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Geocaching in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

A modern type of paperchase

Geocaching is quite simply explained: by using GPS coordinates you search for hidden treasure boxes known as geocaches. The digital paperchase has become very popular around the globe. Even in the scenic Ötztal mountains you can indulge into this very special leisure time activity. In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, treasure hunters equipped only with a printed map - even without GPS device - set out to explore the varied terrain. An exciting alternative or a good addition to the "hiking adventures" within the region.

How to go on a Treasure Hunt?

Following the marked route you will discover small caches (treasure boxes). Each cache contains a riddle. Solve it and write the letter into the right box of your treasure map. Everyone who has found all letters can compose the code word. Knowing the code word, you can pick up a small treasure at the Information Obergurgl where you complete the riddle and recover the treasure. Geocachers can also log their finds on geocaching.com. The route is about 3 km long, walking time 1.5 - 2 hours.


Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest (GPS-Data): 

  • Cache 1: N 46° 51.732, E 011° 00.954 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: The first cache is hidden after the fork-off to the via ferrata.
  • Cache 2: N 46° 51.613, E 011° 00.811 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: This cache watches the opposite side - an unobstructed view of the Gurgler Ache and Maningen Bach mountain brooks.
  • Cache 3: N 46° 51.488, E 011° 00.888 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: A cache perfectly hidden under the roots of one of the two trees which are connected by a stone slab.
  • Cache 4: N 46° 51.651, E 011° 01.096 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: This tree and the wall are a single unit, leave the rest of the stones where they are - don‘t move them to another place.
  • Final: N 46° 52.220, E 011° 01.626 GPS-Data
    Secret Tip: Loads of interesting details and useful information but only one right solution!

Still not enough Geocaching Adventures? HERE you will find further opportunities within the entire Ötztal - including detailed maps and GPS data.

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