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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

638 Feuerstein - Polles Alm

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Varied bike tour to magnificent Pollestal, a high Alpine side valley of Ötztal. 
Open
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
2:30 h
614 m
11 m
The starting point for this varied tour is the Längenfeld sports center. From there you drive in the direction of Camping Platz and follow the Ötztal Cycle Path (No. 11) into the valley to Huben. At the soccer field, turn right and follow the signs to Feuerstein. Right from the start, things get really steep. After some time of exertion, you come to a crossroads. Here you can follow the path to the left to make a detour to the Alpengasthof Feuerstein. However, to get to the Polles Alm, follow the forest road that leads away from the small chapel on the left. The fresh, chilled beer is already waiting for you at the front Polles Alm. But the refreshment has to wait until departure. Whoever stays on the saddle for the next 3.5 km has conquered one of the steepest climbs in the region.
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: August 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,776 m
Lowest point
1,167 m
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Rest Stop

Alpengasthof am Feuerstein

Safety information

The sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.

Tips and hints

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

sport ground Längenfeld (1,173 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.072694, 10.967061
DMS
47°04'21.7"N 10°58'01.4"E
UTM
32T 649342 5215119
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///sniffle.miniatures.rarely

Destination

Hintere Polles Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

The Mountainbiketour to the Hintere Pollesalm is perfect for bikers who want to prove their climbing skills. Right from the start in Huben, it goes crisp steeply to the point. The gravel road quickly rises from the bottom of the valley towards the Alpengasthof Feuerstein. There the route describes a sharp bend and bends into the Pollestal. Without a breather, the height meters continue to rise before the bike. The temptation is great to give up at the inviting beer garden of the Vorderes Pollesalm. But the refreshment must wait until departure. If you stay in the saddle on the following 3.5 kilometers and 326 meters, you will have to overcome one of the steepest climbs in the region. Too bad the Hintere Pollesalm is not farmed on 2102 meters. Fortunately the return path is only a matter of minutes.

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

The following parking facilities are available in Längenfeld:
  • sports ground Längenfeld, free of charge 

Coordinates

DD
47.072694, 10.967061
DMS
47°04'21.7"N 10°58'01.4"E
UTM
32T 649342 5215119
w3w 
///sniffle.miniatures.rarely
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
614 m
Descent
11 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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