The little village of Zwieselstein makes a perfect trailhead for this splendid MTB tour. For a short track you follow the main road in southern direction until you reach the first bend.
Pedaling straight ahead you continue on the most attractive and varied stage of this tour which is especially recommended on hot days as it travels through the shady forest, along the refreshing waters of Venter Ache mountain brook. Take a short break and admire the stones formed by the waters rushing down into the valley. In winter this track is famous among cross-country skiers! The return route via Bodenegg leads along an easy single trail. Here you can take a wonderful break while enjoying traditional Tirolean dishes.
This trail is also perfectly suitable to get used to the climate on your very first day in the Ötztal: remember that Zwieselstein is located at almost 1500 m above sea level.
Freizeit Arena (1349 m)
Best time of year
Gasthof Brückenwirt Gasthof Neue Post *** Jausenstation Bodenegg
Ein kleines Teilstück der Tour führt über die vielbefahrene Ötztaler Bundesstraße. Mit Kinder kann die Rundtour auch direkt in Zwieselstein gestartet werden - die knapp 7 km von Zwieselstein nach Bodenegg und retour können somit leicht bewältigt werden.
This tour includes The MTB race track from Zwieselstein to Bodenegg, where some international mountain bike races have already taken place. You start at Freizeit Arena and follow Ötztal's federal road to the BP petrol station. Shortly before you turn right into climbing road towards Ausserwald. The journey continues through the hamlet of Innerwald, a short section on the Glacier Road. Before crossing the ski slope (overpass), turn left into a forest path which takes you through the industrial area to Sölden's recycling plant. From there you continue slightly downhill to Zwieselstein - the actual start of the round tour. Follow the road to the first turn (direction Gurgl) where you continue on the forest road. On the left bank of Venter Ache mountain brook a permanently ascending trail leads to to Bodenegg. Cross the mountain brook - keep to the right until you reach the federal road to Vent. Here you take the descending gravel trail. Continue downhill along the river shore, after crossing the mountain brook you get to the sports ground. Return to Zwieselstein on the rolling route. From Zwieselstein you follow the asphalt road back to the starting point in Sölden.
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.
WHERE IS SÖLDEN?
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.
Best travel route from the West:
From Vorarlberg to Tirol via Arlberg Pass or through Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel - on B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
From 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 after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on 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 after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on 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 on 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) – on Brenner Autobahn via Schönberg toll station (direction Innsbruck) to Innsbruck - then change to A 12 Autobahn (direction 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: