Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

Step by step towards a holistic experience

The hiking paradise of Sölden also has a marvelous winter season: 49.5 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails take walkers straight through snow-covered forests, white meadows and along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Adventure-seeking vacationers grab their snowshoes and listen to the crunching snow under their feet while lively Sölden disappears in the background. Trudging  through the untouched white either on your own or accompanied by a local guide you will take new insights on the way to rustic mountain huts.

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Löple Trail (678)

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Map /  Löple Trail (678)
1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 m km 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Alpengasthof Gaislachalm Gasthof Sonneck Löple Alm

Although Löple Trail is marked with red signposts it is a quite easy Single Trail leading from Gaislachalm to Löple Alm. The trail is rideable in both directions.

medium
1.1 km
0:20 h
36 m
32 m

This trail is perfectly rideable in both directions. Löple Trail forks-off to the right a bit above the Gaislachalm mountain inn and the forest trail. After a stretch through the forest it travels along lush meadows on a quite wet surface. Once you reach the gate you cross the ski run in a slightly uphill direction in order to follow the trail again. An almost level stage is interspersed with short but very steep descents. Biking past Löple Alm you continue towards a broader, deeply rutted cart trail – please watch out here! Playful and skilled bikers can even try to master obstacles with a bunny hop...

Author’s recommendation

Combine this scenic trail with an ascent on the Gaislach Mountain Bike Route and a downhill adventure on Nene Trail (696) - which makes a truly rewarding tour.

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Author

Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner

Updated: 2018-07-30

Difficulty
medium
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Altitude
1996 m
1962 m
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Rest Stop

Löple Alm
Gasthof Sonneck
Alpengasthof Gaislachalm

Safety information

This one is a Shared Trail and highly frequented by walkers and hikers.

Equipment

Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow pads, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes within the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Enter the Republic only with a bike that meets current quality standards.

Tips, hints and links

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Gaislachalm (1974 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.934440 N 10.998302 E
UTM
32T 652105 5199817

Destination

Löple Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

This trail is perfectly rideable in both directions. Löple Trail forks-off to the right a bit above the Gaislachalm mountain inn and the forest trail. After a stretch through the forest it travels along lush meadows on a quite wet surface. Once you reach the gate you cross the ski run in a slightly uphill direction in order to follow the trail again. An almost level stage is interspersed with short but very steep descents. Biking past Löple Alm you continue towards a broader, deeply rutted cart trail – please watch out here! Playful and skilled bikers can even try to master obstacles with a bunny hop...

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arriving by Train

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. The public bus lines to all holiday resorts in the valley (direction Obergurgl) leave directly in front of the train station. The bus ride to Sölden takes about 1 – 1.5 hours.

All important details on bus timetables, direct connections and taxi services are available here.

Getting there

WHERE IS SÖLDEN?

Sölden is located in the West of Austria, more exactly in the Province of TIROL. It nestles amidst the ÖTZTAL Valley, a south-facing side valley of the Inntal.

Best travel route from the West:

From Vorarlberg to Tirol via Arlberg Pass or through Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel - on B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

From the North:

- Bad Tölz - Achen Pass - B 181 Federal Road - Jenbach - A 12 Autobahn towards Innsbruck (direction Bregenz) - exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

- Pfronten - Reutte - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Ehrwald - Lermoos - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) – exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Mittenwald - Scharnitz - Seefeld - Telfs - A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) - exit: Ötztal or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

From the East:

Munich or Salzburg - A 93 Autobahn to Kufstein - A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) via Innsbruck – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

From the South:

From Bozen/Bolzano towards Brenner Pass (toll road) – on Brenner Autobahn via Schönberg toll station (direction Innsbruck) to Innsbruck - then change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

Parking

There are ample parking areas and covered parking garages at the base stations of Gaislachkogl and Giggijoch Mountain Gondolas. Parking is free of charge between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm!

Night-time parking of motor cars is subject to a charge and allowed only in the parking garage next to Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola:

More details on night-time parking

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
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Distance
1.1 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
36 m
Descent
32 m
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