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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

Bike Route Gaislach (644)

Mountainbike Routes · Oetztal
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  • Gaislachalm - Sölden
    Gaislachalm - Sölden
    Photo: Jakob Falkner, Ötztal
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This challenging mountain bike loop tour covers the area below Gaislachkogl peak. Furthermore it is an ideal transfer route for many other bike trails.
moderate
Distance 19.3 km
1:45 h
861 m
861 m
2,185 m
1,349 m

From Freizeit Arena you follow the federal road towards the upper valley, turn right at the BP gas station after approx. 1 km. The climbing road takes you through the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald to the Glacier Road. Continue on the Glacier Road for about 700 meters, then turn into the permanently climbing forest trail to the lush pasturelands of Gaislachalm. The first part of the trail is quite shady until you reach the wide open meadows where clinging cow bells and breathtaking views of the Ötztal Alps accompany you.

Past the two mountain inns (refreshment stop!) of Silbertal and Gaislachlam you pedal to the tour's highest point: middle station of Gaislachkogl Gondola at 2170 m above sea level. An asphalt road takes you from the middle station to the Glacier Road and back to Sölden again.

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Author
Jakob Falkner
Update: March 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mittelstation Gaislachkoglbahn, 2,185 m
Lowest point
1,349 m
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Track types

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Rest stops

Gasthof Sonneck
Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm
Falcon Marktrestaurant
Tor zur Bike Republic

Tips and hints

Alternative downhill routes:

Teäre Line (6003)

Eebme Line (6005)

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Freizeit Arena (1,347 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.969480, 11.010090
DMS
46°58'10.1"N 11°00'36.3"E
UTM
32T 652903 5203733
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Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

From Freizeit Arena you follow the federal road towards the upper valley, turn right at the BP gas station after approx. 1 km. The climbing road takes you through the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald to the Glacier Road. Continue on the Glacier Road for about 700 meters, then turn into the permanently climbing forest trail to the lush pasturelands of Gaislachalm. The first part of the trail is quite shady until you reach the wide open meadows where clinging cow bells and breathtaking views of the Ötztal Alps accompany you.

Past the two mountain inns (refreshment stop!) of Silbertal and Gaislachlam you pedal to the tour's highest point: middle station of Gaislachkogl Gondola at 2170 m above sea level. An asphalt road takes you from the middle station to the Glacier Road and back to Sölden again.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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.

Getting there

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

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.969480, 11.010090
DMS
46°58'10.1"N 11°00'36.3"E
UTM
32T 652903 5203733
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Route Bodenegg Race Track (661)
  • Bike Route Lenzenalm (691)
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  • Bike Route Gletscher Express (648)
  • 655 Bike Route Rofenhöfe
  • Bike Route - Forest Trail Rechenau (649)
  • Bike Route - Hochsölden Panorama Trail
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
861 m
Descent
861 m
Highest point
2,185 m
Lowest point
1,349 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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