Sporty bike tour to Niederthai and back again, high above Umhausen!
Distance 8.7 km
The Bike Tour starts in Umhausen at the Mure car park (village center). From the starting point you follow slightly rising Roßlachgasse until you reach the "Umhauser Höhenweg" sigpost. Then you follow the broad gravel trail to Niederthai and the hamlet of Höfle. The moderately ascending route leads through idyllic forests. Silence and pure anjoyment await you here, The last part towards the hamlet of Höfle travels on a narrow, steep trail where you may have to push your mountain bike (onlythe sportiest biker can master this stretch). From Höfle you continue downhill to the hamlet of Mühl, past Gasthof Stuibenfall. On the righ you follow a broad gravel trail towards "Alte Niederthaier Straße" and back to Umhausen. Even before you should make a short detour to the Stuibenfall, Tirol's biggest waterfall and awe-inspiring nature spectacle. The last strech of the tour leads back to the starting point via Roßlachgasse.
Update: May 31, 2021
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 is the 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 646177 5222537
EquipmentApproproate 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.
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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