On the long tour you drive through ancient landslides, idyllic mountain villages and beautiful scenery.
Distance 20.4 km
The starting point of this bike tour is at the Mure car park in Umhausen. There you follow the Ötztal cycle path (No. 11) to the bridge on the Ötztal federal road that leads to Köfels. You choose the path up towards Köfels and follow the asphalt road with a moderate incline. After a short time you drive over the site of an ancient landslide known as the "Köfler landslide". Around 8,700 years ago, around three cubic kilometers of rock rumbled down into the Ötztal and blocked the course of the Ötztaler Ache. After you have passed the small, idyllic village of Köfels at 1,400 meters, the marked forest path to the Wurzberg Alm begins on the left. The inclines on the wide gravel path are partly easy to drive, so that nothing stands in the way of a relaxed stop at the 1,575 meter high Alm. From there you continue down the forest path towards Winklen in Längenfeld. From there you take the Ötztal Cycle Path (No. 11) back to Umhausen.
Safety informationThe 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 ist he main priority.
Tips and hintsMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereThe 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.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
- car park Mure, free of charge
32T 646002 5222329
EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the 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.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- 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)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking
- 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.
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