Biking & Cycling

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.
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.

Single trails will give you the thrill

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.

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 areas that features pump tracks.

All single trails in Sölden

Singletrails
Paper Chase on Two Wheels

Paper Chase on Two Wheels

The ultimate team competitions for enduro bikers

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: bikerepublic.soelden.com

Road Cycling Highlights

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

Ötztaler Cycle Marathon
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