Be it a peak conquest by mountain lift, an outing to one of the outstanding nature spectacles or a reviving visit to the thermal spa center: Tirol's longest side valley has a lot to offer for physically impaired and disabled holiday makers.
Ötztal promises made to measure holidays for physically impaired and wheelchair users. In addition to barrier-free accommodations, which are also perfectly suitable for families with small children using baby strollers, there are loads of activities in summer and winter alike.
Viewing Platform Stuibenfall – Umhausen
The biggest waterfall in all of Tirol has a falling height of 159 meters, a truly unique nature spectacle. From the barrier-free viewing platform right next to the federal road to Niederthai you can easily indulge your eyes in the breathtaking Stuiben Falls.
Getting there: by car from Umhausen towards Niederthai. You will find the platform on the left, shortly before you reach Niederthai.
Lake Piburger See – Oetz
In a really idyllic location, surrounded by dense woodlands, overlooking the mighty peak of Acherkogel in the south-eastern: Scenic lake Piburger See above Oetz ranks among the undisputed nature treasures in the Ötztal Valley throughout the seasons. In the summer it attracts swimmers and water fans looking for some refreshing moments.
The south-eastern walking trail is easily accessible for wheelchair users as well as for families with baby strollers.
Additionally, the lakeside swimming bath features a mechanical access device for swimmers and a barrier-free washroom.
Getting there: by car from Oetz to the hamlet of Piburg where you find a parking area.
Acherkoglbahn – Oetz
A ride in the Acherkogel mountain gondola takes only about eight minutes, whisking you from 812 m up to 2000 m above sea level. Once you have reached the Hochoetz Pastureland Region, you enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding mountain world. The 8-person gondola cabins and the Panorama Restaurant with its wonderful sunbathing terrace right at the top station offer barrier-free access.
Gaislachkoglbahn – Sölden
An undisputed icon of state-of-the-art mountain gondola technology combined with contemporary architecture: Gaislachkogl mountain gondola has two sections, leading from the valley's base station (Sölden, 1363 m) up to 3040 m altitude in less than twelve minutes. On top of the peak visitors can indulge in the stunning Alpine scenery. Here you also find the unrivaled ice Q gourmet restaurant.This top modern building hosted one of ORF's television programs, "Gipfelsieg" - at the invitation of RollOn chairwoman Marianne Hengl - presented by Barbara Stöckl, Roland Düringer (satirist) and Georg Fraberger (psychologist).
Rettenbach & Tiefenbach Glacier - Sölden
You get to the huge ice masses of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glacier effortlessly by car via the 13 kilometer long Glacier Road with an average gradient of about 11 percent. At 2800 meters above sea level you access Europe's highest road point, a picture-book photo scene. Some 3 kilometers further you will find Tiefenbach Glacier by driving through the Rosi Mittermaier road tunnel.
MUSEUM AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL OUTDOOR PARK
Ötzi Village - Umhausen
How did Ötzi, the world-famous iceman and glacier mummy, live in Neolithic times? What did he eat, how was everyday life back then? Answers to all these and a lot more questions can be found in Umhausen's Ötzi Village. The village is barrier-free and easily accessible for wheelchairs and baby strollers. The archaeological outdoor park can be reached only on natural walking trails.
AQUA DOME Spa Center – Tirol Therme Längenfeld
The ultimate AQUA DOME spa center is open on 365 days a year, promising superb relaxation and well-being at the highest level. The 50,000 m² area offers huge indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a unique sauna parlor, a gym and an exclusive SPA 3000 rooftop zone. Both hotel guests and one-day visitors enjoy barrier-free access to the thermal spa parlors.
Medical Health Care & Holiday
The entire holiday region aims to offer a permanently growing number of barrier-free attractions and excursion sites, promoting a valley-wide network of places where access is possible for physically impaired holiday makers. Of course, it won't be possible everywhere due to the high Alpine landscape. Guests who need special care or assistance during their vacation can take full advantage of measure-made services offered by "Medical Health Care & Holiday".
An expert health care and assistance team of the valley's regional Health Department takes care of all your special needs and requirements during your holiday, ranging from home health care to nature exploration in a group or learning more about Ötztal's deeply rooted traditions.