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All those who are true hiking lovers indulge in this passion also during the cold season. Warm clothes, woolen hat, scarf and winter-proof footwear: look forward to an adventure in the fresh winter air. Also snowshoe hikers are ready to go in almost no time. The trendy alternatives to skiing in Lower Ötztal have already become a new boom: well-groomed and signposted winter hiking trails lead through snow-covered meadows and forests while guided tours are also offered as an exciting off-road variant.
SAUTENS –> Kreuzkapelle –> Sautner Forchet –> Ötzbruck –> Roppen –> Innüberquerung –> Schlierenzau –> Haiming/Magerbach –> Apfelmeile –> Haiming –> ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF
Sautens comprises several hamlets which are connected through a long row of houses, forming the village center. At the end of Dorfstraße in Sautens you will find the limekiln, where lime was burnt again in 2004 (after a 75-year break). Since then regular events presented by the community have taken place. In the 1920s, up to 15 limekilns were in operation. The limestone was considered a versatile building material. The long-distance trail takes you past the limekiln and towards dense forest areas, small villages and the green river Inn. It travels through marvelous meadows, fields and forests along the Pilgrimage Route of St. James, following the more than 500 km long tributary of the river Danube.
For many centuries Haiming has been known as a fruit growing area. The wonderful Apple Mile gives an insight into the cultivation of apple trees and also invites you to take a rest. Every year in autumn, the popular Haiming Market Days are scheduled - where freshly harvested products are on sale. After a few meters you reach Ötztal Bahnhof again, the start and finish of the long distance hiking trail.
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… about 10 million apples are stored in the huge Haiming Fruit Storage, and that only 25 farmers work on a cultivated area of 60 hectares with 180,000 fruit trees in the village of Haiming?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern