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Hiking Trail recommended route

Zwieselbachalm - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Umhausen
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m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Zwieselbach Alm Kleinhorlachalm Jausenstation Larstighof
NIEDERTHAI -> car park Sennhof -> Larstigalm -> Klein Horlachalm -> Groß Horlachalm -> Schweinfurter Hut -> ZWIESELBACHALM
easy
Distance 6.4 km
2:20 h
514 m
0 m
The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park Sennhof. From there you follow the always slightly rising forest path along the Horlachbach into the Horlachtal. After about an hour you reach the Larstigalm and walk comfortably past it. The path leads up a little steeper and then flat on to a bridge. There you either follow the forest path past the Klein Horlachalm and Groß Horlachalm or the narrow summer hiking trail directly in front of the bridge on the right through open terrain to the Schweinfurter hut. From there you walk into the Zwieselbachvalley and after about 20 minutes you reach the Zwieselbachalm. This Alm is not managed. You can still think about it, if you would like to stop on the Larstigalm, the Klein Hoarlachalm or the Schweinfurt hut when ascending or descending. From the starting point in Niederthai or for the way back, there are as an alternatively offer the two mountain trails Grastal- and Bergmahderweg.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,054 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
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Rest Stop

Jausenstation Larstighof
Kleinhorlachalm
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Easy hiking trail; suitable for beginners and walkers

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

 

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 

https://www.oetztal.com/hiking

 

Start

Niederthai - car park Sennhof (1,540 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128361, 10.967659
DMS
47°07'42.1"N 10°58'03.6"E
UTM
32T 649231 5221306
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Destination

Zwieselbachalm

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park Sennhof. From there you follow the always slightly rising forest path along the Horlachbach into the Horlachtal. After about an hour you reach the Larstigalm and walk comfortably past it. The path leads up a little steeper and then flat on to a bridge. There you either follow the forest path past the Klein Horlachalm and Groß Horlachalm or the narrow summer hiking trail directly in front of the bridge on the right through open terrain to the Schweinfurter hut. From there you walk into the Zwieselbachvalley and after about 20 minutes you reach the Zwieselbachalm. 

 

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 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 Niederthai the following parking facilities are available:

- car park Sennhof | costs: € 5.00 per day

   from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm

- car park in the hamlet Lehen (football field) | free

 

Coordinates

DD
47.128361, 10.967659
DMS
47°07'42.1"N 10°58'03.6"E
UTM
32T 649231 5221306
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

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. 

 

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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

  • Grastalsee - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Snack station Wiesle - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Kraspessspitze - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Bergmahderweg Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • 601 Schweinfurter Hütte
  • Ötztaler Urweg E3 Niederthai - Längenfeld
  • Höfle - Bichl - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
514 m
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