Snowshoe hiking & winter walking

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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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Bike Route Kleble Alm (651)

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Map / Bike Route Kleble Alm (651)
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The permanently ascending trail, first on asphalt and later on gravel paths, winds its way up to lovely Kleble Alm (1983 m).

medium
11.7 km
1:10 h
636 m
636 m

The lush green Alpine pasturelands of Kleblealm nestle on an eastern slope high above Sölden. The 12 km long ascent for mountain bikers is of intermediate difficulty, traveling through the hamlet of Granbichl. First you follow the asphalt road which joins a forest trail that features no major difficulties but has a total elevation gain of 630 meters. Leaving behind the forest, you enjoy picture-book views of mighty Gaislachkogl peak - one of Sölden's top ski mountains.

Author’s recommendation

A bit below Kleble Alm you'll find Stallwies Alm also accessible on Kleble Alm Trail (699) or Mountain Bike Route Kleble Alm (651). No matter if you are biking uphill or downhill, Stallwies Alm makes a perfect refreshment stop.

After visiting one of the mountain inns you are ready for a great freeride experience: the footpath leading down to Sölden (699) is known as one the best single trails the entire region has to offer. It is steep and very demanding, and requires excellent biking skills due to many tree roots and rocks. A true challenge for biker and material! Those who want to bypass this challenging section simply continue downhill on the ascent route.

Difficulty
medium
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Landscape
Altitude
1983 m
1348 m
Highest point
Kleble Alm (1983 m)
Lowest point
Freizeit Arena Sölden (1348 m)
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Rest Stop

Kleblealm
Stallwiesalm

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

Freizeit Arena (1348 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969455 N 11.010489 E
UTM
32T 652933 5203731

Destination

Freizeit Arena

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The lush green Alpine pasturelands of Kleblealm nestle on an eastern slope high above Sölden. The 12 km long ascent for mountain bikers is of intermediate difficulty, traveling through the hamlet of Granbichl. First you follow the asphalt road which joins a forest trail that features no major difficulties but has a total elevation gain of 630 meters. Leaving behind the forest, you enjoy picture-book views of mighty Gaislachkogl peak - one of Sölden's top ski mountains.

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
11.7 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
636 m
Descent
636 m
Public transport friendly Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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