktiv and Nature Resort on the paved meadow path. This leads straight through the meadows to the Ötztaler Ache. At the end you turn right on the gravel road, past a small chapel. The path leads a short distance parallel to the main road to a wooden bridge. On this bridge you cross the Ötztaler Ache. Then continue to the right along the Ache and cross the federal road. Then it goes back through the village of Sautens and along the Beerweg back towards Oetz. This path ends in Piburger Straße. Follow this approx. 500 m to the intersection with Achrainweg. Here you turn right and follow the Achrainweg back to the starting point at the central car park in Oetz.


This round can also be mastered very well from Sautens!


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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 out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: 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 vallly 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 Oetz:
  •  center parking space Oetz, chargeable € 0,50/ car / 30 min


47.202054, 10.897760
47°12'07.4"N 10°53'51.9"E
32T 643731 5229365
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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.

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7.7 km
0:50 h
97 m
97 m
Refreshment stops available Circular route Family-friendly


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