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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 10

Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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STAGE 10:

 

LÄNGENFELD –> Lake Winkelbergsee –> Wurzbergalm –> Köfels  –> UMHAUSEN

moderate
Distance 13.9 km
4:30 h
529 m
669 m
1,575 m
1,030 m

A SMALL PARADISE SHAPED BY A ROCKSLIDE

 

The wide open valley basin of Längenfeld and its lush green meadows cover some 20 dreamlike kilometers. Also the Waterfall in Lehn reminds of a fairytale: masses of Alpine waters are falling about 80 meters into the impressive ravine. Benches and wooden platforms invite you to take a deep breath, offering fabulous panoramic views of the huge plain. A giant rockslide some 10,000 years ago has left many traces still visible today, comprising the dreamlike flora and fauna in the entire landslide area. Right in the middle of this awesome scenery you'll find a shallow, jade-colored mountain lake which makes children's hearts beat faster thanks to a number of sustainable constructions. There is always action either at lake Winkelbergsee, in the small water park nearby or on the exciting Geology & Animal Theme Trail.

 

Quaint Wurzbergalm mountain inn nestles just above the lake, between Alpine pastures and deep green mountain forests. Varied sounds and scents of the forest accompany you towards the little village of Köfels, formed by the Köfels rockslide on a high-altitude plateau. Soon you will reach Umhausen, the stage's destination down on the valley floor.

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Maximilian Nösig
Update: April 25, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,575 m
Lowest point
1,030 m
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Rest stops

Wurzbergalm

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

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

 

… even today experts rack their brains about the reasons for the Köfels rockslide? The scientific theories are revolving around weather influences, a volcanic eruption or even a meteorite impact.

 

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Längenfeld
Coordinates:
DD
47.072548, 10.966587
DMS
47°04'21.2"N 10°57'59.7"E
UTM
32T 649306 5215102
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Destination

Umhausen

Turn-by-turn directions

This hiking tour leads past the campsite of Längenfeld, along the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook towards the hamlet of Lehner-Au. Great views of the mighty Waterfall in Lehn accompany you on the trail that branches-off to the left, traveling over lush fields to the forest edge. Soon you turn left again and reach the forest trail that takes you up to lake Winkelbergsee.
Following the signposts towards Wurzbergalm, you can either follow the wide forest trailor the narrow mountain path which branches off to the left after about 25walking minutes.
From lovely Wurzbergalm the route branches off to the right into an old forest trail which takes you to Köfels. In Köfels you descend in serpentines througha sparse forest, follow the hiking trail until you reach Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Crossing Ötztaler Ache and the main road, you walk a short stretch parallel to the road before a small forest path leads uphill to the hamlet of Arzwinkel. Then cross the Niederthai road and walk through a small forest to the bustling Bischoffsplatz and further on to the village center of Umhausen.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Directions

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

Parking

The following parking options are available:

- Sports center Längenfeld

- Nature Park House Längenfeld 

 

For multi-day tours, please leave a visible note with information and the return date on the windshield.

Coordinates

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47.072548, 10.966587
DMS
47°04'21.2"N 10°57'59.7"E
UTM
32T 649306 5215102
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 20
  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 4
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 21
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
529 m
Descent
669 m
Highest point
1,575 m
Lowest point
1,030 m
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