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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route

Armelen hut

Hiking Trail · Oetz
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OETZ -> Weller-bridge -> Kohlstatt -> ARMELEN HUT
Distance 5.5 km
3:00 h
1,020 m
50 m
1,753 m
776 m
Start in the village center of Oetz. From there you walk next to the Ötz river to Weller-bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the forest trail to Kohlstatt. There you turn on the small and steep path to Armelen hut.

On your way back you take the same path or you walk down to "Tumpen" on the forest road. From tumpen you have a good bus connection back to Oetz.

Highest point
1,753 m
Lowest point
776 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Armelen Hütte

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com


Oetz (776 m)
47.202594, 10.897514
47°12'09.3"N 10°53'51.1"E
32T 643711 5229424


Armelen Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in the village center of Oetz. From there you walk next to the Ötz river to Weller-bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the forest trail to Kohlstatt. There you turn on the small and steep path to Armelen hut.


all notes on protected areas

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

The 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 valley 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


The following parking facilities are available
  • Parking Oetz town center- parking fee
  • Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz.


47.202594, 10.897514
47°12'09.3"N 10°53'51.1"E
32T 643711 5229424
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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5.5 km
3:00 h
1,020 m
50 m
Highest point
1,753 m
Lowest point
776 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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