Winter Walking & Snowshoe hiking

Indulging in the white wonder world while winter hiking

An array of cleared paths leads right across snow-covered winter wonderlands and endless fields, along the crystal clear Ötztaler Ache river to Oetz (2 km). Another scenic hiking trail takes nature lovers to the picturesque Piburger See lake and the surrounding nature preserve. Children will have great fun amidst this white paradise by exploring the awesome beauty of nature treasures which are almost untouched by man. Adults can indulge in peace and quiet while forgetting the daily grind.

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Narrenkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Umhausen
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Map / Narrenkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai
1800 2100 2400 2700 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 Hotel Tauferberg Ötztaler Brauhaus

NIEDERTHAI -> car park "Sennhof"-> Bergmahderweg -> "Bergle" -> NARRENKOGEL
moderate
2.9 km
2:30 h
764 m
759 m
The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park "Sennhof". From there, turn right over the wooden bridge in the direction of Höfle and after about 200 meters turn right into the Bergmahderweg. Follow this way into the valley until after about 150 meters on the left side the marked, narrow trail to Narrenkogel branches off. Then hike on the somewhat steeper path to the "Bergle". Small wetland biotopes and springs can be found here, in the early summer enrich "Lady of the snows" (Pulsatilla vernalis) and "Gentian", later in the summer the "Nigritella nigra" can be seen on these former hay meadows. Passing a hunting lodge you hike over a open mountain meadow. Here you turn right and walk on a steep path through the light stone pine forest to the tree line and on to the summit. The Narrenkogel applies both of Umhausen and Niederthai the local mountain, that's why he has two summit crosses.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2303 m
Lowest point
1540 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Tauferberg
Ötztaler Brauhaus

Safety information

Medium-difficulty trail; 

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

 

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 not hut on the way a snack and enough to drink. 

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Niederthai, car park Sennhof (1541 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128474, 10.967942
UTM
32T 649252 5221320

Destination

Narrenkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Niederthai at the car park "Sennhof". From there, turn right over the wooden bridge in the direction of Höfle and after about 200 meters turn right into the Bergmahderweg. Follow this way into the valley until after about 150 meters on the left side the marked, narrow trail to Narrenkogel branches off. Then hike on the somewhat steeper path to the "Bergle". Passing a hunting lodge you hike over a open mountain meadow. Here you turn right and walk on a steep path through the light stone pine forest to the tree line and on to the summit. The Narrenkogel applies both of Umhausen and Niederthai the local mountain, that's why he has two summit crosses.

 

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

 

 

Parking

In Niederthai the following parking facilities are available:

- car park Sennhof | costs: € 5.00 per day

   from 07:00 am - 18:30 pm

- car park in the hamlet Lehen (football field) | free

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
764 m
Descent
759 m
In and out Scenic Summit route

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