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Hiking Trail recommended route

Hike Köfels - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Umhausen
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m 1600 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 4 3 2 1 km Alpengasthof Köfels Jausenstation Edelweiß
UMHAUSEN -> car park Neudorf -> KÖFELS



Distance 4.6 km
1:30 h
408 m
52 m
1,389 m
981 m
Köfels, a small rural village in the Tyrolean Ötztal, is located on a sunny plateau at 1,400 m above sea level. The village is surrounded by meadows and forest and a central starting point for charming mountain hikes as well as mountain tours. From the small carpark next to the Fundusbrücke in Neudorf (hamlet in Umhausen) this easy hike starts. You walk along the Ötztaler Ache to Grantau. Now you hike first along the road, then through the forest until you finally reach Köfels. A stop at the Alpengasthof Köfels or in the Jausenstation Edelweiß, where you can take a break and relax, is definitely worthwhile. Köfels is also accessible by car.
Highest point
1,389 m
Lowest point
981 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Alpengasthof Köfels
Jausenstation Edelweiß

Safety information

Easy hiking trail; suitable for beginners and walkers

Please note the current weather report at: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html


Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 




Umhausen - car park in the hamlet Neudorf (1,032 m)
47.140283, 10.927867
47°08'25.0"N 10°55'40.3"E
32T 646181 5222556



Turn-by-turn directions

From the small car park next to the Fundusbrücke in Neudorf (hamlet in Umhausen) this easy hike starts. You walk along the Ötztaler Ache to Grantau. Now you hike first along the road, then through the forest until you finally reach Köfels. 


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 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 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




In Umhausen the following parking facilities are available:

- small car park in Neudorf | free

- car park Mure | free

- car park Bischoffsplatz | costs: € 5.00 per day

  from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm



47.140283, 10.927867
47°08'25.0"N 10°55'40.3"E
32T 646181 5222556
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in all information-offices in the Ötztal.


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 not 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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4.6 km
1:30 h
408 m
52 m
Highest point
1,389 m
Lowest point
981 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route


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