Ötztal's Adventure World for Cycling Aficionados

The Ötztal offers wonderful terrain when it comes to great nature exploration and top-notch sport events for both passionate mountain bikers and road cyclists. A variety of highlights and new features for cyclists and bikers is scheduled. The Ötztal already enjoys a world-wide reputation as the home of classic cycle events held year after year. Among the new attractions ranks E-Hiking, a perfect blend of electric bicycle tour and hike.
The world of cycling sports is as colorful as cycling shirts dating back to the Eighties. All-mountain riders, downhill fans, classic mountain bikers, road cyclists and e-bikers are ready to conquer the valley's high Alpine regions. And there is only one perfect destination that has it all: welcome to the Ötztal Valley! No matter which type of biker you are, we have the right offer. It's not a coincidence that this valley hosts the renowned Ötztaler Cycle Marathon or the unique Paper Chase, always focusing on new accents in the field of sport events.

Bike & Cycle Routes

Bike Routen im Ötztal The right choice for cyclists and bikers of all skill levels, all-mountain routes, single trails, e-bike tracks, family cycle paths, etc...


Bike & Cycle Accommodation

Bike UnterkünfteBe it a comfy holiday apartment or a deluxe 4-star superior hotel, Ötztal's great many of bike-friendly lodgings offer made to measure holidays and services for cycling aficionados.




Bike Events & Camps

Bike Events & CampsHighlights include the internationally renowned Ötztaler Cycle Marathon, a Single Trail Paper Chase or varied Mountain Bike Camps ...


Approved Bike Area

Aproved Bike Area"Mountain Bike Holidays" ranks among the leading Mountain Bike Tourism Experts comprising 63 hotels in 27 holiday regions spread over 3 countries.


Picture-book Bike Tours

Aussichtsreiche Bike Touren  The entire Ötztal Valley boasts a myriad of panoramic mountain bike tours and picture-book cycle routes...


Your favorite Biking Spot

Biken im Ötztal, Tirol, Österreich

Which type of biker or cyclist are you? Is there a perfect biking spot made to measure for your needs? This is the right platform.


Bike Route Highlights

Bike Highlights im Ötztal  Here you find the cream of Ötztal's bike routes at a glance...


Interactive Bike Map

Interaktive Karte Biken

Interactive Bike-map with mountain- biketoures, Singletrails, family tour, e-bike tours,...


Mountain Bike Tours

Mountinbike Touren im Ötztal

Avid mountain bikers can choose from 900 kilometers of superb all-mountain routes and challenging trails within the Ötztal.


Ötztal's Road Cycle Tours

Rennradtouren im Ötztal

Scenic routes leading on Austria's highest Alpine roads, right to the heart of the Ötztal mountains.


Single- & Downhill trails

Singltrails im Ötztal, Sölden

The valley is highly renowned for its fun-packed, fast flowing single trails in high Alpine regions.


Ötztal E-Bike Tours

E-Bike Touren im Ötztal

When electric support is switched on you can reach your favorite biking destination without any efforts.


Single Trails

Single trails will give you the thrill

Singltrails im Ötztal - Sölden Tirol

The network of fantastic single trails has been extended in the Ötztal for the 2014 season – especially in the surroundings of Sölden. One thing is for sure: the Ötztal ranks among the undisputed Hot Spots in the Alps for all-mountain bikers and enduro bikers. The area's challenging single trails attract top riders to the high Alpine regions beyond 3000 meters, embedded in the stunning scenery of the Ötztal Alps.

Additionally, the valley's summer mountain lifts came up with made to measure packages for all-mountain bikers. Bicycle transport is available in the following holiday resorts: Hochoetz, Giggijoch in Sölden, Gaislachkogl in Sölden, Hohe Mut and Wurmkogel in Obergurgl/Hochgurgl.

The panorama trail in Hochsölden is an absolute must for single trail aficionados. All-mountain riders can indulge in no less than 5 kilometers of the Alps' finest single trails on a total distance of some 25 kilometers.

Uninterrupted views of the upper Ötztal and nice rest stops included.
All those who want to improve their mountain bike skills before heading towards the single trails, get together at the Sölden practicing area that features a pump track – 100 meters longer than last year. Another practicing course can be found in Oetz, a perfect spot to get used to the highly demanding Alpine terrain.

Check single trails in Sölden and Ötztal


E-Bike & Hike

A new trend: E-Hiking

E-Biken im Ötztal Tirol Österreich

The Ötztal has always been a trendsetter for e-biking holidays to suit all ages and preferences. Superb nature exploration on electric bicycles is available throughout the valley thanks to standardized bicycle models and the same technical basics. Therefore e-bikers find a number of specialized e-bike and battery change stations between Oetz and Obergurgl.

E-hiking makes a fine combination of cycling pleasures on electric bicycles and Alpine hiking. E-hiking is very simple: after renting an e-bike at one of the valley's sport shops you pedal uphill on broad forest roads with electric support until you reach Ötztal's quaint mountain huts. Here you leave your bike and get ready for exploring the higher regions of the Ötztal Alps on foot. What's best, peak conquests are possible without long and exhausting ascents and - at the end of the tour - you quickly return down to the valley on your e-bike.

This new e-hike concept requires a high level of organization throughout the Ötztal Valley. Primarily the e-bike rental stations – especially in Umhausen and Längenfeld – have been optimized. Every single e-bike was equipped with a bicycle lock. On the mountain huts separate bicycle storage rooms or areas have been installed, where hikers can leave their bicycle during the ascent to the peak.

Check e-bike routes in Ötztal

Mountain Biking is in their Veins

900 kilometers of mountain bike routes

Mountainbiken im Ötztal - Sölden - Tirol - Österreich

Ötztal's locals have a special passion for mountain biking. It is not without reason that the entire valley boasts incredible 900 kilometers of signposted mountain bike trails for all ages and skill levels, among them single trails, forestry tracks, country roads and forest paths. Tirol's longest side valley offers 40 officially approved mountain bike routes - a truly unique biking spot in the Alpsn.

Check Ötztal mountain bike routes


Paper Chase on Two Wheels

The ultimate team competitions for enduro bikers

Biken im Ötztal - Schnitzeljagd

140 mm of suspension travel, uphill ride with the mountain gondola, downhill adventure on challenging trails: the Ötztal Paper Chase ranks among the  ultimate team competitions for enduro bikers. No prize money but a giant "Golden Schnitzel" for the overall winner!“

This very special paper chase race has already become a cult event in the Ötztal. Teams of two fight for their chance at glory by conquering several stages and action-packed trails in the Ötztal: not a race or competition in the real sense of the word but a fun-filled and entertaining sports event and action-filled day. The enduro bikers hunt for the giant "Golden Schnitzel". It's a long and exhausting paper chase as the route travels uphill and down dale on demanding single trails. The amazing idea came from hiking pro Karen Eller and Holger Meyer, famous for their Mountain Bike Camps held in the Ötztal.

The next Paper Chase will take place from 27 to 29 June 2014. There is a maximum number of 250 participants. So be quick and register now-  first come, first served. Detailed information and entries at: www.soelden.com/paperchase

Ötztal Mountain Bike Festival

Mountainbike - Festival - Ötztal - Tirol

A highlight not to be missed is the international Ötztal Mountain Bike Festival held from 02 to 04 May 2014. Haiming at the entrance to the Ötztal Valley sees a three-day top race event every year at the beginning of the new mountain bike season. A spectacular Eliminator Sprint Race is scheduled, not to forget the Cross-Country Race with many top stars of the international bike scene. The local heroes like Eliminator World Cup Champion Daniel Federspiel are members of the ultimate Ötztal SCOTT Racing Team, an internationally renowned MTB team home-based in the Ötztal.

Road Cycling Highlights

Ötztaler Radmarathon

Talking about the Ötztal, passionate road cyclists only have one thing in mind: Ötztaler Cycle Marathon – the Alps' most challenging race has already become a myth. 450 cyclists, 238 kilometers, 5500 meters of altitude gain! A cyclist's dream and nightmare at the same time. Save the date: Sunday, 31 August 2014.

But besides that, what are the main reasons for participating in the "Ötztaler"? Some say it's an experience of a lifetime, others talk about a mythic race. Chairman Ernst Lorenzi explains: "The race course and the extremely beautiful landscape add to a very special experience. The yearly surveys show that the cyclists also appreciate the great enthusiasm and atmosphere from start to finish. Everyone participating in the "Ötztaler" feels like a winner, even the very last one who reaches the finish line!"
More details www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com

In addition to the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon the Ötztal boasts many more attractions for road cyclists: panoramic routes lead up to the eternal ice or high Alpine crossings. The road from Sölden to Rettenbach Glacier has an average gradient of 10.5 % on a length of 13.5 kilometers. Also known as Ötztal's Glacier Road, cyclists can reach Tirol's highest point accessible on two wheels.  The glacier road was a stage of the famous "Deutschland Tour", and Jan Ullrich described it as "inhuman".  Only a couple of years later the former cycling pro made peace with the steeply winding road up to Rettenbach Glacier

A few recommended tours for road cyclists: the upper Ötztal Valley and its rear end has idyllic roads leading to Vent, Obergurgl and Hochgurgl or scenic Timmelsjoch pass with its awe-inspiring high Alpine scenery.

Check Ötztal road cycling routes