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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Panoramabiketour nach Hochoetz (659)

Mountainbike Routes • Oetztal
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  • Hochoetz Panoramatour
    / Hochoetz Panoramatour
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Oetz
    / Oetz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  •  Kühtaile Alm (1.988 m)
    / Kühtaile Alm (1.988 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  •  Bielefelder Hütte (2.150 m)
    / Bielefelder Hütte (2.150 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  •  Acherberg Alm (1.888 m)
    / Acherberg Alm (1.888 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  •  Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2.020 m)
    / Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2.020 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Panoramabiketour nach Hochoetz  (659)
1000 1500 2000 2500 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30 Kühtaile Alm Balbach Alm Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz Bielefelder Hütte Almgasthof Acherberg Alm

One of the classic mountain bike routes in the lower Ötztal valley, covering 30 km and challenging 1480 meters of altitude gain. Ambitious bikers in a very good physical shape can master this trail without difficulty. 

difficult
31.7 km
3:00 h
1519 m
1519 m

The first stage leads to Hochoetz, a quite renowned route among mountain bikers due to its steeply winding asphalt road to Kühtai pass. This is also a part of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. At the height of Ochsengarten you turn into the strenuous gravel path in the direction of Bielefelder Hütte. The switch-backing ascent is really demanding and there is almost no time for taking a deep breathe. The hut at 2104 m above sea level is the highest point of the tour. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Ötztal and lake Piburger See. 

Before you start the speedy downhill you are strongly recommended to check your brakes again. The steep descent can be very challenging in some sections as you conquer no less than 1480 meters of elevation loss.

Author’s recommendation

Wer rasante Abfahrten liebt, kann auch mit der Acherkogelbahn bis zum Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz fahren und von dort mit dem Bike zu beiden Seiten abfahren. Entlang der gesamten Strecke bleibt man auf gut befestigten Wegen. ACHTUNG: Ein Ausscheren auf schmale Trails oder Wanderwege ist hier nicht erlaubt.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Altitude
2112 m
775 m

Rest Stop

Balbach Alm
Kühtaile Alm
Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz
Almgasthof Acherberg Alm
Bielefelder Hütte

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Oetz (775 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.203340 N 10.896890 E
UTM
32T 643662 5229506

Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

The first stage leads to Hochoetz, a quite renowned route among mountain bikers due to its steeply winding asphalt road to Kühtai pass. This is also a part of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. At the height of Ochsengarten you turn into the strenuous gravel path in the direction of Bielefelder Hütte. The switch-backing ascent is really demanding and there is almost no time for taking a deep breathe. The hut at 2104 m above sea level is the highest point of the tour. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Ötztal and lake Piburger See. 

Before you start the speedy downhill you are strongly recommended to check your brakes again. The steep descent can be very challenging in some sections as you conquer no less than 1480 meters of elevation loss.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
31.7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1519 m
Descent
1519 m

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