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Tauferberg Loop Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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Map / Tauferberg Loop Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai
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ÖTZTAL XC SKI CENTER->Tauferberg Loop->Mauslasattel->ÖTZTAL XC SKI CENTER
easy
4 km
2:00 h
150 m
150 m
This hike starts at the car park in Niederhai's hamlet of Lehen. From there you walk along the winter hiking trail towards Tellerboden. You turn left into the signposted "Tauferbergrundgang" forest trail after about 50 meters and follow the forest path until you reach the next branch-off. Always keep to the right and continue along the forest route until it joins a narrow footpath. The snowshoe tour starts right here. Continue through the wooded area of Tauferbergwald towards Mauslasattel. From there the wide forest trail takes you back down to the football field and starting point of the snowshoe hiking tour. 

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1685 m
Lowest point
1559 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

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.  

Start

Ötztal XC Ski Center (1558 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.120894, 10.967835
UTM
32T 649265 5220477

Destination

Ötztal XC Ski Center

Turn-by-turn directions

This hike starts at the car park in Niederhai's hamlet of Lehen. From there you walk along the winter hiking trail towards Tellerboden. You turn left into the signposted "Tauferbergrundgang" forest trail after about 50 meters and follow the forest path until you reach the next branch-off. Always keep to the right and continue along the forest route until it joins a narrow footpath. The snowshoe tour starts right here. Continue through the wooded area of Tauferbergwald towards Mauslasattel. From there the wide forest trail takes you back down to the football field and starting point of the snowshoe hiking tour. 

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

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • car park hamlet Lehen | Ötztal XC Ski Center,free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
150 m
Descent
150 m
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