Hochoetz Hiking Tours

Tour 1

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panoramarestaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Bielefelder Hütte [5] (2.150 m) - Acherbergalm [6] (1.888 m) - Berggasthof Schönblick [1] (1.400 m

 

The 8-person mountain gondola takes you effortlessly up to 2020 meters altitude, right to the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant with lovely sunbathing terrace and children's playground. From here a leisurely trail leads towards Bielefelder Hütte 2150 m (in good weather: live music and entertainment on the hut every Tuesday), offering superb views of the Inntal valley. Descend to Acherbergalm 1888 m and further on to the former middle station at Berggasthof Schönblick 1400 m. Afterwards you enjoy a shuttle bus ride back to Oetz. (Taxi transfer at 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm - reservation at Berggasthof Schönblick)

Walking time: 2 ½ hours
Mountain lift ticket: combined ticket

Tour 2

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panoramarestaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Acherbergalm [6] (1.888 m) - Habichen or Oetz

 

Follow the forest road from the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant down to Acherbergalm 1888 m (Friday: dumpling day!), a lovely place for a refreshment stop. Then a path takes you down to Oetz 820 m through the woods, alternatively you return on foot via Habichen.

Walking time: 3 hours
Mountain lift ticket: 1x uphill lift ride

Tour 3

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panorama Restaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Rotels Wandl - Kühtailealm [3] (1.988 m) - Balbachalm [4] (1.957 m) - Bielefelder Hütte [5] (2.150 m) - Acherbergalm [6] (1.888 m) - back or over the Wasserleitungsweg to the Jausenstation Schönblick [1] (1.400 m) 

 

You reach "Rotes Wandl" (vantage point) from the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m within a few walking minutes. Then continue on the trail towards Kühtailealm 1988 m. Walking past sweet little ponies, sheep and Jonathan, the donkey, you get to Balbachalm 1957 m. A slightly ascending route takes you up to Bielefelder Hütte 2150 m before you reach Acherbergalm 1888 m. Here you can walk either to Berggasthof Schönblick 1400 m or back to the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m.

Walking time: 2 ½ hours
Mountain lift ticket: uphill & downhill lift ride or combined ticket

Tour 4

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panoramarestaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Kühtailealm [3] (1.988 m) - Rauher Kopf - Stufenreich - Schlatt - Klingenburg - Hexenplatte - Oetz

 

You reach Kühtailealm 1988 m via the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m. Walking in north-western direction you head towards "Rauher Kopf" 1785 m and the hamlets of "Stufenreich" and "Schlatt". Through the small settlement of "Klingenburg" you walk towards "Hexenplatte", then past the parish church to the village center of Oetz.

Walking time: 3 ½ hours
Mountain lift ticket: 1x uphill lift ride

Tour 5

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panorama Restaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Bielefelder Hütte [5] (2.150 m) - Rosskopf  -Wetterkreuz - Alte Bielefelder Hütte (in ruins) - Acherbergalm [6] (1.888 m) - Berggasthof Schönblick [1] (1.400 m)

 

From the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m you walk uphill to Bielefelder Hütte 2150 m. Here you continue climbing Roßkopf 2388 m and Wetterkreuz 2572 m, overlooking the scenic Stubai Alps. Afterwards you descend to the old Bielefelder Hütte (in ruins) and further on to Acherbergalm 1888 m. The last descending part leads down to Berggasthof Schönblick 1400 m, the end of an extremely beautiful but quite challenging tour. (Taxi transfer at 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm - reservation at Berggasthof Schönblick)

Recommendation: Try the footpath leading from the new Bielefelder Hütte to the old Bielefelder Hütte. Follow the "Trail of Senses" where varied stations invite you to meditate and enjoy a feeling of inner peace. A project presented by Hauptschule Oetz (secondary modern school)!

Walking time: 4 ½ hours
Mountain lift ticket: combined ticket

Tour 6

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panorama Restaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Kühtailealm [3] (1.988 m) - Wiesberg - Berggasthof Schönblick [1] (1.400 m) 

 

You reach Kühtailealm 1988 m via the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m before you walk on a leisurely route via "Wiesberg" to the former middle station. A shuttle bus takes you back to Oetz from Berggasthof Schönblick 1400. (Taxi transfer at 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm - reservation at Berggasthof Schönblick)

Walking time: 1 ½ hours
Mountain lift ticket: 1x combined ticket

Tour 7

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panorama Restaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Rotels Wandl - Kühtailealm [3] (1.988 m) - Balbachalm [4] (1.957 m) - Ochsengarten (1.507 m) - Public bus to Oetz (check bus schedule). Important: there are fewer bus connections during low season!

 

You reach "Rotes Wandl" (vantage point) and Kühtailealm 1988m from the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m. Then you continue towards Balbachalm 1957 m before you walk downhill to Ochsengarten 1507 m. Here you take the public bus line back to Oetz. Please always check the bus schedule accurately - there are less buses during low season.

Walking time: 2 ½ hours
Mountain lift ticket: 1x uphill lift ride

Tour 8

Wandertouren Hochoetz

Panorama Restaurant [2] (2.020 m) - Bielefelder Hütte [5] (2.150 m) - Rosskopf - Wetterkreuz - Hohes Windegg (2.650 m) - Mittertaler Scharte - Manigsee - Alte Bielefelder Hütte (verfallen) - Acherbergalm [6] (1.888 m) - Berggasthof Schönblick [1] (1.400 m)

 

Important: Suitable only for experienced hikers! High Alpine mountain footpath!
From the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant 2020 m you hike towards Bielefelder Hütte 2150 m. Ascend to Rosskopf 2388 m and further on to Wetterkreuz 2572 m. The narrow footpath travels towards Hohes Windegg 2650 m and then to scenic Mittertaler Scharte. Here you conquer a short descent (about 15 min) with rewarding lake Manigsee at its end. A rest stop at this wonderful, small Alpine lake is an absolute must! After recharging your batteries you walk down past the old Bielefelder Hütte (in ruins) to Acherbergalm 1888 m. The very last stretch of the hike leads to the former middle station and Berggasthof Schönblick 1400 m. A shuttle bus takes you back to Oetz. (Taxi transfer at 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm - reservation at Berggasthof Schönblick)

Walking time: 5 hours
Mountain lift ticket: combined ticket