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Winter Hiking recommended route

Circuit hike Stuibenfall - Umhausen-Niederthai

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The Stuibenfall can currently only be viewed from Umhausen to the 1st platform and from the panorama car park in Niederthai. INFORMATION UMHAUSEN->car park Bischoffsplatz->Waalweg->Stuibenfall->Stuiben Nannele->Steppsteig->CAR PARK MURE
closed
easy
Distance 5.3 km
2:30 h
305 m
304 m
1,224 m
1,029 m
From the Information Office in Umhausen you walk through the village towards Niederthai. At Bischoffaplatz car park you continue past the Kneipp facilities, following the "Arzwinkl Waalweg" signs. The water trail (Waalweg) travels above the forest road past the Ötzi Village and the Birds of Prey Park towards the waterfall. At the end of the trail you continue on the wide forest path that takes you to the foot of the Stuibenfall where you can admire the elemental energy of this nature spectacle. From there you walk back on the same route, past Waldcafe Stuböbele on the right to the legendary figure of "Stuiben Nannele". There you turn right and follow "Steppsteig" trail back to Umhausen and the starting point of the hike. 
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,224 m
Lowest point
1,029 m
Best time of year
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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/winterwandern

Start

Information Umhausen (1,031 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.140185, 10.927833
DMS
47°08'24.7"N 10°55'40.2"E
UTM
32T 646178 5222545
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Destination

car park Mure

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Information Office in Umhausen you walk through the village towards Niederthai. At Bischoffaplatz car park you continue past the Kneipp facilities, following the "Arzwinkl Waalweg" signs. The water trail (Waalweg) travels above the forest road past the Ötzi Village and the Birds of Prey Park towards the waterfall. At the end of the trail you continue on the wide forest path that takes you to the foot of the Stuibenfall where you can admire the elemental energy of this nature spectacle. From there you walk back on the same route, past Waldcafe Stuböbele on the right to the legendary figure of "Stuiben Nannele". There you turn right and follow "Steppsteig" trail back to Umhausen and the starting point of the hike. 

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 out 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 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 Umhausen:
  • car park Mure, free of charge

 

Coordinates

DD
47.140185, 10.927833
DMS
47°08'24.7"N 10°55'40.2"E
UTM
32T 646178 5222545
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte 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.  

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

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  • old road to Niederthai - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Circuit hike Umhausen - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Wurzbergalm - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Bergmahderweg Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Höfle - Bichl - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
305 m
Descent
304 m
Highest point
1,224 m
Lowest point
1,029 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly Groomed snow

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