Winter walking & snowshoe
hiking in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Winter Hiking
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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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1400 1600 1800 2000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Freizeit Arena Edelweißhütte Leiterbergalm

A magnificent Enduro Route leading right to the most remote spots of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. The trail is about 13 km long, featuring 600 meters of altitude gain. Technically difficult downhill stretches add to a fun-filled biking day. 

medium
13.2 km
2:15 h
594 m
594 m

Starting at Freizeit Arena you take the asphalt road towards the lower valley until you reach the hamlet of Kaisers. here you keep to the left (uphill) towards the federal road. Attention - there is a short unlit tunnel! After a few hundred meters on the main road you turn left to Granstein. The climbing asphalt road joins a gravel trail leading past Leiterbergalm hut and one of of the access spots of Leiterberg Trail (672). Although your muscles already feel weak, all efforts are rewarded with superb downhill biking on Leiterberg Trail. Don't miss the breathtaking panoramic view of Sölden's most popular mountains - Brunnenkogl and Söldenkogl - before you return to the valley floor. The best way to do so is enjoying a hearty snack at Leiterberg Alm.

Not Tired any more? The challenging Nature Trail with very flowing sections is already waiting for technically skilled bikers. Leading through dense forest stretches, this route is not suitable for absolute beginners. But more experienced bikers will love this trail from start to finish. Its final part is very demanding and requires excellent biking techniques on truly varied terrain. The route ends in the hamlet of Leite where you take the 1.5 km long Lettn Line (6009) down to the Giggijoch base station. "Lettn Line", a very flowing and fun-filled trail, derives from its wet and muddy terrain. From the Giggijoch Mountain Gondola you follow the main road back to Freizeit Arena. 

Author’s recommendation

Especially for biology experts: the area is rich in "usnea filipendula" - also known as tree moss or beard lichen that requires excellent air quality. Admire the marvelous threads high up in the trees. So dismount your bike for a moment and breathe crisp and clean air.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
S2,
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1886 m
1329 m
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Rest Stop

Edelweißhütte
Leiterbergalm

Safety information

Leiterberg Trail (672) crisscrosses the forest path no less than six times. It is a Shared Trail and highly frequented by 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

Freizeit Arena (1349 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969506 N 11.010554 E
UTM
32T 652938 5203737

Destination

Freizeit Arena

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
S2 medium
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
594 m
Descent
594 m
Public transport friendly Round tour With refreshment stops

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