Demanding bike tour through the wildly romantic Fundustal side valley, always accompanied by Fundusbach brook - a true nature idyll.
Distance 19.6 km
The starting point of this demanding mountain bike tour is in the center of Umhausen. From there follow the signs for the Ötztal cycle Trail(No. 11) into the valley until you reach the Ötztaler Ache. There you turn right and follow the signs towards Frischmannhütte. In numerous serpetines, a wide gravel path runs up the western slope of the Ötztal. Passing the front Fundusalm (not serviced) you drive, accompanied by the babbling of the Fundusbach, on to the serviced Hinteren Fundusalm. The last climb leads over a wide gravel path to the Frischmannhütte. Once at the top, you can enjoy the wonderful panorama with a delicious Tyrolean bread snack. Back to Umhausen you follow the same route back.
Worth seeing: The “Köfler Jochwaal” is a canal that was built in the 15th century and collected the glacier water of the Ploderferner to irrigate the meadows and fields of the village of Köfels.
Update: June 16, 2021
Safety informationVery demanding MTB track with difficult passages that require both excellent stamina plus advanced biking techniques. Steep uphill and downhill stretches await you. Stamina oriented and skillful technical biking on high Alpine panorama tours 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:
- parking space Mure, free of charge
32T 645673 5222009
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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