The third stage of the Ötztal Cycling Path (52 km) starts in Umhausen and ends in Längenfeld. The 12 km long stage offers several highlights: two new cycle path brigdes, one underpass and idyllic forests with hidden resting places.
Starting from Umhausen you pass by the hamlet Neudorf. After crossing the Ötztaler Ache you continue left-hand in the direction to Köfels. At the fork-off to Köfels you have to change to the Ötztal federal road until you reach the hamlet of Au, Längenfeld*. This part of the route through Längenfeld can be found on the western side of the valley, close to the Ötztal Alps' rock faces. It has almost no change in altitude and runs through small hamlets on asphalt and gravel trails until you reach Längenfeld.
*In august 2018 it will be possible to cross this passage without changing to the Ötztal federal road. Two cycle path bridges and another underpass will be available.
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.
Safety informationThe Ötztal Cycle Trail features some demanding ascents and is suitable for bikers in a good physical shape.
Tips, hints and linksMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereUmhausen 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Umhausen-Niederthai:
- Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
- Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
- Tumpen / Lehn-Platzl At the parking place Engelswand climbing garden (payable)
- Parking Köfels (payable)
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EquipmentAppropriate 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!
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