Piburger See lake high above Oetz, © Ötztal Tourismus/Christoph Schöch
Piburger See lake high above Oetz, © Ötztal Tourismus/Christoph Schöch

Walk
Oetz - Piburger See

This easy-to-intermediate walk to the pretty Piburger See lake takes you into a fascinating world of contrasts. On the one hand walkers experience the wild water of the Ötztaler Ache, on the other the mirror-like surface of the Piburger See lake surrounded by forest. At the end of the lake there is a restaurant with a swimming area, where hikers can jump in and cool off on hot days. The Piburger See, one of Tirol's warmest swimming lakes, was made a protected area of natural beauty in 1929, making it one of the oldest nature reserves in the region.

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Starting point  

Car park, Oetz

Hike to

Piburger See

Finishing point

Car park, Oetz

Mountain chain

Ötztal Alps

Length

8.2 km

Approximate hiking time

3h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,060m 776m

Elevation uphill 362m
Vertical metres downhill 362m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Car park on the main road

 

Places serving food & drink

  • Gasthaus Seehäusl (summer season)
  • Restaurant am Piburger See (early May until late September)
  • Seehüter's Hotel Seerose, Piburg
  • Gasthof Piburger See, Piburg
  • Various locations in Oetz

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Trail description

The walk begins at the car park in Oetz and leads along the banks of the thundering Ötztaler Ache river as far as the "Wellerbrücke" bridge. Cross over the river there and head gently uphill into the forest. This will take you all the way to the "Seehäusl" on the eastern shore of the lake, at 913 metres above sea level. Continue along the southern shore of the lake until the trail heads up to the Seejöchl ridge (1,047 metres). Follow the circular trail as far as Piburg, turn right there and walk past the old mill back to the lake. Then head along the northern shore, past the restaurant and the Gasthaus Seehäusl and then eventually back to Oetz.

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