The choice is really huge and varied. Besides cycling, mountain biking and walking you can choose from a myriad of other activities. Climbing fans can indulge in Ötztal's scenic vertical rocks, comprising more than 600 different routes, 19 climbing gardens and 7 via ferrata tours. Adrenalin aficionados are strongly recommended to try even more challenging outdoor sports like rafting, canyoning, kayaking or tandem paragliding high above the valley. A highlight not to be missed: the ultimate Area 47 outdoor playground offering an infinite event calendar.
But the Ötztal also has a lot to offer to all those who prefer a vacation at a more leisurely pace: nature explorers head for wonderful natural gems located right on your doorstep – like Piburger See lake in Oetz or the mighty Stuiben Falls in Umhausen. Culture vultures favor the valley's countless museums, the Ötzi Village, the Rofenhöfe farms or the Piccard memorial in Gurgl. Scenic day excursions take you to South Tyrol's lovely Meran, the region around Reschensee mountain lake and the Vinschgau valley. North Tirol's capital of Innsbruck can be easily reached within a 30-minute drive, boasting a great variety of sights and shopping malls.
Relaxing walks along the shores of Ötztaler Ache river, easy hut-to-hut hiking tours for all ages, demanding peak conquests for expert hikers: the Ötztal has it all thanks to its incredible 1600 km network of signposted hiking trails spread all over the valley. Public bus lines and summer mountain lifts ensure a less effortless ascent, ideal for less experienced mountain fans. Restore your energies and enjoy pure relaxation amid the Ötztal Alps.