OETZ -> Gerry Friedle Weg -> Habichersee -> Randweg -> Kohlstatt -> Brandach Brücke -> OETZ
Distance 4.8 km
From the village center of Oetz southwards along the Ötztaler Ache river on a slightly rising trail until you get to a cross. Follow the treck through the forest up to Habichen, at the next cross walk right and follow the path over snowy fields. Then again right on an asphalt road. You cross a bridge and walk on to the first houses at the right hand side. The way leads you right and you pass by the houses and atable, left hand side can you walk on a few minutes to the lake Habicher See. In winter there is few water in the lake. Then follow the wide Randweg up through the forest untill you reach the cross. Follow Elsingerweg right back to Oetz.
Safety informationPlease pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de
Tips and hintsMore details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available:
- Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
- Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
- Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
- Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.
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EquipmentAppropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.
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