Trailhead of this tour is Tumpen's elementary school. Follow the asphalt road in direction of Grube – turn left into the forest trail leading up to the Tumpen waterfall. Take the trail on the right towards Armelen Hütte as soon as you reach the last junction. The path on the left takes you to Vordere Tumpen Alm or Gehsteig Alm.
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.
In Tumpen, the Volksschule is the start of this track. From there follow the road towards Grube - turn left on a forest path past the Tumpen waterfall. At the last intersection, turn right towards Armelen Hütte. On the left, the trail leads to the Vordere Tumpener and the "Gehsteig-Alm".
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
Tumpen 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
The following parking facilities are available in Tumpen:
Tumpen next to the elementary school
Tumpen / Lehn-Platzl At the parking place Engelswand climbing garden (payable)