Worthwhile and promising tour around the Horlachbach.
The tour starts in Niederthai at the Sennhof car park, right next to the information desk. From there you cycle left, up the paved path to the Hotel Falknerhof. There you turn left again and follow the forest path to the beginning of the forest. The mountain bike tour continues through the dense forest. Over time you will come back to a forest path. Here there is the possibility to drive into the valley to the Larstig Alm (managed). Otherwise you cross the stream and cycle the Bergmahderweg back down the valley. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama until you get back to the starting point.
Safety informationFamily-friendly trekking or MTB route suitable also for standard bicycles, offering good road or trail surface (gravel, asphalt or similar surface). The gentle climbs do not require special skills, cycling techniques or above average stamina. Enjoyable cycling is the main priority.
Getting thereThe 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.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
- car park Sennhof, chargeable € 5,- per day
32T 649248 5221308
EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.
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