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 Gaislach (644)

Mountainbike Routes • Oetztal
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  • Gaislachalm - Sölden
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  • Heidealm - Sölden
    / Heidealm - Sölden
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  • Gaislachkoglbahn Mittelstation - Sölden
    / Gaislachkoglbahn Mittelstation - Sölden
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Map / Bike Route Gaislach (644)
1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS - Information Sölden Gasthof Sonneck Alpengasthof Gaislachalm SB Almstube/Restaurant Tiroler Stube Tor zur Bike Republic Station 1: Gebirgsdorf Unterführung Eebme Line

This challenging mountain bike loop tour covers the area below Gaislachkogl peak. Furthermore it is an ideal transfer route for many other bike trails.

medium
19.3 km
1:45 h
837 m
837 m

From Freizeit Arena you follow the federal road towards the upper valley, turn right at the BP gas station after approx. 1 km. The climbing road takes you through the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald to the Glacier Road. Continue on the Glacier Road for about 700 meters, then turn into the permanently climbing forest trail to the lush pasturelands of Gaislachalm. The first part of the trail is quite shady until you reach the wide open meadows where clinging cow bells and breathtaking views of the Ötztal Alps accompany you.

Past the two mountain inns (refreshment stop!) of Silbertal and Gaislachlam you pedal to the tour's highest point: middle station of Gaislachkogl Gondola at 2170 m above sea level. An asphalt road takes you from the middle station to the Glacier Road and back to Sölden again.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2185 m
1349 m
Highest point
Mittelstation Gaislachkoglbahn (2185 m)
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Sonneck
Tor zur Bike Republic
Alpengasthof Gaislachalm
SB Almstube/Restaurant Tiroler Stube

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

Alternative downhill routes:

Teäre Line (6003)

Eebme Line (6005)

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

Start

Freizeit Arena (1347 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969480 N 11.010090 E
UTM
32T 652903 5203733

Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

From Freizeit Arena you follow the federal road towards the upper valley, turn right at the BP gas station after approx. 1 km. The climbing road takes you through the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald to the Glacier Road. Continue on the Glacier Road for about 700 meters, then turn into the permanently climbing forest trail to the lush pasturelands of Gaislachalm. The first part of the trail is quite shady until you reach the wide open meadows where clinging cow bells and breathtaking views of the Ötztal Alps accompany you.

Past the two mountain inns (refreshment stop!) of Silbertal and Gaislachlam you pedal to the tour's highest point: middle station of Gaislachkogl Gondola at 2170 m above sea level. An asphalt road takes you from the middle station to the Glacier Road and back to Sölden again.

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
medium
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
837 m
Descent
837 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops

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