Kaiser Trail (698)
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Sölden KaiserwaldPhoto: Ötztal
WATCH OUT FOR HIKERS!
Safety informationThe Kaiser Trail is a flowy ride, but holds a few rooty sections.
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 hints
More 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
The Kaiser Trail can be reached on the blue Kaiserwald Mountain Bike Route (603). After a short stretch on the forest trail you reach the Single Trail right amidst the forest. This route ends on the Ötztal Trail (11) which takes you southwards back to Sölden or northwards towards Längenfeld.
A truly pleasant route on nice forest soil, ideal for a short outing after work. Steeply ascending sections take you the start of the trail. What's best, there are no mountain lifts on this side of the valley and you can enjoy a truly charming and secluded Single Trail far away from the much busier slopes of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. In some parts the route features tree roots and short but very steep descents.
In case of wet and rainy weather it takes quite long to dry again. After about 500 m the this route joins the Ötztal Trail shortly before you get to the hamlet of Aschbach. Then you can either return to the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN or head towards the lower valley.
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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