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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Ötztal Trek Stage 22

Long Distance Hiking • Oetztal
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  • Erlanger Hütte
    / Erlanger Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Maisalm
    / Maisalm
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 22
500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Erlanger Hütte Pizzeria Milano

Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m) –> Forchheimer Weg –> Maisalm (1.631 m) –> Ötztal-Bahnhof (704 m)

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21.6 km
9:00 h
500 m
2350 m

ERLANGER HÜTTE (2.541 m) –> FORCHHEIMER WEG –> MAISALM (1.631 m) –> ÖTZTAL-BAHNHOF (704 m)

Route: Ascending, footpath, (asphalted) route Requirements: stability, dizziness, condition, endurance; Mountain road red Difficulties: no special difficulties; 2 hours altitude, approx. 2.300 m altitude descent: 2,660 m distance: about 19 km overnight stay, stop: Erlanger Hütte, Maisalm cross-country skiing trail, Exit: from Umhausen to the Erlanger hut (about 4,5 h ascent, approx. 3,5 h descent, alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to the Vordere Leierstalalm - then about 2 h ascent to the Erlanger hut, approx Descent); Taxi Scharfetter: T +43 (0) 5255 5858

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difficult
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Altitude
2660 m
678 m
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Rest Stop

Pizzeria Milano
Pizzeria Andiamo
Günther´s Grill
Erlanger Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, Ausdauer

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten; stabile Wetterverhältnisse besonders wichtig

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Erlanger hut (2520 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.144665 N 10.847377 E
UTM
32T 640066 5222896

Destination

Ötztal Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m) – Forchheimer Weg – Maisalm (1.631 m) – Ötztal-Bahnhof (704)

Two Days On Vorderer Geigenkamm

If it wasn’t for Maisalm above Roppen in Oberinntal where you can spend the night on your way from Erlanger Hütte to Ötztal-Bahnhof you would be forced to climb down 2350 meters in one day … From Erlanger Hütte the trail descends via Umhausen, crosses a few slopes, climbs up to a ridge and drops steeply down to Tumpen Tal. Cross the valley and climb to Murmentenkarjoch between Weiter Karkopf and Murmentenkarspitze. Past Murmentenkarjoch the trail descends in a northern direction and travels along a ridge down to the small Forchheimer bothy (2443 m; a basic mountain shelter left unlocked and available for anyone to use without charge; sleeps four; walking time from Erlanger Hütte: 3 hrs.). The trail contours along the ridge to Hahnenkamm which is circumvented through a scree field to the east. Mutzeiger is the next landmark on this scenic hike along Vorderer Geigenkamm. From Mutzeiger the trail heads down to Mutkopf and to Muthütte (not serviced) where you leave the ridge. Continue down until you reach a cartroad and follow it to Maisalm (approx. 6 hrs. from Erlanger Hütte; walking times in the info block refer to the entire stage) where you spend the night (book in advance!). The next day you continue along a road, then a footpath, then another road to Roppen. In Roppen you follow the road parallel to the rail tracks in an eastern direction, from River Ötztaler Ache you continue on the Ötztal Mountain Bike Trail to Ötztal-Bahnhof.

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

Umhausen-Niederthai 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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
  • Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hours
  • Tumpen / Lehn-Platzl
  • At the parking place Engelswand climbing garden (payable)
  • Parking Köfels (payable)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.6 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
2350 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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