HARBE LINE (6008)
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HARBE LINEPhoto: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal
The HARBE LINE is a playful, fun line and cool to ride – however, the steep terrain (especially in the top part) is pretty demanding.
It kicks off right at the top station of the Giggijochbahn and ends 180 m lower in Hochsölden.
Combined with the OLLWEITE, the GAHE and the LETTN LINE, the HARBE adds up to the 16 km (!!!) Long Line Giggijoch.
Those who love natural tracks can ride the Leiterberg Trail after the HARBE or pedal back on the Rettenbachtrail and the Gampe Trail to the OHN LINE or take the Bartigs Bödele to the Gaislachkogl mid station.
Watch the HARBE LINE VIDEO
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Safety informationThe HARBE LINE runs above the treeline in pretty demanding and precipitous terrain, featuring steep descents. Leaving the Line or falling can be dangerous - especially in the upper part of the route.
Although the Line is rated S1 on the difficulty scale, it is only suitable for experienced and skilled riders!
The BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN is all about coming together and having the best time on your mountain bike – no matter what your skill level is. So always take care of each other, show respect and support – also towards nature and all other people out there in the mountains and the valley.
> Please only ride existing, signposted trails and never trespass open meadows.
-> Avoid skidding, don’t cut switchbacks & leave no trace.
-> Stay alert, never scare animals and always close the pasture gates. In the REPUBLIC there’s always a chance of cattle on the trails and lines. Ride carefully and give them enough room.
Tips and hintsMore info about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
More info about the flowiest nation in the Alps, the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN: https://bikerepublic.soelden.com
And more to see: https://www.youtube.com/c/BikeRepublicSöldenSoeldenSolden
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:
More details on night-time parking
EquipmentGood equipment rules in the BIKE REPUBLIC! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow protection, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes in the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. The entire REPUBLIC is designed exclusively for good quality, modern standard mountain bikes.
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