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 Gampe Alm (643)

Mountainbike Routes • Oetztal
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  • Gampe Alm - Sölden
    / Gampe Alm - Sölden
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  • Gampe Alm - Sölden
    / Gampe Alm - Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Gampe Thaya (2.000 m)
    / Gampe Thaya (2.000 m)
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Bike Route Gampe Alm (643)
1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Gampealm Station 6: Gebirgsfest Station 7: Bergbewohner Station 5: Almleben Gampe Thaya

This intermediate mountain bike tour to scenic Gampe Alm is just perfect for beginners who want to conquer the mountains.

medium
15.4 km
2:15 h
658 m
658 m

This moderately steep route features some 650 meters of altitude gain and can be conquered by average bikers. 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 asphalt road (not much frequented). At the fork-off to the Glacier Road you continue in the direction of Hochsölden, keeping to the right. After 6 kilometers a forest trail forks-off to the left, joining a gravel path that leads straight to Gampe Alm and Gampe Thaya.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2005 m
1348 m
Highest point
Gampe Alm (2005 m)
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gampealm
Gampe Thaya

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

Sölden (1348 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969081 N 11.010640 E
UTM
32T 652946 5203690

Destination

Sölden

Turn-by-turn directions

This moderately steep route features some 650 meters of altitude gain and can be conquered by average bikers. 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 asphalt road (not much frequented). At the fork-off to the Glacier Road you continue in the direction of Hochsölden, keeping to the right. After 6 kilometers a forest trail forks-off to the left, joining a gravel path that leads straight to Gampe Alm and Gampe Thaya.

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
15.4 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
658 m
Descent
658 m
Public transport friendly Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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