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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Bike Route Kaiserwald (603)

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  • Kaiserwald - Sölden
    / Kaiserwald - Sölden
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Map / Bike Route Kaiserwald (603)
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A perfect after-work bike tour in the surroundings of Sölden.

medium
8.2 km
0:57 h
129 m
129 m

This lovely tour leads towards the lower valley along the Ötztal Trail (11). At the edge of Sölden, in the hamlet of Kaisers, you turn right towards Höfle. The 129 meters of altitude gain must be conquered almost on this first stretch, starting on the asphalt road up to Höfle and leading into the forest trail on a gravel path. The red Kaiser Trail (698) - starting at the end of the gravel route - has many tree roots and some precipitous spots (single trail!), therefore it is suitable only for experienced bikers. The Kaiserwald Bike Route ends here, return to Freizeit Arena on the same route. 

Author’s recommendation

The route can be perfectly combined with the Sölden Loop Tour (641) and the Rechenau Forest Trail (649).

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1442 m
1331 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

The red Kaiser Single Trail starting at the end of the gravel route is suitable only for experienced bikers with excellent biking techniques.

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 (1348 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969337 N 11.010532 E
UTM
32T 652937 5203718

Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

This lovely tour leads towards the lower valley along the Ötztal Trail (11). At the edge of Sölden, in the hamlet of Kaisers, you turn right towards Höfle. The 129 meters of altitude gain must be conquered almost on this first stretch, starting on the asphalt road up to Höfle and leading into the forest trail on a gravel path. The red Kaiser Single Trail (698) - starting at the end of the gravel route - has many tree roots and some precipitous spots, therefore it is suitable only for experienced bikers. The Kaiserwald Bike Route ends here, return to Freizeit Arena on the same route. 

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
medium
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
0:57 h
Ascent
129 m
Descent
129 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Suitable for families and children

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