ACTIVITIES:​SUMMER

WHEN TYROL’S MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING

Oetz: a summer holiday just as you like it.

The panoramic gondola lift at the Acherkogel takes you 2,000 metres above sea level in only a few minutes. Leave the daily grind and the bustle of the city at the bottom of the valley. Let your eyes wander and take in the spectacular views of the Ötztal and Stubai Alps. Explore Oetz and its surroundings via family-friendly forest roads or challenge yourself to a strenuous mountain climb. Either way, there are plenty of mountain inns and traditional alpine huts along the way that will be happy to serve you a hearty meal and traditional local cuisine if you need a break. No matter what you choose, one thing’s for sure: the Ötztal is many things, but never boring.

SWIMMING AND HIKING AT LAKE PIBURG

The epitome of a mountain lake, Lake Piburg is surrounded by deep green forests in a deep basin high above the village of Oetz. Get lost in the mesmerising reflection of the majestic Acherkogel mountain in the deep green waters of the crystal-clear lake. Nature lovers, hikers, and swimmers use this place to unwind and revive their spirits in the heart of one of Tyrol’s oldest nature reserves.

CLIMBING AT CLIMBERS PARADISE

The Ötztal is known as the number one granite climbing area in the Tyrol. With over 750 routes, 19 climbing crags, 8 via ferratas, and all levels of difficulty it provides something for everyone, from beginner to professional. Our tip: Längenfeld at the rear end of the valley is the place to be for all climbers.

BETTER CONNECTIONS.

Give your car a break and don’t worry about any traffic. In the Ötztal, everything can be conveniently reached by public transport.

LONGER SUMMERS.

Here in the Ötztal, the summer season begins in June and ends in October. This gives you plenty of time to explore this area of exceptional beauty.

CYCLING THROUGH THE VALLEY ALONG THE ÖTZTAL CYCLE PATH

The Ötztal is probably one of the most popular cycling destinations in the Alps. It’s for good reason that this is the starting point and finish of the Ötztal Cycling Marathon, Tyrol’s premier challenge for cycling athletes. The marathon, also referred to by connoisseurs as the “Ötzi”, is 238 kilometres long and covers an elevation of 5,500 metres. The best athletes compete in the race, which takes them seven to 14 hours.

RAFTING CANYONING, FISHING, AND OTHER WHITE-WATER ADVENTURES ON THE ÖTZTALER ACHE

The Ötztaler Ache and its feeder streams offer an abundance of opportunities for diverse water activities. They include rafting, canoeing, canyoning, as well as fishing. The Ötztaler Ache is also known as one of the most challenging white-water routes in rafting, with levels ranging from a III at its open stretches to a VI at its cataract sections.