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Hiking Trail recommended route

Sautner Forchet - red trail

Hiking Trail · Sautens
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m 900 850 800 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Tschirgantblick Kalkofen
SAUTENS -> Kreuzkapelle Sportplatz -> Sautner Forchet -> different ways -> SAUTENS
easy
Distance 3.5 km
1:30 h
124 m
124 m
More than 3000 years ago immense parts of the Tschirgant mountain massively crashed into the valley by blocking the entrance to the Ötztal. Today this wonderful area amidst the densely populated Tyrolean Inntal has become a true nature treasure, almost untouched by men. Two breathtaking loop trails travel straight through this awesome landscape called "Sautner Forchet", which is known for its exciting cultural spots (Kalkofen area, cavehouse, …). Information panels inform about the region's fauna and geology. 

 

Here the description for the red Trail:

Starting at the Kreuzkapelle chapel in Sautens, you follow the road for about 100 m. Then the red trail forks-off into the forest area to the right. A beautiful walking path travels to the Tschirgantblick vantage point. Proceed to the information board about the area's bird species and geological facts. A very recommendable walk especially in spring and autumn. This loop tour is also meant as a geocaching trail with treasure map for children.

Walking time: 1 ½ - 2 hours

Author’s recommendation

Please take enough to drink with you especially in the hot summer months.
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
863 m
Lowest point
802 m
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Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html

Tips and hints

More details about hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Kreuzkapelle Sautens (823 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.212914, 10.846132
DMS
47°12'46.5"N 10°50'46.1"E
UTM
32T 639792 5230478
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Destination

Kreuzkapelle Sautens

Turn-by-turn directions

Red Trail

Starting at the Kreuzkapelle chapel in Sautens, you follow the road for about 100 m. Then the red trail forks-off into the forest area to the right. A beautiful walking path travels to the Tschirgantblick vantage point. Proceed to the information board about the area's bird species and geological facts. A very recommendable walk especially in spring and autumn. This loop tour is also meant as a geocaching trail with treasure map for children.

Walking time: 1 ½ - 2 hours

 

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

The 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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Sautens:
  • directly in front of the town hall - free of charge
  • right after the big bridge (turnoff B186) on the big gravel parking lot - free of charge
  • at the sports field / Kalkofen - free of charge
  • in front of the elementary school / kindergarden, Kirchblickweg - free of charge

Coordinates

DD
47.212914, 10.846132
DMS
47°12'46.5"N 10°50'46.1"E
UTM
32T 639792 5230478
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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.

Similar routes nearby

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  • Family Round Sautens-Oetz
  • Familyround Sautens - AREA 47
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
124 m
Descent
124 m
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