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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Bike Route - Forest Trail Rechenau (649)

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Map / Bike Route - Forest Trail Rechenau (649)
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The Forest Trail Rechenau route is a very easy and short loop tour traveling on Sölden's valley floor.

easy
4.9 km
0:45 h
106 m
106 m

A short round tour ideal for families who want to explore the immediate surroundings of Sölden. The asphalt and gravel route covers only 5 km and 106 meters of altitude gain. A perfect tour for young mountain bikers who want to improve their skills. Alternatively you can use this track also for warming up before you get ready for a more challenging high Alpine route.

This lovely trail travels northwards down the valley. Before you reach the hamlet of Kaisers the loop route returns to the village center of Sölden and Freizeit Arena along the rushing waters of Ötztaler Ache river.

Author’s recommendation

Special tip: a visit to Sölden's exciting Freizeit Arena swimming bath and leisure center is always a great highlight for the kids.

Difficulty
easy
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Altitude
1434 m
1329 m
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Safety information

This route is also frequented by many walkers and hikers. Please show consideration for other sportspeople on the trail!

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

Freizeit Arena (1347 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969460 N 11.010087 E
UTM
32T 652903 5203731

Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

This route can be perfectly combined with the Sölden Loop Tour (641).

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.

HOW TO GET HERE:

From the West:

Vorarlberg - Tirol via Arlberg Pass or through Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn - exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to SöldenFrom 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 (past Roppen Tunnel) or 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 (past Roppen Tunnel) or 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 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) – Schönberg toll station (direction Innsbruck) - A 12 Autobahn towards 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
easy
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
106 m
Descent
106 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Suitable for families and children With refreshment stops

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