Resort information about Sölden

The holiday region surrounding the World Cup venue Sölden is known for its endless variety. Be it hiking, mountain biking or adventure sports - the Hot Spot in the Alps provides everyone with fun and enjoyment.

Sölden, 1.377 m

Hot Spot in the Alps.

Sölden stands for the full variety of winter as it plays host to the yearly held Alpine Ski World Cup races and is one of Europe's most renowned ski and snowboard centers. But also in the summer Sölden has a lot to offer, among the highlights are some 300 kilometers of signposted hiking trails for all preferences and ability levels. What's more, the upper Ötztal Valley makes a truly unique heaven for passionate mountain bikers. Most tours are quite challenging as they lead up to the eternal ice beyond 2850 m altitude. Additionally a myriad of events is scheduled in Sölden, ranging from internationally renowned sports events to popular hiking weeks or music festivals.



There are some 300km of marked hiking trails. There is a perfect route for everyone: sporty ascents to an altitude above 3,000m or relaxed uphill rides with a cable railway. There is plenty to discover: mountain lakes and snow-covered summits, game and the most beautiful flowers of the Alps. And if you are starving you can stop at one of the 16 shelters or 30 mountain huts and get a bite to eat.


Mountain bike

The Upper Ötztal valley is an outstandingly beautiful paradise for cycling and mountain biking fans. Most of the trails are steeply rising and quite chalenging as they lead right to the eternal ice up to an elevation of 2,850 m.



The Freizeit Arena Leisure Center in the center of Sölden offers fun and action for the young and old: bowling, tennis, a shooting range, a fitness center, a gymnasium and the adventurous swimming bath with rock grotto and whitewater channel - the family-friendly offers seem unlimited. Not only fun and action are on the program. A visit of the sauna world of the Freizeit Arena Leisure Center is perfect for relaxation. Relax and unwind in the infrared cabin and the steam bath and soothe your achy muscles after a sporty day.



The events of Sölden offer something for every taste. Events range from international cycling events to popular hiking weeks and music events. All through the year Sölden offers top quality entertainment.


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Zwieselstein, 1.472 m

The small, secluded village south of Sölden

This lovely little village can be found approx. 3 km south of Sölden, embedded in the foothills of mighty Nederkogl peak. Here you also find the turn-off points to Vent and Obergurgl. The giant Sölden hiking area and its mountain lifts are only a stone's throw away. Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are also within easy reach. Zwieselstein still has preserved authentic buildings and wooden houses of long past times.



Zwieselstein is starting point for numerous routes. One-day hikes to huts or shorter trails to small huts that spoil guests with traditional dishes - this small village offers the perfect route for everyone.


Mountain bike

Zwieselstein is perfect for getting off the saddle, taking a deep breath and recharging. A break in this small village is an insiders' tip. Recharge for the second leg of your trip. A summary of the extensive offers is available at the new Kompass Mountain Bike Guide Ötztal. Altogether there are 687km and 28 officially open routes to choose from.


Worth Seeing

The subsidiary church of Zwieselstein dating back to 1747 Zwieselstein was first mentioned in the buying deed of Meinhard II of Tyrol. Since 1627 Zwieselstein is part of the Sölden parish. The subsidiary church was built between 1747 and 1749.
On a walk through the small village in the Ötztal valley you can discover some creative wood carvers.

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Vent, 1.900 m

A mountaineering resort in the foothills of mighty Wildspitze

The idyllic mountain village is located at 1900 m above sea level - amidst a fantastic mountainscape in the foothills of 3774-meter tall Wildspitze peak, Tirol's highest mountain. Vent has always been a deeply rooted mountaineering village and the cradle of modern Alpine tourism. It makes a perfect base for conquering countless 3000 m high peaks. Vent and its 150 inhabitants appreciate both nature and the mountains.



Hiking and history. Carefully one crosses the suspension bridge to the famous Rofenhöfe farms. Curiously one visits the primeval hunters' lodge. A visit of the outdoor camp below the "Hohle Stein" rockslide boulder is also worthwhile. The white brooks of Ventertal valley tell their own story; they form a strong contrast to the lush green meadows.


Tirol's highest mountain

Vent is starting point for a hike to get to Tirol's highest spot. Wildspitze Mountain with its 3,774m rises up to the sky.


"Ötzti" iceman finding site

From Vent past the Similaun hut one gets to the finding site of the Iceman. The spot where a German couple discovered the 5,000-year old mummified corpse. This finding was a world-wide sensation for science.


Mountain bike

From Zwieselstein and through Ventertal Valley one gets to Vent. From there it is only a few kilometers to the Rofenhöfe farms. Having arrived at an altitude of 2,011m efforts are rewarded at the highest-located permanent settlement of the Eastern Alps with a suspension bridge, Haflinger horses and the view of the summits.

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