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.

Mountainbike Routes

Bike Route - Forest Trail Rechenau (649)

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Map / Bike Route - Forest Trail Rechenau (649)
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The Forest Trail Rechenau route is a very easy and short loop tour traveling on Sölden's valley floor.

4.9 km
0:45 h
106 m
106 m

A short round tour ideal for families who want to explore the immediate surroundings of Sölden. The asphalt and gravel route covers only 5 km and 106 meters of altitude gain. A perfect tour for young mountain bikers who want to improve their skills. Alternatively you can use this track also for warming up before you get ready for a more challenging high Alpine route.

This lovely trail travels northwards down the valley. Before you reach the hamlet of Kaisers the loop route returns to the village center of Sölden and Freizeit Arena along the rushing waters of Ötztaler Ache river.

Author’s recommendation

Special tip: a visit to Sölden's exciting Freizeit Arena swimming bath and leisure center is always a great highlight for the kids.

Highest point
1434 m
Lowest point
1329 m
Best time of year

Safety information

This route is also frequented by many walkers and hikers. Please show consideration for other sportspeople on the trail!


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: 


Freizeit Arena (1347 m)
46.969460, 11.010087
32T 652903 5203731


Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

This route can be perfectly combined with the Sölden Loop Tour (641).

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


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.


From the West:

Vorarlberg - Tirol via Arlberg Pass or through Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn - exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to SöldenFrom 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 (past Roppen Tunnel) or 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 (past Roppen Tunnel) or 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 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) – Schönberg toll station (direction Innsbruck) - A 12 Autobahn towards Bregenz – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden


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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4.9 km
0:45 h
106 m
106 m
Public transport friendly Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly


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