KÖFELS -> Köfler Scharte -> Köfler waal path -> Frischmannhut -> Hintere Fundusalm -> Köfler Scharte -> KÖFELS
Distance 10.5 km
Highest point2,208 m
Lowest point1,388 m
After a short climb from the car park to the upper end of Köfels, follow the signs to Köfler Scharte / Frischmannhütte. First, over meadow slopes upwards, the trail soon turns into the forest and winds up in even serpentines to the Köfler Scharte. Via stone blocks the path leads to the Köfler waal path. For about two kilometers the trail leads along an old irrigation system. After this extremely impressive path with a magnificent view you have to cross a creek and walk over pastures until you reach the Frischmannhut. The Hintere Fundusalm becomes visible at the descending forest path. Both rest stops are recommended, different their location. Now another short climb from the Hintere Fundusalm to the Köfler Scharte awaits, where the round ends. Downhill to Köfels you walk on the known ascent path.
Köfler Jochwaal - This irrigation system was built in the middle of the 15th century to make better use of the fields and meadows.
Safety informationModerate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report
Tips and hintsMore information about hiking can be found here
By roadThe 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 Köfels the following parking facilities are available:
- car park Köfels | one day ticket for cars € 5,00, fee required from 7:00 am till 6:30 pm | the car park for people with handicap is free, please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car
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Author’s map recommendations
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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