On the fourth - and thus the last - partial route, your hike on the Ötztal Urweg trail slowly fades away. With sparkling mountain lakes and beautiful vantage points, you will of course also be spoiled on this section.From Längenfeld, the starting point of the partial route, you first wander across wide meadows in the middle of the valley. From here, a short detour to the beautiful Lehner waterfall is worthwhile, before you climb through a forest to Wurzbergalm. Walking downhill, you finally reach your stage destination Umhausen. The eleventh stage leads mainly downhill to the stage destination Sautens - only interrupted by a small climb to the picturesque Piburger lake. On the last stage you walk on beautiful forest trails to the banks of the Inn. You follow its course and after a small round through the quiet forest Haiminger Forchet you reach the starting point of your hike at the Ötztal-Bahnhof.Stage 10: From Längenfeld to Umhausen
5 hours - 14.5 kilometersStage 11: From Umhausen to Sautens
6 hours - 17.1 kilometersStage 12: From Sautens to the Ötztal train station
5 hours - 19.1 kilometers
Not quite as high, but still promising, the third section of the Ötztal Urwegs begins. All three stages run high above the Ötztaler Ache, offering breathtaking panoramic views in many places.Let's start in the mountaineering village of Vent. To do this, you first climb up the exciting Ötztal mountain trail and hike along the impressive Tiefenbachferner. From the glacier, the path leads you to spend the night in the valley to Zwieselstein. The next day it goes straight back up and you walk just above the tree line through impressive mountain landscapes and look down into the valley on Sölden. The destination of the stage is the small village of Granstein. On the ninth stage there are more meters in the descent on the program and you can hike downhill on beautiful forest paths downhill to the tranquil Längenfeld.Stage 7: From Vent to Zwieselstein
7.5 hours - 19.5 kilometersStage 8: From Zwieselstein to Granstein
6 hours - 17.6 kilometersStage 9: From Granstein to Längenfeld
5.5 hours - 14 kilometers
While the other sub-routes of the Ötztal Urwegs run mainly in middle locations, the second part route takes you up to the exciting high mountain landscape of the Ötztal Alps. It is initially only very comfortable.Stage number four takes you from the hiking village of Gries without major differences in altitude and with great views to the famous winter sports resort Sölden. The next day you walk - slightly uphill - very close to the course of the Ötztaler Ache. Just before you reach the finish line Obergurgl, you collect again some altitude. The last stage of the partial route then finally becomes a real mountain tour: on promising climbs you climb the 3,189 meter high Ramoljoch and thus also the highest point of the entire Urwegs. The view of the surrounding glacier world is breathtaking. Afterwards, the rest of the stage will take you downhill to the mountaineering village of Vent.Stage 4: From Gries to Sölden
7 hours - 20.6 kilometersStage 5: From Sölden to Obergurgl
5 hours - 14.5 kilometersStage 6: From Obergurgl to the mountaineering village Vent
6.5 hours - 15 kilometers
Varied landscape, impressive mountain worlds and gentle alpine pastures: in all its diversity, the Ötztal invites you to discover its culture, its culinary art and, above all, the unique nature. On the twelve-day Ötztal Urweg all three priorities will be linked. You wander from village to village and again and again you meet the Ötztaler Ache, which so decisively shaped the Ötztal. For a better overview, we have divided the trail into four sub-routes to three daily stages. Since all stages are also easy to reach by bus, you can also undertake only a single section of the great multi-day hike.The first part route starts at the Ötztal-Bahnhof, which is approached directly from Innsbruck. From here, the excellently signposted hiking trail meanders along the banks of the Ötztaler Ache into the valley. The first stage is still pleasantly flat and so you can immigrate in peace and at the same time enjoy again and again beautiful views of the vast Ötztal. On the second day it gets a bit steeper and you walk past the Stuibenfall - the largest waterfall in Tyrol - and up to the contemplative hiking village Niederthai. Now you are in shape and ready for the third stage. This leads you on forest paths over a mountain saddle, down again to the shore of the Ötztaler Ache and finally up the rushing Fischbach uphill to the hiking village Gries.Stage 1: From Ötztal-Bahnhof to Oetz
3.5 hours - 10.3 kilometersStage 2: From Oetz to the hiking village Niederthai
6.5 hours - 17.2 kilometersStage 3: From Niederthai to the hiking village Gries
5.5 hours - 15.8 kilometers
On this tour you will become the summiteer. On good roads and gravel roads it leads you up to the Kleblealm at 1,983 meters, where you will be rewarded with a magnificent view.The lush mountain meadows of the Kleblealm are promising on the eastern slope above Sölden. And that is exactly the intermediate goal of the tour. Once at the top you can enjoy the great view and be pampered with delicious Tyrolean specialties. You deserve it, after all, there are almost 600 vertical meters behind you. But thanks to e-bikes, you can playfully master them and concentrate on the breathtaking mountain panorama.After a long break, the descent back to Sölden awaits you. A true pleasure: over four kilometers long fresh mountain air blows around your nose and you just need to let your bike roll. If you are in the mood for action, there is an alternative departure possibility. The footpath "699" to Sölden offers one of the best singletrack in the region. Steep, demanding and garnished with some root passages, this variant requires a certain amount of driving skills.
The Längenfelder Runde is perfect for a family outing with e-bikes. The route runs along the valley floor on gravel and asphalt paths and passes many great highlights that will especially delight children.Start is in the district Winklen. Here is a large, free parking available. Off the main road you explore from here almost all the hamlets of the village Längenfeld, from Winklen to Huben. Most of the way leads along the foaming Ötztaler Ache, where a cool breeze blows even on hot sunny days. Refreshments are not lacking along the route. You should plan enough time for stops. Alternatively, you can of course pack your own food and stop at the nice pauses along the route. At a stop station set up especially for e-bikers, you can not only strengthen yourself, but also provide your bike with new power at the charging station.Not only exciting for children is a visit to the Ötztal home and open-air museum in the district Lehn. Close up you can experience the hard life of the farmers during the last centuries. If the offspring still has a lot of energy left after the bike ride, then a visit to the Ötztal Funpark and the Geospielplatz "Wasser und Steine", which is right next door, is also worthwhile.
Umhausen is located approximately in the middle of the Ötztal at an altitude of 1,031 meters. Here the valley widens and meadows and fields can spread. This easy round trip connects all the sights of the region Umhausen on about 16 kilometers. Almost 350 meters of altitude provide variety and can still be mastered playfully with the e-bike.This tour is a great trip for the whole family: especially the kids will enjoy the many entertaining highlights along the route. The impressive "Angel's Wall" will provide open mouths - stop here for a moment and admire the daring routes of the climbers who work their way up the steep wall almost vertically. On the other hand, the following section along the Ötztaler Ache is quite enjoyable. The sound of the river coupled with the beautiful mountain panorama make for a pure holiday feeling.Finally, you can take a trip to the Stone Age in one of the most exciting open-air museums in the area: In the Ötzi village, the archaeological open-air park in Umhausen, you can immerse yourself in another world 5,000 years ago and experience a time travel to the people in the Stone Age at the time the famous "Ötzi".
This approximately 28-kilometer round trip is ideal for getting to know the Ötztal and its five picturesque villages by e-bike. Many exciting highlights along the route make it the perfect tour for the whole family.You start in the center of Ötz and follow first to Sautens the wonderfully situated bike path along the Ötztaler Ache. If you are already in the mood for a break, you can stop for a while at the specially prepared rest area for cyclists. While you enjoy your snack brought here, your e-bike can also recharge your batteries at the installed charging station.Through a shady pine forest that is unique in this region, you cycle up and down until you come to Roppen, from where the route runs along the Inn. The following section on the Inn Cycle Path is pure enjoyment: the route runs flat and is always accompanied by the wonderful mountain panorama.After crossing the Inn again, you reach the village of Haiming - here it is worth stopping at the Biohof Glatzl, which is located directly on the left side of the road. Afterwards you continue comfortably to Ötztal, from where you drive to the Ötztal Radweg, which leads you directly to the AREA 47. If you fancy a bit of adventure, you should definitely plan a stop here: Whether in the high ropes course, the Flying Fox or the Mega Swim - fun and action are guaranteed here.About Brunau it is then quite contemplative and quiet along the Ötztaler Ache back to the starting point of the tour. If you want to end the day with a cool refreshment, it's worth taking a quick trip to Lake Piburg, where you can swim, boating or refresh yourself in the restaurant.
The trail leads from Vent through the Lower Valley to Martin Busch Hut. It goes on a route with breathtaking views of the Ötztal mountains past numerous prehistoric sights and squares. And as you walk the wide paths through the beautiful landscape, you can enjoy the unique walking theater.A walking theater from Vent zum Marzellferner (Ötztal | Tirol), from the morning until the evening from the 6th to the 15th of September 2018.Perhaps the truest story of Duke Friedrich of Tyrol and his escape through the Ötztal, in a version of Lawine torrèn. The special thing about it: A small group of spectators experience the sound level via radio-ear buttons, while the actors in their historical garb are once far away and then again very close. Neither nature nor other hikers are influenced, the dialogues come from the microport directly into the ear and are also perceptible from long distances.In the far reaches of the rear Ötztal (over a hundred square kilometers live little more than a hundred people) are managed as much parts of the landscape as 600 years ago, it has no recognizable traces of the 21st century. A road movie of an escape over the main ridge of the Alps around 1416 would always be authentic in all its attitudes. We want to perform this road movie in real time as a traveling theater.
Over 3,000 years ago, powerful parts of the Tschirgants fell into the valley and spilled the exit of the Ötztal. Today the area is a small, originally left natural oasis in the otherwise intensively populated Tyrolean Inn Valley. The largely wooded area offers quiet places to stay, rich biodiversity and is surrounded by exciting myths and legends. Through this mystical landscape, the easy circular walk leads past exciting educational panels on the animal kingdom and geology.Start is the cross chapel Sautens, after you have followed the road for about 100 meters, the road branches off to the right into the forest. Beautiful hiking trails lead you to the viewpoint Tschirgantblick. Continue to the board birds and geology. Especially in spring and autumn it is a very nice hike.At the end of the tour it is worthwhile stopping in one of the schnapps distilleries in Sautens.