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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Biketour Festkogl (653)

Mountainbike Routes • Oetztal
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  • Festkogl (653)
    / Festkogl (653)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Obergurgl
    / Obergurgl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Biketour Festkogl (653)
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There are two good reasons to take the heavy ascent to the Festkogl: the overwhelming panorama of the summit and the serpentine-rich trail back into the valley.

difficult
13.6 km
1:45 h
993 m
993 m

From Obergurgl you follow the ascent to the Schönwies- and Langtalereck hut. At an altitude of 2075 meters, the further path branches off to the left to the Festkogl. During the next 60 minutes, there is hardly a breather on the equally steep gravel road. Nevertheless, well-trained bikers will have an eye for the ever-increasing imposing panorama. From the mountain station of the cable car it is necessary to mobilize the forces for the last upturn. A few hundred heights, then it is done. At the end of the path, at 2680 meters, the view of the three thousand-meter-high mountains for the troubles compensates. A last check of the brakes - And off you go on the fast descent.

Author’s recommendation

Take enough liquid with you on the tour, the restaurant at the end of the route is closed in summer.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2890 m
1906 m
Highest point
Festkogl (2890 m)
Lowest point
Obergurgl (1906 m)
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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

Obergurgl (1914 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.870784 N 11.027573 E
UTM
32T 654516 5192800

Destination

Hochgurgl, 2.410 m

Turn-by-turn directions

 

From Obergurgl you follow the ascent to the Schönwies- and Langtalereck hut. At an altitude of 2075 meters, the further path branches off to the left to the Festkogl. During the next 60 minutes, there is hardly a breather on the equally steep gravel road. Nevertheless, well-trained bikers will have an eye for the ever-increasing imposing panorama. From the mountain station of the cable car it is necessary to mobilize the forces for the last upturn. A few hundred heights, then it is done. At the end of the path, at 2680 meters, the view of the three thousand-meter-high mountains for the troubles compensates. A last check of the brakes - And off you go on the fast descent.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
993 m
Descent
993 m
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