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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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Rettenbachalm Trail (675)

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  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
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    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
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  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    / Rettenbachalm Trail - Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Rettenbachalm Trail (675)
1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 Rettenbachalm

This Natural Trail travels from Rettenbachalm mountain inn on a varied and slightly descending Single Trail towards the mountain hamlet of Hochsölden. Many hikers!

easy
2.9 km
0:20 h
15 m
57 m

Rettenbachalm Trail is a wonderful and flowing trail with awesome panoramic vistas: you feel like surfing high above Sölden. Although the ground is slightly sandy and the course of the trail is perfectly visible you should always show respect for walkers and mountain hikers. Soon you reach the wooded area and a broad forest trail that takes you towards Hochsölden. Below the hamlet of Hochsölden you can access Leiterbergalm Trail (672) or follow the Hochsölden asphalt road down to the valley floor.

Author’s recommendation

Combine this splendid route with the blue Bartiges Bödele Trail (676) and the red Leiterberg Trail (672).

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Author

Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner

Updated: 2018-07-30

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2147 m
2091 m
Highest point
Rettenbach Alm (2147 m)
Lowest point
Alte Talstation Langegglift (2091 m)
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Rest Stop

Rettenbachalm

Safety information

This one 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

Rettenbachalm (2132 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.959538 N 10.967333 E
UTM
32T 649678 5202546

Destination

Former base station of Langegg Lift 2

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at Rettenbachalm mountain inn  and ends on a wide forest road next to the former Langegg Lift 2 base station. From there you can easily proceed to Hochsölden.

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
easy
Distance
2.9 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
15 m
Descent
57 m

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