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Winter Hiking recommended route

Roundway to suspension bridge - Sölden

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · Open
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Freizeit Arena -> Granbichl -> Windau -> Platte -> Freizeit Arena
Distance 4.4 km
1:00 h
100 m
110 m
1,420 m
1,347 m
From the Freizeit Arena you follow the path in the direction of Granbichl and Windau to the Gaislachkogelbahn. Continue along the campsite and cross the bridge where you will reach Platte. From there you keep right and take the marked path to the suspension bridge. 

You can follow the main road back to the center of Sölden and the Freizeit Arena. 


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Update: November 17, 2021
Highest point
1,420 m
Lowest point
1,347 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 5 72 00 200

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern 


Freizeit Arena (1,348 m)
46.969246, 11.009969
46°58'09.3"N 11°00'35.9"E
32T 652894 5203707


Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Freizeit Arena you turn left in the direction of Granbichl.

At the first turn you keep right and follow a narrow path along the river to the Gaislachkogelbahn. 

When you arrive at the valley station of the Gaislachkogelbahn, continue straight and pass the campsite, where you cross the bridge.

Following the road sign (K2) slightly uphill, you get will get to Platte.

From there, a marked path leads over the spectacular suspension bridge.

The way back to the center leads over the main road in the direction of the Gaislachkogelbahn back to the Freizeit Arena.


Tip: As an alternative route back, you can cross the wooden bridge at the Gaislachkogelbahn and get back to the Freizeit Arena via the experience mile.



all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in 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: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


Getting there

Sölden is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot Postplatz
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

All parking is free during the day.



46.969246, 11.009969
46°58'09.3"N 11°00'35.9"E
32T 652894 5203707
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves.

It is also important to bring food, water, a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.


Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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  • Stallwiesalm - Sölden
  • Panoramaway - Sölden
  • Moosalm - Sölden
  • Brunnenberg - Sölden
  • Sonneck/Gaislachalm/Silbertal - Sölden
  • Zwieselstein/Bodenegg - Sölden
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4.4 km
1:00 h
100 m
110 m
Highest point
1,420 m
Lowest point
1,347 m


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