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Hiking Trail recommended route

Reich Alm - Umhausen-Niederthai

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INFORMATION UMHAUSEN->Farster street->Farst->REICH ALM 
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
3:00 h
1,002 m
84 m
Start is by the information in Umhausen. From there you walk straight ahead till the cemetery. Than you walk left through the meadows and past the chapel till the barrier. Therefrom you walk approx 1 1/2 hours to "Farst". At the top is an amazing view till the "Gurgler Kamm". Above the houses you find signpost to "Reich Alm". The way is varied, sometimes steeper, sometimes more gentle. Attention at the last piece, it is very steep. At the end there is a view at the alpine pastures and the mountain. 

 

Tipp: to Farst there drives also a Taxi 

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,020 m
Lowest point
1,019 m
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Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed an experienced hikers.

Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/en/summer.html

Start

Information Umhausen (1,030 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.139655, 10.927547
DMS
47°08'22.8"N 10°55'39.2"E
UTM
32T 646158 5222486
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Destination

Reich Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Start is by the information in Umhausen. From there you walk straight ahead till the cemetery. Than you walk left till the barrier. Therefrom you walk approx 1 1/2 hours to "Farst". Above the houses you find signpost to "Reich Alm". The way is varied, sometimes steeper, sometimes more gentle. Attention at the last piece, it is very steep. 

 

Tipp: to Farst there drives also a Taxi 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. 

Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off the 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 valley 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

There are the following parking possibilities in Umhausen:
  • car park Mure, free of charge

Coordinates

DD
47.139655, 10.927547
DMS
47°08'22.8"N 10°55'39.2"E
UTM
32T 646158 5222486
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Bike & Wanderkarte: 1:35.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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. 

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1,002 m
Descent
84 m
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