• Köfler Waalweg Trail
  • Köfler Waalweg Trail

    Von 03-06-2024 bis 07-10-2024
    Always weekly

    We start this hike along along the Köfler Waalweg (Waal = historic irrigation channel) with the hut taxi. This varied loop hike leads from the Vordere Fundusalm up to the Fundusalm and continues then to the beautifully located Frischmann Hütte (2.192m).

    In one of the huts we will make a relaxing break stop, before we continue along the highest-located Tyrolean irrigation channel, the Köfler Jochwaal. Evidently, the meadwos of the small hamlet of Köfels were irrigated and made fertile with this Jochwaal from the Middle Ages onwards.

    In the area of today’s village of Köfels, a huge landslide with consequences for the history of the valley occurred some 9,500 years ago. Explore, learn, experience…


    intermediate hike
    (time: 5 hrs., elev. gain 580m/loss: 800m)

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    taxi to Vordere Fundusalm – Frischmannhütte – Waalweg - Köfler Schartle – Köfels - taxi to Umhausen
    Meeting point
    9.30 a.m., Ötztal Tourismus - Information Umhausen, (H) Umhausen - Arzthaus, (P) Umhausen - centre, Return: approx. 5.00 p.m.
    ankle-high mountain boots, rain gear, provisions
    € 20.00/ person; free for guests of NATURE PARK ÖTZTAL partner businesses and with the Summer Card Extra costs: hut taxi up/down, € 20.00 per person
    certified nature park hiking guide


    guests of nature park partner businesses: book at the reception of your accommodation

    registration deadline: evening before (5:00 p.m.)