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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Bodenegg Trail (668)

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The black trail travels from Gaislach Alm to Bodenegg (close to Zwieselstein) and requires excellent biking techniques. Wet surface. There are sections where you have to push your bike.

difficult
2 km
0:15 h
1 m
383 m

You start at Gaislach Alm. First you follow a quite flowing section across lush green Alpine meadows. Please stay on the marked route and don't cross the pastures! Later you traverse the forest trail, you even follow it for a bit. As soon as you reach the treeline, the trail becomes more difficult and demanding. In one section you must push your bike. The wet forest soil also features rocky blocks where a maximum of concentration is required.

Author’s recommendation

Bodenegg Trail boasts marvelous views of Ventertal valley! If you are a true trail hunter staying overnight in Zwieselstein, then you can enjoy a wonderful day tour. The end of the trail can be found in immediate vicinity to Zwieselstein.

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Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag.. Jakob Falkner

Updated: 2018-07-30

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difficult
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Altitude
1959 m
1576 m
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Rest Stop

Gaislachalm
Ferienclub Silbertal
Jausenstation Bodenegg

Safety information

This route crosses the forest trail - please watch out for other sportsmen and women! Recommended only for excellent bikers with enough experience.

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

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 Gaislach Alm (1958 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.933883 N 10.997053 E
UTM
32T 652012 5199752

Destination

Sölden - Bodenegg

Turn-by-turn directions

You start at Gaislach Alm. First you follow a quite flowing section across lush green Alpine meadows. Please stay on the marked route and don't cross the pastures! Later you traverse the forest trail, you even follow it for a bit. As soon as you reach the treeline, the trail becomes more difficult and demanding. In one section you must push your bike. The wet forest soil also features rocky blocks where a maximum of concentration is required.

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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Distance
2 km
Duration
0:15 h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
383 m
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