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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Ötztal Cycle Trail (11)

Long Distance Cycling • Oetztal
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  • Ötztal Cycle Trail (Bridge Aschbach)
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  • E-Biking at Ötztal Cycle Trail
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  • Ötztal Radweg Längenfeld
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  • Ötztal Radweg Längenfeld
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  • Ötztal Radweg zwischen Längenfeld und Umhausen
    / Ötztal Radweg zwischen Längenfeld und Umhausen
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  • Radbrücke Ötztal Radweg
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  • Radbrücke Ötztal Radweg
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  • Ötztal Radweg zwischen Umhausen und Längenfeld
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  • Ötztal Radweg Umhausen
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  • Ötztal Radweg zwischen Umhausen und Längenfeld
    / Ötztal Radweg zwischen Umhausen und Längenfeld
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  • Ötztal Radweg Oetz
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Map / Ötztal Cycle Trail (11)
800 1000 1200 1400 1600 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 E-Bike Ladestation Apfelmeile Haiming faszinatour Outdoorzentrum Area 47 SunUp - Area 47 E-Bike Ladestation Rastplatz'l Sautens Bike Center Ötztal ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS - Information Oetz AGE Sport KG E-Bike Ladestation Almenregion Hochoetz ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS - Information Umhausen Ötzi-Dorf - Archäologischer Freilichtpark Stuibenfall - Tirols größter Wasserfall Aussichtsplattform Mountainbike und E-Bike Verleih 2Rad Hummel GmbH Ötztaler Funpark

The approximately 52 km long bike trail starts in Haiming and ends in Sölden. The route runs through all Ötztal villages and is probably the most varied cycle path the valley has to offer.
difficult
48.9 km
6:00 h
822 m
134 m
The cycle path starts in the center of Haiming and leads via the hamlets of Magerbach and Schlierenzau to Ötztal Bahnhof where the route runs several hundred meters parallel to the railway tracks and bends southwards at the height of ​​Area 47. Along the rushing Ötztaler Ache brook you cycle to Oetz, where you continue along the Ötztal federal road. Just before Tumpen you conquer a strenuous ascent. The cycle path changes from asphalt to gravel (in the second turn) and takes you through a small forest to Tumpen. Here the cycle path changes to the eastern side of the valley, following a quite easy ascent past Engelswand rock face and towards Umhausen. Here you cross the road again, continuing on the winding route past Umhausen's football field, west of Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. At the fork-off to Köfels you have to change to the Ötztal federal road until you reach the hamlet of Au, Längenfeld. This part of the route through Längenfeld can be found on the western side of the valley, close to the Ötztal Alps' rock faces. It has almost no change in altitude and runs through small hamlets on asphalt and gravel trails. Leaving behind Huben, the bike trail crosses the federal road again and runs parallel until you reach the hamlet of Bruggen. Here you cross the federal road for the last time. In Aschbach the path leads over a bridge, then uphill and slightly sloping down to the next bridge overpass. Keep to the east at the next fork-off and do NOT ride towards the Dog Pension but downhill to the valley floor where a bridge crosses the river. The last part of the Ötztal Cycle Trail takes you on the eastern shore of Ötztaler Ache to the village of Sölden.

Author’s recommendation

We strongly recommend to follow the route of the Ötztal Cycle Trail, otherwise you have to follow longer stretches on the busy Ötztal federal road.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1349 m
655 m
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Safety information

The Ötztal Cycle Trail features some demanding ascents and is suitable for bikers in a good physical shape.

The cycle path crisscrosses the Ötztal federal road several times.

Equipment

Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear on all Cycle & Mountain Bike Routes within Ötztal Valley. Always take enough water with you! This is very important on such long biking routes like the Ötztal Cycle Trail.

Tips, hints and links

Note: We are still working on a cycle trail leading throughout the valley off the busy Ötztal federal raod. However, the Ötztal Cycle Trail is still passable - just a few passages can differ from the original trail.

 

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

Start

Haiming (661 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.255823 N 10.883129 E
UTM
32T 642479 5235313

Destination

Sölden (1377 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The cycle path starts in the center of Haiming and leads via the hamlets of Magerbach and Schlierenzau to Ötztal Bahnhof where the route runs several hundred meters parallel to the railway tracks and bends southwards at the height of ​​Area 47. Along the rushing Ötztaler Ache brook you cycle to Oetz, where you continue along the Ötztal federal road. Just before Tumpen you conquer a strenuous ascent. The cycle path changes from asphalt to gravel (in the second turn) and takes you through a small forest to Tumpen. Here the cycle path changes to the eastern side of the valley, following a quite easy ascent past Engelswand rock face and towards Umhausen. Here you cross the road again, continuing on the winding route past Umhausen's football field, west of Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. At the fork-off to Köfels you have to change to the Ötztal federal road until you reach the hamlet of Au, Längenfeld. This part of the route through Längenfeld can be found on the western side of the valley, close to the Ötztal Alps' rock faces. It has almost no change in altitude and runs through small hamlets on asphalt and gravel trails. Leaving behind Huben, the bike trail crosses the federal road again and runs parallel until you reach the hamlet of Bruggen. Here you cross the federal road for the last time. In Aschbach the path leads over a bridge, then uphill and slightly sloping down to the next bridge overpass. Keep to the east at the next fork-off and do NOT ride towards the Dog Pension but downhill to the valley floor where a bridge crosses the river. The last part of the Ötztal Cycle Trail takes you on the eastern shore of Ötztaler Ache to the village of Sölden.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

Haiming is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in the Inn valley. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Haiming:
  •  Haiming Sports center, center forecourt Billa shopping market
  • Haiming forecourt municipal office, Raftingeinsteiningtelle Ortsteil Magerbach, parking area Geierwand Ortsteil Magerbach, Tirolerbundstraße - Restaurant Oiler's
  • Ötztal station: railway station (paying)
  • Ötztaler Höhe - Trading center and terrain Area 47
  • Ambach: Infopoint
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
difficult
Distance
48.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
822 m
Descent
134 m
Tour route Stage tour Nice views With refreshment stops

Statistics

  • 4 Stages
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal

Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 1: Haiming - Oetz

Bicycle Rides Ötztal Radweg Brunau
2018-09-18
medium Stage 1
14.7 km
1:30 h
178 m
62 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal

Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 2: Oetz - Umhausen

Bicycle Rides Ötztal Radweg Oetz
2018-09-18
medium Stage 2
8.1 km
1:15 h
193 m
16 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal

Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 3: Umhausen - Längenfeld

Bicycle Rides Ötztal Radweg Umhausen
2018-09-18
medium Stage 3
11.7 km
1:05 h
257 m
22 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal

Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 3: Längenfeld - Sölden

Bicycle Rides Ötztal Radweg Längenfeld
2018-09-18
medium Stage 4
14.6 km
1:15 h
180 m
0 m
by Ötztal Tourismus,  Ötztal Tourismus
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