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Sölden as well as Hochsölden, Zwieselstein and Vent attract hiking enthusiasts with well-marked and excellently maintained hiking trails. Between the valley floor and snow-topped peaks, mountain lovers can let off steam until the soles of their feet burn: Family-friendly Alpine inns and huts can be explored along the scenic Almzeit theme hiking trail, sporty ascents up to more than 3000 meters altitude or multi-day hikes are a must. Shortcuts are allowed thanks to the mountain lifts which open up high Alpine nature jewels and rest stops for both families and connoisseurs. With a comfy gondola ride also experienced hikers can spare energy for longer tours.
The following list shows the complete hiking offer in Sölden at a glance. Find out more about suitable tours incl. directions, walking time, getting there and up-to-date details.
General Route Grading: ++++
Route length: 10 - 30 meters
Difficulty / number of routes: 2 - 9, 90 routes
Route Type: single-pitch route
Structure / Quality of the rock: solid, compact granite
Altitute: 1.200 meters
Best Seasons: spring, summer and fall
To the rocks: 5 minutes
Useful advice and a few tips to make climbing easier and safer:
No matter if you enjoy sports climbing or a via ferrata tour, you should always take a first aid kit and a cell phone with a full battery with you!
140 – Mountain Rescue – Alpine Emergency Call
112 – European Emergency Call (works with any mobile phone & in any network available)
Without a radio network signal or in a dead spot no emergency call is possible. Change to a better location and dial 112 regularly. European Emergency Call: Access to any network available if you switch on your mobile phone and dial 112 instead of the PIN code or if you use the SOS Emergency Call feature.
Tirol Mountain Rescue Emergency App
Smartphone users can install the new emergency call app of “Bergrettung Tirol”. It helps to place an emergency call and transmits your own location data at the same time.
HERE you can download the app for iOS devices
HERE you download it for Android smartphones
normal climbing equipment required
More details about climbing in Ötztal:
Internet tip: Climbers Paradise
The Climbers Paradise internet platform not only informs about the huge range of climbing possibilities in Ötztal but also acts as a hazard detection center strongly focusing on safety in climbing sports. Also available as an app for iPhones and Android smartphones.
The new "Sport climbing - via ferrata - ice climbing - Holiday Regions of Imst, Pitztal and Ötztal" climbing guide contains the most up to date topographic details of countless climbing areas within the holiday regions of Imst, Pitztal and Ötztal.
The climbing guidebook features all areas incl. route lists, route statistics, area descriptions, toolbars, topographic details, directions and photos. Plus quotes and descriptions by local experts and climbers, talking about their favorite rock climbing areas.
This ring file is particularly handy as it can be completely opened and folded. Many outstanding climbing and landscape pictures promise a perfect impression of the respective rocks, via ferrata routes and ice falls. In short: A modern climbing guide that leaves nothing to be desired and makes you yearning for a climbing adventure in the holiday regions of Imst, Pitztal and Ötztal.
Climbing guide content:
Authors: Günter Durner, Gerhard Gstettner
Pages: 306 Format: 22 x 18 cm, ring file (half covered) in landscape format
Price: € 25.60
The climbing guide is available at all Ötztal Tourismus information offices. You can order it also by phone on +43 (0) 57200 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming from Umhausen, the municipality of Längenfeld is reached on Ötztaler Bundesstraße. After the town sign, take the first exit at the roundabout to the right in the direction of "Oberried-Lehn-Au". Straight ahead over the bridge you reach the district of Oberried. Follow the signs "Oberried" on the left to the information sign, then turn left again and after 300 meters you reach the "Feuerwehr-Gerätehall Oberried" parking lot.