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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route


Hiking Trail · Sölden
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Distance 4.5 km
2:30 h
713 m
713 m
2,090 m
1,347 m
All in all, this hike is not not too difficult and a rewarding family hike in the Tyrolean Ötztal.

On this tour, which starts behind the church in Sölden, you hike via Plödern up to the alpine pastures. After passing the Gampe Thaya/ Gampe Alm, you continue to Hochsölden.


Alternative route through Hainbach, Grünwald, Maria's Alm to Hochsölden. 

Author’s recommendation

Im Sommer können Sie gemütlich mit der Giggijochbahn zum Giggijoch fahren und von dort aus in ca. 30 Minuten nach Hochsölden absteigen. 
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Update: January 14, 2022
Highest point
Hochsölden, 2,090 m
Lowest point
Sölden, 1,347 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Maria's Alm
Gasthof Granstein
Gampe Thaya
Gampe Alm

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

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


Sölden (1,348 m)
46.969074, 11.008825
46°58'08.7"N 11°00'31.8"E
32T 652808 5203686



Turn-by-turn directions

From Sölden you walk towards the church and hike up on the trail via Plödern through the dense forest.

The steeper forest path requires a good physical condition. When you're arriving at the Hochsölder Straße, you continue on the field path across the alpine meadows to the Gampe Thaya/ Gampe Alm.

Passing the alpine pastures, you hike further up and after a few steeper bends, you keep right. From there the hiking trail continues relatively flat towards Hochsölden.


Alternative route through Hainbach, Grünwald, Maria's Alm to Hochsölden. 


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

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
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

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


46.969074, 11.008825
46°58'08.7"N 11°00'31.8"E
32T 652808 5203686
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

  • Sölden's walk along the Ötztaler Ache
  • Fiegl's Hütte
  • Lochlealm
  • Silbertal
  • Stallwiesalm
  • Kleble Alm
  • Gasthof Sonneck
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4.5 km
2:30 h
713 m
713 m
Highest point
2,090 m
Lowest point
1,347 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly


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