Winter & snowshoe hiking in the Oetz Region

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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.

Hiking Trail

Hikingroute - Maisalm - Sautens

Hiking Trail
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  • Maisalm - Roppen
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  • Sautens
    / Sautens
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  • Wanderung zum Mutkopf
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Map / Hikingroute - Maisalm - Sautens
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SAUTENS -> Dreikirchenblick -> Forstweg -> Holzberg -> Reichenbachalm -> MAISALM
9.3 km
3:30 h
1000 m
77 m
Hike from the church in Sautens to the right on the dirt road towards the edge of the forest. From there continue on the marked steep path, through the forest to Raichenbach hut (closed) and to Maisalm. You will have a beautiful view of the Inn valley, Roppen and the Pitztal valley.

Author’s recommendation

Take a rest at the platform "3-Kirchen-Blick" and enjoy the view on the churches of Sautens, Oetz and Oetzerau

Highest point
1750 m
Lowest point
820 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; suitable for sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience and mountain equipment (see under equipment) necessary. Please note the current weather report at:


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Tips, hints and links

More information:


sautens (824 m)
47.206213, 10.861995
32T 641011 5229761



Turn-by-turn directions

From the Dreikirchenblick on the Forststraße turn into the Bärentalhut.

Public transport

Travel by train comfortably and safely to the station station Ötztal. End station or exit point is the station ÖTZTAL. Then travel comfortably and quickly by public transport or the local taxi company through the entire valley! The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.atFor all aviation fans the airport Innsbruck is connected by direct scheduled flights directly to destinations all over Europe. In addition, numerous charter flights are carried out. A convenient and time-saving journey is guaranteed. For more information about your flight search:

Getting there

Sautens 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


In Sautens there are the following parking facilities as a starting point for hikes / activities: Directly in front of the village house / tourist office, Dorfstrasse 55, free of charge (no short parking zone)Right after the large bridge on the right side of the large gravel park, partly also for the visit of the swimming pool or hikes along the Ötztaler Ache (free, no short parking zone)At the sports field / cross-chapel / adventure lime kiln as a starting point for hikes to the geocaching in the Forchet, free, no short-term parking zoneIn front of the Volksschule / kindergarten, Kirchblickweg, if holiday no problem with parking spaces, otherwise rather crowded, not directly in front of the apartment block parking but opposite, free of charge, no Kurzparkzone, as starting point for the magic forestDirectly in Haderlehn next to the Ferienhof Haderlehn (parking for approx. 4 cars) as a starting point for hikes to Piburg / Seejöchl / Knappensteig (free, no short-term parking zone)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Karte Ötztal Pitztal, Mayr Wanderkarte Ötztal

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9.3 km
3:30 h
1000 m
77 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops


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