The mountain bike tour to Lenzenalm is of intermediate difficulty and therefore also suitable for less experienced bikers.
The tour's 500 meters of altitude gain have to be conquered on the permanently climbing ascent route which is not too steep. Starting in Sölden, you follow the Ötztal federal road and turn right before you reach the BP petrol station. The climbing road leads through the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald, then further on to the Glacier Road. Before you get to the ski run's overpass, you turn left into the forest trail which takes you through the industrial area to Sölden's recycling plant. From there you continue slightly downhill on the federal road to Zwieselstein.
In Zwieselstein you cross Venter Ache brook and continue on the switch-backing gravel trail. After a short track you turn right into the gravel trail towards Lenzenalm. Although the route doesn't become steeper the ascent is hard work for your muscles – your heart rate will increase! After about 7 kilometers you finally reach quaint Lenzenalm at 1852 m above sea level. The serviced mountain hut boasts two sunny terraces and awesome panoramic views of the Ötztal Alps. Opposite you can make out the winding Timmelsjoch Road, one of the Alps' highest pass roads. Return to Sölden on the ascent route.
Ideale E-Bike & Hike Tour! Bequeme Auffahrt zur Lenzenalm und anspruchsvolle Wanderung zum Nederkogl auf 3.163 m.
Lenzenalm (1892 m)
Start Freizeit Arena (1349 m)
Best time of year
Achtung: Tour verläuft teilweise auf der vielbefahrenen Ötztaler Bundesstraße!
Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow pads, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes within the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Enter the Republic only with a bike that meets current quality standards.
From Zwieselstein's bridge over Gurgler Ache brook you proceed towards the church, along the ascending trail across the woods in direction of the federal road to Gurgl. Follow the signposts to Lenzenalm on a broad and permanently rising path. An alternative but steeper footpath leads from the federal road (signposts) to the mountain inn.
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: