Ötztaler Urweg E11 Umhausen - Sautens
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The original route of stage 11 is currently not accessible due to a mudslide in the Leierstal! There is a local, signposted detour directly from the intersection of Antoniusweg, Achrainweg & Erlangerweg to the soccer field in Östen. After crossing the bridge, the original route can be re-entered.
UMHAUSEN –> Neudorf –> Ötztaler Ache –> Östen/Hopfgarten –> Tumpen –> Habichen –> Lake Piburger See –> Piburg –> Haderlehn –> SAUTENS
A NATURE TREASURE AMIDST THE DANCE OF ELEMENTS
The elemental power accompanies you on every step through beautiful and varied nature. Refuel your energy at the Stuiben Falls, discover new perspectives at the Birds of Prey Park, follow the Iceman's footsteps at the Ötzi Village outdoor park or enjoy deep relaxation in the swimming lake - Umhausen has an elemental experience for all ages.
The following kilometers of the trail promise a wonderful mix of rivers, forests and meadows. Deep green forests take you straight towards an unrivaled natural jewel, lake Piburger See. In summer the lake makes a popular destination for young and old as it features an excellent network of walking trails. One of the fabulous hiking destinations is the Kluft area and the nearby Kanzel vista point overlooking the picturesque village of Oetz from a dizzy height. In Sautens, the stage's final destination, a century old tradition is still preserved: schnapps distilling! Also apricots are growing here thanks to the area's favorable climate. To collect the typical Ötztal masterwort the local schnapps distillers climb up to 2000 m above sea level - the root is used for fine apple brandies with scents of anise, fennel and citrus.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina
No major difficulties
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
… lake Piburger See originates from an ancient gully in the valley, leading parallel to the Ötztal? After the last Ice Age the lake was dammed up by a huge rockslide. What's best, the lake reaches water temperatures of up to 24° Celsius in summer.
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
In the village center of Umhausen you turn left at the church and then take the turnoff to the hamlet of Neudorf. Always follow the signs towards Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Cross the brook and take the forest trail towards the hamlet of Östen, always following the road until you reach the covered wooden bridge.
You walk to the left of the single farmhouse, then you take the rising trail to the left.
The permanently ascending trail becomes a narrow footpath. In lofty heights you can enjoy a magnificent view of Umhausen and the valley basin. At the top you follow the forest trail out of the valley to Tumpen.
Keep to theleft and hike along Tumpen‘s Loop Trail until you get directly to the village. Then follow the signs to lake Habicher See and hike on the mountainside to lake Piburger See. At the road fork behind lake Habicher See you keep left and hike slightly uphill towards lake Piburger See and continue up to panoramic Seejöchl vista point. The steep ascent is rewarded with a fabulous view. Then hike along the route to Haderlehn and from there you follow the signs down to the village of Sautens and the local community center.
Public transportEnjoy 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 thereUmhausen 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
- Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
- Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
- Tumpen / Lehn-Platzl At the parking place Engelswand climbing garden (payable)
- Parking Köfels (payable)
EquipmentStandard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots
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