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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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Bike Route - Frischmannhütte

Mountainbike Routes • Oetztal
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  • Ötzi Village
    / Ötzi Village
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Frischmann Hütte (2.182 m)
    / Frischmann Hütte (2.182 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Umhausen
    / Umhausen
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Bike Route - Frischmannhütte
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Vordere und Hintere Fundusalm

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10.9 km
2:20 h
1495 m
1495 m

A rewarding mountain bike tour for real experts, featuring no less than 1320 meters of altitude gain up to Frischmann Hütte. The scenic paths travels across unspoilt nature landscapes far away from busy tourist routes. The strenuous uphill stage already starts in Umhausen. A switch-backing gravel trail leads up to one of Ötztal's countless western slopes. After passing lovely Vordere Fundusalm you reach a wildly romantic high Alpine basin, accompanied by the rushing waters of Fundusbach brook.

The next stage has a bit less change in altitude and is ideal for admiring the stunning Alpine scenery. Picture-book lake Fundussee makes a perfect place for restoring your energies. Surrounded by the mighty 3000-meter peaks of Fundusfeiler and Blockkogel, quaint Hintere Fundusalm can be made out in the valley at 1900 m above sea level.

The last steep ascent to Frischmann Hütte is rewarded with a tasty mountain snack on the hut at some 2192 m above sea level. Worth seeing: the so-called "Köfler Jochwaal" path is an old irrigation ditch for the fields and meadows of Köfels, dating back to the 15th century. It used to collect the melting water coming down from Ploderferner glacier. Special tip: a visit to the ultimate Ötzi Village in Umhausen is an absolute must. The outdoor park provides loads of information about Ötzi, the renowned "glacier mummy", and his time.

Author’s recommendation

Sehenswert: Der so genannte „Köfler Jochwaal“ ist ein bereits im 15. Jahrhundert angelegter Kanal, der das Gletscherwasser des Ploderferners sammelte, um die Wiesen und Äcker des Dorfs Köfels zu bewässern.

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Rest Stop

Vordere und Hintere Fundusalm
Frischmannhütte

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Umhausen (951 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.150190 N 10.912580 E
UTM
32T 644995 5223629

Destination

Frischmann Hütte (2192 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park in Umhausen you bike along the broad forest trail until you get to the junction towards Fundustal (left) and Leierstal (right). Continue to Fundustal, past Vordere and Hintere Fundusalm and the crystal clear Fundus mountain lake. Here you ascend either to the ridge of Köfler Scharte and follow the Walweg water route which takes you to the hut – or you continue along the hiking path.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
1495 m
Descent
1495 m
Tour route With refreshment stops

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