Winter Walking & Snowshoe hiking

Indulging in the white wonder world while winter hiking

An array of cleared paths leads right across snow-covered winter wonderlands and endless fields, along the crystal clear Ötztaler Ache river to Oetz (2 km). Another scenic hiking trail takes nature lovers to the picturesque Piburger See lake and the surrounding nature preserve. Children will have great fun amidst this white paradise by exploring the awesome beauty of nature treasures which are almost untouched by man. Adults can indulge in peace and quiet while forgetting the daily grind.

Winter Hiking

Rechenaurunde - Sölden

Winter Hiking · Sölden
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SÖLDEN FREIZEITARENA - Waldele - Rechenau - Hotel Sunny - Kaisers - Schmiedhof - Rechenau - Waldele - Rainstadl - SÖLDEN FREIZEITARENA
4.6 km
1:15 h
76 m
76 m
From the Freizeit Arena Sölden you follow the Gemeindestraße to Waldele- and Rechenaustraße to the Hotel Sunny. From there turn right onto the forestry path above the meadows through the forest to Kaisers. From Kaisers  you can either walk back the same way or you take the paved road over Schmiedhof and Rechenau, where you can go back to a small way to walk to Waldele along the river Ache. From the pavilion you can reach the starting point, the Freizeit Arena, in a few minutes.

Author’s recommendation

If you change the route a bit and do not walk through the forest, this trail is suitable for children and buggies. Also the playground "Waldele" is on the way.

Highest point
1401 m
Lowest point
1332 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.


Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 (0) 57 200 200


Suitable equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high hiking boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves, is required for all walks and tours. Taking along a first aid package, a mobile phone and possibly a map for orientation is recommended.


Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal:

 Winterwalking Trails Ötzvalley



Freizeit Arena Sölden (1347 m)
46.969473, 11.010178
32T 652909 5203733


Freizeit Arena Sölden

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Freizeit Arena Sölden follow the Gemeindestraße to the Waldele- and Rechenaustraße to the Hotel Sunny. From there turn right on the forest path and reach on a way above the meadows through the forest Kaisers. In Kaisers you have to leave the forest trail and from there you take a paved path from Schmiedhof to Rechenau, where you go again on a narrow winter hiking trail to Waldele and the pavilion, there is also an outdoor playground. From there you can reach the starting point of the hike, the Freizeit Arena, in just a few walking minute

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. 

The current bus schedule can be found at: 

Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner:



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Citymap Sölden

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4.6 km
1:15 h
76 m
76 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly


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