Single-Trails in the Ötztal
Numerous single trails - cleverly embedded in the mountain world - make the Ötz Valley one of the absolute hotspots in the Alps for all-mountain bikers & endurists. Our tip: the 25 km long panorama trail Hochsölden. Unbelievable views and the most beautiful single trails of the Alps on over 5 km with great stops for refreshments. Start your mountain adventure now.
Also (e)bikers will definitely enjoy the huge variety of tour options covering some 850 kilometers (and 35,000 altitude meters). The routes are perfectly signposted and scattered all over the valley. There are awe-inspiring hut and lake tours as well as bike & hike routes, tours for endurance fans or e-bikers. By the way, with a valid bus ticket you can take your bicycle (free of charge) with you from 15 stops of the valley-wide public bus line.
But it is also worth discovering the valley along the 52 kilometer long Ötztal Cycle Trail. Away from busy traffic routes you can explore the valley's full variety. Often it leads along the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook, past sights and natural spectacles, into wild and rocky landscapes and towards idyllic places. For e-bikers there are three charging stations along the route, offering cozy rest areas that are covered.
A whole range of different excursion destinations can be reached perfectly by bicycle. If you stay at one of the 320 Ötztal Premium Card partner accommodations, many of the cultural attractions and leisure activities are free or discounted. There is one daily ride on all mountain lifts already included - whisking you effortlessly up to the WIDIVERSUM children's paradise in Oetz or to the James Bond pilgrimage site, 007 ELEMENTS in Sölden. Admission to the valley's museums is free - including the Tower Museum in Oetz, the Ötzi Village or the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum at Timmelsjoch pass. Not forgetting the Water AREA 47 as well as countless swimming pools and outdoor areas - plus the mini golf course in Längenfeld.
Timmelsjoch ranks among the most scenic high Alpine pass roads, winding its way up to 2590 m amidst a spectacular backdrop of 3000 meter high peaks. Crossing the border to Italy, the road leads down to South Tyrol's Passeiertal - simply sensational!
But don't worry, there are also splendid and more leisurely routes in Ötztal, such as the Haimingerberg Loop Route via Sattele - at least if you start in Oetz because the variant from Haiming is truly challenging.
If you want to collect more superlatives, you shouldn't miss out on the Glacier Road to Rettenbachferner as it leads up to 2830 m - the highest point in the Alps that can be reached by road bicycle.
Pump Track Rolling
It is the largest in Tyrol and is located in the middle of Sölden. The Bäckelar Pumptrack is so to speak the surfy end of the Teäre Line and is located opposite the Gaislachkogl valley station. Here you can only 'pump' fun laps, but also practice very well: The wave course is a simple but very effective training for the trails!
The pump track "Sunny" is ideal for all young bikers. Small trail loops with various obstacles demand all the technical skills of biking: from balance exercises, curve technique, braking, overcoming obstacles to small jumps, everything is trained. The short loops allow repetitive learning on the same elements and enable a fast, noticeable learning success.
In the Skills-Area the youngsters of BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN can let off steam while mum, dad, coach or guide follow the kids' heroic deeds on the adjacent sun terrace. Let yourself be animated by the youngsters and dare to go on the course! The Pumptrack offers a lot of pumping fun and flow for big and small, fast and slow, old and young bikers.
Tirol's 1st eBikepark is located at the valley station of Acherkogel mountain gondola in Oetz and thus directly on the Ötztal Cycle Trail. From summer 2020, you can acquire a taste for e-biking on the practice course offering varied levels of difficulty - plus an Uphill Flow Trail. It's about a sense of balance, overcoming small obstacles, the right shifting, braking and cornering techniques.
Right at the entrance to the valley, the Trail Center Ötztaler Höhe offers (e)bikers three trail loops from easy to very challenging. Cross-country riders may already know the route from other racing formats (including the Swiss Bike Cup). But there is not only the demanding and very snappy Wolf Pack Trail but also the WIDI trail, a fairly easy round for kids and beginners.