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 Brunnenbergalm (652)

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This scenic tour of intermediate difficulty leads up to Brunnenbergalm, one of the most beautiful vista points in the Sölden Hiking Area.

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14.4 km
1:45 h
624 m
624 m

Majestic Brunnenbergalm mountain hut towers on one of the eastern slopes of Ötztal's mighty mountains, at the entrance to Windachtal valley. The area ranks among the most beautiful vantage points in the valley. Starting in the village center of Sölden, you follow the Ötztaler Ache river upstream.

The first 1.5 km long stage is almost flat and therefore ideal for warming up your muscles. This intermediate mountain bike tour offers some 930 meters of elevation gain. The steeply rising ascent on the asphalt road starts in the immediate surroundings of Sölden's campsite.

From km 3.1 onwards you bike on real mountain bike terrain: a very steep and winding gravel path leads through the forest and further on along the treeline – where stunning views of the Alpine scenery are waiting for you. After approx. 8 km you can make out the dark wooden huts of Brunnenbergalm. Soon you can relax your sore leg muscles on the sunny terrace while enjoying a revitalizing drink. Picture-book panoramic view of the Ötztal glaciers!

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1971 m
1347 m
Highest point
Brunnenberg Alm (1971 m)
Lowest point
Freizeit Arena (1347 m)
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Rest Stop

Moosalm
Brunnenbergalm

Safety information

The first part of the route travels on asphalt roads - watch out for oncoming traffic!

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

 If you want to return on a different route, you can choose the black Jägers Notweg Single Trail (673) which is only suitable for very skilled bikers with enough downhill experience. This single trail ranks among the most difficult routes the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN has to offer.

 

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

Start

Freizeit Arena (1348 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969519 N 11.010440 E
UTM
32T 652929 5203738

Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

The bike route starts at Freizeit Arena, leading to the base station of Gaislachkogl Gondola along the Ötztaler Ache river shore on a gravel trail. Then the trail joins the asphalt road. Continue past the Campsite, cross the bridge and bike uphill to the hamlet of Moos. Here you take the forest road which leads straight up to Brunnenbergalm. Return on the same route. 

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
14.4 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
624 m
Descent
624 m
Public transport friendly Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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