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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 21

Ötztal Trek Stage 21

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Frischmann Hütte
    / Frischmann Hütte
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  • / Fundusfeiler
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  • / Erlanger Hütte
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m 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 8 6 4 2 km Frischmannhütte Fundusfeiler Erlanger Hütte Wettersee Funduskar
Frischmannhütte (2.192 m) –> Fundusfeiler (3.079 m) –> Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m)
Distance 9.4 km
4:30 h
1,270 m
925 m
3,067 m
2,194 m
  • Route: Climbing
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness;
  • Mountain path black
  • Difficulty: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Frischmann Hut, Erlanger Hut
  • Acess / exit point: Umhausen to the Frischmannhütte (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent,
    alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to the Hinteren Fundusalm - then another 30 min ascent to the Frischmannhütte);
    from Köfels (municipality Umhausen) to the Frischmannhütte (about 2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent);
    from Umhausen to the Erlanger hut (approx. 4,5 h ascent, approx. 3,5 h descent,
    alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to intersection towards Vordere Leierstalalm - then approx. 2 h ascent to the Erlanger hut, approx. 1,5 h descent )
    Taxi Scharfetter T +43 (0) 5255 5858

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Frischmannhütte – Waalweg Fundus – Frischmannhütte

From Frischmannhütte the trail leads towards the rear Fundustal side valley, traveling eastwards to Köfler Scharte at 2088 meters, then in north-eastern direction to Hintere Fundusalm. The Waalweg water trail through Fundustal promises unique nature exploration above the tree line due to its exposed location and the unique terrain (some 50% made of primary rocks).

Level, walking time: easy hike, about. 1.35 h
Altitude meters: 120 hm descent and ascent

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Update: April 15, 2021
Highest point
3,067 m
Lowest point
2,194 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Erlanger Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... Fundus Waalweg, a former irrigation ditch, once supplied Köfels with water?


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


Frischmannhütte (2,193 m)
47.102860, 10.884914
47°06'10.3"N 10°53'05.7"E
32T 643024 5218318


Erlanger Hütte

Turn-by-turn directions


From the hut you climb into Funduskar, following the well-maintained path in steep terrain up to Fundusfeilerrinne trough. The last 150 altitude meters from Feilerscharte to panoramic Fundusfeiler peak (3079 m) are an absolute must!
Head in northern direction through scree areas down to „Schwarzes Loch“ area. At the fork you keep to the right and continue hiking westwards through the gently rolling pasturelands of Leierstal. Later the trail climbs in switchbacks to a mountain dip past which you can already see crystal-clear Wettersee, one of Ötztal’s most pristine mountain lakes. It‘s only a short descent down to the fabulous lake and within a few more minutes you also reach Erlanger Hütte.


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

Umhausen 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 Umhausen:
  • Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
  • Parking Köfels (payable)


47.102860, 10.884914
47°06'10.3"N 10°53'05.7"E
32T 643024 5218318
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Ötztaler Urweg E10 Längenfeld - Umhausen
  • Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
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9.4 km
4:30 h
1,270 m
925 m
Highest point
3,067 m
Lowest point
2,194 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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