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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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Ollweite Line (6010)

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  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
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  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    / Bike Republic Sölden Ollweite Line
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ollweite Line (6010)
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The new 7 km long Line leads from the top station of Langegg chairlift down to the quaint Hühnersteign hut. This Line features some challenging sections.
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7 km
1:00 h
0 m
712 m
You access the Ollweite Line slightly below Rotkogeljoch mountain hut in a left-hand turn. First the route is characterized by gently rolling stretches but at the height of the water reservoir it features blocked terrain until it joins the ski slope. After crossing the ski run, the Line is rather flat at the beginning but quite challenging as soon as you head down towards the valley. In its central part it crosses a long, blocky stone field. Then the Ollweite Line winds its way down to the valley. After traversing the Rettenbachalm Trail (675)  the initially flat and wide route becomes more and more challenging on its way down to quaint Hühnersteign.

You continue on the ski run for a bit, this stage takes you straight down to the access point of the OHN LINE (6007).

Author’s recommendation

We recommend to continue downhill on the blue OHN LINE (6007).

Difficulty
medium
Technique
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Altitude
2658 m
1946 m
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Safety information

Bikers should absolutely avoid the Single Trail which forks-off from Ollweite Line slightly above Hühnersteign mountain hut! This trail is reserved for 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

Fork-off from Rettenbachalm Trail (2657 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.965687 N 10.958295 E
UTM
32T 648973 5203212

Destination

Hühnersteign Mountain Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

The Ollweite Line can be easily reached with the Langegg chairlift. From summer 2018, the 6-seater chairlift will transport mountain bikers up to Rotkogelhütte mountain inn. Langegg chairlift can be reached via EEBME LINE (6005) as the valley station is located directly at the start of OHN LINE (6007).

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 a few parking spaces at the road toll station, not far from the access point of Rettenbachalm Trail.

 However, we recommend that you either park at the Giggijoch Gondola or Gaislachkogl Gondola.

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
7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
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Descent
712 m
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