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Thematic Trail recommended route

Treasure hunt Sautens Sautner Forchet

Thematic Trail · Sautens Open
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  • Sautner Forchet Ausblick
    Sautner Forchet Ausblick
    Photo: Nicole Klotz, Ötztal

Start at the Kreuzkapelle chapel in Sautens, after approx. 100 m along the road the red path branches off to the right into the forest. Beautiful hiking trail to the Tschirgantblick viewpoint. Especially recommended in spring and fall.

Distance 3.6 km
2:00 h
84 m
84 m
850 m
803 m

Over 3000 years ago, mighty parts of the Tschirgant fell into the valley and buried the exit of the Ötztal. Today, the area is a small, unspoiled natural oasis in the otherwise intensively populated Tyrolean Inn Valley. The largely wooded area offers quiet places to linger, rich biodiversity and is shrouded in legends and myths. Circular hiking trails lead through this mystical landscape through the Sautner Forchet past exciting cultural sites (lime kiln, living cave, ...) and several educational boards about the animal kingdom and geology.


How do you find your treasure? There are small caches (treasure boxes) along the marked route. You will find secret letters in each cache. Enter all the letters in your treasure map. Only those who have collected all the letters can form the solution word. With this solution word you can pick up a gift at the Oetz Information Center or at the Ötztal Infopoint!

STARTING POINT: Parking lot at the Kreuzkapelle chapel (soccer field). IMPORTANT: Follow the path with the red triangle.

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Enjoy the view

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Nicole Klotz
Update: April 24, 2024
Highest point
850 m
Lowest point
803 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 7.69%Dirt road 31.81%Forested/wild trail 16.45%Path 44.04%
0.3 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
1.6 km
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Safety information

Enjoy the viewStay on the marked path (red triangle). In the summer months it is advisable to take plenty to drink with you


Kreuzkapelle (chapel) sports field
47.212770, 10.846853
47°12'46.0"N 10°50'48.7"E
32T 639847 5230463


Kreuzkapelle (chapel) sports field

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Kreuzkapelle chapel in Sautens, after approx. 100 m along the road the red path branches off to the right into the forest. The forest path leads you through the Forchet. The caches are not very easy to find here, as you should look carefully at the pictures. The first one is hidden by a tree. The narrow forest path widens and then narrows again. The trail markings show you which route to follow, as the paths cross here several times.

Shortly before you reach the Tschirgantblick, you will find a well-known shrub that hides cache 2. Here you can already see part of the view towards Roppen. Enjoy the view at Tschirgantblick. From here it's back the way you came, but it's deceptive that it won't take much longer, you still have a little way to go.

On your way back, you can also enjoy some of the view again. You walk through the forest and then there are good places again where you can enjoy the view. You will soon reach a small wooden staircase, don't forget to look for the cache here and hide it well again.

After cache three, make sure you don't get lost. Many paths branch off here and you also want to find cache 4. This is located at a natural crossroads. Once you have found it, continue through the forest until you come out again at the chapel.

Walking time 1 ½ to 2 hours

Public transport

Take public transportation to Sautens. Bus stop: Sautens Dorf. From there, walk in the direction of Kreuzkapelle/football pitch

The current bus timetable is available at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


From the A12 Inntalautobahn, take the Ötztal-Haming exit and follow the B186 Ötztal-Bundesstraße to Sautens. At the traffic circle in Sautens turn right in the direction of the soccer field/chapel.


Directly at the soccer field/cross chapel


47.212770, 10.846853
47°12'46.0"N 10°50'48.7"E
32T 639847 5230463
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!


Hiking boots, snack and drink

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3.6 km
2:00 h
84 m
84 m
Highest point
850 m
Lowest point
803 m
Round trip Scenic Family-friendly


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