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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Kleble Alm Trail (699)

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Map / Kleble Alm Trail (699)
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Very flowing trail between Kleble Alm and Granbichl, crossing the forest road. Accessible via Bike Route 651 Kleble Alm.

medium
2.2 km
0:30 h
0 m
517 m

An unrivaled attraction when it comes to mountain sports in the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN! The Klebealm Trail offers a thrilling mix of flow and technically demanding routes - which can also be bypassed. The uphill stretch is really challenging and exhausting as Sölden's Silent Part doesn't offer any mountain transport or gondolas. But the ascent is worth the effort. This trail starts below Kleble Alm mountain hut and is accessible via Kleble Alm Mountain Bike Route 651. The upper part features a couple of wet and tricky spots, followed by easily flowing sections. In its central part, where the trail crisscrosses the forest route several times, you have to conquer short but very challenging passages requiring all your technical skills. Less experienced mountain fans can either push their bike or bypass the difficult spots via the forest trail. The route also ends on the forest trail that forks into an asphalt road and takes you back to the village.

The splendid Klebealm Trail is one of the undisputed highlights among local biking aficionados. It can be found in Sölden's Silent Part that doesn't offer any mountain transport. You reach it with sheer muscle power, followed by a flowing downhill adventure with quite many technical difficulties.

Author’s recommendation

A bit below Kleble Alm you'll find Stallwies Alm also accessible on Kleble Alm Trail (699) or Mountain Bike Route Kleble Alm (651). No matter if you are biking uphill or downhill, Stallwies Alm makes a perfect refreshment stop.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1974 m
1457 m
Highest point
Kleble Alm (1974 m)
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Rest Stop

Stallwiesalm
Kleblealm

Safety information

This one is a Shared Trail and highly frequented by walkers and hikers.

The trail crisscrosses the forest road several times.

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

Kleble Alm (1973 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.965956 N 11.027764 E
UTM
32T 654257 5203376

Destination

Forest trail above the hamlet of Granbichl

Turn-by-turn directions

An unrivaled attraction when it comes to mountain sports in the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN! The Klebealm Trail offers a thrilling mix of flow and technically demanding routes - which can also be bypassed. The uphill stretch is really challenging and exhausting as Sölden's Silent Part doesn't offer any mountain transport or gondolas. But the ascent is worth the effort. This trail starts below Kleble Alm mountain hut and is accessible via Kleble Alm Mountain Bike Route 651. The upper part features a couple of wet and tricky spots, followed by easily flowing sections. In its central part, where the trail crisscrosses the forest route several times, you have to conquer short but very challenging passages requiring all your technical skills. Less experienced mountain fans can either push their bike or bypass the difficult spots via the forest trail. The route also ends on the forest trail that forks into an asphalt road and takes you back to the village.

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
2.2 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
517 m
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