All hiking tours in the Oetz Region

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Every hike starts with the first step: accurate tour planning. The following list makes it easy to select a suitable hiking destination in the Oetz Region. From easy family loop walks on the valley floor and gentle ascents to mountain pastures to demanding peak conquests - there is something for all ages and preferences. A must see - in every season and for all the family - is the natural jewel Piburger See & its 9 treasures. Several stages of the popular long-distance hiking trails, Ötztal Trek and Ötztaler Urweg, lead through the Oetz Region. Study the routes now, lace up your hiking boots, get ready for the adventure!

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loop trail Köfler waal path - Umhausen-Niederthai

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Map / loop trail Köfler waal path - Umhausen-Niederthai
1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Frischmannhütte

KÖFELS -> Köfler Scharte -> Köfler waal path -> Frischmannhut -> Hintere Fundusalm -> Köfler Scharte -> KÖFELS
moderate
10.5 km
5:30 h
953 m
953 m
After a short climb from the car park to the upper end of Köfels, follow the signs to Köfler Scharte / Frischmannhütte. First, over meadow slopes upwards, the trail soon turns into the forest and winds up in even serpentines to the Köfler Scharte. Via stone blocks the path leads to the Köfler waal path. For about two  kilometers the trail leads along an old irrigation system. After this extremely impressive path with a magnificent view  you have to cross a creek and walk over pastures until you reach the  Frischmannhut. The Hintere Fundusalm becomes visible at the descending forest path. Both rest stops are recommended, different their location. Now another short climb from the Hintere Fundusalm to the Köfler Scharte awaits, where the round ends. Downhill to Köfels you walk on the known ascent path.

Author’s recommendation

Köfler Jochwaal - This irrigation system was built in the middle of the 15th century to make better use of the fields and meadows.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2208 m
Lowest point
1388 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Vordere und Hintere Fundusalm
Frischmannhütte

Safety information

Medium-difficulty trail; 

Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html

 

Equipment

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 not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink. 

Start

car park on the outskirts of Köfels (1387 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.119964, 10.916370
UTM
32T 645364 5220277

Destination

car park on the outskirts of Köfels

Turn-by-turn directions

After a short climb from the car park to the upper end of Köfels, follow the signs to Köfler Scharte / Frischmannhütte. First, over meadow slopes upwards, the trail soon turns into the forest and winds up in even serpentines to the Köfler Scharte. Via stone blocks the path leads to the Köfler waal path. For about two  kilometers the trail leads along an old irrigation system. After this extremely impressive path with a magnificent view  you have to cross a creek and walk over pastures until you reach the  Frischmannhut. The Hintere Fundusalm becomes visible at the descending forest path. Now another short climb from the Hintere Fundusalm to the Köfler Scharte awaits, where the round ends. Downhill to Köfels you walk on the known ascent path.

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

 

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

 

Parking

In Köfels the following parking facilities are available:

- car park Köfels | costs: € 5.00 per day

   from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.

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  • Frischmannhut - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Hintere Fundusalm - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
953 m
Descent
953 m
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