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Swap beach chairs for activity holidays

The valley & you at your sporty best

Whether on foot or sitting on your bike's saddle. Either along rushing water masses of the Ötztaler Ache or balancing on mountain ridges in the Ötztal mountains that offer more than 250 three thousand meter high peaks. To cut a long story short: No matter if by land, water or air, the huge choice of activities in Tirol's longest side valley is as colorful and diverse as the valley itself. Memorable peak conquests, speedy downhill adventures and thrilling moments await anyone who will swap a beach lounger for activity holidays in Ötztal this summer.

Hiking & Mountaineering in Ötztal

Hiking & Mountaineering

Discover the splendid Ötztal Alps at your own pace: Endless 1600 kilometers of hiking trails, routes, paths and treks are waiting to be explored on foot. No matter if you are an ambitious summiteer, a long-distance hiker or a leisurely mountain walker, everyone will find the favorite dream destination in Ötztal. More than 100 mountain huts and Alpine pastures plus 12 summer mountain lifts offer perfect infrastructures. Ready, steady, conquer the summits!

Long-distance & Cross-border hiking

Passing through: Long-distance & Cross-border hiking

Passing borders, personally as well as geographically. The Ötztal Urweg, a long-distance hiking trail in 12 stages, travels through the entire valley - from the valley entrance at 684 meters altitude to heights beyond 3000 meters. On the approx. 180 hiking kilometers in between, thousands of impressions will capture you while you get to know the valley like the back of your hand. At higher altitudes, the high Alpine Ötztal Trek takes you across gaps, ridges and peaks through the awesome mountain scenery while the European long-distance hiking trail E5 leads southwards.

Summer Card

Your all-inclusive card for your summer holiday in Ötztal: The unrivaled Summer Card is available for guests who stay overnight at one of the 330 partner accommodations and includes free services such as rides on the summer mountain lifts, admission to swimming pools, museums and other excursion destinations as well as mountain bike & bicycle rental and free use of public bus lines - to name just a few of the highlights already included. Those who don't stay at one of the partner accommodations can purchase the Summer Card for 3, 7 or 10 days.

Summer Card

Biking & Cycling

One valley, two wheels, endless possibilities: either with an (e)mountain bike on 850 km of MTB routes, on a road racing bike steeply uphill towards the legendary passes like Timmelsjoch, on a Fully along the flowing downhill lines & trails of the Bike Republic or safely & relaxed along the 52 km long Ötztal Cycle Trail - memorable cycling experiences await you. 

Discover BIKE Ötztal


Sölden's Bike Republic is much more than just a normal bike park. Bikers become citizens here - including their own passport and a say. And their home is a dream of 36 kilometers of single trails and 11 ecologically built shaped lines at varied levels of difficulty. Enduro routes, two pump tracks on the valley floor, 30 mountain huts and a perfect mountain lift infrastructure await the citizens in the huge bike area.

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Climb the walls: Rock climbing & Via ferrata

In Ötztal you won't bite on granite, you better cling to it. The valley is considered one of the granite climbing areas par excellence in Tirol. In 19 climbing gardens you can live out vertical dreams on around 750 routes. 8 via ferratas and an abundance of multi-pitch tours make you fit for the rocks. Last but not least, the certified and local climbing and mountain guide professionals will take care of you on the way to the top.

Rock climbing & Via ferrata in Ötztal
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& other booking benefits
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Outdoor experiences with adrenaline kicks

Yearning for an adrenaline rush? Ötztal is the right place for all those who love white river rapids and narrow gorges. The valley is considered an Eldorado for river rafting, kayaking and canyoning enthusiasts. If you want to go high and look for new perspectives, enjoy a paragliding adventure high up into the air. Or move hand over hand from tree trunk to tree trunk in the high ropes courses & parks.

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In need of a breathing pause?

Timmelsjoch Ötztal

Anyone who is so incredibly active deserves a break in between. It's a good thing that the valley has countless options to choose the regeneration phases according to your personal preferences. Whether excursion destinations such as the unique 007 ELEMENTS James Bond Adventure World, Europe's highest motorcycle museum in Gurgl, the local heritage and outdoor museum near Längenfeld or the many bathing and swimming opportunities - leisure time ideas do never run out in Ötztal...

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