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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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Niederthai-Schweinfurter Hütte Bike Route

Mountainbike Routes • Oetztal
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  • Gasthof Stuibenfall (1.482 m)
    / Gasthof Stuibenfall (1.482 m)
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  • Larstigalm (1.778 m)
    / Larstigalm (1.778 m)
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  • Umhausen
    / Umhausen
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  • Schweinfurter Hütte
    / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
    / Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Niederthai
    / Niederthai
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Map / Niederthai-Schweinfurter Hütte Bike Route
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 5 10 15 20 25 Parkplatz Kneipphäusl Ötzi-Dorf - Archäologischer Freilichtpark Schweinfurterhütte Jausenstation Larstighof Bergmähder

difficult
29.1 km
2:30 h
1161 m
1162 m

The mountain bike route to Schweinfurter Hütte offers a myriad of highlights. Right at the starting point you pass the 159 m high Stuiben Falls, Tirol's biggest waterfall fed by the rushing Alpine Horlachbach brook coming down from the glacier fields of Zwieselbachferner and Grastalferner. When the snow melts in spring, the small mountain brook transports up to 2000 liters per second! A highlight of a very special kind takes place every Wednesday night when the waterfall is floodlit.

Leaving behind the hamlet of Niederthai, you take the permanently ascending gravel trail to Horchlachtal, a wildly romantic side valley of the central Ötztal. The route is quite strenuous and exhausting. Shortly before you reach the mountain hut you have to conquer another extremely demanding ramp covering some 2 kilometers.

Ambitious bikers continue further on to Isseboden area. The secluded valley is a true feast for the eyes! As a final highlight you bike down the outstanding Umhausen High Altitude Trail.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2139 m
1030 m

Rest Stop

Jausenstation Larstighof
Schweinfurterhütte

Tips, hints and links

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Umhausen (1072 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.132228 N 10.930367 E
UTM
32T 646392 5221666

Destination

Schweinfurter Hütte (2028 m)

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The mountain bike route to Schweinfurter Hütte offers a myriad of highlights. Right at the starting point you pass the 159 m high Stuiben Falls, Tirol's biggest waterfall fed by the rushing Alpine Horlachbach brook coming down from the glacier fields of Zwieselbachferner and Grastalferner. When the snow melts in spring, the small mountain brook transports up to 2000 liters per second! A highlight of a very special kind takes place every Wednesday night when the waterfall is floodlit.

Leaving behind the hamlet of Niederthai, you take the permanently ascending gravel trail to Horchlachtal, a wildly romantic side valley of the central Ötztal. The route is quite strenuous and exhausting. Shortly before you reach the mountain hut you have to conquer another extremely demanding ramp covering some 2 kilometers.

Ambitious bikers continue further on to Isseboden area. The secluded valley is a true feast for the eyes! As a final highlight you bike down the outstanding Umhausen High Altitude Trail.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
29.1 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
1161 m
Descent
1162 m

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