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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Leiterberg Trail (672)

Natur Trails • Oetztal
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  • BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN LEITERBERG TRAIL
    / BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN LEITERBERG TRAIL
    Video: Sölden / Soelden / Solden
  • Leiterberg Trail
    / Leiterberg Trail
    Photo: © Ötztal Tourismus - Christoph Bayer
  • Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Leiterberg Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Leiterberg Trail (672)
1600 1800 2000 2200 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Leiterbergalm

This red trail has its access point in the fourth hairpin bend below Hochsölden, marked by a cairn. It takes you to the hamlet of Leite where you continue on the Kreuzweg Trail (6015) that takes you back to Sölden.

medium
4.6 km
0:45 h
5 m
547 m

A technically demanding Natural Trail with several flowing sections is waiting for all freeriding aficionados. It travels through the lovely forests of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Leiterberg promises endless fun for skilled bikers who have enough experience. Others must push the bike on some steep sections but they equally enjoy wonderful flowing parts. It also makes an ideal practicing terrain for improving your biking techniques. At the steep start the surface may be wet and slippery. After crossing a brooklet you reach a small but challenging rock before you can indulge in real biking pleasures. Keep to the left at the walking trail's fork-off (on the right you reach Edelweißhütte). This part of the trail merges directly into a forest route next to Leiterberg Alm – a perfect rest stop! The last stage requires good biking techniques and an excellent stamina on truly varied terrain. It crosses the forest route six times until you head towards the houses in the hamlet of Leite.

Author’s recommendation

Combine Leiterberg Trail with Bartiges Bödele Trail (676) and Rettenbachalm Trail (675) - which makes a truly rewarding tour.

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Author

Berrgbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner

Updated: 2018-07-30

Difficulty
medium
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Altitude
2041 m
1494 m
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Rest Stop

Leiterbergalm

Safety information

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

Additionally, the trail crisscrosses the forest road several times. Watch out for other sportspeople!

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

Fourth hairpin bend below Hochsölden (2041 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.977383 N 10.986832 E
UTM
32T 651111 5204566

Destination

Hamlet of Leite

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A technically demanding Natural Trail with several flowing sections is waiting for all freeriding aficionados. It travels through the lovely forests of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Leiterberg promises endless fun for skilled bikers who have enough experience. Others must push the bike on some steep sections but they equally enjoy wonderful flowing parts. It also makes an ideal practicing terrain for improving your biking techniques. At the steep start the surface may be wet and slippery. After crossing a brooklet you reach a small but challenging rock before you can indulge in real biking pleasures. Keep to the left at the walking trail's fork-off (on the right you reach Edelweißhütte). This part of the trail merges directly into a forest route next to Leiterberg Alm – a perfect rest stop! The last stage requires good biking techniques and an excellent stamina on truly varied terrain. It crosses the forest route six times until you head towards the houses in the hamlet of Leite.

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
medium
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
5 m
Descent
547 m
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