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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Bike Route Rofenhöfe (655)

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  • Rofenhöfe - Sölden
    / Rofenhöfe - Sölden
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  • Vent
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  • Rofenhöfe
    / Rofenhöfe
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Map / Bike Route Rofenhöfe (655)
1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS - Information Sölden Gasthof Brückenwirt Sportplatz Sölden - Zwieselstein ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS - Information Vent Gasthof Rofenhof *** Gasthof Geierwallihof Jausenstation Bodenegg

Lovely tour to Venter Tal valley and Rofenhöfe farms - Austria's highest, permanently settled farmhouses.

medium
43.9 km
4:00 h
828 m
828 m

The scenic tour to Venter Tal is about 40 kilometers long and features almost 1000 altitude meters on a steadily climbing route. A big part of the tour travels on asphalt, promising a "rolling" experience. The tour's highest point can be found at 2022 m above sea level. You start at Freizeit Arena in Sölden. Follow the federal road to Zwieselstein where you turn right into a gravel path towards the hamlet of Heiligkreuz. Here you do not cross the bridge but turn right in front of the church. A gravel trail takes you to the first avalanche guard. Here you get back to the federal road which is not much frequented. Once arrived in the village center of Vent, you take the road to Rofen on the right. Varied refreshment stops available. Return on the same route until you reach the houses of Bodenegg. Turn right into the Bodenegg Race Track (661), cross Venter Ache brook and return to Zwieselstein and Sölden.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2096 m
1347 m
Highest point
Rofenhöfe (2096 m)
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Rofenhof
Gasthof Brückenwirt
*** Gasthaus Geierwallihof
Gasthof Neue Post ***
Jausenstation Bodenegg

Safety information

Please always check if your bike is equipped with lights. There are some avalanche guards and a tunnel on the way to Vent.

Tips, hints and links

Splendid Rofenhöfe farms are Austria's highest, permanently settled farmhouses. A mountain inn can be found there. The secluded mountain village of Vent looks back on a lively history. For a long time the farmhouses belonged to noble families from South Tyrol's Vinschgau region. Still today, some 2000 sheep are driven from Schnalstal valley to the Vent's lush pasturelands every summer. A millennium-old path which probably was also used by Ötzi - The Iceman, who was found in the immediate surroundings.

 

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

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The scenic tour to Venter Tal is about 40 kilometers long and features almost 1000 altitude meters on a steadily climbing route. A big part of the tour travels on asphalt, promising a "rolling" experience. The tour's highest point can be found at 2022 m above sea level. You start at Freizeit Arena in Sölden. Follow the federal road to Zwieselstein where you turn right into a gravel path towards the hamlet of Heiligkreuz. Here you do not cross the bridge but turn right in front of the church. A gravel trail takes you to the first avalanche guard. Here you get back to the federal road which is not much frequented. Once arrived in the village center of Vent, you take the road to Rofen on the right. Varied refreshment stops available. Return on the same route until you reach the houses of Bodenegg. Turn right into the Bodenegg Race Track (661), cross Venter Ache brook and return to Zwieselstein and Sölden.

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
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Distance
43.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
828 m
Descent
828 m
Public transport friendly Tour route Nice views Cultural/historical value With refreshment stops

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