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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 12

Ötztaler Urweg E12 Sautens - Haiming - Ötztal Bhf

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  • / Haiming
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  • / Apfelblüte in Haiming
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  • / Sautens
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  • / Wandern in Sautens
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m 900 800 700 600 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Römerbadl Kalkofen Innsteg



SAUTENS –> Kreuzkapelle –> Sautner Forchet –> Ötzbruck –> Roppen –> Innüberquerung –> Schlierenzau –> Haiming/Magerbach –> Apfelmeile –> Haiming –> ÖTZTAL BAHNHOF

Distance 15.6 km
5:00 h
182 m
307 m



Sautens comprises several hamlets which are connected through a long row of houses, forming the village center. At the end of Dorfstraße in Sautens you will find the limekiln, where lime was burnt again in 2004 (after a 75-year break). Since then regular events presented by the community have taken place. In the 1920s, up to 15 limekilns were in operation. The limestone was considered a versatile building material. The long-distance trail takes you past the limekiln and towards dense forest areas, small villages and the green river Inn. It travels through marvelous meadows, fields and forests along the Pilgrimage Route of St. James, following the more than 500 km long tributary of the river Danube.


For many centuries Haiming has been known as a fruit growing area. The wonderful Apple Mile gives an insight into the cultivation of apple trees and also invites you to take a rest. Every year in autumn, the popular Haiming Market Days are scheduled - where freshly harvested products are on sale. After a few meters you reach Ötztal Bahnhof again, the start and finish of the long distance hiking trail.

Author’s recommendation

Urweg Tip: Apfelmeile Haiming

Kurz nach der Unterführung vor Magerbach führt der Weg links weg Richtung Haiminger Apfelmeile. Um dort hinzu kommen wandert man dem Weg folgend parallel zur Autobahn der Bergseite entlang Richtung Inntal. Nach einer Weile steigt man ab zu den vielen Obstbäumen von Haiming und wandert in der Runde durch das sonnige Trockengebiet des Inntals wieder retour bis Magerbach vorbei an der Geierwand, das Paradies für Kletterbegeisterte.

Highest point
892 m
Lowest point
658 m

Safety information

Surefootedness, a good physical shape, stamina

No major difficulties

Tips and hints

Did you know that…


… about 10 million apples are stored in the huge Haiming Fruit Storage, and that only 25 farmers work on a cultivated area of 60 hectares with 180,000 fruit trees in the village of Haiming?


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


Sautens (818 m)
47.206587, 10.862362
47°12'23.7"N 10°51'44.5"E
32T 641038 5229804


Ötztal Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parish church in Sautens you walk along the main village road to Kreuzkapelle chapel. Leaving behind the chapel at the sports field, you hike past Kalkofen area and follow the forest road to Roppen. After about 300 meters the trail branches off into the forest at a fork to the right. There you hikealong a section of the Sautens Forchet Loop Trail. Continue through the forest and past the federal road. After a while you reach another forest clearing where you walk through the underpass towards the hamlet of Ötzbruck. Then follow the hiking trail to Roppen.
In Roppen you cross the river Inn and follow the gravel trail past Römerbadl to the hamlet of Schlierenzau. From there you continue on the path towards Magerbach and further on to Haiming. In the village you keep to the right, walking past the swimming pool to Ötztal Bahnhof on an asphalt route.


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

Sautens is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Sautens:
  • directly in front of the town hall - for free of charge
  • right after the big bridge right on the big gravel parking lot - for free
  • at the sports field / cross chapel / experience Kalkofen as - for free
  • in front of the elementary school / kindergarten, Kirchblickweg - for free



47.206587, 10.862362
47°12'23.7"N 10°51'44.5"E
32T 641038 5229804
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Standard hiking equipment, sturdy hiking boots

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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15.6 km
5:00 h
182 m
307 m


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