Holidays for wheelchair users
No restrictions despite physical impairment
Physical disability does not necessarily mean that holiday fun is restricted. The best example: Ötztal offers especially recommended accommodations, restaurants and excursions for wheelchair users. The right information about disabled accessible infrastructure onsite ranks among the most important details, therefore a relaxing holiday is almost guaranteed. Because sometimes a small barrier is not a real problem as long as you know it before. More and more tourist partners focus on necessary adaptations for wheelchairs. Our service team can also provide detailed information: call +43 (0) 57200 300.
As a first step, we have identified already existing offers as part of a LEADER project. We have found countless offers that we can fully recommend to wheelchair users. Especially for accommodations and lodgings in the valley, we have defined very severe criteria and therefore chosen only accommodation providers that meet all the essential requirements for wheelchair friendly holidays. We also point out every restriction so that you can decide already at home if accessibility is still available in your case. You know better than we do that every wheelchair user has quite different needs. And we didn't want to completely exclude generally suitable accommodation providers that don't fulfill one or more requirements.
Other offers such as restaurants or leisure time attractions don't fulfill all aspects of wheelchair accessibility but they are basically suitable for wheelchair users. Here we have highlighted those leisure centers without stairs or steps, which have sanitary facilities accessible for people with physical impairments.
In addition, we have made a list of all places without wheelchair accessible sanitary facilities and with small steps and obstacles because we think that a visit is still possible and, above all, rewarding. In such cases we refer to personal statements of wheelchair users who visited all these places themselves and were still very satisfied. Further attractions not to be missed are the beautiful natural landscapes and breathtaking views, therefore we also suggested varied excursions to huts and Alpine pastures. We are sorry for any unexpected inconvenience on these routes.
Mobile with wheelchair!
By train - Ötztal Bahnhof:
Travel by train to the station of Ötztal-Bahnhof. Use the service offered by the railways when entering and leaving the train! Right in front of the station you can take the public bus towards Obergurgl. Wheelchair friendly access to the bus stop and sanitary facilities suitable for wheelchair users.
Please note: Access to the platform only possible with assistance or electric wheelchair (steep and long access); The access ramp to the ticket office is also difficult to master.
The local "Ötztaler" bus company offers a service number for wheelchair users:
INFO HOTLINE +43 (0) 5254 3550
Please call this number in advance and the bus driver will be informed and will gladly assist you in entering and leaving the bus!
Well looked after during your holiday
For holiday guests who decide to spend a holiday in the lower Ötztal (Sautens - Oetz - Umhausen) the Medical Health Care & Holiday Group offers a special service, ranging from daily care and accompanying service for visits to a doctor or hospital to social assistance and rental of therapeutic products.
Information and advice at:
Medical Health Care & Holiday Group
Platzleweg 11 6433 Oetz T + 43 (0) 664 1111 186
Wheelchair service, medical supplies
There are no wheelchair repair services or wheelchair rental stations in the valley. Please contact the following service providers:
Sanitätshaus Heindl - T +43 (0) 732 738 31 60
Rental of medical aids, sports and leisure equipment
Gesundheits- und Sozialsprengel Längenfeld (Health and Social Care)
Unterlängenfeld 78, A-6444 Längenfeld
ÖZIV - Landesverband Tirol
Interessenvertretung für Menschen mit Behinderungen (Advocacy Office)
Bürgerstraße 12/2.OG, im Innenhof, A-6020 Innsbruck
T +43 (0) 512 57 19 83
Rolling Technology & Sport GmbH
Sebi 9, A-6342 Niederndorf
T +43 (0) 5373 42570