Sölden - A true Dorado for Cycling Aficionados

Scenic Ötztal offers a fine blend of nature exploration and sporty highlights for both passionate mountain bikers and road cycling fans. Every year bikers can look forward to new attractions . Sölden is renowned for its top-notch cycling events. Among the new activities: E-Hiking that comprises e-biking tours and classic hiking at their best!
The world of cycling sports is as colorful as cycling shirts dating back to the Eighties. All-mountain riders, downhill fans, classic mountain bikers, road cyclists and e-bikers are ready to conquer the valley's high Alpine regions. And there is only one perfect destination that has it all: welcome to the Ötztal Valley! No matter which type of biker you are, we have the right offer. It's not a coincidence that this valley hosts the renowned Ötztaler Cycle Marathon or the unique Paper Chase, always focusing on new accents in the field of sport events.

All Bike Routes in Sölden

Bike Routen im Ötztal Matching offers for all cycling fans incl. mountain cycling routes, single trails, E-bike tours, family routes, etc. ...

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Bike Republic Sölden

Bike Republic Sölden, ÖsterreichWhile others are building Bike Parks, we installed the Bike Republic Sölden...

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Bike-Friendly Accommodation in Sölden

Bike UnterkünfteRanging from holiday apartments to 5-star superior hotels, Sölden's bike-friendly lodgings provide made to measure accommodation for biking and cycling enthusiasts.

 

 

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Bike Events & Camps

Bike Events & CampsHighlights include the internationally renowned Ötztaler Cycle Marathon, a Single Trail Paper Chase or varied Mountain Bike Camps ...

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Approved Bike Area

Aproved Bike Area"Mountain Bike Holidays" ranks among the leading Mountain Bike Tourism Experts comprising 63 hotels in 27 holiday regions spread over 3 countries.

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Mountain Bike Tours

Mountinbike Touren im Ötztal

Some 900 kilometers of superb mountain bike routes promise endless fun for mountain bikers of all skill levels in the Ötztal.

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Road Cycling Tours in Sölden

Rennradtouren im Ötztal

Scenic routes leading right along Austria's highest roads, surrounded by the stunning Alpine scenery of the Ötztal mountains.

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E-Bike Tours in Sölden

E-Bike Touren im Ötztal

Thanks to convenient electric support, every biker can reach his personal goal and favorite destination.

Bike Republic Sölden

The Hot Spot for bike aficionados

Bike Republic Sölden, Österreich

The Bike Republic Sölden comprises a manifold biking concept divided into several stages of expansion. Already for many years, Sölden has been ranking among the secret top destinations for single trail riders. The huge offer, including perfect trails and comfortable mountain lifts operated by Bergbahnen Sölden, was extended by adding the "Rolling" Pump Track and "Teäre Line" Flow Trail – open to the public from late June onwards.

The unrivaled Bike Republic Sölden focuses on a clear vision and a highly distinctive brand, centering not only on the wide open freeride terrain with its diverse trails and Tirol's largest pump track but also on numerous other Bike Park features unique in the Alpine region. What's more, the newly founded Bike Republic Sölden has its own original language, using the outstanding Ötztal dialect which gave the name to several splendid lines and routes. Thanks to a huge choice of trails and downhill paths for all ages and preferences, Sölden has become a giant playground for bikers of all skill levels - be it all mountain riders, enduro bikers or passionate freeriders.Bike Republic Sölden

Single Trails

Single trails will give you the thrill

Singltrails im Ötztal - Sölden Tirol

The network of fantastic single trails has been extended in the Ötztal – especially in the surroundings of Sölden. One thing is for sure: the Ötztal ranks among the undisputed Hot Spots in the Alps for all-mountain bikers and enduro bikers. The area's challenging single trails attract top riders to the high Alpine regions beyond 3000 meters, embedded in the stunning scenery of the Ötztal Alps.

Additionally, the valley's summer mountain lifts came up with made to measure packages for all-mountain bikers. Bicycle transport is available in the following holiday resorts: Hochoetz, Gaislachkogl in Sölden, Hohe Mut and Wurmkogel in Obergurgl/Hochgurgl.

The panorama trail in Hochsölden is an absolute must for single trail aficionados. All-mountain riders can indulge in no less than 5 kilometers of the Alps' finest single trails on a total distance of some 25 kilometers.

Uninterrupted views of the upper Ötztal and nice rest stops included.
All those who want to improve their mountain bike skills before heading towards the single trails, get together at the Sölden practicing area that features a pump track – 100 meters longer than last year. Another practicing course can be found in Oetz, a perfect spot to get used to the highly demanding Alpine terrain.

Check single trails in Sölden and Ötztal

 

E-Bike & Hike

A new trend: E-Hiking

E-Biken im Ötztal Tirol Österreich

The Ötztal has always been a trendsetter for e-biking holidays to suit all ages and preferences. Superb nature exploration on electric bicycles is available throughout the valley thanks to standardized bicycle models and the same technical basics. Therefore e-bikers find a number of specialized e-bike and battery change stations between Oetz and Obergurgl.

E-hiking makes a fine combination of cycling pleasures on electric bicycles and Alpine hiking. E-hiking is very simple: after renting an e-bike at one of the valley's sport shops you pedal uphill on broad forest roads with electric support until you reach Ötztal's quaint mountain huts. Here you leave your bike and get ready for exploring the higher regions of the Ötztal Alps on foot. What's best, peak conquests are possible without long and exhausting ascents and - at the end of the tour - you quickly return down to the valley on your e-bike.

This new e-hike concept requires a high level of organization throughout the Ötztal Valley. Primarily the e-bike rental stations – especially in Umhausen and Längenfeld – have been optimized. Every single e-bike was equipped with a bicycle lock. On the mountain huts separate bicycle storage rooms or areas have been installed, where hikers can leave their bicycle during the ascent to the peak.

Check e-bike routes in Ötztal

Paper Chase on Two Wheels

The ultimate team competitions for enduro bikers

Biken im Ötztal - Schnitzeljagd

140 mm of suspension travel, uphill ride with the mountain gondola, downhill adventure on challenging trails: the Ötztal Paper Chase ranks among the  ultimate team competitions for enduro bikers. No prize money but a giant "Golden Schnitzel" for the overall winner!“

This very special paper chase race has already become a cult event in the Ötztal. Teams of two fight for their chance at glory by conquering several stages and action-packed trails in the Ötztal: not a race or competition in the real sense of the word but a fun-filled and entertaining sports event and action-filled day. The enduro bikers hunt for the giant "Golden Schnitzel". It's a long and exhausting paper chase as the route travels uphill and down dale on demanding single trails. The amazing idea came from hiking pro Karen Eller and Holger Meyer, famous for their Mountain Bike Camps held in the Ötztal.

There is a maximum number of 250 participants. So be quick and register now-  first come, first served. Detailed information and entries at: www.soelden.com/paperchase

Road Cycling Highlights

Ötztaler Radmarathon

Talking about the Ötztal, passionate road cyclists only have one thing in mind: Ötztaler Cycle Marathon – the Alps' most challenging race has already become a myth. 450 cyclists, 238 kilometers, 5500 meters of altitude gain! A cyclist's dream and nightmare at the same time.

But besides that, what are the main reasons for participating in the "Ötztaler"? Some say it's an experience of a lifetime, others talk about a mythic race. Chairman Ernst Lorenzi explains: "The race course and the extremely beautiful landscape add to a very special experience. The yearly surveys show that the cyclists also appreciate the great enthusiasm and atmosphere from start to finish. Everyone participating in the "Ötztaler" feels like a winner, even the very last one who reaches the finish line!"
More details www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com

In addition to the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon the Ötztal boasts many more attractions for road cyclists: panoramic routes lead up to the eternal ice or high Alpine crossings. The road from Sölden to Rettenbach Glacier has an average gradient of 10.5 % on a length of 13.5 kilometers. Also known as Ötztal's Glacier Road, cyclists can reach Tirol's highest point accessible on two wheels.  The glacier road was a stage of the famous "Deutschland Tour", and Jan Ullrich described it as "inhuman".  Only a couple of years later the former cycling pro made peace with the steeply winding road up to Rettenbach Glacier

A few recommended tours for road cyclists: the upper Ötztal Valley and its rear end has idyllic roads leading to Vent, Obergurgl and Hochgurgl or scenic Timmelsjoch pass with its awe-inspiring high Alpine scenery.

Check Ötztal road cycling routes