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Outdoor activities in Oetz in Ötztal

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Outdoor activities in summer

It is not only in winter were the Ötztal Valley offers many opportunities to spend a wonderful holiday. Summer is also a great time to relax and or enjoy an active holiday in the spectacular nature of the alps. In addition to many different hiking trails, the Ötztal Valley also offers beautiful trails for cyclists as well as action-packed activities such as rafting and canyoning. Gasthaus zum Stern is happy to be your starting point for a wonderful summer.

Hiking through the valley on a great variety of paths and trails

With 10 mountain cable cars, great hiking trails, huts and high alpine pastures, the Ötztal Valley is certainly one of the most scenic and attractive hiking regions in Tyrol. Aligned north to south over a length of more than 70 km the Ötztal Valley offers you everything from leisurely hiking trails in the region of Hochoetz to high-alpine mountain tours towards the end of the valley.

Hiking throught the valley

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Cycling and mountain biking has become indisputably a very important branch of summer tourism. For this very reason the Ötztal Valley decided a few years ago to massively improve the infrastructure:- well signpost bike trails, excellently prepared downhill trails, adaptation of mountain cable cars and public transport to transport mountain bikes, network of E-bike re charging stations etc.

In order to meet the increasing enthusiasm of cyclists and mountain bikers, various businesses have restructured and sports shops have specialised in the "bike" offer. The Ötztal Valley has now become the number 1 “Two Wheel” destination in the alps.

Biking in Ötztal

Climbing and via ferrata in the Ötztal Valley - enjoy views from lofty heights!

The Ötztal Valley is THE granite climbing area in Tyrol and has over 19 climbing walls & gardens and around 750 routes. Every climbing enthusiast can let off steam with the 8 via ferrata and the numerous multi-pitch routes. "Vertical Pleasure!"


Facts and data:

19 climbing gardens

8 via ferratas

750 official single-pitch routes

58 multi-pitch routes

18,829 vertical metres of climbing

12,552 pitons and bolts

Difficulties from grade 2-11

Topos and Route descriptions

Rafting & Canyoning - for beginners as well as for adrenaline junkies!

Rafting and canyoning, also known as gorge hiking, is no longer considered a marginal sport. On the contrary, more and more guests are getting excited about the outdoor activity of "white water".

When rafting, through the Imst Gorge (Tyrol's most frequented stretch), you can get a taste of white water adrenaline with highly trained guides. Discover the fascination for yourself. On the Tösener Gorge or the Ötztaler Ache, this fascination becomes a real challenge and sporting pleasure at a higher level of difficulty.

Likewise, you can experience different levels of difficulty when canyoning. Changing your perspective on nature often means seeing things from below. For example, you experience nature from a 40-metre-deep gorge in all its beauty in a completely different way when you hike through it. Sliding down naturally formed water slides into the next deep pool below is huge fun and a sporting treat.

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