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Bicycle Rides recommended route Stage 2

Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 2: Oetz - Umhausen

Bicycle Rides · Oetztal · Open
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  • Ötztal Radweg Oetz
    / Ötztal Radweg Oetz
    Photo: Judith Schöpf, Ötztal
  • / Oetz Sommer
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Umhausen
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Stuibenfall Umhausen
    Photo: Judith Schöpf, Ötztal
  • / Umhausen
    Photo: Judith Schöpf, Ötztal
  • / Greifvogelpark Umhausen
    Photo: Judith Schöpf, Ötztal
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The second stage of the Ötztal Cycling Path (52 km) starts in Oetz and ends in Umhausen. 10 km long and one, two ascents are waiting for you. It's worth it! This stage passes by hidden places and small villages.
Open
moderate
Distance 7.8 km
1:15 h
193 m
3 m
970 m
776 m
At the end of Oetz you continue along the Ötztal federal road. Just before Tumpen you conquer a strenuous ascent. The cycle path changes from asphalt to gravel (in the second turn) and takes you through a small forest to Tumpen. Here the cycle path changes to the eastern side of the valley, following a quite easy ascent past Engelswand rock face and towards Umhausen. 

Author’s recommendation

We strongly recommend to follow the route of the Ötztal Cycle Trail, otherwise you have to follow longer stretches on the busy Ötztal federal road.
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: June 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
970 m
Lowest point
776 m
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Safety information

The Ötztal Cycle Trail features some demanding ascents and is suitable for bikers in a good physical shape.

The cycle path crisscrosses the Ötztal federal road several times.

Tips and hints

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

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202019, 10.897801
DMS
47°12'07.3"N 10°53'52.1"E
UTM
32T 643734 5229361
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Destination

Umhausen

Turn-by-turn directions

At the end of Oetz you continue along the Ötztal federal road. Just before Tumpen you conquer a strenuous ascent. The cycle path changes from asphalt to gravel (in the second turn) and takes you through a small forest to Tumpen. Here the cycle path changes to the eastern side of the valley, following a quite easy ascent past Engelswand rock face and towards Umhausen. 

Note


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

Oetz 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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
  • Parking at night during several days' tours: Central parking place Oetz, The ticket is available at the information office Oetz.

Coordinates

DD
47.202019, 10.897801
DMS
47°12'07.3"N 10°53'52.1"E
UTM
32T 643734 5229361
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear on all Cycle & Mountain Bike Routes within Ötztal Valley. Always take enough water with you! 

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • 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 Bike Riding

  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • E-Bike Tour Beerweg (626)
  • E-Bike Tour 5-Orte-Runde (658)
  • E-Bike Panoramatour nach Hochoetz (659)
  • E-Bike Tour von Oetz nach Habichen (690)
  • eBIKE PARK Oetz - training ground
  • E-Bike Tour zur Bärentalhütte (608)
  • Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 3: Umhausen - Längenfeld
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
193 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
970 m
Lowest point
776 m
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