TUMPEN -> car park elementary school -> "Grube" -> crossroads -> VORDERE TUMPENALM
The Vordere Tumpenalm is located at an altitude of 1,831 meters surrounded by lush green meadows and in the middle of the Ötztal mountains. From the car park of the elementary school in Tumpen follow the road towards "Grube" - then turn to the left and follow the forest path further upwards passing the Tumpener waterfall. At the last crossroads, turn left towards the "Vordere Tumpenalm" and "Gehsteigalm". Follow the path until you reach the mountain hut. If you continue right at the crossroads, you will reach the "Armelen" hut. For the way back you take the same route or as an alternative you can go further on to the "Armelen hut" and possibly undertake a summit tour to the "First Karkopf".
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 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
ParkingIn Tumpen the following parking facilities are available:
- car park at the elementary school | free
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EquipmentAppropriate 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.
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