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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

659 Hochoetz Panoramatour

Mountainbike Routes · Oetztal · open
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  • Hochoetz Panoramatour
    / Hochoetz Panoramatour
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  • / Oetz
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  • / Kühtaile Alm (1.988 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Bielefelder Hütte (2.150 m)
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  • / Acherberg Alm (1.888 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2.020 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal Tourismus
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One of the classic mountain bike routes in the lower Ötztal valley, covering 30 km and challenging 1480 meters of altitude gain. Ambitious bikers in a very good physical shape can master this trail without difficulty. 
open
difficult
Distance 31.8 km
3:00 h
1,355 m
1,355 m

The first stage leads to Hochoetz, a quite renowned route among mountain bikers due to its steeply winding asphalt road to Kühtai pass. This is also a part of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. At the height of Ochsengarten you turn into the strenuous gravel path in the direction of Bielefelder Hütte. The switch-backing ascent is really demanding and there is almost no time for taking a deep breathe. The hut at 2104 m above sea level is the highest point of the tour. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Ötztal and lake Piburger See. 

Before you start the speedy downhill you are strongly recommended to check your brakes again. The steep descent can be very challenging in some sections as you conquer no less than 1480 meters of elevation loss.

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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: July 19, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,112 m
Lowest point
776 m

Rest Stop

Balbach Alm
Kühtaile Alm
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
Alpengasthof Acherberg Alm
Bielefelder Hütte

Safety information

Very demanding MTB track with difficult passages that require both excellent stamina plus advanced biking techniques. Steep uphill and downhill stretches await you. Stamina oriented and skillful technical biking on high Alpine panorama tours ist he main priority.

Tips and hints

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

Start

center parking space Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202035, 10.897789
DMS
47°12'07.3"N 10°53'52.0"E
UTM
32T 643733 5229362
w3w 
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Destination

center parking space Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

The first stage leads to Hochoetz, a quite renowned route among mountain bikers due to its steeply winding asphalt road to Kühtai pass. This is also a part of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. At the height of Ochsengarten you turn into the strenuous gravel path in the direction of Bielefelder Hütte. The switch-backing ascent is really demanding and there is almost no time for taking a deep breathe. The hut at 2104 m above sea level is the highest point of the tour. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Ötztal and lake Piburger See. 

Before you start the speedy downhill you are strongly recommended to check your brakes again. The steep descent can be very challenging in some sections as you conquer no less than 1480 meters of elevation loss.

Note


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.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz:
  • center parking space Oetz, chargeable € 0,50/ car / 30 min

Coordinates

DD
47.202035, 10.897789
DMS
47°12'07.3"N 10°53'52.0"E
UTM
32T 643733 5229362
w3w 
///stoops.homeward.remarry
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
31.8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1,355 m
Descent
1,355 m

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