Hiking Tours in the Oetztal Region

Every hike starts with the first step: accurate tour planning. The following list makes it easy to select a suitable hiking destination in the Oetz Region. From easy family loop walks on the valley floor and gentle ascents to mountain pastures to demanding peak conquests - there is something for all ages and preferences. A must see - in every season and for all the family - is the natural jewel Piburger See & its 9 treasures. Several stages of the popular long-distance hiking trails, Ötztal Trek and Ötztaler Urweg, lead through the Oetz Region. Study the routes now, lace up your hiking boots, get ready for the adventure!


Mirror of Mountains


The lake is a popular destination for young and old. At the lakeside bath swimming is allowed, rowing boats are available for rent. In summer, the lake reaches water temperatures of up to 24° Celsius – therefore it is one of the warmest swimming lakes in Tirol. Myriad hiking routes and walking trails from Oetz, Habichen, Piburg or Sautens take you to lake Piburger See. Mountain bikers and E-bikers can reach the lakeside swimming bath either from Oetz via Elsinger Weg trail or from Habichen via Randweg trail. Cycling around the lake is not allowed.

Tirol's biggest Waterfall


Scenic "Horlachbach" brook rushes down from Niederthai into the valley from a height of 159 meters. The several meter-high area filled with water crystals can be seen from far. These clouds of water dust particles also gave the name to the "Stuibenfall".

The water particles are said to have refreshing and varied other positive effects on the hikers' health. The positive effect is scientifically proven, especially close to the water dust you are on the ion platform.


Miners Trail - Wetterkreuz

Miners Trail Hochoetz with Wetterkreuz


This high elevation trail takes you from the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant to Bielefelder Hütte and further on to Wetterkreuz. Proceed to Wörgetal until you get to the reconstructed Miners House in original style with stamping mill - a kind of stone mill for crushing ore. Continue to the (decayed) Obere Issalm before you reach the Balbachalm and return to the Panorama Restaurant via Kühtaile Alm.