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.

Thematic Trail

Experience mile - Highlights of Sölden on one mile

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Map / Experience mile - Highlights of Sölden on one mile
1050 1200 1350 1500 1650 m km 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 Station: Almzeit Station: BIKE REPUBLIC Station: Naturpark Ötztal Station: James Bond

You are in the Hotspot of the Alps and do not know what to do here? From quiet nature parks to action-packed James Bond - this and more on the Sölden experience mile.The experience extends from the Gaislachkoglbahn to the Freizeitarena, along the Ötztaler Ache, exactly one mile. On this route are various stations to the five themes ALMZEIT, Natural Park, BIKE REPUBLIC, Sölden in winter and James Bond.
1.5 km
0:30 h
53 m
40 m
The 5 stations of the experience mile are:

The ALMZEIT theme trail offers great adventures for children and small trips for parents. He shows how diverse Söldens are mountains, paths and huts. Whether climbing and krambling, walking or strolling, sunbathing or playing, the ALMZEIT offers something for everyone.

Nature Park
The Ötztal Natural Park covers all the protected areas in the Ötz Valley as an overriding roof. It stretches from the bottom of the valley into a high alpine region formed by glaciers. The highest point is the Wildspitze with 3.774 m. The objectives of the Naturpark Ötztal include 5 areas: conservation of nature and landscape, promotion of recreation, education, research and regional development.

Bike Republic
A republic in which all bikers feel at home: touring bikers on the tens of routes, flow trailers on our surfing lines, endurists on the endless trails. With us, the hitched trails for experts as well as nature trails - and they are all flanked by excellent retreats. A republic to feel good and have fun!Sölden in the winter. Whether you want to spend your day relaxing in the swimming pool or on the slopes, we offer you everything to make your winter holiday perfect. If you do not know what type of holiday you are, the decision tree on the experience mile should help you.

James Bond
Sölden and James Bond, that was love at first sight. Director and Oscar winner Sam Mendes is looking for fascinating and fascinating filming locations for "Specter" in the Alps. He immediately fell in love with the winter sports metropolis. Sölden is the scene of the scene, which was described by the producer as the heart of the film. Convince yourself of it.

Author’s recommendation

There is also a barrier-free alternative to this route.

Just follow the directions to the new social center and then change over the bridge to the other side of the Ötztaler Ache. Follow this path until you come to the bridge which you cross. At the end of this bridge you can follow the gravel road along the Ötztaler Ache and return to the regular route of the adventure mile.

Highest point
1390 m
Lowest point
1348 m
Best time of year


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: 


Freizeit Arena (1347 m)
46.969491, 11.010091
32T 652903 5203734


Valley station of the Gaislachkogelbahn

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Freizeitarena you go to the Parkhotel, from there you can already see the first stop of the adventure mile - Almzeit Themenweg. Then you continue on this path, past the new social center Sölden, a steep ascent to the BIKE REPUBLIC station. From there it goes down again to the village of Windau, where you continue along the gravel road, right next to the Ötztaler Ache. Follow this path until it ends at a wooden bridge that takes you across the Ötztaler Ache to the valley station of the Gaislachkoglbahn.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at:


Getting there

Sölden is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden
  • Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn, Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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