Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Winter Hiking
Routes

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.

Print
GPX
KML
Fitness
Shaped Lines

HARBE LINE (6008)

Shaped Lines • Oetztal
Responsible for this content
Ötztal Tourismus
  • Harbe Line
    / Harbe Line
    Photo: © Ötztal Tourismus - Christoph Bayer
  • Harbe Line
    / Harbe Line
    Photo: © Ötztal Tourismus - Christoph Bayer
  • Harbe Line
    / Harbe Line
    Photo: © Ötztal Tourismus - Christoph Bayer
  • BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN  HARBE LINE
    / BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN HARBE LINE
    Video: Sölden / Soelden / Solden
Map / HARBE LINE (6008)
1950 2100 2250 2400 2550 m km 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2 2.2

HARBE LINE is an about 2.2 km long blue line starting right at the top station of Giggijoch Mountain Gondola. The short track down to Hochsölden features some 180 meters of altitude difference.

easy
2.2 km
0:15 h
3 m
177 m

HARBE LINE is open from the 2017 summer, connecting the top station of Giggijoch gondola with Hochsölden. A superb blue Line offering fun and action again and again. But be careful: you can easily get addicted...

 

HARBE LINE

[haʁbə]

Ötztal dialect word for again and again

Author’s recommendation

The HARBE LINE ends next to Restaurant Sonnblick in Hochsölden. To continue your biking adventure you are recommended to take the red Leiterberg Trail (672) that starts slightly below the hamlet of Hochsölden. At the very end of the trail you follow a short transfer route towards the Kreuzweg Trail (6015) taking you down to the valley floor, close to the base station of Giggijoch Mountain Gondola.

A much easier alternative: continue on Rettenbachalm Trail (675) and then turn into OLLWEITE LINE (6010) leading towards OHN LINE (6007).

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2277 m
2100 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

HARBE LINE is the one and only Line above the treeline in very demanding and precipitous terrain, featuring steep descents. Leaving the Line or falling might be extremely dangerous - especially in the upper part of the route.

Although the Line is rated S1 on the difficulty scale, it is only suitable for very experienced and skilled bikers!

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

Top Station - Giggijoch Mountain Gondola (2275 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.974733 N 10.975578 E
UTM
32T 650263 5204250

Destination

Restaurant Sonnblick, Hochsölden

Turn-by-turn directions

The Harbe Line is accessible only by Giggijoch Mountain Gondola. Bicycle transport is available in the gondola cabin.

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

Similar tours nearby

  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Ollweite Line (6010)
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:15 h
Ascent
3 m
Descent
177 m
Public transport friendly Nice views With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent

Statistics

: hrs.
 km
 m
 m
Highest point
 m
Lowest point
 m
Show elevation profile Hide elevation profile
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.
  • -1.2°C

  • 58–210 cm

  • 22/25

  • Live

Booking Close

When are you coming?

Next

How many are you?

Finish Back

We use cookies to make our website as user-friendly as possible. If you continue we assume that you agree to the use of cookies on our website. More detailed information can be found in our privacy policy.