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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Sledding recommended route

Niederthai - Toboggan run Horlachtal

Sledding · Oetztal · Open
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  • Schweinfurter Hütte
    / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • / Larstigalm
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  • / Rodeln
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  • / Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
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NIEDERTHAI parking space Sennhof (next to the information)->Larstigalm->Schweinfurter Hut->NIEDERTHAI->parking space Sennhof
Open
easy
Distance 5.8 km
2:00 h
492 m
0 m
2,033 m
1,550 m
 You start by the parking space Sennhof and walk to Larstigalm (3km) or till Schweinfurter Hut (6km). From there you sled back to Niederthai.

If you want you can also walk the Grastalweg to Larstigalm and from there to Scheinfurter hut. 

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,033 m
Lowest point
Niederthai, 1,550 m
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Tips and hints

More details about tobogganing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/rodeln

Start

parking space Sennhof (next to the information) (1,541 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128454, 10.967892
DMS
47°07'42.4"N 10°58'04.4"E
UTM
32T 649249 5221317
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Destination

Niederthai - parking space Sennhof (next to the information)

Turn-by-turn directions

 You start by the parking space Sennhof and walk to Larstigalm (3km) or till Schweinfurter Hut (6km). From there you sled back to Niederthai.

If you want you can also walk the Grastalweg to Larstigalm and from there to Scheinfurter hut. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: 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 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.  

Parking

Available parking in Niederthai:
  • Parking space  Sennhof (next to the information) - chargeable from 7:00 am until 6:30 pm

Coordinates

DD
47.128454, 10.967892
DMS
47°07'42.4"N 10°58'04.4"E
UTM
32T 649249 5221317
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Umhausen, Niederthai

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and 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 Sledding

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

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  • Toboggan run Brand Alm - Längenfeld
  • Toboggan run Sulztalalm - Längenfeld
  • oboggan run Nisslalm - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Kühtai - Toboggan run
  • Oetz - Family toboggan run Piburg
  • Sautens - Toboggan run
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
492 m
Highest point
2,033 m
Lowest point
1,550 m
Scenic Out and back Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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