On the long tour you drive through ancient landslides, idyllic mountain villages and beautiful scenery.
The starting point of this bike tour is at the Mure car park in Umhausen. There you follow the Ötztal cycle path (No. 11) to the bridge on the Ötztal federal road that leads to Köfels. You choose the path up towards Köfels and follow the asphalt road with a moderate incline. After a short time you drive over the site of an ancient landslide known as the "Köfler landslide". Around 8,700 years ago, around three cubic kilometers of rock rumbled down into the Ötztal and blocked the course of the Ötztaler Ache. After you have passed the small, idyllic village of Köfels at 1,400 meters, the marked forest path to the Wurzberg Alm begins on the left. The inclines on the wide gravel path are partly easy to drive, so that nothing stands in the way of a relaxed stop at the 1,575 meter high Alm. From there you continue down the forest path towards Winklen in Längenfeld. From there you take the Ötztal Cycle Path (No. 11) back to Umhausen.
Safety informationThe sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.
Tips, hints and linksMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
- car park Mure, free of charge
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EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.
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