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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

601 Schweinfurter Hütte

Mountainbike Routes · Umhausen Open
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Adventurous bike tour into the Horlachtal till the Schweinfurter hut. 
Distance 12.7 km
2:00 h
544 m
544 m
2,032 m
1,540 m
Starting point of the mountainb bike tour is the car park Sennhof (next to the inforamtion) in Niederthai. From there you follow the broad gravel trail towards Larstig Alm. Along the Horlachbach brook the more ascending roue continues to Schweinfurter Hut. Once arrived at the hut you can wnjoy culinary treats plus splendid vistas on the sunny terrace. You return the same trail. From Larstig Alm you follow the signposted Bergmahderweg trail to Niederthai, past the fire station and back to the parking space. 

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
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Update: June 06, 2024
Highest point
2,032 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 2.85%Dirt road 71.96%Forested/wild trail 25.18%
0.4 km
Dirt road
9.1 km
Forested/wild trail
3.2 km
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Rest stops

Jausenstation Larstighof
Schweinfurter Hut

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 is the main priority.

Tips and suggestions

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


Niederthai - car park Sennhof
47.128307, 10.967606
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'03.4"E
32T 649227 5221300


Niederthai - car park Sennhof

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

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  


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.  


The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • carpark Sennhof, chargeable € 5,- per day 


47.128307, 10.967606
47°07'41.9"N 10°58'03.4"E
32T 649227 5221300
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!


Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes fort he 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • 6044 Horlachtalrunde
  • 6043 Umhauser Familienrunde
  • 6048 Stuibenfall
  • 635 Old Road to Niederthai
  • 6047 vordere Tumpenalm - Armelenhütte
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12.7 km
2:00 h
544 m
544 m
Highest point
2,032 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available


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