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Niederthai-Schweinfurter Hütte Bike Route

Mountainbike Routes · Oetztal
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  • Gasthof Stuibenfall (1.482 m)
    / Gasthof Stuibenfall (1.482 m)
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  • / Larstigalm (1.778 m)
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  • / Umhausen
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  • / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • / Schweinfurter Hütte (2.028 m)
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  • / Niederthai
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difficult
29.1 km
3:47 h
1161 m
1162 m

The mountain bike route to Schweinfurter Hütte offers a myriad of highlights. Right at the starting point you pass the 159 m high Stuiben Falls, Tirol's biggest waterfall fed by the rushing Alpine Horlachbach brook coming down from the glacier fields of Zwieselbachferner and Grastalferner. When the snow melts in spring, the small mountain brook transports up to 2000 liters per second! A highlight of a very special kind takes place every Wednesday night when the waterfall is floodlit.

Leaving behind the hamlet of Niederthai, you take the permanently ascending gravel trail to Horchlachtal, a wildly romantic side valley of the central Ötztal. The route is quite strenuous and exhausting. Shortly before you reach the mountain hut you have to conquer another extremely demanding ramp covering some 2 kilometers.

Ambitious bikers continue further on to Isseboden area. The secluded valley is a true feast for the eyes! As a final highlight you bike down the outstanding Umhausen High Altitude Trail.

Author’s recommendation

Nach der anspruchsvollen Radtour bietet sich ein kurzer Abstecher zum Kneipphäusl direkt oberhalb des Parkplatzes an. Hier werden müde Biker-Wadeln wieder richtig wach!

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2139 m
Lowest point
1030 m

Rest Stop

Jausenstation Larstighof
Schweinfurterhütte

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Umhausen (1072 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.132228, 10.930367
UTM
32T 646392 5221666

Destination

Schweinfurter Hütte (2028 m)

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The mountain bike route to Schweinfurter Hütte offers a myriad of highlights. Right at the starting point you pass the 159 m high Stuiben Falls, Tirol's biggest waterfall fed by the rushing Alpine Horlachbach brook coming down from the glacier fields of Zwieselbachferner and Grastalferner. When the snow melts in spring, the small mountain brook transports up to 2000 liters per second! A highlight of a very special kind takes place every Wednesday night when the waterfall is floodlit.

Leaving behind the hamlet of Niederthai, you take the permanently ascending gravel trail to Horchlachtal, a wildly romantic side valley of the central Ötztal. The route is quite strenuous and exhausting. Shortly before you reach the mountain hut you have to conquer another extremely demanding ramp covering some 2 kilometers.

Ambitious bikers continue further on to Isseboden area. The secluded valley is a true feast for the eyes! As a final highlight you bike down the outstanding Umhausen High Altitude Trail.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar routes nearby

  • Biketour Köfels – Wurzberg - Winklen
  • Old Road to Niederthai
  • Route - Round around Rechenstielegg (684)
  • Bike Route - Frischmannhütte
  • Biketour ins Grastal (663)
  • Bike-Runde um Niederthai (662)
  • Horlachtal Runde
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
29.1 km
Duration
3:47h
Ascent
1161 m
Descent
1162 m

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