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Winter Hiking recommended route

Horlachtal Loop Hiking Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai

Winter Hiking · Ötztal
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CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)->Hotel Falknerhof->Grastal Trail->Larstigalm->Horlachtal Trail->CAR PARK SENNHOF
easy
Distance 6.9 km
2:00 h
233 m
232 m
1,773 m
1,540 m
At the car park in the hamlet of Sennhof you take the road on the right, leading to Hotel Falknerhof. There you keep left, after 50 meters the street leads into the winter hiking trail "Grastal Trail", which goes continuous up to the Larstigalm. After a leisurely stop at Larstigalm you hike straight ahead the hiking trail along the river "Horlachbach" back to Niederthai.

 

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,773 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 4.26%Dirt road 66.19%Forested/wild trail 23.55%Path 5.97%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
4.6 km
Forested/wild trail
1.6 km
Path
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Larstigalm

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winter/the-full-winter-variety-in-oetztal/snowshoe-hiking.html 

Start

Car park Sennhof (1,540 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128377, 10.967711
DMS
47°07'42.2"N 10°58'03.8"E
UTM
32T 649235 5221308
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Destination

Car park Sennhof

Turn-by-turn directions

At the car park in the hamlet of Sennhof you take the road on the right, leading to Hotel Falknerhof. There you keep left, after 50 meters the street leads into the winter hiking trail "Grastal Trail", which goes continuous up to the Larstigalm. After a leisurely stop at Larstigalm you hike straight ahead the hiking trail along the river "Horlachbach" back to Niederthai.

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  

Directions

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.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Car park Sennhof | chargeable € 5,00 per day from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm, more day ticket possible | The car park for people with handicap is free - please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car. | Buses park for free

Coordinates

DD
47.128377, 10.967711
DMS
47°07'42.2"N 10°58'03.8"E
UTM
32T 649235 5221308
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map Umhausen-Niederthai

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

Similar routes nearby

  • Grastalweg - Jagdhütte - Niederthai 323
  • Höfle - Bichl - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Winter hiking Trail around Niederthai - Niederthai 324
  • Schweinfurter Hütte - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Wiesle - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
233 m
Descent
232 m
Highest point
1,773 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Scenic Round trip Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Groomed snow

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