Situated within the the Ötztal Nature Park, the Piburgersee lake is an aquatic gem at 900 metres above sea level bordered by steep rocks and pine-covered mountain slopes. A well-signposted tarmac path leads from the car park through a charming forest complete with moss-covered stones and green ferns to the lake itself.
Nature Park Hike
Car park in Piburg
Car park in Piburg
Approximate hiking time
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
easy (hiking trails)
Elevation uphill 110m
Vertical metres downhill 110m
Best time of year
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Route description for hikers
Difficulty rating: easy
The route starts at the pay-and-display car park in the hamlet of Piburg. From the car park there is a wide tarmac path leading down to the lake. At the far end of the lake there is a café and a swimming area.
Hikers can either return the way they came or proceed along the northern shore of the lake to complete the circular route around the lake.
Additional information for wheelchair users
Difficulty rating: intermediate
At the start of the trail there is a short but steep climb, so wheelchair users have the option of beginning the hike directly next to the lake. To do this, simply speak to a member of staff at the carpentry workshop "Tischlerei Plattner" at the end of the village of Piburg. You will receive a key which makes it possible to remove the bollard that normally prevents cars from accessing the road down to the lake. However, please be aware that it is not possible to park your car next to the lake. Therefore, a second person will be required to drive the car back up to the car park once the wheelchair user has been dropped on next to the lake. Experienced wheelchair users with good fitness levels will be able to negotiate the trail (approximately 200 metres) from the car park down to the lak (and back) on their own.
The main trail itself leads along the southern shore of the lake. After around 2.5 kilometres you will reach a designated swimming ares with a bar and restaurant. The restaurant has a wheelchair-accessible toilet, while there is also special wheelchair-friendly access into the lake.
Return the way you came. The forest trail along the northern shore of the lake is not wheelchair-friendly.