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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Enduro Silbertal - I

Enduro Trails • Oetztal
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A 17 km long Enduro Route for true nature aficionados, sportspeople and all those who also love fine Tirolean delicacies. 

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17.9 km
3:30 h
668 m
668 m

Trailhead of this route is Freizeit Arena where you follow Route Gaislach (644) for mountain bikers via the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald to the Glacier Road. Before you pass the ski run's overpass you turn into the forest trail (southwards) leading uphill for a while to the mountain inns of Sonneck and Gaislachalm up to Ferienclub Silbertal. 

Here you continue on Bodenegg Trail (668) down into Ventertal valley and the hamlet of Bodenegg. First the route travels through lush green Alpine meadows - please don't leave the trail here although it might be tempting: the meadows are the realm of the cows! Once you reach the treeline, the route becomes much trickier. There are even some sections where you have to push the bike. If you manage this part without dismounting you are a real expert! On the bottom of the trail you follow the Bodenegg Race Track (661) down to Gasthof Neue Post. Here you continue on the scenic Kühtrainschlucht Trail (664) - via the hamlet of Moos - back to Freizeit Arena. The black trail is rideable in both directions and connects Zwieselstein and Sölden. Right at its start in Zwieselstein you'll conquer a couple of very difficult passages, including steps and narrow rails or corridors: a highlight for technically skilled bikers! 

Author’s recommendation

A perfect track for nature lovers, traveling straight across lush Alpine pasturelands and meadows in full bloom. A great insight into the majestic mountain world surrounding Vent.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
S3,
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1959 m
1347 m
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Sonneck
Gasthof Brückenwirt
Alpengasthof Gaislachalm
Ferienclub Silbertal
Gasthof Neue Post ***

Safety information

Scenic Bodenegg Trail (668) crisscrosses the forest trail and leads even along the walking trail for a bit. This one is a Shared Trail used by hikers very frequently. 

Kühtrainschlucht Trail (664) is rideable in both directions - watch out for oncoming bikers.

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 (1347 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969476 N 11.010100 E
UTM
32T 652904 5203733

Destination

Freizeit Arena

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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S3 difficult
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
668 m
Descent
668 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops

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