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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Hiking Trail recommended route


Hiking Trail · Sölden
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 4 3 2 1 km Rettenbachalm Gampe Thaya
Distance 4.8 km
2:00 h
768 m
768 m
2,145 m
1,371 m
From Sölden you walk towards the church and continue to Grünwald. From there you take the steep forest path towards Hochsölden to the Gampe Alm junction.

When you pass the Gampe Alm you keep south to the marked path, slightly ascending past the Hühnersteige to the Rettenbachalm.


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Update: March 22, 2021
Highest point
Rettenbachalm, 2,145 m
Lowest point
Sölden, 1,371 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Gampe Thaya

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 (1,371 m)
46.968020, 11.006992
46°58'04.9"N 11°00'25.2"E
32T 652671 5203565



Turn-by-turn directions

Option 1: From Sölden past the church in the direction of Grünwald, from there on the steep forest path in the direction of Hochsölden to the Gampe Alm junction.

Continue via the Gampe Alm further south to the marked path, hiking past the Hühnersteige to the Rettenbachalm.


Option 2: Take the Gaislachkogelbahn to the middle station and from there via the Bartig Bödele (double-used route for bikers and hikers) to the Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse from there to the Rettenbachalm.


Option 3: From Hochsölden past the Gampe Alm over to the Hühnersteige to the Rettenbach Alm



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 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.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

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


46.968020, 11.006992
46°58'04.9"N 11°00'25.2"E
32T 652671 5203565
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author


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

  • Heidealm
  • Gaislachalm
  • Hühnersteign
  • Goldeggalm
  • Löple Alm
  • Gasthof Sonneck
  • Gampe Alm
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4.8 km
2:00 h
768 m
768 m
Highest point
2,145 m
Lowest point
1,371 m
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