Ötztal Cycle Trail
A cycle trail through the entire Ötztal
Starting in Haiming at 663 m above sea level, the cycleway runs through the whole Ötztal and ends in Sölden at 1360 m. It branches off from one of Europe's longest cycle routes - the Inntal Cycle Path - and takes cyclists on 52 kilometers straight to the fabulous mountain scenery of the Ötztal Alps.
Five climatic stages by bike
Leading through five climatic stages, the Ötztal Cycle Trail offers a huge variety of landscapes: from the sunny, dry climate at the entrance to the valley and the wide open fields of Umhausen or Längenfeld to the end of the cycle route in Sölden, surrounded by mighty 3000 meter high peaks.
Cycling safely through the Ötztal
SAFETY is of utmost importance on the Ötztal Cycle Trail. To ensure that you can cycle through the Ötztal safely, a valley-wide cycleway is planned. It will lead from the Inntal valley to the rear end of the Ötztal - traveling off the busy main roads. Ideal for families, e-bikers and mountain bikers!
Highlights along the Ötztal Cycle Trail
Discover the diversity of activities and excursion destinations in the valley along the Ötztal Cycle Trail
Stage 1: Trail Sölden-Aschbach
The first stage between Sölden and Aschbach (Längenfeld) was already finished and opened in the summer of 2016. A 1.2 km long, newly constructed section with three bridges ensures safe cycling fun from Sölden to Aschbach without having to cross the federal Ötztal road.
Stage 2: Trail Aschbach-Längenfeld
In the 2017 summer, the second stage was completed as well. Thanks to the two new underpasses near Bruggen and Huben (both Längenfeld), the crossing of Ötztal's federal road is finally a thing of the past.
Stage 3: Trail Längenfeld-Umhausen
Also this summer we have further developed the safety on the Ötztal Cycle Trail. Probably the narrowest and most difficult section was elaborately extended by adding another underpass and two cycle path bridges available along the Ötztal Cycle Trail from August 2018. These measures also guarantee safe cycling on the stage between Längenfeld and Umhausen.
A valley-wide cycle trail within the Ötztal, traveling off the busy federal road and linked to the Inntal Cycle Path and the planned Transtimmel Route.
Further Extension in 2019
Also in the next summer season further stages of the Ötztal Cycle Trail will be added and optimized to ensure an exciting, beautiful and - above all - safe cycling adventure throughout the valley.
Sautens Resting Area
Grab your bike and off you go!
Of course a nice rest stop is an absolute must. And there is probably no better place than the new resting area of Sautens in the lower Ötztal Valley!
The lovely area is located between the huge outdoor playground of AREA 47 and the village of Sautens in lower Ötztal. A wonderful place to restore your energy, equipped with roofed seating unit, service station for E-bikes and E-bike battery charging spot.