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Hiking Trail recommended route


Hiking Trail · Sölden
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 4 3 2 1 km Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm Heidealm Alpengasthof Sonneck
Distance 4.9 km
2:30 h
753 m
753 m
2,130 m
1,371 m
From Sölden you walk past the church on a narrow paved path steeply up to Innerwald. Through Innerwald you get to the Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse. Follow this street to the Stiegele (crossing Gaislach / Gletscherstraße).

From the Stiegele, a forest road runs relatively flat at first and then a bit steeper up to the first bend. The road often runs parallel to the ski run. After several turns you first reach the Alpengasthof Sonneck, from there you continue to the Gaislachalm and then via the wide path behind the hut to the Heidealm. 


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Update: April 02, 2021
Highest point
Heidealm, 2,130 m
Lowest point
Sölden, 1,371 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm
Alpengasthof Sonneck

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Tips and hints

Parking: post office Sölden


More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 


Sölden (1,370 m)
46.968027, 11.007035
46°58'04.9"N 11°00'25.3"E
32T 652674 5203566



Turn-by-turn directions

Option 1: From Sölden you walk past the church towards the hamlet of Innerwald. Behind the small chapel in Innerwald you follow the path towards Stiegele. From there you follow the wide forest road towards the Gaislacher Almen.

When you arrive at the Gaislachalm, you can take the wide ascending field path behind the Gaislachalm to the Heidealm.


Option 2: Easily accessible from the middle station of the Gaislachkoglbahn via the wide hiking trail to the Heidealm. Walking time approx. 45 minutes



all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • 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.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn



46.968027, 11.007035
46°58'04.9"N 11°00'25.3"E
32T 652674 5203566
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Almzeit Folder

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aidbox, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • 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
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Hühnersteign
  • Gaislachalm
  • Goldeggalm
  • Löple Alm
  • Rettenbachalm
  • Gasthof Sonneck
  • Gampe Alm
 These suggestions were created automatically.
4.9 km
2:30 h
753 m
753 m
Highest point
2,130 m
Lowest point
1,371 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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