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Winter Hiking recommended route

Elsinger Way: Lake Piburger See

Winter Hiking · Oetz
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  • Piburger See Winter
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  • / Ötztaler Ache
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  • / Piburger See mit Acherkogel im Hintergrund
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  • / Rodeln Piburg
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  • / Abendstimmung am Piburger See
  • / Eislaufen am Piburger See
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  • / Eislaufen am Piburger See
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  • / Eislaufen am Piburger See
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  • / Eislaufen am Piburger See
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OETZ -> Piburg -> Piburger See -> Elsinger Weg -> Oetz
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:30 h
220 m
227 m
From the village center in Oetz over the Piburger bridge - turn left ath the soccer court- over the wide forest trail (Elsinger Weg) up to Piburger See. Along the flat bank of the lake to the hamlet of Piburg. Return over the road to Oetz.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
956 m
Lowest point
768 m
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Safety information

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.

 

Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 5 72 00 500
info@oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202900, 10.897429
DMS
47°12'10.4"N 10°53'50.7"E
UTM
32T 643704 5229458
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Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center in Oetz over the Piburger bridge - turn left ath the soccer court- over the wide forest trail (Elsinger Weg) up to Piburger See. Along the flat bank of the lake to the hamlet of Piburg. Return over the road to Oetz..

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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

Oetz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz / Piburg:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking Piburg at the Hotel Seerose, subject to charges.

Coordinates

DD
47.202900, 10.897429
DMS
47°12'10.4"N 10°53'50.7"E
UTM
32T 643704 5229458
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
220 m
Descent
227 m
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